Apply Now for Paid Summer Internship with Wayside

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Apply Now for Paid Summer Internship with Wayside

Wayside Center seeks applicants based in Richmond and Charlottesville for the 2014 Summer Internship Program. Interns will learn and practice community organizing and popular education skills through assistance with day-to-day operations of Wayside Center, planning and implementing Wayside’s 5th anniversary celebration, developing and implementing a popular education workshop in their own community and more.

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The program, which begins on June 20th and ends on September 22nd will involve an average of 6 – 8 hours of work per week, with three mandatory weekend intensives: June 20th – 22nd, July 18th – 20th and September 19th – 21st. Weekend intensives require presence at Wayside from Approximately 6 pm on Friday until 1 pm on Sunday.

Interns will be compensated $1,200 for their participation in the program, paid in six equal installments. All travel expenses will be reimbursed and meals and lodging will be provided during weekend intensives.

At least two of the positions require fluency in English and Spanish, and people from communities directly affected by immigration issues and mass incarceration are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply send an email answering the following questions to by April 10th.

Name, Address, Phone Number and E-Mail

Tell us a little about yourself – Where are you from? How long have you lived where you are now?

What communities are you connected to? What do you think are the most important issues or problems facing your community? Have you been involved in any efforts to create change in your community?

What appeals to you about the Wayside Internship Program?

What languages do you speak?

Is there anything else you would like us to know?

Please list the names and contact information for three personal and/or professional references we can contact.