As a way to educate and encourage students to consider elder care as a career path, Age Friendly Teaneck (www.agefriendlyteaneck.org) will sponsor a four-week Career Exploration internship for four motivated high school juniors or seniors who live in Teaneck. The internship starts on July 8; the application deadline is May 1. Each student will receive a $1,000 stipend, thanks to a grant from a small family foundation.
Age Friendly Teaneck is sponsoring this internship for the second year, after a successful program in 2018. Elizabeth Davis, Age Friendly Teaneck’s project director, said, “It is clear that our society will need a larger and a more well-trained elder care workforce to provide services for our aging population.”
The internship combines real-world experience and one-on-one connections with professionals in the fields of geriatric-related social work, geriatric wellness, technology, home care, recreation, food service, housing, elder law, and business management. Interns will be supervised by a team of seasoned and knowledgeable professionals from Geriatric Services, Inc., Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey, and Homewatch CareGivers of Bergen County.
For more information and the application, go to agefriendlyteaneck.org/internship.html or email email@example.com.