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Academic Year Teen Internship Program

Make a difference in the lives of seniors as a DOROT Teen Intern!

Each school year DOROT welcomes high school students in ninth through twelfth grades to receive high-quality training and leadership development while volunteering in small groups. This is a unique opportunity for ongoing community service that meaningfully connects teens with older adults one afternoon per week through friendly phone calls, intergenerational workshops and creative arts programming.

We are accepting applications for the Virtual Winter Semester 01/30 - 03/16. Our in-person programs are currently full.

Apply here and register for a virtual orientation at:

Genuine Connections


In Winter 2023 In-Person Teen Interns will participate in:

Home Visits

During the visits, Teen Interns and older adults share conversation, opinions, hobbies, walks in the neighborhood and other experiences. Each older adult is matched with a pair of interns for a weekly visit to create a lasting connection.


There is NO CHARGE for participation in DOROT’s Teen Internship Programs.

Age: High school students. 

Time Commitment: Interns volunteer one afternoon per week, Monday through Thursday. Each activity has a unique start date and time commitment. 

Location: In-person at DOROT’s office at 171 West 85th Street or in the senior's home.  

Requirements: Application and group interview in-person. 

Questions? Contact us at

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING ONLINE? Join weekly virtual intergenerational workshops led by an experienced facilitator through DOROT’s GENuine Connections program. Learn more about how to participate HERE.


We deeply appreciate the generous support of The Sephardic Foundation on Aging for DOROT's School Year Teen Internship Program.