The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies’ Youth Philanthropy Internship is a paid internship opportunity for this year’s graduating seniors from Bedford, Cambria, Somerset, and Indiana counties. The internship runs eight weeks from mid-June to mid-August, typically Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
As a youth intern you will have an opportunity to:
- Meet new people from other schools
- Enjoy lunch in Central Park and other hot spots around town
- Explore our region
- Learn something new everyday
- Earn money
- Make an impact in your community
- Build your professional network
- Have an internship before college
- And more!
The Summer 2017 internship will be the fifth year for the program in Johnstown. Supported by grants from The Heinz Endowments, it is a replication of the Endowments’ successful Summer Youth Philanthropy Internship. The Endowments supports efforts to make southwestern Pennsylvania a premier place to live and work, a center for learning and educational excellence, and a region that embraces diversity and inclusion.
The purpose of the internship is to involve youth in the community and teach them about philanthropy, marketing techniques, and how to help meet community needs. The interns will be broken up into two teams, each led by a senior intern who participated in the program last year. After exploring community needs, each team will develop a grantmaking program, create radio documentaries, and work with local nonprofits on a wide variety of projects.
The Summer 2017 Youth Philanthropy Internship application is now available. The deadline to apply is midnight on Friday, March 10, 2017.
If you have any questions about the program do not hesitate to contact Angie Berzonski.
Photo above: The Youth Philanthropy Interns from Summer 2016 were: Kate McGrath, Olivia Oravec, Megan Paonessa, Emily Sayler, Emily Brazill, Nick Yost, Max Myers, J.T. Durica, Marshal Engleka, David Saylor