Share with Youth: eInternship Opportunities with IWGYP
The Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP) is seeking four energetic and driven students to serve as Youth Engagement Consultant eInterns to help create and disseminate engaging and innovative content on youth.gov, engage.youth.gov (YE4C), and related social media. Please share this opportunity (Project Code: HHS-USA-3) with youth in your network. And share a recent blog post from our microsite for youth — YE4C — about the opportunity. Interested candidates must apply via USAJobs.gov no later than August 2, 2017.
Youth Engagement Consultant eInterns working with the IWGYP will have the opportunity to:
- Research and draft web and social media content for youth and youth-serving organizations;
- Research, recommend, and implement improvements to youth.gov, engage.youth.gov, and related social media; and,
- Collect feedback from young leaders and adults who work with youth in order to identify lessons learned about youth leadership (lessons learned may be compiled into a leadership guide for youth).
The Youth Engagement Consultant eInternships will be coordinated through the Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) eInternship program. This program connects students looking for valuable opportunities with federal employees looking for help on projects. The program offers eInterns the benefits of interesting and valuable work experience without some of the costs and restrictions of traditional federal internships. Agencies across the federal government are seeking eInterns to work approximately 10 hours per week on projects in important fields, such as youth engagement, communications, data analysis, and more.
These virtual internship opportunities last from September 2017 to May 2018. Youth Engagement Consultant eInterns must be US Citizens and can be based anywhere in the world. The only resources needed are a computer, access to the internet, and a telephone. Since there is no requirement to be on-site at a government agency, Youth Engagement Consultants are not required to undergo long security clearance processes. In fact, it is possible to get started on projects almost immediately after being selected.