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Interested in joining the WAYK team? Here you will find the application for WAYK’s 2020 Summer Intensive. Before you begin the application, please note, you will be asked to supply the following: recent work history, educational background, language proficiency, and three professional references. We also offer the option to submit a portion of your application by video, if you prefer. You can find instructions for submitting the video portion of your application below.

Make sure that you have read our posts about the summer projectabout the available internshipsabout the summer schedule, about the Summer Intensive expectations, and the frequently asked questions about our internships before you begin the application process.

N.B. This year, our application is going out later than usual, due to an extended planning period this fall. As a result, we will have a very short application window. Our Summer Intensive will also be a bit shorter than usual and start a little later, so we will still have approximately the same amount of time between finalizing the WAYK team and the start of the project. 

Timeline For Summer Team Applications:

Application Period  February 17, 2020—March 13, 2020 

Application Deadline March 13, 2020 (11:59 PM Pacific Time!) 

Application Review & Interviews March 13, 2020—April 6, 2020

Final Selections April 6, 2020

Orientation & Training Teleconferences April 2020—June 2020

N.B. Attendance at all preliminary teleconferences is required. (Teleconferences are tentatively scheduled for Fridays @ 1 pm Pacific)

Summer Intensive June 26—August 23, 2020

We prefer that you complete the application online, but if you need to download an application to work on offline, Word and PDF versions of the application are available here:

Written Application: Word version / PDF version

Video Application: Word version / PDF version / Instructions for submitting the video portion of your application / Link to upload the video portion of your application

If you need to complete a Word/PDF application, you may email your completed application or any questions to us at If you prefer, you can also upload your completed application to Dropbox here.