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County Youth Agency kicks off public service internship program
County Youth Agency kicks off public service internship program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - In the summer of 2011, Pulaski County Youth Services will be coordinating its 5th Annual Public Service Internship Program.  This program is designed to be a 6-week, paid, work experience program which helps students gain knowledge, skills, and exposure to careers in non-profit, volunteer, and government work. 

Seventy-five participants will be selected to participate in this summer's program.  Pulaski County Youth Services expects the youth to bring plenty of dedication, energy, and idealism to their work.  Participants will work on substantive projects, develop professional skills, and gain knowledge about the enormous societal impact of public service.

"Through this program, youth will learn valuable lessons about leadership, community service, and how to effectively work with individuals and organizations to build healthy communities," states Charles Mobley, Director for Pulaski County Youth Services.  "We intend on providing a working and learning experience through the non-profit agencies and local government entities that participate in this program."

The Public Service Internship Program application deadline is May 2. Original applications will be accepted in the Pulaski County Youth Services office in downtown Little Rock, no later than 4:30p.m. on that afternoon. The program will include interviews, and orientation on June 10 and a start date of June 13. Students must be 16 years of age  by June 7 and no older than 18 on June 22. All students must be in high school or graduation in May 2011. Worksite applications are also being accepted.

For more information about the Public Service Internship Program, or to obtain an a student or worksite application, please contact Pulaski County Youth Services at 501-340-8250 or email sthompson@co.pulaski.ar.us.