Project YES interns provide youth development programs for children and youth of military families impacted by military deployments. Programs may be delivered during Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) events (any phase) throughout the United States and all US territories.
Staff interns are not required to be North Carolina State University students. Interns remain at their home university during the internship and will travel (when required) to support program training, YRRP youth development programs, or other Project YES sanctioned events. Youth events may be facilitated through 1) face-to-face in-person from their home station to the YRRP event site or through 2) on-line, virtual platforms, such as Zoom, MS Team, etc. Project YES provides staff interns high level education in leadership development, facilitation skills, youth development and age-appropriate curriculum. Project YES interns also complete a mandatory career-enhancing project (CEP) during the course of the internship. This will be accomplished with the assistance of an individually matched mentor. Together, the mentor and intern will complete a variety of activities designed to better inform and prepare the intern for a smooth, successful school-to-work transition.