Youth Information

What the Georgia TeenWork Internship Program has to offer you
“Put in the work today for your successes tomorrow”

  • Job readiness training to enhance and develop necessary employment skills
  • 3 sessions of paid internship opportunity throughout the year
  • Guidance and support from Employment and Training Specialist
  • Employment and career education resources

Program Testimonials

“My experience working with the Georgia TeenWork Internship Program helped shape my career path. In working with the program I was able to obtain the position that started my career with the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services and for that, I am forever grateful.” — Commissioner’s Office, 2006

Youth Eligibility Requirements

Georgia TeenWork Internship Program applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Must be a youth in the custody of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services
  • Must be between the ages of 15 to 18 years old by the first day of the session applied for
  • Must reside in the state of Georgia
  • Possess a valid State of Georgia photo ID
  • A U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or have an employment authorization card
  • All 18-year-old applicants must be attending an educational program the semester following the work session

Spring Training Opportunities

  • Financial Literacy & Youth Development – Assists young adults in DFCS custody, ages 15 – 18-year old, in the improvement of their knowledge, attitude and behavior related to building and managing personal finances.
  • Youth Employment Exploration – Assists 15 – 16-year-old youth in DFCS custody, in the improvement of their knowledge, attitude and behavior related to the world of employment.
  • Young Essentials of Business Etiquette – Teaches the importance of business etiquette to young adults ages 17 - 18 in DFCS custody.
  • Youth Employment Training – Open to all youth ages 15 – 18 years old and their guardians regardless of connection to DFCS. This training covers basic job readiness information along with training for adult supporters/guardians.

Spring Training Application

Summer Internship Opportunities  

The internship program is an eight-week hands-on experience for young adults currently in care ages 16 to 18.  The work cycle extends from June 1 through July 31. The goal is to provide a work experience that will help transition participants into successful, independent young adults by arming them with marketable skills and a supportive mentoring experience. Real-world work experiences are offered through jobs in private businesses, state agencies, and community organizations. 

Summer Internship Application

S.T.E.P. 101 (Starting The Employment Process)

S.T.E.P 101 is a program designed to teach, train and provide awareness of work expectations to 15-year-old young adults currently in care. The focus is to equip them with the soft skills necessary to become well-balanced and self-sufficient in the employment arena. Training will be offered throughout a series of 6 – 8 classes that follow a defined curriculum over the course of 4 months. This is a paid program and is offered twice per program year.

Important Note for Employees of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services: At this time, the Georgia TeenWork Internship Program does not accept the application and participation of the children of DFCS employees.