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Project Youth Extension Service (YES) Internship - (2020-2021)

Project YES interns provide youth development programs for children and youth of military families throughout the United States and US territories. Programs may be delivered during Yellow Ribbon events (any phase) and other youth centric activities, i.e. councils, leadership summits, family days, camps, etc. Staff interns are not required to be North Carolina State University students. Interns remain at their home university and will travel to event sites to facilitate Project YES programs. Project YES provides high level education in leadership development, facilitation skills, youth development and age-appropriate curriculum. Project YES interns will also be required to complete a career-enhancing project 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 to transition into the work force.
Work Schedule – Interns must attend a mandatory Project YES Intern Orientation (22-30 May 2020) and mid-year training (22-25 October 2020) and commit to supporting a minimum of one YRRP weekend per month (Fri-Sun) for the duration of the internship. Following orientation, interns may work 1-2 weekends a month, however interns must commit to a minimum of one weekend per month (Fri-Sun) for the duration of the internship. Additional opportunities will be presented throughout the year for interns interested in supporting additional weekend events.

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

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