Ignite Internships2019-05-10T17:29:53+00:00

2019 Summer Internships

United Way of Southwest Virginia’s Ignite Program provides our region’s high school students with a four-week summer internship component designed to teach critical workplace skills and prepare students for the workplace through hands-on work experience. Internships bridge the gap between the worlds of learning and work by connecting students and schools with employees and employers.

For more information about the Summer 2019 internships opportunities near you, contact your Ignite School Coordinator.

MajorClarity Login

Click here to take you directly to the MajorClarity site.  There you can log in, fill out your resume, upload documents, and explore internship opportunities.

Flyer

This flyer is to hang up at your school so students can gain interest and find out what their next steps should be!  Click here to download the flyer.

FAQ Handout

This handout is for teachers, Ignite School Coordinators, and students.  This can be distributed to students during class or hung up in locations around the school.  Click here to download the handout.

Program Manuals and Forms

Click here to download the manual for Ignite School Coordinators, guidance counselors, and teachers to read about preparing your students to apply and participate in a summer internship through Ignite.

Click here to download the manual for students to read about preparing, applying, and participating in a summer internship through Ignite.

Click here to download the manual for Employers and Ignite Internship Mentors to read about preparing your organization, the interview process, and program participation when hosting a student intern this summer through Ignite.

Click here to download the packet of program forms that need to be signed and turned in before students can start applying for internships.  Packet includes: Internships Interest Sheet, Commitment Contract, and Letter of Recommendation Form.

Social Media Templates

Recruit students through PowerSchool, school newsletters, or on your school system’s social media pages.  Below are examples you can use, along with a downloadable Ignite Program Summer Internships image.

Message 1:
United Way of Southwest Virginia’s Ignite Program provides our region’s high school students with a four-week summer internship component designed to teach critical workplace skills and prepare students for the workplace through hands-on work experience.

Get in touch with your Ignite School Coordinator (Or insert ISC name instead) to apply today! #LiveUnited #IgniteSWVA”

Message 2:
“Are you ready to get to work? Apply for an internship! With over 35 businesses participating businesses and 96 available positions, there are plenty of opportunities for SWVA high school students to get involved this summer. #LiveUnited #IgniteSWVA”

Contact Information

If you have questions, need support, or would like additional information, contact one of our Youth Success staff members.

Melinda Leland
Manager of Youth Success
United Way of Southwest Virginia
mleland@unitedwayswva.org
Office: 276-628-2160 Extension: 4031

Crystal Breeding
Youth Success Coordinator
United Way of Southwest Virginia
cbreeding@unitedwayswva.org
Office: 276-628-2160 Extension: 4073