Make a direct impact on your peers!

Apply to be a FosterClub Level II All-Star Intern.

FosterClub is committed to youth development and peer-to-peer learning. Our commitment to youth-driven style of learning and leadership is apparent in the Level II All-Star Internship position. Level II All-Star Interns serve as the facilitators, trainers and program coordinators of the 2017 FosterClub All-Star Internship Program. A team of Level II All-Stars consisting of 2-3 interns will be responsible for the development of the 2017 All-Star Interns and are essential to the success of the FosterClub All-Star program. The internship is one year in length with a 15-week on-site period at FosterClub headquarters in Seaside, OR. The internship will consist of the main elements:

 

  • Assistance with All-Star Intern selections
  • General training and preparation sessions prior to on-site period
  • Facilitation of FosterClub core curriculum to 2017 All-Star cohorts
  • Training and event coordination and facilitation
  • Management and oversight of All-Star Intern travels
  • Representing FosterClub and all #FosterClubLeaders

Qualifications:

The Level II All-Star Internship is an advanced opportunity for former All-Star Interns to continue working with FosterClub in a position of greater responsibility. To be eligible for the position, you must meet the criteria below:

Core Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates leadership skills and abilities

  • Able to develop and maintain appropriate relationships and boundaries with FosterClub staff, board and partners as well as current cohorts of All-Star Interns

  • Valid driver's license, clean driving record and ability to pass a criminal background check

  • Ability and willingness to travel

  • Passionate about FosterClub's work

  • Plan's effectively yet is fluid based on atmosphere and needs

Desirable Qualifications: 

  • Preference if completed the FosterClub All-Star internship prior to 2016

In addition, the Level II Team is split into three different roles which are detailed below:

Intern 1: Training Specialist

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Training Agenda 
  • Coordinate facilitators
  • Assist in curriculum refinement and evaluation
  • Lead All-Star blogging efforts
  • Track and maintain training supplies 
  • Maintain internship records including All-Star presentation strengths/areas of challenge, workshops presented, etc. 
  • Lead pre-arrival orientation webinars
  • Responsible for scheduling, delegating and tracking Young Leader training elements (mandatory reporting, history of Seaside, sponsor letters, thank you's, FosterClub Agreements)
  • Elevate workshop material changes/modifications

Intern 2: Youth Development Specialist

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Lead event debriefs including notes and follow-up
  • Coordinate All-Star biography development and review
  • Responsible for coordinating recreational/cultural activities
  • Manage house readiness and ongoing house-checks; elevate concerns and needs
  • Lead team-building activities for All-Stars, including staff
  • Coordinate with lead staff on individual/team All-Star summer projects
  • Lead on-site orientation schedule

Intern 3: Partnerships Specialist

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead prep, set-up and join planning for key partner visits during Crossover Week
  • Manage and maintain records for All-Star time reporting
  • Arrange with Young Leader Coordinator for stipend/per diem weekly distribution
  • Lead All-Star Arrival/Departure travel planning
  • Organize Travel Logistics with direction from T&E and YL Coordinators
  • Maintain FosterClub van along with Young Leaders Coordinator
  • Primary contact for outside partners meeting with All-Stars
  • Work with Training and Education Coordinator in creating event agendas including All-Star role assignment, CRM entry and tracking

Keys to Success:

  • Willingness to ask questions if you are unclear about projects you are working on
  • Setting a positive example and inspiring peers to action
  • Management of program logistics like keeping office hours and task management
  • Creatively present difficult topics in a fun and engaging way
  • Assisting in conflict management

Additional Internship Components:

  • Gain an advanced understanding of the child welfare and youth empowerment
  • Networking opportunities at various industry events and trainings
  • Opportunities to meet Congressional members and major decision makers in government
  • Gain experience in leadership role, maximizing your skill sets for future employment opportunities
  • Be a mentor and inspiration for your peers, other foster youth
  • Full-time on-site work weeks, which include weekends and nights to accommodate travel
  • Optional College Credit: contact your college internship department to see if internship qualifies for college credit

Locations:

  • At-Home
  • On-Site in Seaside, Oregon – FosterClub headquarters
  • Nationwide

Dates:

  • Internship Start: Spring 2017
  • On-site Dates in Seaside, OR: May 15 through Aug 27, 2017 - 15 weeks total
  • Adjustments to on-site dates may be possible, although candidates who are available for the entire period will be preferred.
  • Internship End: Summer 2018

Compensation:

  • Paid housing

  • All Level II All-Star Interns will be housed together in one side of a duplex house near the FosterClub offices.

  • Travel and transportation costs
  • $175 weekly stipend
  • $2,000 end of internship bonus (Rescindable or reducible if internship is terminated with cause or by the intern)

To Apply:

  • Attach your Resume, a Letter of Interest, and a Letter of Recommendation in an email to angel@fosterclub.com

  • In your Letter of Interest, be sure to include the following

    • Explain how you are qualified to be successful in each role. Please rate each role according to your order of preference.

    • Please keep the length of the letter to 2 pages or less.

  • Application deadline: December 7, 2016

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