Champion for Children Memorial Internship

In Memory of Trudy Laurenson and Kathy Ewing

Far too often, talented, hardworking young people who are passionate about serving others are funneled away from following their passion because they must prioritize paid work over unpaid internships. They miss out on the experience, mentorship, and relationships that come with working for non-profits like the Child and Youth Advocacy Center. The CYAC wants to mentor West Virginia’s future social workers with work experience and financial support.

The purpose of the Champion for Children Memorial Internship is to recruit more champions for justice and healing, like Trudy and Kathy. This on-going internship will expand the pool of bright minds who want to make this world a safer place for children.

We also hope that it will encourage young talented people to stay in West Virginia and allow them to be a positive agent of change.

Prior to starting with the CYAC, the intern will work with CYAC Staff to develop a workplan, mentoring expectations, and networking opportunities to further the intern’s professional goals.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

FAQ’s About the Internship

What is the Commitment asked of an Intern:

Interns will need to commit to 15- 20 hours a week for 13 weeks. Interns will be paid $12 per hour while they are working for the CYAC.

Who is Eligible to Apply:

-Recently graduated high school seniors
-College Students
-Individuals over the age of 18, who are interested in Social Services or Social Work

How Do Applicants Apply:

Interested individuals will submit a Cover Letter and Resume to CYAC’s Executive Director; Francesca Zarcone.