Intern with YouthBASE

Are you looking for an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with children as an educator, childcare provider, or youth development professional? Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of children? Then YouthBASE is ready for you! Apply for our internship program today!

Summer internships

We are currently seeking summer interns for our 6-week educational intervention program. This is a fun and rewarding opportunity to spend time building relationships with young children and helping them to build the behavioral, academic, social and emotional skills they need to thrive. To learn more, please contact Syanya Valdovinos, Site Director, at



Being an intern at YouthBASE this summer has been more impactful than I ever could have expected. Getting to support these kids and build relationships with them is something truly special. Through this experience, I have learned the importance of patience, consistency, and empathy that I would not have otherwise. I would highly recommend interning at YouthBASE to anyone looking to serve the Greenville community and work with some great kids!

From Brooke Spears, 2022 Intern from Furman University


My last summer as a college student is one that I will never forget. I have never experienced such a unique combination of love, gratitude, fulfillment, and exhaustion. I have worked with kids since I was old enough to have a job, but this internship at YouthBASE offered a much more meaningful experience than my prior opportunities.  Throughout the duration of the summer program, I was able to connect with all 21 students and learn fun facts from their favorite color and snack to their dreams and goals in life.  Never was I asked to complete a task that did not have the kids’ needs at heart.

Was I exhausted at the end of the day?  Yes, keeping energetic kids entertained and attentive is no easy task.  Would I change anything about how I spent my summer?  Absolutely not.  It was a memorable summer, and I will never forget the staff and students that touched my heart. 

From Ellie Morse, 2022 Intern from Furman University