The LIFT (Leadership, Internship, Friendship, Transition) internship program at Shames JCC for young adults with developmental disabilities provides a comprehensive and inclusive learning experience where participants will cultivate essential work skills and prepare for successful employment opportunities.

The program is free and runs from June 24 – Aug. 2. It has two cohorts from which to choose, Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday.

Each aspect of the curriculum, from group tasks and specialized topics of conversation to real-world opportunities for practice, is crafted to foster development of practical skills and confidence in the workplace environment.

How It Works

Each day will start at the JCC for learning segments. In the afternoon, interns will transition into their internship placements. Participants will engage in a variety of hands-on learning opportunities aimed at honing vocational skills in the fields of food service, childcare and grounds keeping/custodial services.

New this Year

Each participant will be paired with a job coach who will offer personalized guidance and mentorship throughout the 6 weeks. From resume refinement to interview preparation, our job coaches are committed to equipping participants with the tools and knowledge necessary to excel in their job search.

To Apply

Each potential intern must complete the application linked here.

To set up an interview, email Brandon Roberts, supportive services program manager, at broberts@shamesjcc.org.




Shames JCC on the Hudson, 371 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, N.Y., 10591

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