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-adult partnerships is apparent in the Level II All-Star Internship position. Level II All-Star Interns serve vital roles supporting the training, development and coordination of the 2018 FosterClub All-Star Internship Program. A team of Level II All-Stars consisting of 3 interns will work alongside staff to support the 2018 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:
General training and preparation sessions prior to on-site period
Co-Facilitation of FosterClub core curriculum to 2018 All-Star cohorts
Support All-Star development and experience through community and recreational event coordination including cultural activities
Lead small group of All-Stars in group debriefs, blogging and summer projects
Participate in pre-arrival orientation webinars
Work with lead staff to create event agendas, including All-Star role assignment, database entry and tracking
Representing FosterClub and all #FosterClubLeaders
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:
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 and youth served
Valid driver's license and clean driving record
Plans effectively yet is flexible based on atmosphere and needs
Ability and willingness to travel
Willing to be challenged and develop professionally and personally
Passionate about FosterClub's work
- Preference if completed the FosterClub All-Star internship prior to 2017
In addition, the Level II Team is split into three different roles which are detailed below:
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Specialist
- Lead event debriefs including notes and follow-up
- Coordinate All-Star biography development and review
- Track and maintain house readiness, including supplies and setup
- Responsible for coordinating team-building activities for All-Stars, including staff
- Manage FosterClub's Youth Engagement curriculum agenda elements
- Support All-Stars in facilitating curriculum at PeerUP!, weekly
- Lead weekly on-site agenda meetings, distribute notes and action items
- Manage Training of Trainer agenda elements
- Coordinate facilitators for workshop present-backs
- Assist in curriculum refinement and evaluation; elevate workshop material changes/modifications
- Track and maintain training supplies
- Maintain internship records including All-Star presentation strengths/areas of challenge, workshops presented, etc.
- Facilitate training around and distribution of FosterClub publications to All-Stars
- Support All-Star involvement in other curriculum and training items including Foster Parent Online Training, etc.
- 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
- Coordinate All-Star Arrival/Departure travel planning; assist in travel logistics
- Contribute to fundraising and development activities and projects
- Primary contact to coordinate outside partners meeting with All-Stars
- Work with Outreach Department to plan, coordinate and implement Meet-Ups
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 individual development 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 policymakers 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
- 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
- On-Site in Seaside, Oregon – FosterClub headquarters
- Internship Start: Spring 2018
- On-site Dates in Seaside, OR: May 14 through Aug 27, 2018 - 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 2019
All Level II All-Star Interns will be housed together 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)
Attach your Resume, a Letter of Interest, and a Letter of Recommendation in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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: February 15, 2018