Become a Youth Council intern and make your mark on the Cape!

The MassHire Cape & Islands Workforce Board (CIWB) Youth Council is a collaboration among business and educational professionals, local government, and community leaders that aim to provide all young adults with the opportunity to become productive members of the community. The Youth Council envisions a community where all young adults are successful in school, work, and life.

Youth Council interns have the opportunity to volunteer in the community, assist in CIWB events and program implementation, and most importantly build a network on Cape Cod and the Islands. Interns become a part of the CIWB team as they learn to strengthen and enhance their employability and career readiness skills.

View from overhead of young woman, a job interviewee, and a businessman

Resources and Information

Youth Council Student Application 2021-22
Career Center Young Adult Programs
  • Dr. Hope Hanscom, Mashpee Public Schools, Chair

  • Tom Brognano, YMCA Cape Cod

  • Katie Brunelle, Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office

  • Martha Burzycki, MassHire Cape & Islands Career Center

  • Izzi Caplan, Cape Cod Media Center

  • Shaun Cahill, Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office

  • Kate Chase, Independence House

  • Beverly Costa-Ciavola, Cape Cod Neighborhood Support Coalition

  • Kristina Dower, JTEC/MassHire Cape & Islands Career Center

  • Elizabeth Griffin, Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School

  • Michael Medeiros, Massachusetts Mentor Network

  • JR Mell, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & The Islands

  • Chris Morin, Independence House

  • Lee Moynihan, Sturgis Charter East

  • Amy Neill, Cultural Center of Cape Cod

  • Samantha Nikula, Encore Construction

  • Ruth Provost, Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod

  • Amanda Soroka, Vollmer & Son Construction

  • Danielle Whitney, District Attorney’s Office

  • Chris Wiklund, Living Independently Forever, Inc.

  • Carol Woodbury, Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District

  • Jeni Wheeler, Family Table Collaborative

  • To be announced. 
Interview with our Youth Council Chair, Dr. Hope Hanscom.
Interview with our Youth Council Chair, Dr. Hope Hanscom, Mashpee Public Schools

Visit our YouTube channel to view more of our completed interviews and recorded events.