Community Attention Youth Internship

CAYIP Announcement: Fall 2023: Sept. 18 - Nov. 12, 2023

We are pleased to announce the next session of CAYIP! The application window for this session will open August 21, 2023 at 8am and close September 1, 2023 at 5pm. The CAYIP Application is consists of  three parts and must be completed in entirety. 

 In an effort to keep participants, staff, and community members safe all program participants and staff are expected to follow the City of Charlottesville policies regarding COVID mitigation.  Some CAYIP partners may have additional mitigation practices and policies. If your child is matched and accepts placement at a site, the expectation is that your child would follow the mitigation practices and policies outlined by that site.

Program Goals:

  • To teach workplace readiness skills.
  • To assist youth in career exploration.
  • To help youth identify their strengths and build resiliency.
  • To connect youth to positive adults and to resources in the community.

Program Highlights:

  • All interns will participate in CAYIP Orientation  and Academy the first week.  Interns will learn workplace readiness skills, communication and conflict management skills, banking and budgeting skills and much more! 
  • All participants will be assigned a CAYIP counselor who meets with the youth  a minimum of once a week.
  • Youth are expected to work up to ten hours a week for the eight  week session. 
  • This session, youth will have the opportunity to earn a performance-based stipend up to $12 per hour  (not to exceed $960 for the summer session).
  • Youth will work with staff to complete a resume at the end of the session.

Application and Acceptance Process:

  • The program is open to City of Charlottesville youth between the ages of 14-21. 
  • Youth will be able to apply August 21, 2023 at 8am  to September 1, 2023 at 5pm.
  • Youth will need to complete a CAYIP Application which includes the Application Questionnaire, Agreement to Participate form, and the Parent/Guardian and Youth Expectation form.  The link will automatically send you to the next form once you hit submit. 
  • If youth and families have any questions, they can reach out to staff at  CAYIP Inquiries.
  • We will continue to monitor the situation for health and safety and respond as necessary.

CAYIP Timeline: Fall 2023

  • August 21, 2023 - September 1,  2023 5pm: Application submission window.
  • September 5, 2023 - September 12, 2023: Applicant interviews (these will take place through via Zoom.).
  • September 15,  2023: Youth notified of acceptance 
  • September 18, 2023:  CAYIP Orientation (all participants).
  • September 23, 2023: CAYIP  Academy. 
  • The session will run from September 18, 2023- November 11, 2023.

Interested in Learning More? 

Interested in being a Site Partner? 

  • With four school year sessions and one summer session, we can welcome new site partners at any time of the year! 
  • Click on our Prospective Site Partner Form to begin the process

Additional Information