Burish Service Leaders

The Education Studies program offers an application-only, credit-bearing, paid leadership opportunity called the Burish Service-Leadership Internship. Interns are responsible for determining the volunteer needs of an assigned school in the Rockbridge County School System, recruiting and training tutors to fill those needs, ensuring that tutors are responsible for their assigned shifts, and filling in where needed.

Paid through the Work Study program, Burish Interns are responsible for determining need, recruiting and training tutors, and performing other leadership roles. Spending on-average three hours in the schools each week, Interns assist both in classroom and in after school programming, and commit to spending at least two terms working with the school.

Working with Teacher Education and/or the Shepherd Poverty Program, Burish Interns develop leadership skills, responsibility, and relationships working directly with local schools and students on a regular basis. Burish Internship applicants are current W&L students, with preference for those interested in Teacher Education and/or have been involved in some way with service and volunteer coordination through programs such as the Nabors Service League, the Bonner Leader Program, the Campus Kitchen leadership team, the Shepherd Poverty Program, and other relevant service-oriented programs.