Youth Intern - New Jersey

Goodwill Industries Of Greater New York Newark, New Jersey
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Job Description

Title: Youth Intern

Department: NJ Programs & Services

Reports to: Coordinator

Cost Center 58056

Position Type: Entry Level

General Purpose:

Provide paid summer internships under the grant for DVRS Pre-Employment Transition Services. Program is geared for students currently enrolled in school ages 14 to 21 years of age. The Student Interns will gain work experience at an employer site for up to six weeks during summer 2021. The paid internship will be up to 20 hours per week and student will be paid bi-weekly. Each student intern must commit to participating in work readiness classes prior to internship starting and one day weekly work readiness upon start of internship.

Essential Functions:

  • Participate in Job Exploration classes for 1 week prior internship.
  • Participate in work readiness classes for 1 week once in internship
  • Able to work for a business/community with minimal job support
  • Able to travel to and from internship location in the community via public transportation or by own means of transportation(walking, bus, train etc)
  • Intern must be able work up to 5 hours per day (Monday Friday)
  • Interns will be required to communicate any missed shift to their Skills Trainer
  • Interns will develop employment, interpersonal as well as develop professional relationships to utilize once they transition out of high school.
  • Participate in Self Advocacy Services

(Other duties and assignments as may be assigned at the sole discretion of the employer)


  • High School Student between the ages of 14 to 21.
  • Have an IEP, 504 plan or medical documentation
  • Registered for DVRS (Essex, Bergen & Passaic Counties)
  • 2 Forms of Employable ID
  • Working papers (if under 18)

Skills Required:

  • Communication skills
  • Ability to take care of daily living needs
  • Ability to communicate with Skills Trainer and Job Site manager/supervisor
  • Must be able to travel
  • Able to be alone in community or on work site with no job coach.

Scope of Responsibility & Positions Supervised:

  • � Maintain confidentiality and security of customer records and documents.
  • � Will receive supervision from the Coordinator of Pre-Employment Services as needed.

Special Working Conditions:.

  • Expected to work in the community
  • Able to meet job requirements in community business
  • Ability to commit to 5 days for up to 6 - 8 weeks

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