Supporting its mission to enhance economic development and education, DRF offers full-time, paid summer internships to rising young leaders.

The Requirements

The Highlights

"DRF wants our next generation of leaders to see the Dan River Region as a place of opportunity," says Wendi Everson, the DRF Program Officer who manages the Internship Program. "We want to demonstrate to young people that there are challenging and rewarding employment opportunities in this area and aid in recruiting and retaining young professionals to the region."

Interns can expect:

  • Full time work, M-F (Summer)
  • $12.50 - $14.50 per hour
  • Housing (as needed basis)
  • Pursuit of academic credit
  • Advance of DRF initiatives
  • Gain hands-on experience
  • Engage with local community leaders
  • Work with area non-profit organizations
  • Contribute to attracting and retaining young professionals.

2020 Intern project

Our program identifies up to 10 diversely talented young people with an interest in one or more of our key focus areas: education, health and wellness, economic development and community development. The program offers hands-on, project-focused work with a unique opportunity for professional growth as well as a chance to make a difference in the Dan River Region. To date, over 100 young people have participated in a paid summer of purpose in Dan River Region.

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