Feb. 28, 2013 – Rising high school seniors and community organizations interested in hosting motivated youth in summer internships are invited to apply for the sixth year of the Summer Youth Leadership Program, sponsored by the N.C. Community Development Initiative and N.C. Institute for Minority Economic Development.
Applications are being accepted for the intensive eight-week program. It places North Carolina youth in paid internships with high-performing organizations in their communities to complete a project in community economic development and learn valuable workplace skills. Youth leaders also convene four times during the eight weeks for leadership development seminars that focus on building critical communication and service leadership abilities.
The program is part of the Initiative’s long-term strategy to strengthen North Carolina leaders who understand the unique needs, opportunities and strategies for strengthening local economies.
“The leadership program is an excellent opportunity for students and host organizations alike,” said Initiative program associate Kimberly Askew, who coordinates the youth leadership program. “Interns gain confidence, experience and skills that will prepare them for the future, while host organizations gain an extra set of hands and are enriched by the chance to mentor a young person from their community.”
Host organizations are required to develop a project that provides interns with opportunities to lead and grow as individuals. Students are expected to work full time. The Initiative covers all program costs, including the student stipend.
Applications for host organizations are being accepted through March 18. Applications for students are being accepted through April 15. Details and online applications for both are available at www.ncinitiative.org/youthapply.
For more information, contact Askew at (919) 835-6072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The N.C. Community Development Initiative leads North Carolina’s collaborative community economic development effort, driving innovation, investment and action to create prosperous, sustainable communities. For more information, visit www.ncinitiative.org.