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Lift Every Youth Intern
AUBURN WA 98001
Category: Other
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Lift Every Youth Intern
Summary
As the only county in the United States named after **Martin Luther King Jr**, one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nations' history, **King County** is a vibrant community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures. Together, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence.
We continue to build on an enduring legacy of shared values of equity and social justice, employee engagement, innovative thinking and continuous improvement. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda aimed at advancing regional change and is developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents, regardless of their race or income. All of these qualities make this King County one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.
King County's **Lift Every Youth Mentorship and Employment Program** (the Program) aims to help youth and young adults who, compared to the general youth population, overly experience ongoing barriers and unequal access to meaningful employment caused by harmful systems and structures of discrimination, bias and oppression. By increasing these youths' access to employment, learning, and mentorship opportunities, Lift Every Youth's goal is to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline and start to build the school-to-work pipeline for King County government.
Each youth participant will work with a (or a team of) King County Employee Mentor(s) to identify career goals - for now and in the future - and develop a plan to achieve those goals, which involves completing a specific internship project with the Employee Mentor(s).
**Youth eligible for this program:**
The Program prioritizes eligibility of youth and young adults ages 14 years and older who are experiencing greatest barriers to employment (i.e. low-income, charged with truancy, suspension and expulsion, detained and incarcerated, child welfare-involved, homeless, experiencing various forms of exploitation and violence such as gang-involved, domestic and sexual violence). Priority given to those who are currently or previously have been involved in King County's juvenile justice systems, including various restorative practices.
**Please note:** to be eligible for consideration and placement in this **program**, candidates **_MUST _**be a participant in one of the following programs:
* EET Program in Community Programs in King County Juvenile Court
* Choose 180 Program (in partnership with King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office)
* King County Youth Source Open Doors (GED completion program)
* Peacemaking Circle pilot (a partnership between King County's Juvenile Court and Prosecuting Attorney's Office)
* Returning participants from 2017 Lift Every Youth Mentorship and Employment Program
**Who may apply:** The program is open to youth and young adults ages 14 and older, who meet the eligibility criteria. The number of slots available for this program will vary each year.
**Successful candidates will:**
* Be creative and enjoy solving problems
* Be responsible with the ability to present themselves in an office setting
* Enjoy working with others
* Be open to learning and exploring new ideas, concepts and ways of growing
* Have an interest in working for government
**Forms and Materials: **
1) Completed application
2) Schedule agreement
**Work schedule:** This position is part time. Interns are eligible to work up to 29 hours per week. Generally, schedule will be Monday thru Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM but may be changed.
Work location: Interns will work primarily out of King County government's downtown offices, and may have opportunities to participate in field-based learning.
Job Duties
**In this position, interns will:**
* Attend job readiness training and onboarding sessions
* Build education and employment portfolio
* Get a valid ID
* Do research and gather information related to the specific internship projects
* Build relationships and attend scheduled meetings with assigned Employee Mentor Supervisors and other interns
* Participate in and gain skills related to planning, programs and services delivered by King County government
* Learn how to do general office work related to the specific internship projects
* Participate in and complete King County's 12-hr Restorative Justice Conflict Mediation Training and Certification for Youth
* Attend King County Equity and Social Justice trainings (if offered during this time period)
* Perform other duties as assigned
**Skill Development and Learning:**
* Work readiness skill development by working in an office environment that mirrors real-life work situations and expectations like time management, completing projects, managing expectations and feedback
* Competency based, 21st century skill development including leadership, conflict management, work-appropriate communication, working with diverse peers and professionals in team settings
* Technical skill development including word processing, research, information gathering and literacy, notetaking, etc.
**Internships will be from June 25 - August 17, 2018**. Internship opportunities are available with the following agencies on the following projects:
**_King County Office of the Executive_**
Join our team! Candidates should be eager to learn and develop skills that will be useful in school, work, and life.
* **_Customer Service Team Internship_**
The King County Executive's Office is seeking a detail-oriented intern to work closely with the Customer Service and Community Outreach teams on customer response and outreach tasks this summer such as helping problem-solve customer issues; researching information on the internet and County websites to answer questions about county services for customers; and answering calls from the public. Candidates should be eager to learn and develop skills that will be useful in school, work, and life.
* **_Equity & Social Justice Team Internship_**
The Office of Equity and Social Justice (OESJ) works in many areas: immigrant & refugee community policies and advocacy, the Civil Rights program, and broadly ensuring that King County as an institution applies equity and social justice into all aspects of how we work as government. The Civil Rights Program investigates and resolves discrimination complaints under King County laws within housing, employment, disability access, and public spaces. This internship will support both the Civil Rights Program and the social justice training efforts in the following ways: learn about and help with areas such King County Civil Rights protections; what is Equity and Social Justice and how it connects to Civil Rights; how education and training is run at a large government organization; and what doing equity and social justice looks like on a daily basis.
* **_Performance, Strategy & Budget Team Internship_**
The Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget (PSB) is an exciting place for curious, community-minded students who want to learn about how local government works. The Performance and Strategy (PS) team within PSB focuses on making government more efficient and effective. We work with County departments to help them get better at what they do. This internship will can help gain experience with planning, communications, and web tools. At the end of this internship, you will have work products and experiences that you can add to your resume.
**_Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS)_**
* **_Behavioral Health & Recovery Services_**
This internship offers exposure and ability to gain knowledge, skills and experiences related to local government, school-based screening brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT), wrap-around services, marijuana and opioid prevention and community health through a summer internship. The intern will join the King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division (BHRD) team where our workplace culture values inclusion, equity and social justice. Internship will include opportunities to learn about and help with planning the SBIRT Summer Institute, reviewing different evidence-based programs, and developing and distributing informational materials on prevention at health fairs and community events.
