Title: Youth Program (SYELP) Intern
Location: New Britain
Dates: Flexible - 9 weeks total.
Hours: Hours can be flexible. Some evenings or weekend hours may be needed to meet participant needs.
This internship will need a strong commitment to culturally diverse youth employment success, knowledge of barriers faced by youth, and good communication with young adults. Knowledge or experience in the employment and/or training field helpful. Must be able to establish priorities, facilitate training, and work as an active team member to meet program objectives. Ability to communicate with diverse audiences verbally, in writing, and electronically. Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, and virtual platform knowledge). Must have CT driver’s license, reliable transportation, and be willing to travel to the Bristol area and our satellite office at 55 South Street Bristol, CT.
HRA programs have adjusted successfully to pandemic conditions to meet the needs of participants. Office buildings are currently closed to the general public, with a hybrid model implemented at all levels. In the summer of 2020, we evaluated the success of virtual training sessions, socially distant placements, scheduled appointments, and the collection of necessary paperwork or equipment if preferred.
The intern will gain first-hand experience in program planning, implementation, and providing direct service to urban youth aged 14-21. He/she will learn the value of positive youth development. The intern will have the opportunity to learn and apply the essentials of career development. Equally important, the intern will learn what competencies employers value, seek and how they measure workplace performance. Lastly, the intern will learn new software technology as well as apply their current knowledge in a new environment.
Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Youth Development, Education, Nonprofit Management, or other relevant major.
Strong commitment to the success of young people and knowledge of barriers faced by youth. Knowledge or experience in the employment and training field and facilitation skills are helpful. Establish priorities, work independently within a solid team and meet objectives. Ability to communicate with diverse audiences verbally, in writing, and electronically.