YASP is a youth-led organization that actively utilizes students at the high school and college level. Student interns are often needed to aid the leadership team with workshops, special events, day-to-day responsibilities, and during open office hours.

High School and College Students

YASP is open to hosting students who are willing to learn, work, and try new things that may be a bit out of their comfort zone. During their time with our organization, high school interns will:

  • learn about youth incarceration and the criminal justice system
  • build leadership skills
  • learn to speak up for themselves in different settings

Typical responsibilities of a high school intern include:

  • engaging in public speaking (i.e. during workshops, rallies, other events)
  • training to be organizers
  • outreach work, such as finding places to conduct workshops and making calls on behalf of YASP
  • training to lead workshops

Interns will also be given plenty of room for personal input on their internship experience with YASP.


Students who are interested in an internship with YASP need to provide the following:

A letter of interest that describes:

  1. How you heard about YASP,
  2. What interests you about YASP; and
  3. Guidelines for your internship project and any other important information that you feel is relevant.

Please ensure that the attachment is in a PDF format. This should be sent by email to Sarah Morris ( and Gabby Jackson (