The Center for Civic Engagement hosts and facilitates immersive leadership opportunities for current Davidson College students each summer. All opportunities are in the Davidson/Charlotte area and include stipends and housing. The deadline to apply for summer 2015 positions has passed. Please look for information regarding future positions early in the 2016 spring semester.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Christa Leimbach at email@example.com.
The Community Engagement 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 (June 1st –July 31st) 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. Applicants selected for interviews will receive the 2015 list of partners beforehand in order to preference options and develop questions for Center staff. 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 (June 1st –July 31st) 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. Applicants selected for interviews will receive the 2015 list of partners beforehand in order to preference options and develop questions for Center staff. For more information, contact Christa Leimbach 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 (May 26-August 1). 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.