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Summer Youth Corps

Program Requirements

sycfrontsmStudents who have completed their freshman or sophomore year at college and who are residents of Bucks County are eligible to participate in the Summer Youth Corps.

Successful applicants will spend 32 hours in service activities with the host agency each week and 8 hours of academic, supervision and training activities. A doctoral level licensed psychologist, a graduate level intern/site supervisor will provide weekly supervision for students.

Interns will be expected to complete a structured syllabus, including a project paper by the end of the program.

sycbacksmOur expectation is that the curriculum and syllabus are flexible and can be adjusted for each academic institution.

Click to view a sample SYC calendar: Summer Youth Corps Weekly Calendar.

Referral Process

Foundations Community Partnership receives referrals for candidates for the Summer Youth Corps Program from multiple sources including:

  1. Letters sent to previous FCP scholarship recipients
  2. Agency Referrals
  3. College and University Referrals
  4. Former SYC Intern Referrals
  5. Internet search, advertisements, and other media

Contact Caroline Sinton at FCP if you are interested in the Summer Youth Corps program: csinton@fcpartnership.org. 267-247-5584.

Employment Opportunity for Graduate Assistant

Each Spring, the Summer Youth Corps program also looks for a graduate student to assist in weekly supervision, provide some hands-on services, and participate in workshops, and lectures as part of this program. The successful applicant for the graduate student intern position will serve 12 weeks (May to August) as a “Field Supervisor” based out of our Doylestown office, but providing weekly intern supervision and consultation with the site supervisor.

Applicants for the graduate student position should contact Caroline Sinton, at 267-247-5584 or csinton@fcpartnership.org.