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 and leadership 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.
The application process for 2020 interns is currently closed. Please check back to this page, as we regularly update application information when it becomes available. Typically, applicants are asked to provide the following:
- Cover Letter
- One Letter of Recommendation
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Weber is dually placed at the Fauquier Public Library & the Fauquier Historical Society. He is a rising senior at William & Mary, where he is earning a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Global Business. Ryan has previously interned for Blue Star Strategies LLC and the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors, where he had the opportunity to learn about the importance of local government. He enjoys watching bad movies with his hallmates and playing with his pet rabbit, Mr. Munchie.
Katie Sharp is placed at Commit to Be Fit. She is a rising junior at Shenandoah University and is majoring in Nursing. She has a passion of promoting health across the community. Katie also works as a Medical Scribe in the emergency department. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her family and working with her cows and horses.
Georgia Scarborough is placed at the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County. She is a rising junior at Elon University in Elon, NC, and is pursuing a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Psychology. Georgia is also completing a Pre-Physician’s Assistant track as a Pre-Health Scholar. She is a life-long Fauquier County resident and continues to serve her community through her volunteer work at Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company as an EMT. In her free time, Georgia enjoys working on her photography company and running through Old Town Warrenton.
Taylor Welch is placed at the Fauquier Free Clinic. Taylor is a rising senior at Virginia Tech where she is completing her B.S. in Public Health and Human Development. During the school year, Taylor works for Hokie Wellness as a member of their Health Education and Awareness Team and is co-president of the Rural Area Medical Club at VT where they strive to spread awareness about the need for improved medical care in rural areas. Taylor spent last summer in Cincinnati interning for Cincinnati HealthWorks, a corporate wellness company. In her free time, Taylor loves to play music and spend time with her dog.
Lauren Shutt is placed at the Fauquier Times. She is a junior at James Madison University, where she is earning a B.S in Communication Studies with a concentration in Organizational Communication. She previously worked at McClanahan Camera, where she found her love for photography and the visual arts. She is also a Marketing Assistant at James Madison University’s Recreational Facility (UREC). Lauren is a lifelong resident of Fauquier County and in her free time enjoys volunteering in the community, watching hockey, photographing events, and spending time with friends and family.
Ben Nesbit is placed at Aging Together. He is a junior at James Madison University pursuing his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice. Benjamin has a background as a political field coordinator, talking with many constituents and local politicians. He hopes to join a law enforcement agency to help bridge the gaps between communities. In his free time, Benjamin enjoys playing the saxophone, guitar, and ukulele.
Elizabeth Frazier is placed at the PATH Foundation Resource Center. She is a senior at Virginia Tech, earning a dual degree in International Studies and Public & Nonprofit Management. Lizzie is passionate about helping people and serving her community, which is evident in her involvement with the local communities in Blacksburg and here at home. She volunteers at the schools in Montgomery County and in local church nurseries. In her free time, Lizzie enjoys exploring new places (and ice cream shops) with her friends.
Daniel Duca is placed at Excellence in Education and is a junior at Christendom College where he is studying to be a Philosophy major. Daniel has previously interned at Manus Dei Inc. where learned about business development and client management. During the school year he works as a part of his student government to help organize and fund various events for organizations such as the Front Royal Pregnancy Center and has also participated in a relief trip to help the less fortunate of Lima, Peru. In his spare time, Daniel plays collegiate soccer at Christendom College and is an avid writer.
Alex LaFleur is placed at Land Trust of Virginia. A junior at Virginia Tech, Alex is working towards a B.A. in Political Science, and intends to pursue a career in environmental law after college. In the past, Alex has attended mission trips with his church over the Summer and has volunteered for the successful election campaign of Virginia state delegate Chris Hurst. During his free time, Alex enjoys reading the news, cooking, and watching nature documentaries.
Kayla Emery is placed with Experience Old Town Warrenton – Farmers Market. Kayla is a rising senior at James Madison University, where she is completing her B.S. in Public Policy and Administration, with a minor in Political Science. Kayla spends her free time at JMU volunteering with Young Life, where she gets to form friendships with high school girls at Riverheads High School in Staunton, VA. Volunteering closely with high schoolers has made Kayla passionate about how to get young people more civically engaged, and also how to enhance civic learning within school systems.
Ethan Jakum is placed at the Virginia Department of Health. Ethan is an alumna of Kettle Run High School and Mountain Vista Governor’s School and a rising second year at the University of Virginia where he is pursuing a pre-medical education and a major in Public Health. At UVA, Ethan is an active member of both the Virginia Rowing Association and the Jefferson Society while at home he volunteers with local health programs including the Fauquier Free Clinic and Fauquier Education Farm. Ethan’s hobbies include gardening, beekeeping, and reading science fiction novels.
John Bellucci is placed within the F.R.E.S.H Program and is a rising senior double-majoring in Criminology and Sociology with a minor in Peace Studies at Virginia Tech. John is very passionate about community service and after college aspires to continue his services to the community by becoming a law enforcement officer at the state and/or federal level. In his free time, John enjoys playing soccer and spend time with friends.
Madison Carter is placed with Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health (FRESH). She is entering her junior year at Christopher Newport University, and is pursuing a major in Information Science with a minor in Business Administration. Madison has previously worked at the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy (a non-partisan research center at Christopher Newport) and as an intern at Fauquier Springs Country Club. She is a member of the CNU women’s volleyball team and during her free time enjoys running and spending time with her family.
Madelyn Granger is placed at Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center (PDRC). Madelyn is a rising junior at Christopher Newport University, where she is earning a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology and a minor in Business Administration. She has previously worked as an intern with the Town Attorney. She is a member of the club field hockey team at CNU and enjoys cooking and playing with her dogs in her free time.