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Foster Care to Success
Posted: March 01 2016
Company Location: Sterling, VA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Part-time, Paid
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DescriptionAre you a college student with a knack for internet research and a desire to help others? If you answered yes, then a virtual internship with Foster Care to Success (FC2S) may be a great fit for you!
Since 1981, Foster Care to Success has helped former foster youth find pathways to success through higher education. As a national leader in developing programs and scholarships to enable students to attend, persist and graduate from college or trade school, FC2S offers students mentoring and coaching, internships, care packages and career readiness programs. (www.fc2success.org)
FC2S is currently recruiting highly motivated student interns who can work independently and conduct research to identify education, training, and workforce resources and opportunities available to young adults at the state and local levels. This project fills a critical gap for current and former foster youth – help us connect them to information about education and training options so they can make knowledgeable decisions and achieve their goals.
Can be customized based on student’s schedule but once established, are subject to project timelines.
Stipend upon completion of internship project.
Course credit and/or volunteer recognition may be available.
ResponsibilitiesINTERN ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct research to identify programs that provide education, training and career readiness services and lead to employment for young people in an assigned state/community.
Identify programs/services that prioritize “current or former foster youth” or “opportunity youth” as a target population.
Conduct research about this state or community’s use of Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds to support education and training of young people – include specific information about how WIOA programs can be accessed by young adults with a history of systems involvement.
Contact programs by phone and/or email to obtain additional and specific information about program eligibility, scope of services, and how services can be accessed.
Synthesize information about each program identified in template provided.
Enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s Program.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to conduct internet research and synthesize information.
Self-motivated, able to self-direct, seek out assistance when needed, and work remotely.
Knowledge of resources and funding streams for postsecondary education and training, child welfare, and
Workforce Innovation and Investment Act is preferred but not required.