Summer Term Applications are open!

Applications close April 6th, 2020

Become a Program Support Intern (PSI)!

Want to gain professional experience working within a program of a non-profit organization? Interested in working with FosterClub's All-Star interns?

FosterClub is excited to announce that we have reformatted our Level 2 (L2) internship to become the Program Support Internship, and applications are now open!

This position shifts the focus from daily coordination of All-Stars, to include more time developing professional skills with staff and supporting FosterClub's various programs. 

Summer Program Overview:

What You’ll Do:

  • Work with FosterClub staff to focus on developing professional skills and experience. 
  • Work with the assigned department manager (Young Leaders, Training, Policy) to develop a professional development plan. 
  • Provide meaningful mentorship and leadership to the All-Stars.

Commitment Options: 

  • Session A (8 weeks) May 19- July 10
  • Session B (8 weeks) July 7 - August 28
  • Session A & B (15 weeks) May 19 - Aug 28

PSIs will receive:

  • Weekly honorarium of $300
  • End of internship honorarium
    • ONE session $700 (total earned $3,100)
    • BOTH sessions $1,500 (total earned $6,000)
  • Cell phone stipends
  • Free housing during the internship. Housing will be shared with fellow PSI's. 
  • Travel to and from the internship and nationwide events

How to apply:

  • Submit your application here. 
  • Along with your application, you will be required to submit a cover letter and resume. 
  • For tips on writing a resume, check out our post here.
  • For tips on writing a cover letter check out our post here.
  • Upon receipt of a conditional offer of the internship, the applicant will be expected to undergo a criminal background check and motor vehicle records check
  • Applications close April 6th, 2020

Contact us:


Qualifications:

Who you are:

  • You have lived experience with the foster care system.
  • You are over the age of 18.
  • You are excited about supporting the voices of lived experience in system change.
  • You have successfully completed the All-Star internship. If not, you have just the right combination of skills and experiences 
  • You know how to work in a team and understand that your success is measured by the team’s success.
  • You are organized and care about the details. You’re the person who catches things that would otherwise fall through the cracks.
  • You are a good listener and a good writer.
  • You can juggle multiple tasks or projects and prioritize them accordingly. You meet your deadlines, often with time to spare.
  • You like to work in a collaborative environment and are comfortable receiving and sharing constructive feedback
  • You are able to engage with a diverse team of staff and young leaders, especially youth of color and youth who may identify as LGBTQ+, or otherwise gender-nonconforming; and are committed to reducing the impacts of structural and interpersonal forms of racism, homophobia and related oppressions. It would be really great if you have worked directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. Even better if you know something about anti-racist organizing principles.

What you've already done:

  • Obtained a high school diploma or equivalent; we’d like you to have some college experience.
  •  Have some work and/or volunteer experience relevant to the position you're applying to.

OR

  • You are able to show a satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job successfully.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an intern to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the intern is regularly required to:

  • Stationary position at a desk up to 40 hours per week 

  • Moving tubs or bin <35lbs, occasionally 

  • Ascend/descend one flight of stairs for staff/team meetings 2x’s per week

  • Extensive movement at youth events, occasionally on uneven terrain at youth camps

  • Driving youth in 12 passenger van occasionally 

  • Facilitation of physical learning activities, including stationary positions for extended periods of time


Summer positions available...

Young Leaders Support

Our Young Leaders department's mission is to connect former and current foster youth to a community so they can thrive by energizing and empowering a network of young people ready to engage in system change efforts.

The Young Leaders Team helps to transform youth from recipients of service to powerful advocates for change.

This department will be a great fit for you if:

  • You are passionate about seeing young people thrive and succeed. 
  • You have some college or professional experience in Social Work, Psychology, Human Development, Cultural Studies, or a related field. 
  • You have direct experience working with youth who have experienced care in a multicultural or diverse environment. 

Policy Support 

Our Policy department's mission is to identify policy opportunities and support young people in leveraging their lived expertise to educate and inform stakeholders at the state and federal level.

The Policy team informs the larger FosterClub network of calls-to-action.

This department will be a great fit for you if:

  • You are passionate about policy work and systemic change.
  • You have some college or professional experience in Political Science, Social Work, Public Policy or a related field that could contribute to improving the foster care and child welfare system.

Training Support

Our Training & Education department's mission is to elevate the voices of current and former foster youth through the development and distribution of educational materials to young people who have experienced foster care and their adult supporters.

The Training & Education team develops and implements youth informed trainings, events, and widely distributed curriculum and publications. 

This department will be a great fit for you if:

  • You have special skills in coaching and supporting young people during events.
  • You have some college or professional experience in Education, Non-Profit Management, Women’s and Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Fields, or associated fields.