Journey of Hope 2012, Korbel Grad Students Kelly and Courtney South Sudan
Would you like to be part of a team that brings education to 3,000 children in South Sudan? PESS is now accepting interns for the Fall of 2012!
If you’re interested in development, education, South Sudan, Africa, health, sports, or leadership, check out our Girls’ Leadership Development, Community Leadership Development and Teacher Leadership Development pages and see what we do!
Job Duties and Responsibilities May Include:
|- Girls Leadership Development||- Managing Social Media|
|- Community Leadership Development||- Fundraising and Event Planning|
|- Compiling Data||- Attending Local Non-Profit Events|
|- Analyzing Statistical Research||- Website Design|
|- Conducting Research||- E-Newsletter Writing|
|- Program Development||- Public Relations/Media|
|- Field Note Assessment Reports|
Since South Sudan is still on the State Department’s Travel Advisory, hand selected interns who have worked with PESS for at least a year can submit an application for a self-funded two month in-field South Sudan internship.
Interested candidates please send CV and cover letter to Executive Director Carol Rinehart:
Benefits: This internship is unpaid, but can be taken for academic credit.
Current Intern Activities:
Taylor Gibson: Taylor is responsible for the Girls’ Health and Hygiene Program. She is currently focusing on developing a reproductive health/HIV curriculum for girls in South Sudan, and analyzing field data on our Feminine Hygiene Pad Vocational Program.
“PESS is a great place to work. Working as a team with our different backgrounds, we’re always moving forward to bring education to the people of South Sudan.” -Taylor Gibson, PESS intern
Kelly O'Connor: Kelly developed a Sports Empowerment Program, which uses soccer to teach girls about leadership, teamwork, and conflict resolution. Kelly interned in South Sudan for the summer of 2012. While there, her field work included collecting data, attending NGO meetings and workshops, and taught HIV /AID workshop to primary-aged girls and boys.
"Working with PESS has been an incredible experience. We have the most amazing people working so hard to bring quality education to children in South Sudan and I am honored to be part of this team."
Tania Benoiton Tania is the newest member of our team. This summer, she has focused on further developing our student government program and writing grants for funding!
“PESS functions through team building and collaboration to equip young girls with the proper resources to become individuals and leaders in their own right.”
Courtney Cohen: Courtney has been working with PESS since Fall 2010. She helped develop the Teacher Leadership Development research tools and analyzed resulting data. Courtney also helped design, develop and conduct research regarding the Student Government component of the Girls’ Leadership Development program. Courtney interned in South Sudan for the summer of 2012. While there, her field work included collecting data, attending NGO meetings and workshops, and taught HIV /AID workshop to primary-aged girls and boys.
“At PESS no intern is a coffee-fetching, paper-filing type of intern. The work I do here incites change in South Sudanese communities. I have had the opportunity to travel to South Sudan with PESS, and I have seen the impact of our work.” –Courtney Cohen, ’12 Korbel Alum
Sarah Gates: In collaboration with PESS and the Bassiouni Foundation, Sarah has helped develop the Student Government component of the Girls’ Leadership Program. She is focusing on creating the manual and activity list for the Student Government Program.