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Opportunity Inc.'s Youth Career Center of Hampton Roads
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA
Posted: April 08 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Full-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionOpportunity Inc's Youth Career Center of Hampton Roads (YCCHR) provides career exploration, job preparation, and financial literacy education to youth ages 14-24 living in cities throughout the Southside of Hampton Roads.
Our services are provided through onsite group tours, scheduled workshops or programs, to individuals on a walk-in basis and through our year round youth programs. Additionally, the YCCHR hosts recruitment events on behalf of local employers.
The Youth Career Center’s Career Peer Advisor Intern (unpaid position) will assist youth ages 14-24 with career-related needs. The intern will conduct and interpret career assessments on a group and individual basis. The intern will assist youth with career exploration, resume writing, job search, job or college application development, and tutoring.
The Youth Career Center intern will have the opportunity to network with community employers while establishing the following opportunities for youth: job shadowing, mentoring, networking, and internship.
Responsibilities• Conduct walk-in hours and appointments
• Conduct career-related workshops to groups consisting of 10-20 youth
• Represent the agency at community fairs and events
• Create, maintain and facilitate workshop presentations
• Design youth appropriate handouts/examples/flyers
• Actively participate with all functions of the Peer Council
• Assist with planning and set up of all major events
• Review literature and present monthly summary of findings
RequirementsIntern must be enrolled in a for-credit internship at an accredited institution. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. The intern must be able to work independently and as a team member. The intern must possess a strong desire to work with youth. Must be able to complete a minimum of 100 hours during the semester. Reliable transportation is required.
Applicable majors include: Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, Education, Criminal Justice, Human Resources, English, Public Relations and Communications. Strong communication and time management skills are required.
SkillsRequired - Public Speaking, Counseling, Travel, Proficient in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint skills, Communication Skills Listening, Human Services
Preferred - Social Media, Community Outreach, Program Development, Graphic Design, Resume Writing, Job Coaching, Interview Preparation, Career Assessment, Financial Education, Design Workshops, Coaching and Mentoring, Event Coordination