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2023 Summer Internship Opportunity


Through partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), and the NJ YMCA State Alliance the Summit Area YMCA is accepting a YMCA VISTA Summer Associate to support efforts to increase access to healthy foods.

Summer Associate VISTAs will support direct service activities and capacity-building activities related to the following programming priorities:

  • Preventing summer learning loss for students
  • Combating hunger and food insecurity, including USDA Summer Food Service Programs and senior meal programs
  • Supporting General Health and Wellness

The intern will conduct community outreach and engagement, support planning and operation of YMCA food programs (i.e., food pantry, meal distribution), and assist site staff in programming to support overall health and wellness.

VISTA SA Position General Info:
10-Week Summer Service Opportunities
Full-Time, M-F (8-4 or 9-5 varies by site need/applicant preference)
Start Date: 6/12/23
End Date: 8/21/23
VISTA Summer Associates serving with the NJYSA and partner YMCAs are permitted to attend school/have other employment outside of service hours

Benefit Info:
Summer Associate VISTAs will receive a bi-weekly living stipend of $877.66 - $1037.26 depending on the location of service. Upon successful completion of the 10-week service term, an additional cash stipend of approximately $345.00 OR an education award of $1,459.26 will be provided (VISTA’s choice). 




Questions? Contact:

Julia Wieczorek
Program Coordinator
New Jersey YMCA State Alliance 



In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring, and respect — are integral to everyday operations.

Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 17,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling, and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure everyone can learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.