Summer Internship Program
We are an exciting and fast-paced philanthropic health foundation located in Warrenton, Virginia. Our internship program is made up of two components: weekly group work an dleadership development activities at the PATH Foundation, and an outside placement with local government or nonprofit organization that serves our community. These 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.
Intern 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:
- Must be a rising junior or senior in a bachelor’s program, master’s degree program, or a recent graduate of an accredited academic institution. 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.
Schedule and Compensation:
- The internships will last 9 weeks, beginning Monday, June 1st and ending Friday, July 31st.
- Interns are expected to work 30 hours/week and allowed one week unpaid vacation.
- Compensation ranges between $12.50 to $14.50/hour depending on academic year.
Please submit the following materials to our online application by February 28, 2020:
- Cover Letter
- One Letter of Recommendation
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Amber Taylor is placed with the PATH Foundation Resource Center. She is a junior at the University of Lynchburg, earning a B.S. in Psychology. Amber previously served with the Fauquier Health Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and is passionate about helping others. She also volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club and the Grace Miller Buddy Program. Amber likes to spend her days off having picnics in Rady Park and always makes sure to save room for ice cream.
Asma Noman is placed at the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation. After graduating from Fauquier High School in 2013, she continued to the University of Mary Washington where she earned a B.S. in Psychology. As part of her undergraduate work, she researched sibling relationships and strategies for reducing anxiety. Now, Asma is in her second year of Boston University’s Social Work Master’s Degree program. She hopes to one day become a licensed clinical social worker and help children in need in the community. Her happy place is anywhere in Fauquier, as long as she has a book in hand.
Breanna Hill is placed at the Fauquier Excellence in Education Foundation. Breanna is a rising senior at American University in Washington, D.C. where she is completing her B.A. in Political Science. Breanna’s passion for civic engagement and community wellness show in her volunteer work with organizations like D.C. Reads, A Wider Circle, Lunch Bag Social, and Explore DC. She has also organized a Voter Registration drive at her alma mater, Liberty High School. When she takes time to relax, Breanna enjoys spending time with her eleven siblings.
Caitlin Wagner is placed at The Clifton Institute. A recent graduate of the College of William & Mary, Caitlin earned a dual degree in Anthropology and Art, and is set to pursue her master’s degree at the College of London in Fall 2019. Caitlin’s previous experience includes work with the Achill Archaeological Field School in Ireland, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. She has a passion for education and strives to teach those around her to look towards the past to cultivate a better future. In her free time, Caitlin loves Celtic dancing.
Cierra Chambers is placed at Commit to Be Fit. She is a junior at Virginia Tech and is working towards a B.A. in Communications. Cierra is passionate about helping people and serving her community. Previously, Cierra worked as an executive office assistant at Racer Construction, helping build homes around the tri-county area. She’s also received a scholarship from the Headwaters Foundation, and once spoke at their annual Taste of Rappahannock event. In her free time, Cierra loves exploring the gorgeous scenery Castleton has to offer and spending time with her loved ones.
Grace Overman is placed at the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County. A senior at Christopher Newport University, she is pursuing a B.S. in Neuroscience. Last year, Grace participated in the Ferguson Fellows Program, where she found her passion for researching and promoting Psychological Health and Mental Health First Aid training. Last summer, she studied Social Justice in South Africa at the Good Society at Oxford. She is a lifelong Fauquier County resident and spends her time outside of the office working at Vallie’s Vintage Jewelry in Old Town Warrenton.
Helen Scherer is placed with the PATH Foundation’s Communications team. An alumna of Kettle Run, Helen is currently a senior at Christopher Newport University, where she studies Business and Communications. She gained experience in marketing and advertising working for CNU in their Office of Communications and Public Relations as a Video Marketing Intern. Last summer, Helen volunteered at a South African school, producing advertising materials and teaching communication and leadership skills. When she has a free moment, she enjoys dancing, hiking, and exploring new places.
Julia Estes is placed at the Warrenton Aquatic Recreation and Fitness Center (WARF). She is a junior at Virginia Tech, majoring in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. Passionate about community health and wellness, Julia previously worked for Mountainside Physical Therapy and Kilby Pediatrics. During the school year, she works as a group Exercise Instructor. When she has free time, she loves playing volleyball and lying by the pool.
Katherine Wright is placed with the Fauquier County Public Schools’ Virginia Preschool Initiative. She is entering her third year at Radford this fall, majoring in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education. Her goal is to become a teacher for special needs children. She is fluent in ASL and her favorite word to sign is her. Katherine also has a passion for community aid and has volunteered at Remington Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. Once an ice cream scooper at Moo Thru, she loves cookies and cream sundaes.
Lori Leidenheimer is placed with the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District and is a recent graduate of East Carolina University where she earned a B.A. in Public Health. Lori will continue her education this fall by pursuing a Nursing certification at Marymount University. Passionate about providing health and wellness education for people of all ages, Lori created an initiative for schools in Pitt County, NC, Pitt Fit Healthy Kids, which promotes nutrition and exercise starting in youth. In her free time, Lori loves spending time with loved her ones and going on adventures.
Stephanie Weber is placed at Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health (FRESH). Stephanie is a rising senior at West Virginia University, where she is earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Stephanie has previously worked at the Fauquier Free Clinic, a news station in North Carolina (WCNC), and the Fauquier County District Attorney’s Office. She is now a Student Wellness Ambassador at WVU, working to educate her peers and promote health and wellness. Stephanie’s favorite pastimes include walking in Old Town Warrenton and watching true crime shows with her cat, Kitty.