Project YES interns provide youth development programs for children and youth of military families impacted by military deployments. Programs may be delivered during Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) events (any phase) throughout the United States and all US territories.
Staff interns are not required to be North Carolina State University students. Interns remain at their home university during the internship and will travel (when required) to support program training, YRRP youth development programs, or other Project YES sanctioned events. Youth events may be facilitated through 1) face-to-face in-person from their home station to the YRRP event site or through 2) on-line, virtual platforms, such as Zoom, MS Team, etc. Project YES provides staff interns high level education in leadership development, facilitation skills, youth development and age-appropriate curriculum. Project YES interns also complete a mandatory career-enhancing project (CEP) during the course of the internship. This will be accomplished with the assistance of an individually matched mentor. Together, the mentor and intern will complete a variety of activities designed to better inform and prepare the intern for a smooth, successful school-to-work transition.
Minimum Experience/Education: Currently enrolled undergraduate (Sophomore-Senior) or Graduate student. Must be in student status for a minimum of 6 months during the internship.
NOTE: Staff interns are not required to be a North Carolina State University student. Interns remain at their home university but will travel to event sites to facilitate Project YES events.
Departmental Skills Required:
-Must be able to work with a wide variety of people in a productive and effective manner.
-Must be self-initiating and able to effectively multi-task.
-Effective oral and written communication skills for lay and professional audiences are essential.
-Must exhibit interpersonal communication, team building, problem solving and networking skills.
-Must embrace diversity, in every sense, and be tolerant and respectful of individual differences.
-Project YES interns must have a valid, current driver’s license.
Preferred skills (but not mandatory):
-Experience working with youth
-Excellent organizational activities and establishing priorities
-Skilled in coordinating activities and establishing priorities
-Ability to analyze problems and make well-reasoned, sound decisions
-Able to work within a team construct as well as autonomously and independently
-Comfortable working with social and educational media (Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Collaborate)
-Experience with 4-H, Cooperative Extension or military organizations
Additional application requirements may be found at https://projectyouthextension.com