Two interns will work within the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) office and will assume a leadership role in the Orientation/Welcome Week activities sponsored by the CCE, including Bonner Orientation, the Orientation Community Walk and the Community Involvement Fair. Interns will also work on various administrative projects, including updating and maintaining the PolicyOptions news bureau. The interns will also assist with the execution of the Bonner Summer Leadership Institute hosted at Davidson in June 2015. Both interns will help plan and facilitate two of the three sessions of the pre-Orientation program, Service Odyssey. The position will begin Tuesday, May 27 and the interns must be available until and on Saturday, Aug. 22 (the Saturday of new student orientation). The intern will receive $3,500 and on-campus housing. For more information, contact Kristin Booher at email@example.com or Christa Leimbach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Six fellows are placed in internships with nonprofit organizations in the local community. 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 share written pieces of critical inquiry. The internship will last for a period of eight weeks (Wednesday, June 3 to Friday, July 31), 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. For more information, contact Kristin Booher at email@example.com.
The two fellows are part of the Community Engagement Fellows program and have 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools at Davidson College provides summer enrichment for children between kindergarten and 8th grade that fosters a love for reading, increases self-esteem, and generates positive attitudes toward learning. Six Servant Leader Interns will 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 will develop a range of civic engagement skills in teaching, teambuilding, time management, public speaking, social action, negotiation, and community building. Servant Leaders Interns will receive a $3,000 scholarship and on-campus housing for the duration of the program (Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, July 31). They will also attend the National Ella Baker Child Policy Institute through the CDF at Haley Farm in Tennessee that is paid for by the program. For more information, contact Stacey Riemer at email@example.com.
Two Service Odyssey trip leaders will participate in a brief training in the spring and lead one Service Odyssey session in the summer. Trip leaders must be available for at least one of the following sessions: Friday, July 10 - Sunday, July 19, Friday, July 24 - Sunday, Aug. 2 or Monday, Aug. 10 - Thursday, Aug. 20. Trip leaders must be willing and able to be a Davidson College van certified driver. The trip leader will receive $500 for the 10-day session. These sessions take place in July and August, allowing the trip leader to participate in other summer experiences. For more information, contact Christa Leimbach at firstname.lastname@example.org.