Hispanic National Internship Program Essay

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I completed the Hispanic National Internship Program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), for the Summer 2017 Session. My duties were as follows:

Clarify this section: Vulnerable Populations Project: I assisted Vulnerable Populations (Mental Health & Wellness, LGBT Youth, Youth with Special Needs, Underrepresented Youth, Homeless Youth, Youth in Foster Care, Disconnected Youth, Immigrant Youth, and Incarcerated Youth): Champions postings for the NIFA website and completed introductory documents for each designated population. Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Project:
The Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Grant Program allocates funding provided by
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Specifically, I was able to apply many of the concepts and skills that were discussed within the MIDCM coursework in a professional setting, such as language aid, guided research, community development, proposal/grant support, youth engagement activities and education initiatives. My two primary projects throughout the summer internship were the Vulnerable Populations Project and the CYFAR Grant Program. The Vulnerable Populations Project focuses on the nine groups of youth listed above. I was tasked with researching information on each group, finding federal laws related to each specific group, and condensing the information to be posted online to the public. In addition to performing guided research, I contacted the leaders of each Vulnerable Populations Group to request further visuals or material that could be used on the (name of website) website. I also worked on the CYFAR Grant Program, which provided me with a practical overview of the federal grants process, especially development projects centered on youth. I read the project descriptions from (what group around the country?)around the country and reviewed the reported accomplishments, demographics, and funds for each project. Ultimately, I was tasked with the decision whether to approve the project or request clarification from the project directors, if the data submission was deficient.

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