Youth Leadership Intern – Job Description and Qualifications

Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership at YWCA of O`ahu

The Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership (“MCBL”) shall exist under the auspices of the YWCA of O`ahu to provide technical assistance to entrepreneurs, nascent and established.  It shall also provide training and other forms of support, such as coaching and networking to individuals and groups, consistent with the mission and objectives of the YWCA of O`ahu.

The Youth Leadership Intern is responsible for supporting MCBL Youth Instructors through implementation of the Girls Summit Youth curriculum, designed for middle school girls grades 5-7 (ages 10-13).  This position requires a person with attention to detail and professionalism; a person dedicated to serving the mission of empowering the next generation of young women by providing the tools, skills and expertise they need to become confident leaders to serve Hawai’i and beyond.

 Essential Support Duties

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of a daily program which will meet the needs of the children in attendance; set up program, project, and activity areas as needed.

  • Collaborate and assist staff in designing and implementing activities and assignments to encourage attendee's intellectual, creative, artistic, and athletic enrichment and abilities; assist students in working on and completing youth program assignments, projects, and activities.

  • Monitor individuals or small groups of students assigned to youth program; assure student understanding of program rules and procedures; maintain appropriate order and student conduct. 

  • Monitor children to ensure their health, safety and physical well-being; enforce and ensure health and safety rules and procedures are observed.

  • Interact with children in an effort to build self-esteem and form a comfort level with their peers; answer student questions, provide proper examples, emotional support, a friendly attitude, and general guidance.

  • Demonstrate and assist students with art/community projects. 

  • Oversee students in physical activities, including but not limited to, yoga and self-defense classes.

  • Assist in maintaining program standards of student behavior needed to achieve effective participation in activities without interfering with the natural, informal atmosphere of the youth program; assist in resolving student disputes; refer serious discipline problems to program supervisors. 

  • Maintain a clean and organized environment for students; demonstrate and involve students in cleaning and organizing the program activities areas before, during, and after use. 

  • Perform a variety of low level clerical duties in support of program activities such as preparing, typing, duplicating and filing materials; log and record information; create and maintain records and files as assigned; answer telephones and schedule activities as assigned.

  • Operate a variety of program supplies and equipment including athletic equipment, arts and crafts equipment, and office equipment as assigned.

  • Act as a liaison between parents, staff, and YWCA/MCBL personnel; assist in conferring with parents regarding student performance and behavior as necessary. 

  • Assist in the maintenance of accounting procedures for budgeting and expenditures and inventory of equipment and supplies.

  • Assist with enrolling students.

  • Work with others in the program to develop and implement a public relations agenda to promote student enrollment and communicate the objectives and activities of the youth program.

  • Participate in regular staff meetings and assist with in-service training as needed.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.

  • Adheres to YWCA policies and consistently upholds established procedures and processes pertaining to membership, hospitality, and YWCA programs.

 Working Conditions

  • Most work performed in an air-conditioned office. 

  • Able to travel as needed and work independently offsite at events.

  • Equipment use: Telephone, desktop computer, laptop computer and photocopier.

  • Mental demands: Mathematical ability required for data collection. Patience and courtesy necessary when dealing with the public. Requires ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Attention to detail essential for data entry and administrative tasks. Ability to function well in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Physical Demands: Prolonged periods of sitting and using the computer. Distance walking on field trips. Lifting printed material; assembling and rearranging furniture frequently for training and events. 


  • Candidate should possess strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills.

  • Skilled in project development and implementation, with experience in successfully managing complex projects that involve multiple participants to achieve results.

  • Able to work and communicate with diverse groups of people including students, parents, instructors, the public and other staff.

 Education and Experience

  • Strong communication (oral and written) skills.

  • Technically capability with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Prior elementary education experience preferable.

  • Minimum High School Diploma

 Oversight and Accountability

  • The Intern will report directly to the Director of the MCBL.


  • This is a non-paid position as a volunteer of the YWCA of Oahu, with no salary and no YWCA benefits.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. It is understood that the intern will also perform other reasonable related business duties. Job descriptions are reviewed periodically and may be revised if deemed necessary. This job description is not a written or implied contract.