The Workforce Investment Board and

Chautauqua County


Chautauqua Advancement Project (CAP)

An Internship Program for Young Professionals

This unique and innovative program will support a group of young professionals to be placed in paid internships at businesses located in Chautauqua County for 6-16 weeks depending on the Intern and worksite availability. The placement at a business will be largely determined by the Intern’s long-term career goals.  The Internship Program is scheduled to start on or about the first week of June.

Internships and Learning

Each CAP intern will work a typical workday Monday – Friday at an assigned business or as needed by the host organization.  On some Fridays scheduled in advance, the interns will participate in a mandatory paid joint-learning day that will involve a variety of activities.  Staffed by the WIB, interns will complete leadership and teamwork skill building activities.  Interns will be exposed to asset discovery opportunities around the community. Interns may work on community projects.  Some additional time beyond the Monday – Friday work week may be required on weekends and evenings to complete community projects and networking opportunities.


To be eligible for this internship, you must meet one of the following criteria:

·         A recent college or certificate training program graduate

·         Will be graduating from college or a certificate training program this year

·         A current college or certificate training program student

AND are interested in living and working in the Chautauqua County, NY area. 

The Workforce Investment Board and Chautauqua County are interested in young professionals to fill these internships. 

Application (click here to download application)

By filling out this application and submitting a resume, you may be selected to complete an intense interview process to determine if you are the right person to fill one of the openings. This includes an initial interview with the Workforce Investment Board staff and may include a second interview with the host organization staff.

You may email this application and resume to Zulma Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please put the following in the subject line:  2023-2024 CAP Application

or submit to the following address:       Workforce Investment Board

                                                                c/o Zulma Johnson

                                                                4 E. 3rd St., Suite 102

                                                                Jamestown, NY 14701

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