The Center for Civic Engagement is now accepting applications for their summer community-based fellowships and internships. The application deadline for all positions is Thursday, February 7, 2013.
Applicants for Civic Engagement Summer Interns/ Service Odyssey Trip Leaders, Community Engagement Fellows and Freedom Schools Servant Leader Interns should complete this common application.
For more information on any of these positions, join us for an information session on January 31st at 6pm in Room 313 of the Alvarez Student Union.
Civic Engagement Summer Intern / Service Odyssey Trip Leaders (2) - Interns will be given the opportunity to work both within an office environment (Center for Civic Engagement) and directly with not-for-profit organizations (Service Odyssey). The leaders chosen for this unique role will begin with training and planning for Service Odyssey and then will spend time in the office developing resources for civic engagement programs and initiatives. They will then facilitate two Service Odyssey sessions in July. Sessions are local service experiences with the intent of providing incoming students with a sense for our local community and what it means to lead a life of leadership and service at Davidson College. Interns will then return to the office to implement Bonner Orientation and the Orientation Service Walk in August. Interns will begin training on June 7th and must be available until and on August 24th (the Saturday of new student orientation). Interns will receive $4,000 and on-campus housing.
Community Engagement Fellows (5) - Fellows are placed with not-for-profit organizations in the local community for an internship experience. Through a combination of direct service, community living and shared readings each intern will explore what it means to be an engaged and informed citizen as a member of a larger community. A staff member will meet weekly with the entire group to discuss learning and to share written pieces of critical inquiry. The internship will last for a period of eight weeks (June 10-August 2) including an opening retreat and training. Each intern will receive on-campus housing during the term of service, a $3,000 stipend and a transportation stipend. Internship placements will be assigned in accordance with learning objectives.
Cook Family Community Engagement Fellows (2) - Fellows are a part of the Community Engagement Fellows program and have the same expectations and benefits. These two Fellows will be placed with organizations with a Christian based mission.
Community Engagement Fellows / Service Odyssey Trip Leaders (2) - This opportunity allows for interns to work an entire summer with both a consistent not-for-profit organization as well as exploring other organizations while leading first year students in Service Odyssey. Fellows will begin training on June 7th and must be available to close the last Service Odyssey session on August 23rd. Fellows will receive $4,000, on-campus housing and a transportation stipend during the Community Engagement Fellow term.
Freedom Schools Servant Leader Interns (6) - CDF Freedom Schools at Davidson College provides summer enrichment, for children between kindergarten and 8th grades, which fosters a love for reading, increases self-esteem, and generates positive attitudes toward learning. Servant Leader Interns take part in an in-depth training program prior to implementing a reading curriculum developed by the Children's Defense Fund. Through active learning experiences with children and daily debriefing meetings, interns develop a range of civic engagement skills in teaching, teambuilding, time management, public speaking, social action, negotiation and community building. Servant Leaders Interns receive a $3,000 scholarship and on-campus housing for the duration of the program (May 28-August 2). They also attend the National Ella Baker Child Policy Institute through the Children's Defense fund at Haley Farm in Tennessee that is paid by the program.
Training and Education Intern (1) - This intern will be based in the Center for Civic Engagement. The student will spend the first two weeks of the summer working with CCE staff to develop a plan and will then spend 6 weeks creating a "train the trainer" curriculum around being an ally and being culturally sensitive in the classroom or service sites. The final two weeks will be an opportunity to implement the curriculum with a small group of students. Intern will receive $3,000 and on-campus housing. Dates are flexible and can be determined upon acceptance of the position.