Summer Internship Program
About the program:
Our exciting and fast-paced internship program is based in Warrenton, Virginia, and made up of two components:
- weekly group work and leadership development activities at the PATH Foundation; and
- an outside placement with local government or nonprofit organization that serves our community.
Placements may include, but are not limited to:
Nonprofit/Government Agency Support – Diverse opportunities for interns to be placed with a local nonprofit or government organization that is partnered with the PATH Foundation to advance one of our four health priorities: access to health, childhood wellness, mental health, or senior services.
Communications/Marketing – Opportunities for interns to work with PATH Foundation staff on communications efforts and community outreach in support of both the PATH Foundation and area nonprofits.
PATH Foundation Resource Center – Intern will work with PATH Resource Center staff on initiatives supporting volunteer efforts and nonprofit engagement with area organizations.
Scroll down for more program information and the required application materials.
In our program, interns will learn and be exposed to:
- Real world knowledge of nonprofits, nonprofit capacity building and volunteer management.
- Hands-on work with a variety of nonprofit organizations and government agencies.
- Participation in regular organizational meetings and community events.
- Professional and leadership development activities.
Requirements and Qualifications:
- Applicants must be a rising sophomore, junior or senior in an associate’s or bachelor’s program. Previous PATH interns are ineligible to apply.
- All academic disciplines will be considered.
- Strong communication skills (written and verbal) preferred.
- Applicant must be motivated and organized.
- Priority will be given to applicants from our service area, including Fauquier, Rappahannock, and Culpeper Counties.
- The PATH Foundation requires all staff to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Schedule and Compensation:
- Summer 2022 internships will last 9 weeks, beginning Tuesday, May 31 and ending Friday, July 29, 2022.
- Interns are compensated at a rate of $15/hour and expected to work 30 hours/week.
- Interns are allowed one week unpaid vacation.
Applications for the Summer 2022 program are closed. If you’d like to apply for a future cohort, please bookmark this page, or follow the PATH Foundation on social media for the latest information on the program.
Applicants are asked to provide the following:
- Cover Letter
- One Letter of Recommendation
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Addie Norden is placed at the Fauquier Free Clinic. She is a rising junior in the Honors Program at the University of Mary Washington (UMW) in Fredericksburg, VA, and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a minor in Practical Ethics. Addie is also completing a Pre-Med track and plays on the UMW Women’s Rugby team. She is a life-long Warrenton resident and continues to serve her community through her five years of volunteer work at the Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company, where she fulfills multiple roles as a paramedic, head recruiter, and holds the position of EMS Lieutenant. More recently, she has started volunteering at the Fauquier Vaccine Clinic, where she administers COVID vaccinations. Addie also works as a paramedic in Berkeley County, WV and enjoys spending her free time relaxing outside in a hammock.
Amanda Bishop is placed with the Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center. She is a rising junior at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore where she is studying Marketing with a minor in Information Systems and Data Analytics. Amanda was raised in Warrenton. In Baltimore, Amanda enjoys outreach and volunteering with the homeless, and serving her campus as a desk assistant in residential dorms. She also participates in Loyola’s Women in Business club. She hopes to work in marketing analytics after graduation in the Baltimore-DC area. In her free time, she enjoys working out and spending time with friends and family.
Angelina Martella is placed at Aging Together. She is a New York University rising senior, and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in International Relations, with minors in Global Public Health and Mandarin. She is also working at IssueVoter, a nonprofit startup that focuses on increasing civic engagement, as a fundraising intern. She has lived in Warrenton her whole life and is passionate about international politics. In her free time, she enjoys drawing and cooking.
Daniela Simmons is placed at the Remington Community Garden. She is a rising junior at the University of Alabama, and is pursuing a degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Education and Promotion, paired with a minor in General Business. During the school year, she is an active member of Project Health (a campus organization dedicated to providing health education to students) as well as the Bama Catholic Campus Ministry. She hopes to pursue a career in Healthcare Administration in a hospital setting or at a government organization. In her free time, Daniela enjoys watching movies, spending quality time with her family and friends and cheering on the Crimson Tide.
