Community Attention Youth Internship

CAYIP Announcement: Upcoming Sessions 2024

We are excited to announce the dates for upcoming sessions of the Community Attention Youth Internship Program (CAYIP).  Please note that we only accept applications for consideration during the open application window. 

Winter Session II: February 20, 2024 to April 14, 2024

  • The application window for this session will open January 22, 2024 at 8am and close February 2, 2024 at 5pm

Spring Session: April 15, 2024 to June 9, 2024

  • The application window for this session will open March 18, 2024 at 8am and close March 29, 2024 at 5pm

The CAYIP Application is consists of  three parts and must be completed in entirety. 

{Summer 2024 dates are June 24, 2024 to August 4, 2024. More information about the summer program will be released in March 2024.}

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.
  • Interns are expected to work up to ten hours a week for the eight week session. 
  • Interns will have the opportunity to earn a performance-based stipend up to $12 per hour  (not to exceed $960 for a school year session).
  • Interns will work with CAYIP 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 must apply for the session during the open application window for the session. Dates are outlined above.  
  • Youth and their guardians will need to complete a CAYIP Application which includes the 
    • Application Questionnaire,
    • Agreement to Participate form
    • Parent/Guardian and Youth Expectation form.   
  • You can reach out to us at  CAYIP Inquiries with any questions. 

CAYIP Timeline: Winter I 2024

  • January 22, 2024 to February 2, 2024:  Application submission window open for Winter I session only. 
  • February 2, 2024 to February 13, 2024: Applicant interviews (these will take place through via Zoom.).
  • February 16, 2024: Youth notified of acceptance 
  • February 20, 2024:  CAYIP Orientation (all participants).
  • February 24, 2024: CAYIP  Academy. 

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