Anytown Staff Intern Application
Anytown Alabama Social Justice Internship Program
Staff Training: May 29, 30, & June 5, 2021.
Anytown Alabama: June 6-12, 2021.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be making the decision of whether to hold Anytown Alabama 2021 in-person, hybrid, or fully remote by March 31st.

Program Overview:
Thank you for your interest in the Anytown Alabama Social Justice Leadership Certification and Internship Program. Internships typically occur during the first full week of June, with extensive training beginning at the end of May. Interns serve as staff for Anytown Alabama Teen Leadership Summit, a social justice program for teens.

Eligibility Requirements:
Anytown Alabama interns must be at least 18-100 years old and must be at least one year past graduating high school by the time of camp; to apply for Anytown 2021, you must have graduated by or before May 2020.

We strive to assemble a staff that reflects the real world in which we live. Thus, our staff must be diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, social class, education level, and immigration status. Ideal applicants will also demonstrate the following characteristics:
• Interest in social justice
• Maturity, flexibility, and resourcefulness
• Ability to work as a member of a team
• Ability to also work independently and take initiative while also following directions
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate cross-culturally
• Interest in working with teenagers

Certification Process:
In order to gain certification, applicants are expected to successfully and competently:
• Attend the entirety of staff training and fulfill staff training requirements such as assigned background readings and online discussions
• Attend the entirety of camp
• Follow all camp rules
• Facilitate/implement at least one workshop
• Facilitate/manage small dialogue groups
• Demonstrate preparedness for workshops and dialogue groups
• Take the lead on various other camp duties, such as overseeing free time activities
• Fulfill unstructured night responsibilities with delegates

The co-director team will formally evaluate interns at the end of camp. Formal evaluations will include and be based on the following criteria, among others:
• Staff Training
• Preparedness for workshops and workshop implementation
• Adherence to camp policies and regulations
• Interaction with delegates/delegate-centered behavior
• Communication
• Staff Dynamic
• Willingness to step up or step back when necessary
• Emotional Fitness
• Receptiveness to given directions and feedback

What’s in it for You (Besides the Certificate):
What does it mean to have the Social Justice Internship Position and Certificate under your belt? For starters, you’ll leave camp having developed the following lucrative skills: public speaking, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, punctuality, facilitation, mediation, organization, and many more. We probably don’t need to tell you that these skills are important to employers in all fields. Besides these skills, you’ll build strong, lasting relationships, and you’ll only deepen your passion and commitment to social justice.

Anytown Alabama administrators are committed to helping interns build their knowledge of theory, practical applications, and leadership and facilitation skills. We believe that successful interns should be rewarded for their commitment to our programming. Thanks for joining us as we reaffirm our commitment to you as staff members through this new certification program.

Cost:
There is no charge for participating in the program. While you will not be compensated financially for your participation, we will provide your lodging, meals, and an Anytown t-shirt at no cost to you. We look forward to receiving your applications!

If you would like to instead download the application and complete by email to amiller@alaquest.net or mail to ATTN: Anytown Alabama, P.O. Box 550241, Birmingham, AL 35255, copy and paste the link below:
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I have read and understand the requirements and responsibilities of the Anytown Alabama Social Justice Internship Program. (Please write your first and last name below). *
Anytown Alabama Teen Leadership Summit is traditionally an incredibly immersive experience involving activities that require participants to interact in close proximity. While we recognize the value of exploring social justice issues in-person, we must acknowledge that it is possible and even likely that we will not be able to conduct Anytown 2021 as a weeklong, fully-residential summit due to circumstances beyond our control. The safety of all of our participants is of the utmost importance. In preparing for all likelihoods, plans for a hybrid or complete remote camp are also underway. Anytown co-directors will follow CDC guidelines and restrictions to make contingency plans as necessary. In the event that Anytown 2021 is held as a hybrid or fully remote camp, would you still like to be considered as a participant? *
Anytown Alabama has a limited number of scholarships available to staff for whom the commitment to a week of service might present a financial hardship. Please indicate below if you would like to be considered for one of these limited staff scholarships. A request for a scholarship will have no bearing on your eligibility for staff selection. *
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