Cafe Intern Application

What is The Lily Pad Internship Program?

The Lily Pad is now one of the first Affiliate Partners of Hugs Cafe, Inc. in McKinney, Texas. With over 9 years of employment and job carving success, Hugs Cafe, Inc. has taken their vocational training beyond those they currently employ. They have expanded Hugs Café, Inc. to now include Hugs Training Academy; an educational training center for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who seek to be employed in the food service and hospitality industries. As an affiliate partner, The Lily Pad is bringing the Hugs Cafe Training Academy program to Ridgeland, MS, through The Lily Pad Cafe, with a training and internship program. The Lily Pad Training and Internship serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 18 and above.

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How To Become An Intern

Step 1 Fill out Lily Pad Training & Internship Program Application Below.

Step 2 Be contacted by a member of the Lily Pad team to schedule an in-person assessment and student interview.

Step 3 Complete in-person assessment and interview. Provide necessary supporting documents as communicated by the The Lily Pad Team.

Step 4 Receive notice of program acceptance or recommendations and referrals.

Step 5  Begins Lily Pad training program on scheduled start date provided by The Lily Pad.

Step 6  Begins Lily Pad internship upon completion of training progrm on scheduled start date provided by The Lily Pad.

Step 7  Intern Leaps into the community into a purposeful employment role with one of The Lily Pad’s Employment Partners.

The online application period for our first cohort has closed.