Trailblazer Child & Youth Programs (CYP) is a service-learning program that supports the U.S. Navy’s Child and Youth Programs. Opportunities for career and leadership development are provided to college and university students as well as recent graduates to serve and assist as supplemental support interns in the implementation of activities for children and youth. Trailblazer CYP encourages “active learning, active life.” through fun and worthwhile activities that are service oriented to advance meaningful living and learning among children and youth.


Trailblazer CYP provides semester long (12 weeks) internship opportunities during the fall, spring, and summer! Interns primarily serve in the U.S. Navy’s Child Development Centers, with secondary support to School Age Care and Teen Programs. Internship locations include various locations throughout the U.S. to include California, Washington state, Hawaii, and many more. Opportunities for international travel is also available dependent on the State Department travel advisory. Interns are engaged in experience working with children and youth, while networking with the world’s largest employer, the Department of Defense. 


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