Governor's Summer Intern - Strategic Initiatives
Indianapolis, IN
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Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana's communities every day.


Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD)

Our mission is to develop a premier workforce that will allow Indiana employers to flourish and entice businesses from outside our state to relocate to Indiana. Everyone at DWD will be required to think outside-the-box; to determine metrics that will allow for measurement and improvement and efficiencies to be made along the way. Cutting edge technologies will be utilized to help assess Indiana's employment future. If managed properly, Indiana's workforce will be second to none and completely prepared for the next phase of the state and country's economic growth.

Governor's Summer Intern - Strategic Initiatives

Governor's Summer Intern stationed in DWD's Youth Initiatives team will have a unique opportunity to assist in the planning and implementation of DWD's youth and field operations programs. The intern will have the opportunity to experience a variety of tasks with the youth team, including but not limited to: assisting in professional development, policy updates and curriculum and database planning for the Jobs for America's Graduates program. The intern will also experience working with field operations teams on the Indiana Career Connect program and on Workforce Investment Opportunity Act projects.

A day in the life:

  • Creation of curriculum related to Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) College Success Program model components and the Young Adult Services program. This will include review and update of existing curriculum and development of a new curriculum for emerging program needs.
  • Monitor and expand JAG social media awareness;
  • Create a JAG alumni planning database
  • Assist with the JAG program through professional development opportunities, policy updates, a compilation of resources, and coordination of summer training seminars;
  • Participate in quarterly Governor's Workforce Cabinet Youth and other related taskforce meetings;
  • Assist field operations with WIOA projects; Duties may include participation in ongoing youth related program workgroups, assist with policy development, implementation of standard operating procedures, written updates of Youth Program Manual, and design
  • Assist field operations with Indiana Career Connect projects
  • Assist in coordination of the Governor's Work Ethic Certificate program through data collection, a compilation of resources and coordination of meetings with program grantees;
  • Additional duties could include development of surveys for field staff feedback and engagement purposes; conduct online trainings utilizing WebEx webinar platform; coordinate updates to youth-related website; participate in development of JAG statewide college tour days; contribute to relationship building and coordination of programs with partner agencies including Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Corrections, Department of Child Services and the Commission for Higher Education

What we're looking for:

Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate with an accredited post-secondary institution and have completed at least one (1) year of undergraduate education.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type Internship