• Student Ambassador Internship Program 2023-2024

The Delaware Student Success Internship program in the Delaware Higher Education Office (DHEO) is an exciting opportunity for 8-10 rising 12th-grade students and recent graduates to help change and redesign how Delaware students learn about education and career options after high school. Applications are due April 30, 2023. If you want to be a part of the change, come join us!

The internship is a yearlong part-time, paid program for students with a strong interest in career and college planning for Delaware’s students.

Please direct any questions regarding this opportunity to Tineal DeLaCruz.

About the Internship

Interns will support all areas of DHEO’s operations, including policy, communications, and administrative work.

Interns will:

  • Assess the current support and resources in place through the DHEO for students learning about careers and education beyond high school

  • Create, design and reshape supports and resources to best meet the needs of Delaware students

  • Share their experiences and perspectives as student experts on the value, usefulness and purpose of student communications including the Delaware Student Success website, social media platforms and written documents


$17 Hour

Paid Internship

Intern Requirements

  • Rising senior (Class of 2024) or a Class of 2023 high school graduate

  • Ability to prioritize internship responsibilities in addition to academic, community, and/or job responsibilities

Required Skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency in utilizing the following applications/platforms:
    • Microsoft Applications
    • Virtual meeting platforms

  • Outstanding organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities

  • Self-motivated, hard-working, and detail orientated

  • Interest in social media marketing, media production or public relations

Roles & Responsibilities

Ambassadors will be expected to work 8-10 hours per week.

Responsibilities include:

  • Weekly meetings with other ambassadors

  • Weekly check-ins with Program Manager

  • Working independently on identified projects

  • Attending and actively engaging in collaborative meetings

  • Co-facilitate ‘Student Listening Tours’ to survey and interview Delaware students and gather data to understand Delaware’s current career exploration policies and practices

  • Analyze data to inform policy and programs changes for student learning on career and education options throughout Delaware

  • Research, prepare, and present innovative ideas for student-focused career exploration policies and practices

  • Develop resources and create presentations for external audiences

Guiding Principles

All interns will:

  • Uphold, promote and model youth development principles
  • Professionally engage with other students, the Delaware Department of Education, and other partners

  • Receive guidance, prepare recommendations, and effectively communicate your voice

  • Actively engage in scheduled meetings with enthusiasm, professionalism, and courtesy


  • Interns will attend an in-person orientation.

  • Required meetings will be virtual. Ambassadors will need to have internet capabilities.

Internship Dates

Students accepted into this program will work throughout the year, beginning on July 1, 2023 and ending on June 30, 2024.


Students must complete the online application by April 30, 2023. 

Items to include in the application:

  • Resume

  • Contact information for one reference