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 (CA) operates four 8 week school year internship sessions and one 6 week summer internship session. CA also accepts applications on an ongoing basis. Youth in the summer session are expected to intern 20 hours per week.
Session 1: September – October
Session 2: December – January
Session 3: February – March
Session 4: April - May
Summer Session: June – August
Once selected, interns complete the CAYIP Academy during the first week of the session. CAYIP Academy covers orientation and workplace readiness skills to equip teens for internship success. Youth learn about communication skills, conflict resolution, interview skills, and an overview of banking and budgeting. Interns will receive a resume upon completion of the program.
CAYIP Counselors meet with youth and site supervisors on a weekly basis and also coordinate with referring agents and parents.
Interns receive a performance -based stipend that is the equivalent of $8.00 per hour at the internship.
CLICK HERE to view a special video featuring the Youth Internship Program and the kids and staff that make it all happen!
CLICK HERE To see a list of Internship Site partners. Many thanks to our 2018 Site partners!
Applications must include (click to view or download):
- A signed Internship Agreement
- Application Face Sheet
- Application Questionnaire with an Essay to be completed by the youth
- Parent/Guardian Agreement
Letters of reference are optional and will be taken into consideration.
Applications can be faxed to 434-970-3577, mailed, or scanned to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Annie Sechrist at (434) 989-6371 for more information.