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Dance & Movement Intern


This internship is part of the 2024 Humanities for Life (HFL) Summer Internship Program. This premier opportunity allows UR students to access traditionally unpaid opportunities that highlight the value of the humanities in the workplace. If selected, students will receive a $5,000 stipend over a minimum 270-hour period in a non-for-profit organization in the Rochester, NY region. 

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Internship Description:

Please note, this HFL Internship is in partnership with SWAN Inc. At Montgomery Neighborhood Center. There are 2 available positions. 

Mt. Hope Family Center is currently recruiting instructors for music/dance for the PATHS Program. 

The PATHS Program is a clinical intervention designed to build social skills and emotion identity and development with children ages 3-11 from the city of

Rochester and Monroe County. Counselors work directly with the children developing and implementing the PATHS skills and problem solving any needs that may arise.

PATHS Summer 2024 *Tentative 

Training: Tuesday 6/25, Wednesday 6/26, Thursday 6/27 

12pm-5pm, 12pm-5pm & 10am-5pm 

Program Days: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 


Groups Pre-K A, Group 1, Group 2, ages 5-8 


Groups Pre-K B, Group 3, Group 4, ages 5 and 9-11


Our youngest groups of children (ages 5-8) will attend from 10:00am-2:00pm and our oldest groups of children (ages 9-11) will attend from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Both time frames will include some additional time commitments for staff before and after (for bus monitoring, group supervision, lesson planning etc.). 

This multi-faceted internship will include partnering with community organizations, mentored teaching opportunities with Program dance faculty, and developing Program events for the upcoming calendar year. With direction from the community partners, the intern will teach movement classes for a variety of ages. To support the teaching process, interns will have guidance and regular check-ins with Program dance faculty.  


  • Dance/Movement experience
  • Some prior teaching or leadership experience (or taken pedagogy classes)
  • Enjoyment of working/moving with elders and grade-school students
  • Enthusiastic and motivated individuals
  • Reliable and timely
  • Passionate about improving the lives of children and families; specifically through building strong and positive relationships with children and, serving as a role model for positive social and emotional skills
  • Interest in psychology, social work, counseling orother related human service field
  • Dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives as well as promoting anti-racist perspectives
  • Self-awareness and commitment to continual reflection on developing and improving clinical approach to improve integrated experience between children and staff
  • Previous work with children and/or marginalized communities where people may have limited resources; lack access to quality health care; lack the means to pay for health care; speak English fluently; or have cultural beliefs, values and behaviors different from those of the dominant Western culture.
  • Preference given to candidates who share similar values, ethnic background, socio-economic status or speak the same language as the people served.