Story Landing Internship Program for Women
Story Landing is hosting the 2017 Summer Internship for Women funded by Serealities Foundation, June 5 - 30. Application information is available here.
WHO AND WHERE? Women 18 years of age and older, eligible to work in the US and who are unemployed or underemployed in rural northern Indiana.
WHAT AND WHY? Job opportunities are limited and skills are required to enter the workforce at the minimal level.
· THE STATE OF INDIANA has a poverty rate of female-headed families at 43.2%.
· FULTON COUNTY INDIANA has one of the largest proportions of married with children and in poverty at 17% and one of the largest proportions of families headed by single mothers and in poverty at 52%.
WHAT WE DO Our mission is to enhance job and work/life balance skills and job opportunities in the development of internships in the hospitality industry at Story Landing, northern Indiana, for unemployed and/or underemployed women. Read testimonials from some of our interns below.
DONATIONS We are seeking matching funds to expand the internship program to 8 weeks and for more women to participate. Funds will be used for the paid internships and expenses including books, training, exams, certification, supplies, staffing, and instruction. The Serealities Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The unemployed and/or underemployed women who participate in these internships need an opportunity to learn or improve new skills in the food and hospitality industry and will benefit from your contribution to expand this annual program in northern Indiana.
DESCRIPTION OF STORY LANDING INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Story Landing, an event venue in Rochester, Indiana serves as headquarters for Serealities Foundation and the location for summer internships. The internship program offers the opportunity for up to 6 interns to study and earn a ServSafe food manager certificate, and to practice safe handling of food (ServSafe National Restaurant Association training and certification in food safety). This training also educates interns to be aware of important food safety skills in their own kitchens with their families. To increase their employability, interns also plan, budget and organize events for the community held at Story Landing. The costs include paid internships, staffing, instruction, utilities, supplies, books, training, certification exams, and planning public events.