Career Peer Advisor Internship

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The Youth Career Center of Hampton Roads (YCCHR), under the general guidance of the Opportunity Inc. Youth Council, provides career exploration, job preparation, and financial literacy education to youth ages 14-21 living in City of Chesapeake, City of Franklin, Isle of Wight County, City of Portsmouth, City of Norfolk, Southampton County, City of Suffolk, and City of Virginia Beach. Our services are provided through onsite group tours, scheduled workshops or programs, and to individuals on a walk-in basis. 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 14-21 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 and Tasks include:

• 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


Intern 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 400 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.


Preferred - Microsoft Office 2013, Resume Writing, Public Speaking, Career Development, Job Coaching, Community Outreach, Design Workshops, Event Coordination, Program Development, Communication Skills Listening, Human Services, Social Media

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