* **_Best Starts for Kids - Youth Development Team Internship_**
The Youth Development/Stopping the School-to-Prison Pipeline (SSPP) Team works with community organizations that provide mentoring, healthy relationships, positive identity, and leadership programs for youth in King County. We also work with organizations on the SSPP that includes Prevention, Intervention, Reentry and Theft 3 and Mall Safety project. The intern will learn about youth development and the community organizations that are providing an array of programs throughout King County, by attending meetings with community partners, workshops, events, and training on youth development. During the internship period, we will support the intern to develop the skills needed to thrive in an office work environment as well as how to engage with leaders in the community to make change.
* **_Developmental Disabilities (DD) Employment Team Internship_**
The DD Employment Team works with community partners to support high school students and adults with developmental disabilities find a job. Our work is rooted in civil rights, and incorporates equity and social justice principles. On this team, the intern will learn about employment services for individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities, including the work of our community partners. The intern will get to experience workplace tours, community meetings and work with other government agencies. In the work with our team, the intern may also assist in the creation of webpages, success stories and infographics.
**_Department of Executive Services_**
* **_Alternative Dispute Resolution & Director's Office Team Internship_**
The King County Department of Executive Services is seeking a detail-oriented summer intern to work closely with staff on research for the King County Council and the application of restorative justice processes. The intern will have opportunities to really understand the aspects of the juvenile system and broaden awareness of potential career paths within King County. The intern will learn how to and help develop a criminal justice campaign using various sources by email, online, and social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter; implement restorative practices; and gain hands-on experience in writing e-mail responses to community concerns about criminal justice
* **_Facilities Management Team Internship_**
The Facilities Management Division (FMD) manages over 3 million square feet of King County property in over 35 buildings. This summer internship opportunity will provide you access and exposure to multiple career options and opportunities within the world of facilities management. The intern will learn about career opportunities in fields such as Human Resources, Property management, Customer Service, Real estate sales, HVAC Engineering and many more, by interviewing employees, writing stories for our newsletter, and developing presentation materials.
**Communications Partnership - _Department of Information Technology, Public Health & Transportation_**
This internship is three times better than any other because the intern will work with King County's Technology Department, Public Health Department and Rideshare Services in the Department of Transportation! These three organizations have one thing in common: we communicate to the public about our services. In joining our team, the intern will to do what we do. This can include making flyers, creating presentations, updating webpages, writing stories about what we do, using social media, taking pictures, making short videos, and working with community members to show them what we do and how to work successfully with government agencies. The intern will be able to build their communications and marketing skills and have products/materials that they have created, to add to their future careers.
**_Department of Natural Resources and Parks_**
The Department of Natural Resources has as its mission to provide regional parks and trails, protect the region's water, air, land, natural habitats, and historic properties, and reduce, safely dispose of and create resources from wastewater and solid waste. The Director's Office provides staff with expertise who support and promote this mission. This internship will be mentored by three employees who have years of experience in continuous improvement, equity and social justice, policy writing, and emergency planning and preparedness. This internship gives chances to support an environmental mission, with hands-on experience in and exposure to continuous improvement principles; administrative policy analysis and writing experience; equity and social justice actions; and planning and preparedness for region-wide catastrophic emergencies - all of which have lasting impacts on a community.
**_Public Health-Seattle & King County_**
The focus of Public Health is to eliminate inequities and maximize opportunities for every person in King County to achieve their best health. The internship with Public Health will allow the intern explore of personal development and career assessment by working throughout multiple divisions within Public Health. Employee Mentors will seek to provide opportunities and space for the intern to feel motivated and empowered to observe, learn, and practice how Public Health achieves its objectives to develop, promote and deliver programs which enable vibrant communities for all residents of King County.
**_King County Metro Transit_**
* **_Design & Construction Team Internship_**
The goal of the Design and Construction summer internship is to broaden the intern's awareness of potential career paths, identify a specific area of interest for next two to three years, and grow the intern's professional network. The intern will complete a combination of field inspection and professional office work. Networking activities will include preparing standard interview questions, interviewing select individuals within King County and preparing a paper describe the individual and collective work done by those interviewed.
* **_Construction Management in_** **_Design & Construction Team Internship_**
Metro's Design and Construction Group gives Engineering and Construction Support to major capital and operating infrastructure projects throughout and across different government agencies. On this team, the intern will gain multi-discipline experience in the fields of Construction Management and Engineering, develop the ability to review plans and specifications to become familiar with construction projects prior to actual inspections, assist in planning inspections of facilities, and learn how to gather, analyze and prepare data and reports from inspections and testing equipment.
* **_Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Equity and_****_Inclusion _**A multicultural team focused on building an inclusive, fair and equitable workplace for everyone through Analysis & Alignment, Learning & Development, Partnerships and Legal & Regulatory programs for Metro Transit. The internship will include getting a look into how Metro Transit can play a role in creating opportunities for our employees, communities and people in King County, especially those who have had limited and unequal access, through areas such as training, awareness raising and analysis/evaluation.
Supplemental Information
**King County is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer and we encourage people of color, women, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.**
*Salary:* $1,226.40 - $1,554.40 Biweekly
*Location:* Multiple locations in King County, WA
*Job Type:* Intern
*Department:* Executive's Office
*Job Number:* 2018AS08155
*Closing:* 6/2/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
*Agency:* King County
*Address:* King County Administration Bldg. 500 4th Ave. Rm. 553 Seattle, Washington, 98104
*Phone:* 206-296-7340
*Website:*

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