The intern works mainly within the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) office, but will also serve as a trip leader for the first session of Service Odyssey. The intern will assume a leadership role in the Orientation/Welcome Week activities sponsored by the CCE, including Bonner Orientation, the Orientation Service Walk and the Community Involvement Fair. The intern will attend a Bonner Summer Leadership Institute the last weekend in May and will begin in the office the following week. The intern must be available until and on August 25th (the Saturday of new student orientation). The intern will receive $3,500 and on-campus housing. For more information contact Kristin Booher.
The intern plans and facilitates all three sessions of Service Odyssey, serving as the main point of contact with the community partners and incoming students. The intern will work collaboratively with the co-trip leaders to facilitate service, education, and reflection in all sessions. There will be a brief training in the spring for the intern and all trip leaders. The Intern will also assist with Orientation activities sponsored by the CCE, including Bonner Orientation and the Orientation Service Walk. The intern will attend a Bonner Summer Leadership Institute the last weekend in May and begin in the office the following week. The intern must be available until and on August 25th (the Saturday of new student orientation). The intern will receive $3,500 and on-campus housing. For more information contact Christa Leimbach.
Nine 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 (June 6 to Aug. 3), 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.
The fellow is part of the Community Engagement Fellows program and has the same expectations and benefits. This fellow will be intentionally placed with an organization that has a Christian based mission at its core. For more information contact Kristin Booher.
The intern will organize and facilitate focus groups of local nonprofit organizations by sector and add findings to previous research to complete a community needs assessment. In addition, the intern will develop and/or edit resources for faculty engagement in community-based work. The intern will work for a period of 10 weeks but exact dates are flexible. The intern will receive $3,000 and on-campus housing. For more information contact Stacey Riemer.
The intern will work with a team of staff, faculty, and community partners to develop a plan for a local "community action board." This will involve research of best practices and attaining nonprofit status, as well as talking with people from local organizations in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors on needs and wants. The intern will work for a period of 10 weeks but exact dates are flexible. The intern will receive $3,000 and on-campus housing. For more information contact Kristin Booher.
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 (May 26 to Aug. 1). 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.
Two Service Odyssey trip leaders will participate in a brief training in the spring and lead one Service Odyssey session in the summer. The trip leader will receive $500 for the 10-day session. These sessions take place in August, allowing the trip leader to participate in one of the other summer programs offered. For more information contact Christa Leimbach.