Community Attention Youth Internship

CAYIP Announcement: Spring 2023

We are pleased to announce the next session of CAYIP! The deadline to apply is Friday, March 24, 2023  at 5pm. Youth can complete the CAYIP Application  online. 

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. If a youth refuses to comply with these expectations, they may be excused from the program. Please be advised that these mitigation strategies may include but are not limited to masking, proof of vaccination and/or COVID testing. 

 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 will be April 10, 2023. 
  • New interns will complete CAYIP Academy Saturday April 15, 2023 to 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 $10 per hour  (not to exceed $800 per school year 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 now until Friday, March 24, 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.
  • This session of CAYIP will  have a smaller number of interns in the cohort than previous years.  
  • We will continue to monitor the situation for health and safety and respond as necessary.

CAYIP Timeline: Spring 2023

  • March 13, 2023 - March 24,  2023 5pm: Application submission window.
  • March 20, 2023 - March 28, 2023: Applicant interviews (these will take place through via Zoom.).
  • March 30 - 31, 2023: Youth notified of acceptance 
  • April 10, 2023:  CAYIP Orientation (all participants). 
  • April 15, 2023: CAYIP Academy (new participants). 
  • The session will run from April 10, 2023- June 4, 2023.
  • There is no programming May 29, 2023  as City offices are closed. 

CAYIP Timeline: Summer 2023

  • Application window opens April 1, 2023. 
  • Session will run June 26, 2023 - August 6, 2023. 
  • More information coming soon!

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