Mission: We provide a 10-week After-School Program to middle school girls in Greater Boston that is taught by college Mentors. Our mission is to teach girls and young women how to know their self-worth, and harness the power of media for positive change.

Mentor Role: You and your team of mentors will use our standardized curriculum to teach girls how to:

  • Understand how media reinforces gender stereotypes
  • Measure their true self-worth and challenge media’s messaging
  • Inspire girls to think critically about how social media influences girls’ attitudes about gender
  • Become part of the solution by creating positive & empowering media content for girls

What you’ll get out of it:

  • Help girls advocate for themselves and others they care about
  • Develop leadership skills and practice in public speaking, curriculum implementation, and team dynamics
  • Connect with other college women in the MEDIAGIRLS community
  • A chance to join OUR LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
    • Plan mentor trainings
    • Recruit new mentors
    • Take part in community events
    • Be interviewed by local and national media
  • Access to free workshops on topics to empower YOU  (i.e. how to negotiate for pay, network for jobs, etc.)

Requirements:

  • Undergraduates in Boston
  • Two consecutive semester commitment
  • Experience working with girls ages 11 to 14
  • Passion for the mission
  • Strong teaching, relationship building, and organizational skills
  • Sense of humor
  • Spanish speaking is a bonus.

Time commitment: Our 10-week classes are 1x/week for approximately 80 minutes in the afternoon from October – December, and again from February – May. Total time for internship (including weekly team meeting, travel to schools, weekly notes and other tasks) is approximately 6-7 hours per week.

Training: Our two-day training will take place this fall on September 15th – 16th, 2018 at Boston University.

Our Mentor Team has been finalized for the fall 2018 semester. If you are interested for spring 2018, please fill out the application below…

MENTOR APPLICATION