Function of Unit:
Family Independence Administration (FIA): FIA operates DSS-HRA-DHS’s Job and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Centers, administering temporary cash assistance and food support to low income New Yorkers. It seeks to help clients reach their maximum level of self-sufficiency and overcome any barriers to employment. FIA is comprised of: FIA Operations and Support Services, that oversees the agency’s Job and Snap Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Centers; and the Office of Career Services, that offers (through directly-run programs as well as contracted providers) cash assistance client’s opportunities to increase their job skills and build a career that will lead to success and financial security. The office works closely with clients to find opportunities that match their skills, needs, and career goals, and helps them work toward opportunities to grow and build a successful career.
HRA’s Youth Leadership Council is seeking 1 intern that is currently interested in work centered around Youth Development, Workforce development, education, and participating in projects that improve lives for NYC residents. Some of the responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to the following:
• Co-facilitate and organize bi-weekly workshops for 50+ Youth Leadership Council members
centered around city agencies and building awareness around important social topics.
• Assist in creating learning materials to supplement group discussion
• Assist in the preparation of YLC meetings (i.e Food pick up, set up, and cleaning up after
programming is complete)
• Utilize project management skills to assist young people in creating a YLC project intended to be
utilized by HRA clients and raise awareness
• Assist YLC members in presenting their final project at the end of their participating year
• Maintain consistent communication with HRA leadership regarding YLC project updates
• Experience in working with young adults (i.e teaching, tutoring, mentorship)
• Creativity Customer Service Skills
• Art, Humanities, Sociology, Psychology, Human Services, Social Work, Urban Affairs, Event Planning, Marketing