INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION:

Latino Services Providers (LSP) is a community based non-profit network organization whose mission is to be a bridge across generations for the Latinx community focusing on health, culture, and social issues. We do this by: developing young leaders; building awareness and  connections to community services; and advocating for equity across race and ethnicity. The Youth Promotor Internship, a project funded by the CA Department of Public Health, American Red Cross, Kaiser Permanente, and Center for Disaster Philanthropy seeks to address the mental health, emergency preparedness, civic engagement, and environmental education inequities in the Latinx community of Sonoma County.

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW:

Latino Service Providers Youth Promotor Model provides paid internships to bilingual and bicultural students (ages 16-25) in Sonoma County. The goal of the Youth Promotor Internship Program is to meaningfully engage the Latinx community on issues that impact health outcomes in Sonoma County, and inspire the future community health workforce. The required commitment is a minimum of ONE YEAR.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Specific duties include but may not be limited to:

  • Attend experiential learning activities, as listed below, and others highly recommended throughout the year to further mental health learning and practice:

    • JUNE-JULY 2021: Community Health Worker course
    • AUGUST 2021: Working Weekend Retreat – Youth Mental Health First Aid
    • SEPTEMBER 2021: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
    • JANUARY 2022: Mi Futuro Symposium
    • MARCH 2022: Sonoma Educational Summit
    • MAY 2022: Latino Service Providers Monthly Meeting
  • Attend Youth Promotor meetings once a month between May 2021 to May 2022.
  • Participate and/or present in mental/behavioral health workshops/forums/symposiums; social media campaign and art project development; and a menu of other projects and their implementation; conduct surveys/platicas; research; and other outreach activities.
  • Participate (voluntary, but highly encouraged) in program evaluation by completing surveys, documenting activities, and interviews.
  • Disseminate applications to potential Youth Promotores for Youth Promotor Internship Program, and help coordinate recruitment presentations with appropriate administrators and teachers.

TRACK OVERVIEWS:

  1. Promotores de Salud Mental
    • This track focuses on mental health awareness and advocacy in the Latinx community of Sonoma County. Youth Promotores under this track focus on de-stigmatizing mental health, increasing awareness of mental health challenges, and educating the Latinx community on mental health resources. Previous Promotores have focused projects on self-care, tips for parents, know the signs of depression and suicide, suicide prevention, teen dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assualt, and substance abuse among other topics. This track is funded by the CA Department of Public Health under the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP).
  2. Promotores Preparados
    • This track is intended to inform the Latinx community on the importance of emergency preparedness by creating culturally and linguistically appropriate educational materials, leading platicas around emergency preparedness, and creating bilingual videos to inform the community of resources. The goal of this work is to increase community resilience and impact mental health outcomes after a disaster. This track is funded by American Red Cross (ARC).
  3. Promotores de la Ciudad
    • Youth Promotores under this track work in partnership with staff from the City of Santa Rosa to engage the Latinx community in Santa Rosa around the city’s update of their General Plan. Topics explored under this track include housing, homelessness, city planning, and civic engagement. The goal of this work is to increase civic participation of the Latinx community in the General Plan, and inform the community of the intersection between these issues and mental health wellbeing. This track is funded by Kaiser Permanente in partnership with the City of Santa Rosa.
  4. Promotores Verdes
    • Under this track, Youth Promotores focus on providing environmental education and climate science resources to the Latinx community. Youth Promotores work toward raising awareness about climate change and mental health wellbeing with a goal of increasing the number of Latinx community members who take proactive steps to address it. This track is funded by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.

Compensation:

Youth Promotores will be paid $10 per hour for training and $12 per hour for project activities and community engagement efforts. Approximate hours per student are 124 hours annually.

Applicant Process

  1. Submit application below before, Friday, April 2, 2021.

  1. Complete Potential Youth Promotor interview (Date will be provided if selected by the reviewing committee)

  1. Attend Orientation Day at Santa Rosa Junior College  (Date will be provided once accepted as a Youth Promotor for the 2021-2022 year)”

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