Twice this summer, interns performed a flash mob in Market Square to promote the Breathe Project. The Breathe Project is a coalition of residents, businesses, government and many other groups in southwestern Pennsylvania that are working together to clean up our air for the health of our families and economy.
2013 Summer Youth Philanthropy Internship Applications Available
The internship program will again provide youth with an opportunity to work to improve their community by developing and implementing a youth philanthropy project. The interns will research issues affecting youth and their communities, identify service priorities, develop funding guidelines and solicit proposals for addressing that issue. They will then award charitable grants. Although the final number of positions available is still to be determined, each team will again award $25,000 in grants. In addition, students will work with partner organizations to develop media projects related to their grant making, including radio, animation, video and photography. Examples of past media projects and recaps of past years’ work are available HERE. Last year, a team of interns created a video documentary about the program that may be viewed HERE.
Want to know more about what the interns do? Watch the video below that documents the experiences of a 2011 intern team.
Feedback from 2012 Participants:
Click HERE to hear firsthand about the benefits of being a youth philanthropy intern.
“This internship has done so much for me and my future….I have had experiences I would not have had anywhere else this early in my career. This internship has opened up so many doors for my future and has made me excited to see what lies behind them.”
Photo: The team of interns working with the United Way of Allegheny County (Left to right: Michael Curry, Judah Sklan, Willa Seybolt and Sarah Amick) were able to expand on their love of cycling to award grants to programs that engage children and youth through bicycles. They saw cycling as an effective means to develop healthy youth while promoting alternative transportation. (Photo by Evie Gardner)