Summer Internship

H.E.A.R.T. is proud to offer its award-winning programs as a shorter summer internship in collaboration with the Houston Food Bank.  This program is ideal for youth and young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities who are interested in a summer internship experience or would like to experience a workplace environment.  Participants will receive instruction on job skills and hands-on training as well as leadership and advocacy training.  Upon completion of the internship, participants will receive a transcript of all the skills learned and hours trained during the session.  There is no cost to attend this internship program. Each participant can only be enrolled in one session.  Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received.

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2022 Summer Internship Program will offer two sessions:

Session 1 – Virtual – June 2022  (Dates TBA)

Participants will learn the TCDD Youth Leadership & Advocacy curriculum. Participants will receive instruction on making choices, understanding their disability, learning effective communication, understanding laws and rights, working in teams, and demonstrating leadership.

Participants must attend two online classes (morning and afternoon) a day, Monday-Friday.

Qualifications:

  • Ages 14 to 22.
  • Must have an intellectual/developmental disability (diagnosis required).
  • Must have access to stable internet and a device to participate in daily Zoom trainings.
  • Must be a resident of Texas.

How to Apply:

  • Application Form: PDF | DOC
  • Application Deadline: TBA
  • Please submit applications to omason@heartprogram.org.  Any questions, please contact Oryonna at 713-568-6083.

Session 2 – On-Site – July 2022 (Dates TBA)

H.E.A.R.T.’s satellite classroom at Houston Food Bank, Participants will learn the TCDD Youth Leadership & Advocacy curriculum and receive instruction on making choices, understanding their disability, learning effective communication, understanding laws and rights, working in teams, and demonstrating leadership.  Participants will also experience hands-on job training and gain skills in identifying products, inventorying, restocking vending machines, counting money as well as learning valuable customer service skills, and more.

Participants must attend classes in person from 8:30AM-3:00PM, Monday-Friday.

Qualifications:

  • Ages 16 to 22.
  • Must have an intellectual/developmental disability (diagnosis required).
  • Must have have reliable transportation to and from the Houston Food Bank (535 Portwall St, Houston, TX 77029).

How to Apply:

  • Application Form: PDF| DOC
  • Application Deadline: TBA
  • Please submit applications to omason@heartprogram.org.  Any questions, please contact Oryonna at 713-568-6083.

 

 

 

This project is supported by the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) through a grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C., 20201. Grant number available by request. Grantees receiving government sponsorship are encouraged to express their findings and conclusions. Opinions do not necessarily represent official TCDD or ACL policy.