Internship Program

 

The purpose of the Dana Walters Scholarship Foundation is to provide post-secondary educational funds for Georgia Cystic Fibrosis young adults. We are a non-profit charity organization that receives no financial aid. We depend strictly on donations. We have been organized since 1994 and had our first graduate June 14, 1997. At present we have nine students on the scholarship program.

Because the life expectancy of a Cystic Fibrosis young adult now is in excess of thirty years, it is necessary to plan for a future. This means attending college or trade schools so that these people can be productive members of society. It is up to us as a community to support them in their efforts so that they can "give back" rather than "take". It is for this reason that we have implemented the Dana Walters Scholarship Foundations' intern program.

Employment is very difficult to achieve when you have a chronic disease. Immediate concerns for employers include absenteeism and health insurance. Thanks to the Kennedy-Kassenbaum bill that became effective in 1998 insurance is not the concern that it once was. Absenteeism is no more an issue with a CF person than one with "normal" health. Most CF persons have good health because they work very hard at preventive care.

We are proposing the following guidelines for the internship program:

A person must be qualified for the job that is available. This must be documented by previous work or on a recommendation by a teacher.

The internship should last no more than eight weeks.

The internship can be terminated at any time if the work is not satisfactory.

The employer will send a letter that details what responsibilities are required and gave a job performance evaluation on completion of assignment.

An intern can be hired at any time during the program if the employer feels that he/she is qualified.

There is no responsibility on the employers part for transportation or parking fees.

At the end of the internship, the Dana Walters Scholarship Foundation will receive a written assessment of the work done by the student. It is understood that no financial reward will be expected by the student for the time that he/she is employed as an intern. It is further understood that in contracting for internship that there is no guarantee of employment with the company.

By agreeing to have Cystic Fibrosis young adults working in your business, there is no liability on the part of the Dana Walters Scholarship Foundation. All work is done based on an agreement strictly between the company and the individual named.

 

APPLICATION FOR COMPANY WILLING TO SPONSOR INTERNS

 

All Fields are Required

Company Name:

 

Company Address:

 

Phone Number:

 

Type of Business:

 

Area of work available for Internship:

 

Time(s) of year work will be available:

 

Contact Person:

 

Contacts Phone Number:

 

At the end of the internship, the Dana Walters Scholarship Foundation will receive a written assessment of the work done by the student. It is understood that no financial reward will be expected by the student for the time that he/she is employed as an intern. It is further understood that in contracting for internship that there is no guarantee of employment with the company.

By agreeing to have Cystic Fibrosis young adults working in the above named business, I hereby release the Dana Walters Scholarship Foundation from any liability. I understand that the work done is based on an agreement strictly between my company and the individual name.

Agree:  Yes   No

 

     

 
Email: sonickaren@aol.com

 

Email: sonickaren@aol.com