Engaging youth can make a difference in our community today and in the future. The opinions and experiences of youth have the capacity to inspire and inform the evolution of a variety of community programs, services, bylaws, infrastructure etc. Further, research has shown that youth who are engaged in community life, in meaningful ways before they leave home, are more likely to return.
Through a grant from the Rural Institute of Ontario, a partnership between the County, the ROC (PEC Youth Centre) and The County Foundation has been formed to improve civic engagement among youth in Prince Edward County. The ROC is currently accepting applications for the position of YOUTH INTERN. To be considered for this position, you must be a minimum age of 15 and a maximum age of 29. You do not need to be currently enrolled in full-time education to be considered for this role.
The ideal candidate has some experience in strategic or project planning, is comfortable in a high school setting, has a good degree of political awareness, strong networking skills and is comfortable creating and running workshops to engage youth.
General Qualifications include:
- The ability to conduct research including literature reviews, surveys, interviews and focus group facilitation
- Previous experience working with youth is considered an asset
- Able to manage multiple deliverables, simultaneously and on-time
- Have the ability to work in a team environment to ensure coordination between organizations’ initiatives
Duration and Wage:
The internship will take place between May 1st and August 31, 2019. The position will be 30 hours per week for 17 weeks at an hourly rate of $14/hr, and may include some evening and weekends. The successful intern will be based out of the ROC (PEC Youth Centre) and supervised by ROC staff.
If you are interested in the above opportunity, please forward your cover letter and resume by FEB 15, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
We are an equal opportunity employer and support applicants with disabilities.