Adults and Children in Trust
1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025   212.316.7530

Counselor Training/ Internship

  Internship and Counselor-In-Training Program

After school and preschool internship
Camp internship

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  Program hours


We offer a variety of children’s programs located at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. High school students in grades ten, eleven and twelve can take the opportunity to participate in an internship program that can make a difference here at the Cathedral. 

One of the goals of this program is to give students with little to no work experience an opportunity to receive training and experience that may spark an interest, help think long term about their future education and career goals and develop life skills needed in every work environment.  The student can potentially become paid employees of the ACT summer program and/or counselors at the after school program next fall before graduating. We would love their help and in return offer a memorable learning experience

After-school, Vacation camp or Preschool: for grades 10-12
Students will be working with current preschool teachers or after school counselors helping to lead activities for children in preschool through fifth grade. Students will receive formal training in child-centered approaches, gain valuable leadership skills and learn how to be a reliable employee.  Formal assessments are held with each intern to discuss their personal goals, commitment to the program, and interest. The hours and days of the internship are flexible and will be determined on an individual basis based on students’ schedules. Our preschool program runs Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 3:00pm and our School-age program runs from 3:00-6:00pm weekday afternoons and 8am to 6pm on select holidays. There will be a required training sessions for all interns.  
Summer Camp: for grades 10-11
Similar to the experienced described below, the Summer Camp program is for a longer period (6-9 weeks) and students receive a small stipend to help defray travel and lunch costs. This program may be used to fulfill required school community service hours as well.  A full description of the camp internship program goals is found on our website along with the application and relevant dates. Applicants will be contacted as needed. We encourage all interested applicants to apply!
A full description of the camp internship program goals is found on here along with the application and relevant dates. Accepted applicants will be called We encourage all interested applicants to apply!

Prepare for an interview: Discuss the summer camp schedule with your parents. Know CIT goals and duites included in the CIT packet. You must be available on the 3rd and part of the week after and the 4th Saturday of June . We will excused students for mandatory school exams. Be sure you know whether you can work the first five weeks or all eight weeks prior to submitting your application. Parents will be required to sign a permission slip. C.I.T.' are required to complete a special application available on in our forms section. Return that form to our office. We will contact you for an appointment or send you a note if further action is required. Go to our home page for CIT information and packet or click here, C.I.T. application.

Internship schedule





Afterschool Program CIT




3 PM to 6 PM

Summer Camp CIT


6 or 9 weeks includes trainning

Lunch and transportation stipend

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM





10 AM to 2 PM


Other community service opportunities
Special assignments are created based on student interest and experience.

Past assignments include:

  • Homework Helper
  • Tutor in math or reading
  • Swim program assistant
  • Computer tech support person
  • Newsletter editor/reporter
  • Special Events Helper
  • Set Designer and prop manager
  • Dance Choreographer
  • Equipment Manager
  • Marketing Assistant

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