2003 Summer Internship Opportunity for Youths

Nov 15, 2002 03:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON - Ten ethnic young adults will be selected for summer internships related to the United Methodist Church's primary social advocacy and action agency in 2003. Opportunities to work in public policy and social justice organizations will be joined with leadership training experiences during the eight-week program.

Applications are being accepted from young people between the ages of 18 and 22 representing the five ethnic caucuses of the United Methodist Church: Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander.

Each internship includes transportation to and from Washington, housing and a $1,500 stipend for living expenses. Dates for the program are June 1 to July 27. The denomination's Board of Church and Society administers the program.

Applicants must demonstrate an interest in social justice, have a relationship with the United Methodist Church or a United Methodist campus ministry, be in good academic standing if enrolled in a college or university, and be a member of one of the aforementioned ethnic groups.

Application deadline is Feb. 1. Forms may be obtained from Ana Toledo by e-mail at [email protected] or by contacting her at the United Methodist Board of Church and Society, 100 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002; phone: (202) 488-5651. Letters of reference, an essay and a resume must accompany the application form. NOTE: This report may be used as a sidebar to UMNS story #523.

By Albert H. Lee
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