Project Hope Summer Intern 2024 – Emotional Regulation Education Specialist

United Neighborhood Centers NEPA

Job Title: Emotional Regulation Education Specialist

Job Type: Seasonal (July 1-26), Paid Internship

Location: Camp Project Hope in Tunkhannock, PA (Onsite presence not required every day)

Since 1970, Project Hope Day Camp has provided Lackawanna County children from low-income families a safe and healthy place to learn and grow during the out-of-school months. Campers are transported to and from Camp Kelly in Tunkhannock for a traditional summer camp experience, which includes mindfulness practice, arts and crafts, environmental studies, sports, an Outdoor Adventure Learning Course, and other recreational activities. At Project Hope, children gain a better sense of self, develop their own talents, and learn new skills while developing positive relationships with peers and adults.


As an Emotional Regulation Education Specialist at Camp Project Hope, you will play a key role in fostering emotional well-being and mindfulness in children aged 5-14. Your responsibilities will include:

  1. Lesson Plan Development and Facilitation:
    • Create engaging and age-appropriate lesson plans on mindfulness and meditation for children.
    • Develop and facilitate lesson plans on emotional regulation tailored to the needs of children ages 5-14.
  2. Assessment Administration:
    • Develop and administer pre- and post-assessments to evaluate the growth of campers in emotional regulation.
    • Analyze assessment data to track progress and make data-driven adjustments to lesson plans.
  3. Report Generation:
    • Create a comprehensive report summarizing data found in pre- and post-assessments.
    • Provide insights and recommendations based on assessment outcomes to enhance future program effectiveness.
  4. Camp Schedule and Training:
    • Camp Dates: Monday-Friday, July 1-26 (with July 4th off)
    • Camp Hours: Approximately 9 am – 3 pm
    • Onsite Presence: Not required every day, depending on internship hour requirements.
    • Mandatory Staff Training: June 18, 10 am – 5 pm
    • Internship would include prep-hours in June and one day of work after July 26 for final wrap-up.


  • Background in education, psychology, or a related field.
  • Experience in developing and delivering educational content for children.
  • Knowledge of mindfulness, meditation, and emotional regulation techniques.
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills.

***NOTE FOR OUT OF STATE APPLICANTS***  UNC is unable to offer housing accommodations or cover travel expenses. We will prioritize local candidates in the selection process for this internship to minimize logistical complexities.

UNC of NEPA is equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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