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Posted on: May 25, 2021

CAYIP Seeks Applications From Local Youth For Virtual Internship

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2021

The CAYIP Virtual Learning Academy offers participants an opportunity to learn about job readiness, budgeting and banking, communication and interview skills, and explore career paths. 


CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Community Attention Youth Internship Program (CAYIP) is seeking applications from local youth aged 14-21 years old to participate in a paid virtual internship experience for five weeks this summer. 

The CAYIP Virtual Learning Academy offers participants an opportunity to learn about job readiness, budgeting and banking, communication and interview skills, and explore career paths. Participants also connect with professionals in the community through presentations and interviews. 

The Virtual Learning Academy incorporates both Google Classroom and virtual meeting platforms. All participants are assigned a CAYIP counselor who meets with the youth weekly to offer feedback, answer questions, and offer support. All youth complete a final project and resume by the end of the session. 

This summer, each participants will have the opportunity to earn a performance-based stipend up to $120 per week (not to exceed $600 per session). The session runs from July 6 - August 8, 2021. 

Recent CAYIP participant feedback: 

“This program has taught me how to prepare for interviews, the importance of budgeting, and networking skills. I know I will be able to use this new knowledge and skills in the real world”.   

“This program helped me to believe in myself and that I can get a job to start on life”. 

CAYIP is primarily geared toward city-residents, however, there are a small number of scholarships available to youth who live in Albemarle County. The deadline to apply to the program is May 28th by 5 p.m.

Additional information and the online application can be found at the Community Attention Youth Internship website.

Media Contact
Annie Sechrist
Senior Family Services Specialist
City of Charlottesville
434-989-6371 (cell)
sechrista@charlottesville.gov

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