A partnership between the Cooperative Extension System and the Department of Defense has provided the funding for a national youth and professional development internship program. Through this initiative, college students have the opportunity to develop professional skills in youth development, small and large group facilitation, critical thinking, and program management and to gain critical hands-on experience working with military children, youth, and families. Interns also complete an individually tailored career-broadening project under the guidance of an individually assigned mentor. Interns will dedicate at least one weekend per month to provide youth development programs supporting children and youth of reserve component military families impacted by military deployments. Project YES facilitates on-site youth programs supporting the Department of Defense Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP), therefore providing an opportunity for travel throughout all 50 states and US territories. To date, Project YES has served over 21,000 military youth throughout 49 states, 4 US territories, and Germany.
Please visit https://www.projectyouthextension.com for more information about the internship, including internship requirements, application instructions, and frequently asked questions. Specific questions regarding this internship opportunity may be referred Dr. J C Johnson, National Director, Project YES, at Project_YES@ncsu.edu.
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