The Global Youth Village (GYV)—a project of Legacy International—is an international summer program for teens. Past highlights include teen delegations from Indonesia and Iraq. Workshops address issues concerning all youth, including regional conflicts, distribution of world resources, prejudice, and the effects of media and other social pressures. Cultural programming and cooperative living foster an environment in which participants learn to respect differences and discover similarities that transcend cultural, religious and political barriers.
Summer staff members work with the year-round staff in four capacities: program (workshops, events, etc.), counseling, support services (cooking, health care, facility setup, etc.) and administration. All applicants must choose one area in which to specialize. Internships are available in logistics and support, general program support, youth services and public relations/social media, health care and as program assistants. With a staff-to-camper ratio of almost one to two, each staff member has a chance to make a real difference in the campers’ lives.
Open to all college students, grad students and recent college graduates. Most positions require applicants to be at least 21 years of age, although some positions are open to 20-year-olds. Check the website listed below for specific position requirements.
Leila Baz, Staff Coordinator
1020 Legacy Drive
Bedford, VA 24523
Phone: (540) 297-5982
Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students