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

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 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

Desirable Qualifications: 

  • 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

Responsibilities Include: 

    • 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

    TRAINING Specialist

    Responsibilities Include: 

    • 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.

    OUTREACH 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
    • 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

    Locations:

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

    Dates:

    • 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

    Compensation:

    • Paid housing

    • 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)

    To Apply:

    • Attach your Resume, a Letter of Interest, and a Letter of Recommendation in an email to youngleaders@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: February 15, 2018