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.
Interns are assigned mission-advancing tasks at their nonprofit host agencies. Placements are made based on a variety of factors to include intern course of study, experience, and physical location. Diverse opportunities are made available by partner agencies that advance one of the Foundation’s four health priorities: access to health, childhood wellness, mental health, or senior services. Please note that placements may require additional background checks and/or health records for safety purposes.
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 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 current COVID-19 vaccination.
Schedule and Compensation:
- Summer 2023 internships will last eight weeks, beginning Monday, June 5 and ending Friday, July 28, 2023.
- 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 2023 cohort opened on December 19, 2022. Click here to access our application portal. Applications are due by Friday, February 24, 2023 at 5 p.m.
Applicants are asked to provide the following:
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation
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Anna Grace Tomlinson is placed with Friends of the Rappahannock. She is a rising junior at Virginia Tech, and is majoring in Water: Resources, Policy and Management with a minor in Environmental Economics. In Blacksburg, she’s part of a Christian Campus Ministry and admissions ambassador for the College of Natural Resources and Environment. She will be working at the campus gym as a personal trainer and enjoys spending time outdoors.
Brady Working is placed at the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation. He is a rising junior at James Madison University with a major in Geographic Science, focusing on Geographic Information Systems. He is a member of the Men’s Club Volleyball team at JMU, and loves playing a variety of other sports all year round.
Bela Simmons is placed at the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County. She is a rising junior at the University of Alabama, where she is majoring in Criminology & Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science. She is currently on a pre-law track and plans to attend law school after graduation. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at her local animal shelter and traveling to new places. She is excited to give back to the community with PATH and MHAFC.
Callaway Lee is placed at the Remington Community Garden. She is a rising junior at the University of Virginia and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in economics with the hopes of attending law school after she graduates. During the school year she serves as Committee Chair for Second and Third Year Council, an organization that strives to provide resources for students and create a sense of community among her class. She also enjoys working at Zoom Charlottesville, a local spin studio. At home she works at a women’s boutique in Old Town Warrenton called Christine Fox and likes to read, cook, spend time with friends, and visit the beach.
Cameron Poles is placed at PATH Foundation with the Communication team. He is a rising junior at Old Dominion University, where he is studying Communications with a minor in Fashion Marketing. Cameron has his own clothing company and enjoys hanging out with family and traveling with friends.
Caroline Babish is placed with FRESH. She is a rising junior at Virginia Tech and is pursuing a degree in Human Development with a minor in Psychology and Communication Sciences. During the school year, she is an active volunteer of the IMAGINE Lab as well as Cru campus ministry. She hopes to pursue a career in Speech Therapy in an educational or hospital setting. In her free time, Caroline enjoys skiing, reading and spending time with her friends and family.
Emily Pappalardo is placed at the Fauquier Community Theater. She is a rising senior at Christopher Newport University and is pursuing a degree in Psychology with minors in Writing and Leadership Studies. During the school year, she is a member of Family Focus (a campus organization dedicated to child abuse prevention) as well as the Red Cross. She is also the President of Women’s Club Volleyball on campus. She hopes to pursue a career in Clinical Psychology in a research setting. In her free time, Emily enjoys painting, road trips, baseball, and watching Marvel movies.
Hallie Norden is placed at Aging Together. She is a rising junior at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Sciences with a concentration in Public Health and a minor in Psychology. Hallie 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 as an EMT. In her free time, Hallie enjoys playing soccer, hiking, and spending time with her family, dogs, and friends.
Hannah Kroetz is placed with FRESH. After living in Fauquier County her entire childhood, she is now a rising sophomore at the College of William & Mary, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and exploring health-related minors. During the school year, Hannah is an executive board member of Griffin Schools Partnerships (a tutoring and mentoring organization dedicated to fostering relationships between W&M students, kids, and educators in the Williamsburg area), and is an active member of a variety of other extracurriculars. Hannah hopes to attend graduate school for speech-language pathology, and enjoys baking, writing, and traveling to new places in her free time.
