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Leadership Mentoring and Hands-on Experience

Would you like to be a host family for one of the Chinese students participating in our Summer Programs during two weeks in July? Please contact RTP ICE.

High School through College (Ages 16+)

Do you enjoy interacting with children? Do you love summer camp? Have you aged out of Counselor-In-Training roles? Are you willing to work hard? To be a problem-solver? This could be a fun way to spend some of your summer!

Our Interns work with the CFS Summer Programs staff in a variety of roles, including helping in the office and in our food service operations, supporting students and teachers in the classroom, providing supervision and fun activities for students during lunch and other breaks, mentoring middle-school-aged Counselors-In-Training, and more.

Sometimes the tasks will be mundane, but we also try to provide work that speaks to your individual strengths and interests, giving you significant responsibility whenever possible. We'll do our best to nurture you as a thoughtful and responsible young leader. We want you to take seriously your commitment to CFS Summer Programs and we want to take seriously our commitment to you.

At the end of the summer, you'll receive a written assessment from Summer Programs staff. We hope you'll find your tenure valuable both as tangible experience and for your resume.

The Intern Program requires a minimum commitment of three weeks, but they don't need to be consecutive.

Unlike the CIT Program, there is no tuition or other cost for the Intern Program.

High school students, don't forget that we're offering courses just for you for the first time this summer! Options include athletic skills and conditioning (volleyball), filmmaking, entrepreneurship, forensic science, and social justice activism. So, you might decide to enroll in one or more of those courses and spend three or more weeks as an Intern.

The Intern Program, which runs generally from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, is unpaid. However, there is the opportunity for interested high school and college Interns to be paid as Extended Day staff members (from 8:00 to 9:00 am and/or from 3:00 to 5:45 pm).


Interested candidates should send a letter of interest (including your weeks of availability and any desire to work in the Extended Day program) AND a brief resume (listing any experiences with children or other pertinent activities) to Anthony L. Clay, Director of Extended Learning, at ExtendedLearning@cfsnc.org.

We assess the candidacies of interested students at periodic intervals on a rolling basis.

Thanks so much for your interest in a CFS Summer Programs internship!

Parents, this is a wonderful opportunity for your students to stretch their wings by studying requirements and expectations, applying for a position, and following through. Thanks for giving them the information and then letting them complete the steps above (and make any email or other inquiries of us). We're here to help!

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Carolina Friends School          
4809 Friends School Road
Durham, NC 27705
919.383.6602 tel / 919.383.6009 fax / info@cfsnc.org

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