What exactly will you be doing for the foundation?
In the office young volunteers and interns will be working on a range of tasks, such as assisting our Director of Program Development to sign up families for upcoming events, expand and manage our database, etc. ATPF runs over 200 events throughout the year that interns can work (in and out of our office), providing much needed support and assistance to our core team. As an intern, you can choose from our on-going calendar which events and programs you would like to plug into.
What are we looking for in a young intern?
This program is open to youth ages 12 to 18 with exceptions (we have had many college and post college ATPF Interns). This foundation caters to families with autism and their needs. We want our volunteers and interns to have a heart for the children and these families. You must have a heart for our kids, patience and compassion. Everything else can be taught.
How does our foundation serve the community?
The Autism Tree Project Foundation provides 20 free programs and services to serve children and families with autism, specifically in San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area. Our website has specific details about each of our programs and on-going events.
What is autism?
Autism is a developmental disorder that shows up when a child is an infant and affects social and communication skills. Autism is very broad. It is so broad that it can be called Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) because every child and adult afflicted with Autism's symptoms and problems are not exactly the same. There will be some who are more afflicted then others and you have to expect that. The newest statistic about autism is 1 in 50 school-age children according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and that statistic does not include preschoolers. To find out more about symptoms that children with Autism are likely to have look at our website under the "About Autism" section or click this link to learn more. http://www.autismtreeproject.org/Autism/
What is needed to apply for the internship program and how?
• Please download and complete the ATPF INTERN APPLICATION PDF (below)• A half page to one page cover letter explaining why you want to work as an intern for us• A resume that includes your skills, talents, and two references
ATPF is proud to partner with the following groups who provide on-going volunteer support to our 20 free programs and services!