Jazmine Fitts is placed at Fauquier Reaches of Excellence in School Health (FRESH). She graduates from East Carolina University this summer, earning a bachelor’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in community health. She has lived in Fauquier County all her life and hopes to move to northern Virginia as she begins her career. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and friends.
Jillian Bennett is placed at the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County. She is a rising junior at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, where she is double majoring in Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience with a minor in Biology. She is a member of the Psi Chi National Honor Society and plans to attend a post-graduate university in hopes of pursuing a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. She has been an active member of the Fauquier community, participating in many special needs activities such as the Walk for Autism and the Special Olympics. Jillian hopes to help others throughout her life, and inspire others to do the same. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves being at the beach.
Justin Mayer is placed at Hero’s Bridge. He is a rising senior at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and a minor in Security and Conflict Studies. He is a life-long Fauquier County resident and continues to support his community by assisting with Special Olympics. More recently, Justin has worked for the University of Mary Washington’s Office of Student Conduct and Responsibility, where he assists the Director of Student Conduct and creates ways to elevate Mary Washington’s community. In his free time, Justin enjoys playing sports, running and spending time with family and friends.
Kathryn Yeager is placed in the communications department at PATH. She is a rising senior at Virginia Wesleyan University in Virginia Beach, VA, and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in both Communications and Political Science. Kathryn is a Batten Fellow of the Batten Honors College, Vice President of Lambda Pi Eta, and the captain of the VWU volleyball team. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, being outdoors and staying active.
Kelsey Gastley is placed with Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health (FRESH). She is a rising junior at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. Kelsey is passionate about helping others and giving back to her community both in Fauquier County and at JMU. Here in Warrenton, she has volunteered at the Fauquier Free Clinic; at JMU, she is an active member of the Dietetics Association, works at the University Recreation Center, and frequently volunteers in the Fuel Stations. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys running and spending time with her friends and family.
Lauren Petty is placed at the Fauquier Free Clinic. She is a rising sophomore at the University of Virginia, where she is pursuing a major in Systems Engineering and a minor in Spanish. Lauren lives in Rappahannock County and has served her community in the past as a volunteer with the Rappahannock Senior Center. In Charlottesville, she participates in the Society of Women Engineers and is the president of Hablemos Spanish Conversation Club. Lauren loves cooking, hiking throughout Virginia, and playing with her two dogs.
Madeleine Hayes is placed at Fauquier Habitat for Humanity. She is beginning her senior year at William & Mary where she is working on getting a bachelor’s degree in Business Analytics. Madeleine has previously held a senior government internship with PATH and The Arc of North Central Virginia in 2019. She is a member of the women’s soccer team at William & Mary and enjoys spending time with friends and traveling to new places.
Sofie Marino is placed at the Land Trust of Virginia. She is a rising Junior at Christopher Newport University where she is majoring in Environmental Biology. She is a resident of Warrenton, Virginia, and a frequent visitor to the shops on Main Street. Once she graduates college, she hopes to move to the Chesapeake Bay area and begin work as a field researcher assessing marsh health and participating in habitat restoration efforts. In her free time, she likes to go on hikes and hang out with her leopard gecko.
Sophia Oporto is placed at the PATH Foundation Resource Center. She is a rising senior at Virginia Tech where she is completing a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology. Sophia is excited to learn more about PATH and give back to the community she grew up in.
Tanner Working is placed at Verdun Adventure Bound. He is a rising senior at the University of Mary Washington and is pursuing a degree in Geography, along with a Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Tanner has previously worked at Chestnut Forks Athletic club as a lifeguard and maintenance worker, and with the video broadcast team at Mary Washington. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, fly fishing, waterfowl hunting, and other outdoor activities in his free time.