Emerson Collective Youth Collaborative FAQs


1. Is this program in person?

Yes we will make every attempt to be in person unless public health guidance says otherwise.

2. How is my health protected?

We follow all local/federal health and safety guidelines on masking, distancing and vaccinations requirements in schools.

3. Do I need to be vaccinated?

Yes unless you have a religious exemption teachers in DC Public Schools are required to be vaccinated.

4. Will I need to get regular COVID tests even if I am vaccinated?

Yes you will be part of GW's on campus cohort as an on campus resident for the summer and will follow all COVID protocols see GWU's COVID protocols here.

5. Are my meals covered during the summer?

No, students will have access to a kitchen in their residence hall to prepare their own meals.

6. Where will I live?

Housing is covered as part of this program, you will live with the other ECYC Interns in a GW Residence Hall.

7. What if I can only serve some weeks of the program?

Please do not apply if you cannot serve for the full program. These internships are full time.

8. Is this internship paid?


9. Is academic credit available for this internship?

Yes on a case by case basis if you discuss this with your school/advisor/program and please note you would be responsible for paying for any internship course credits your school requires.

10. Do I need a car?

No your public transportation is paid for in the program and all sites are accessible.

11. Do I have to be a GW student to apply?


12. What are the advantages to participating in this program?

There are many. In addition to learning how to facilitate middle school programs that increase student civic engagement. The Civic Changemaker cohort will participate in reflection and training sessions each week to support and strengthen their own civic and teaching skills. Also there will be activities in concert with other Emerson Collective Youth Summer Interns throughout the summer as well including speakers and cultural events.