NextGen Internship Employer Interest Form
The NextGen Regional Internship Program partners with local businesses, agencies, and organizations to provide up to a 180 hour paid internship experience to youth and young adults ages 16-21. Prior to entering the internship, participants will attend up to 30 hours of jobs skills and workplace readiness training lead by career coaches and working professionals. They will complete detailed personalized career plans, will apply to relevant post-secondary training programs and begin the process of launching into the workforce.
Employer Roles and Responsibilities
Provide productive assignments for youth to develop real-world work experience.
Define duties, communicate the nature and scope of responsibility, explain expectations, and provide adequate training and supervision.
Offer youth a minimum of 10 hours and a maximum of 20 hours per week for 7-9 weeks or a total of 180 hours. Hours can be extended beyond 180 hours per request of the placement site, pending funding.
Provide a site supervisor who will serve as a positive mentor.
Communicate periodically with the student's Career Coach.
Offer feedback to the student on a regular basis.
Complete bi-weekly and final evaluations of intern as well as bi-weekly timesheets.
If sponsoring the intern(s), provide a $2,000 sponsorship per intern to the Hampton Roads Workforce Council.
Hampton Roads Workforce Council Roles and Responsibilities
Provide interns with an educational stipend, liability insurance coverage, workers-compensation coverage.
Coordinate recruitment, eligibility, and placement process to include background checks and drug testing.
Provide up to 30 hours of pre-internship workplace readiness training to interns.
Provide continued on-site support to supervisors and interns through frequent visits from program Career Coaches.