Location: NY, NY

Good Shepherd Services (GSS) operates 100 programs, which help over 30,000 youth and family members in struggling neighborhoods throughout New York City. All GSS programs are united by a common goal—to create opportunities that help our participants succeed at school, at home, and in their community. The newly formed Mission & Culture Department, Anti-Racism & Equity Branch addresses that goal through the specific lens of creating equity and justice.

GSV Role

If you are interest in workforce development, project management, program design, curriculum development, and working with young adults than this role is for you.  You’ll support the MIP Program Coordinator and the Department of Employment Initiative. This is a hands-on experience where you will have the opportunity to work with four tiers of stakeholders (Program Founder, Agency Executives, Program Staff, and Interns).


The primary purpose of the Mentored Internship Program is to teach young people the rules and norms of the professional workplace and to provide a supportive space for them to practice. We do this through internship placement, weekly professional development workshops, guest speakers, group project, company tours and job shadowing. Our target population are young people in foster care and young adults who have recently transitioned from care ages 16-24 years old.

Major Duties:      


Recruitment + Onboarding:

  • Codevelop recruitment plan with Program Coordinator to recruit Mentor-Supervisor and interns for Fall/Spring cohort

  • Plan and Facilitate recruiting sessions for the programs within the Foster Care Juvenile Justices and Supportive Housing Division

  • Create recruitment materials for perspective Interns and Mentor-Supervisors

  • Learning ICIMS System for onboarding Interns

  • Host Onboarding sessions with program staff and interns

  • Perform a Needs, Interests, and Technology Assessment with interns before conducting the onboarding process

  • Foster a strong relationship with Human Resources Administrator

Workshops + Trainings:

  • Lead interns in a group project, designed to make a lasting impact on the agency.  The MIP GSV will be responsible for taking interns through all the stages of the project from conception through completion

  • Support Program Coordinator with intern boot camp orientation and Mentor- Supervisor crash course sessions

  • Facilitate weekly professional development session for interns. This will take place twice a week.  The following training topics for PD: professional documents + writing, interviewing, social capital, and teamwork

  • Enroll interns in mandatory agency wide trainings



  • Network and outreach with staff from other LTW sites to share learning, compare approaches and develop new program ideas

  • Develop new sites for students to gain valuable job experiences


Program Data + Evaluation:

  • Track, evaluate and report on multiple aspects of program operations

  • Schedule and attend regular site visits at student internship placements

  • Create an MIP Alumni database


Offboarding + Aftercare:

  • Support Mentors with post intern follow- up 

  • Provide job, career, and education resources to interns

  • Remove Intern out of APD and ICIMS System upon program completion


Perform other duties as assigned.