14 January 2014

Break Away-Summer Internship

Break Away Internship - Summer 2014
*Applications Due: Monday, January 13th*

Break Away is pleased to announce that the 2014 Summer Internship Program is now accepting applications. If you are interested in developing facilitation and leadership skills, supporting lifelong active citizenship, and strengthening the national alternative break movement, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Individuals selected to be Break Away Interns will have two areas of focus. The primary area of focus will be the Train the Trainer Program - with the goal of becoming a long-term Break Away Facilitator, trained and available for future consultant work. This will include assisting in four Break Away national conferences: The Alternative Break Citizenship Schools (ABCs). In addition to gaining valuable facilitation experience, you will have the unique opportunity to develop curriculum for national conferences, speaker panels, educational sessions, and similar activities by serving as logistical staff for the ABCs. Alternative Break experience is required for all applicants and prior attendance at the ABCs is much preferred.

The second area of focus will be an individualized project that will build upon your prior experience and expand your expertise in that given area for the benefit of the alternative break movement. The possible choices are listed on the application; if you have a specific skill set that isn't listed please let us know.

The duration of the internship is May 15 - August 15, 2014* during which time interns will live in Atlanta, GA and work out of the National Break Away Office. Break Away will cover your travel costs and grant a modest living stipend and shared housing will be arranged and paid for by Break Away. In addition, Break Away will also cover all expenses (food, transportation, and housing) for interns during the Alternative Break Citizenship Schools. One to two interns will be selected from the applicant pool.

Interns will be responsible for covering their own food, transportation, and entertainment expenses in Atlanta for the few weeks that they will not be involved with one of the ABCs. If this is prohibitive for applicants, please let us know. We are open to discussing options for individuals interested in applying.

If you are interested in the Internship Program but are unable to invest an entire summer, you may still be able to serve as a Site Leader for one of the 2014 ABCs. Site Leader Applications will be available in March 2014.

Applications are available on our website: www.alternativebreaks.org. Please call Program Director Shannon Morrissey at 404-919-7482 with any questions and email your completed application to breakaway@alternativebreaks.org. All applications must be received by 5pm ET on Monday, January 13, 2014.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

*If you are able to begin the internship earlier than May 15th (or can't start until after that date) please note this in your application.

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