Internship Opportunities - December 9

Posted: December 9, 2013

One is posted this week. It is Project Youth Extension Service (YES!), Department of Defense (DoD) partnered with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

We are happy to announce that Project Youth Extension Service (YES!) is now accepting internship applications for 2014-2015.

Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2014

Project Y.E.S! is a Department of Defense funded national internship program engaging college students in service to meet the needs of military families. Specifically, Project Y.E.S! expands the resources of the Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP) and other youth & teen oriented programs. Staff interns are provided an opportunity to give back to their communities and country while gaining invaluable practical and career-enhancing experiences.  Since 2011, we have supported youth events in 42 states and 4 US territories and proudly supported over 9.000 youth.

Through our partnership with the General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center, interns are provided first-class youth development educational and facilitation skills. In turn, they travel the nation delivering youth programs at Yellow Ribbon programs, summer camps, leadership summits, and other family programs. Project YES! also serves as a career development program. Staff interns are provided dedicated mentors who assist in the exploration and development of their career goals and in the completion of a career broadening learning project. This is all accomplished while meeting the critical needs of communities with high rates of families impacted by deployments and other military related absences.
Openings are available for summer (Jun-Sep) and full 1-year internship opportunities.  Program brochures are also attached.

Applications will be accepted through Feb 28, 2014 and students will be notified of the status of their application by April, 2014.

More information and application materials can be found on the Project Youth Extension service (Y.E.S!) website.

For more information, please contact JC Johnson, by email at or call 919-513-3165. 

Project Y.E.S! Overview

The Youth Extension Service (YES) project was created in response to the growing need of youth development programming for military families involved in all phases of military deployments. This initiative, designed to expand and enrich the efforts of the Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP) and other military children and youth programs, is funded and made possible through a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Defense and the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute for Food and Agriculture Partnership for military families.

Project YES provides youth development programming for military families affected by deployments or other service related programs. This goal is accomplished through a cadre of college undergraduate and graduate students who serve as YES staff interns for one year. Prospective interns are recruited from through a national application and interview process. Upon selection, Project YES interns receive high-level training in leadership development, facilitation skills, youth development and curriculum. As a result of the training and experience, they become highly skilled youth development leaders and facilitators. YES interns are equipped with cutting-edge technology and support to ensure their success.

Project YES interns will also work with an assigned professional mentor throughout their year of service and complete a career-enhancing project. Topics will be approved by the Project YES director. Interns seeking academic credit for the internship and/or related project are responsible for all coordination, paperwork, tuition, etc., required by their individual educational institutions.