Community Attention Youth Internship Program

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CAYIP Brochure

Youth ages 14 – 21 are provided with an opportunity to work and be exposed to job settings; learn workplace readiness skills; and improve their abilities to work with others in group settings.

Community Attention operates four 8 week school year internship sessions and one 6 week summer internship session. CA also offers individualized internship placements for youth who benefit from working up to 25 hours a week for a set number of weeks.

Session 1: September – October

Session 2: December – January

Session 3: February – April

Session 4: May – June

Summer Session: June – August



Interns attend a weekly workplace readiness group. Community Attention Youth Counselors meet with youth and site supervisors on a weekly basis and also coordinate with referring agents and parents.

Interns enrolled in school year sessions receive a performance based stipend of $50.00 per week maximum. The summer session interns receive a performance based stipend of $100.00 per week maximum. The amount of stipends directly relates to the intern’s performance and attitude.

CLICK HERE to download the CAYIP brochure in PDF format.

CLICK HERE to view a special video featuring the Youth Internship Program and the kids and staff that make it all happen!

CLICK HERE What Parents and Guardians Need to Know.

CLICK HERE   To see a list of Internship Site partners.

Applications must include (click to view or download): Summer CAYIP Applications are due April 30th at 5 p.m.

Letters of reference are optional and will be taken into consideration. 

Applications can be faxed to 434-970-3577, mailed, or scanned to

Note: returning second year summer intern candidates are encouraged to apply but will be evaluated on the same criteria as first year summer interns. Third year summer intern candidates are not eligible for scholarship funding based on a two-year cap. Third year candidates can apply if they have funding.

Contact Misty Graves (434) 981-4014 for more information.