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Empower Youth Internship



The Charlotte Chess Center is an established educational hub for chess in the Charlotte area; offering camps, classes, school enrichment programs and lectures year round.

We understand the role chess plays in bridging our youth to successful academic and life outcomes.  We believe that through our programs and services, we can help empower the next generation of leaders.  

In honor of our 10-year anniversary, we are pleased to announce the creation of the CCC Empower Youth Internship Program.


Internship Goals


The goal of the Empower Youth Internship & Scholarship Program is to provide our student members with the professional skills and resources they need to continue growing and learning. Our goal is to provide interns with valuable, hands-on experience relevant to their post secondary pursuits. This free development program is an investment in students who are looking to make a positive difference, who demonstrate our cultural values, and have a desire to better prepare themselves for future careers, college life and the world stage.  




Must be currently enrolled in high school, ages 14-18

Must have a peak US Chess rating of 1000 or above

Active participant in CCC tournament play within a quarter of applying.

Must bring working laptop to each session.

Must demonstrate enthusiasm for learning, sharing, and respect for others.

Must have transportation to and from programs, workshops, and events.


Interns will learn important skills from local leaders and field professionals within the CCC's network.


Topics include but are not limited to: marketing, MS Office Suite, social media, communications, graphic design tools, resume building, college application process.


Students who successfully complete the internship will:

  • Receive a certificate of completion 

  • Add to resume/college applications

  • Consideration for paid part-time work with the CCC

  • CCC can serve as job and/or college reference

  • Eligible for new CCC scholarship program

Summer Internship Dates

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