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NEW FAST-TRACK Internship Summer 2021 Virtual Program for Youth ages 15 to 20.

Gain work experience, networking opportunities, and participate in Hackathon-like teamwork—all enrolled into a one-week experience!

Interested in registering? Sign Up Now! Limited Spots Available.

Youth Culture’s NEW FAST-TRACK Internship Virtual Program under our Skills & Development initiative will provide week-long internships* and career education to youth ages 15 to 20.

What do you get out of it?

  • Certificate of Program Completion for each one week program
  • Experience to add to your resume
  • Opportunity to network with your peers and industry professionals
  • Be a part of imagining solutions to industry’s biggest problems (reminiscent of a Hackathon experience)
  • Learn relevant professional development skills and enhance your knowledge of Accessibility and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Chance to win cool prizes!

This FAST-TRACK Internship program was designed for maximum engagement incorporating elements of Hackathon-type problem-solving, professional development in the workplace, networking with industry professionals, and an opportunity to connect with others while gaining relevant short-term experience to add onto resumes. Each week, a specific industry will be highlighted so students can join the weeks that are of interest to their learning journeys.

Industries and sectors highlighted include:

Week Industry/Sector
July 5 – July 9, 2021 Life Sciences and Healthcare
July 12 – July 16, 2021 Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics
July 19 – July 23, 2021 Technology and Innovation
July 26 -July 30, 2021 Psychology and Social Development (includes Mental Health)
August 3 – August 7, 2021 Agriculture and Nutrition
August 9 – August 13, 2021 Finance and Technology
August 16 – August 20, 2021 Urban Planning and Future Cities
August 23 – August 27, 2021 Skilled Trades in the Evolving Economy

FAST-TRACK Internship Program participants will log onto Zoom from 10 am until 2 pm EST during the week (s) they registered for. They will not only learn about specific industries and career paths, they will also learn applicable work-life skills like practicing allyship in the workplace, and principles of accessibility and inclusion.

FAST-TRACK Internship Program participants will also be divided into teams to research and present a solution to a real-world problem related to that industry. They will have an opportunity to listen to, and network with, related industry experts. The end of the week will culminate in presentations and pitches of ideas researched.

Here’s a sample schedule:

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Interested in registering? Sign Up Now! Limited Spots Available.

*Internships are unpaid