The Center for Civic Engagement hosts immersive project-based internships and fellowship programs with public and nonprofit organizations in the summer. Through the internships, community living and a shared curriculum, interns explore complex social issues and connect them to their academic experiences. All opportunities are in the Davidson/Charlotte area and include stipends and housing.
Interns will take leadership roles in the planning and implementation of Orientation/Welcome Week activities sponsored by the CCE, including Bonner Orientation, as well as the coordination of Service Odyssey. Each intern will lead two Service Odyssey sessions, serving as the main point of contact with the community partners and incoming students. Interns will work collaboratively with their co-trip leaders to facilitate the service, education and reflection in each session. Interns will begin in late June and will work up to and on the Saturday of new student orientation. Interns will receive $3,000 and on-campus housing. For more information, contact Kristin Booher at email@example.com.
The Nonprofit Leadership Fellows program is a 9-week internship experience designed to build capacity within local not-for-profit organizations. 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 nine weeks including orientation 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. A list of previous partners is available on the Center for Civic Engagement website. For more information, contact Kristin Booher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cook Fellows are a part of the Community Engagement Fellows program and has the same expectations and benefits. These Fellows will be intentionally placed with an organization that has a Christian based mission at its core. For more information, contact Kristin Booher at email@example.com.
Education Scholars is a 9-week "Transition to Impact" summer program for Davidson students interested in driving change at every level of our education system. This program places ten students in immersive, project-based internships with local partners in and around the Charlotte education system. Through their internship, community living and shared readings each intern have the opportunity to explore and analyze complex issues in education. 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 nine weeks including orientation and training. Each intern will receive housing in Charlotte during the term of service and a $3,000 stipend. A list of previous partners is available on the Center for Civic Engagement website. For more information, contact Katherine Bowser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Freedom Schools program was developed by the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) and provides summer enrichment experiences for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, 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. 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. For more information, contact Stacey Riemer at email@example.com.
The Service Odyssey trip leaders will participate in a brief training in the spring and will lead one Service Odyssey session in the summer. The trip leader will receive $500 for the 10-day session. These sessions take place in July and August so the trip leader can also participate in other summer experiences. For more information, contact Kyle Goodfellow at firstname.lastname@example.org.