Isabella Jontz is placed at The Headwaters Foundation in Rappahannock. She is a rising senior at Longwood University in Farmville, VA. She is double majoring in Psychology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish. After graduating, she plans on pursuing a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology. She is a member of the Cormier Honors College and the treasurer of the Women’s Club Volleyball team at Longwood. She also previously held an internship with the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Department in 2020. She enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Jason Wiarda is placed with the Fauquier County Library. He is a native to Warrenton, Virginia and a graduate of Fauquier High School. Jason is currently a rising junior attending James Madison University to study Intelligence Analysis and Geographic Science. In his free time, he takes part in athletic activities and enjoys attending live concerts and sporting events.
John Paccassi is placed with Hero’s Bridge. He is a rising junior at the Virginia Military Institute studying History. During his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, rock climbing or hiking. He also enjoys working on cars.
Josh Harris is placed at Morgan’s Message. He is a rising senior at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, where he is majoring in Psychology. He was a member of the Shippensburg’s men’s soccer team my freshman and sophomore year and is no longer playing due to injuries. He previously worked as a camp counselor and coach at Fauquier County Soccer Club and enjoys watching sports and playing video games in his free time.
Leah Bengston is placed at the Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center (PDRC). She is a rising junior at Virginia Tech where she is majoring in Political Science Legal Studies and minoring in Spanish. Leah is passionate about helping others and giving back to the community where she grew up. Here in Warrenton, she was a volunteer for the Fauquier Free Clinic for six years. In her free time, she enjoys teaching swim lessons and hanging out with her family and friends.
Liam Addy is placed at Career Partners, Inc. He is a rising Junior at the University of Virginia pursuing a major in Psychology. At school, Liam serves as the treasurer of the University of Virginia Psychological Society and is an active member of the Sigma Phi Society. He hopes to pursue a career in sports psychology and work with a university athletic department or a professional sports team. When not hard at work, Liam enjoys playing tennis, weightlifting, fishing, spending time with friends, and cheering on the Hoos in any sport.
Lilly Wingo is placed with the Free Clinic of Culpeper. She is currently attending Laurel Ridge Community College and has planned to transfer to George Mason in the Spring of 2023 to pursue her degree in Social Work. During her free time, Lilly enjoys going on nature runs, fishing, and discovering little shops and cafes. Being able to help anyone and everyone has been the biggest goal for her future.
Olivia Eisele is placed with the PATH Resource Center. She is a rising junior at Longwood University and is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing. To add, she is the philanthropic chairman for her sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha.
Lucas Christman is placed at the Fauquier Free Clinic. He is a rising senior at the University of Texas at Austin and is majoring in petroleum engineering with a business minor and pre-health professions concentration. While in Austin, he competes for Texas Trap and Skeet. He also enjoys scuba diving and playing tennis.
Madison Filson is placed at the Fauquier Free Clinic. She is a rising senior at Roanoke College while pursuing a Public Health major with an interest in healthcare administration concentration. She will be going into her 4th season on the field hockey team at Roanoke. Besides her passion for her sport, she also enjoys many outdoor activities with family and friends like going on walks, the beach, bikes, and hikes.
Marissa Jacquemin is placed with the Mid-Atlantic Food Resilience and Access Coalition (MAFRAC). She is a rising senior at the University of California, Davis where she is completing a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems with a minor in Native American Studies. She is passionate about community and coalition building. She is thrilled to be a PATH Intern to cultivate a deeper understanding of, and connection with, the local community and the nonprofit sector. Born and raised in Northern Virginia and a current Rappahannock County resident, Marissa enjoys participating in conservation biology efforts, playing guitar, and engaging in social & environmental justice activism in her free time.
Noah Staton is placed with Friends of the Rappahannock, a nonprofit environmental organization focused on advocacy, education, outreach, and restoration for the Rappahannock River and all its watershed. He is a rising senior at Virginia Tech studying Freshwater Fisheries Conservation. In his free time, he is an avid angler as well as a hunter.