Summer Internships for Current Scholars

HRA of New Britain

Title: Summer Youth Employment & Learning Program Intern
Location: New Britain
Dates: June – August 2019
Hours: Flexible hours Monday-Friday with some evening and weekend work possible

Job Description: 

The intern will support the implementation of the summer youth employment program. Duties include but are not limited to: 
- Participant Recruitment & Outreach assistance for youth ages 14-21 including social media.
- Performs intake, eligibility, assessment, and evaluation of goals and needs of participants;using this information for suitability of programs.
- Receive training on career and competency assessment tools for worksite placement according to employer job descriptions. Learn the competencies that employers seek and how they measure and evaluate performance.
- Provides coaching assistance to participants in achieving educational and employment goals including youth with disabilities.
- Assist with employer work site visits to monitor youth work performance according to their job description and competencies. Collect and review timesheets for accuracy and submission to HRA Finance Department. Also collect Employee Competency Reviews.
- May include limited time teaching resume writing and interview preparation
- Maintains accurate case records (on paper and MIS), including:  case notes, eligibility, assessment results, record of referrals, record of assigned activities, training contracts, training updates/progress reports, employment placement/retention details, MIS forms, and other appropriate documentation. Will be trained on statewide ETO reporting system.

Applicant Requirements: 

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. Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Internet). Must have CT driver’s license, reliable transportation and be willing to travel to Bristol.

Career Experience: 

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.

Suggested College Majors:

This internship will be a particularly good match for a student majoring in Education, Social Work, Psychology, Youth Development, Human Resources or Non-Profit Management who is interested in contributing to career development for youth in an urban setting.