LIAC's Student Activity Fund (SAF) Summer 2023 internships are coming to a close. We hope the interns had a great experience helping out in the community!
Thank you for your great work!
To participate in the 2023-2024 SAF program, you must be:
AND one of the following:
Check out the link below to see program resources including:
To be eligible for the SAF internship program, the nonprofit organization must have one or more of the following goals:
Note: Students cannot receive SAF award money as a volunteer for a political candidate or party campaign, according to SAF’s guidelines as a religious nonprofit program.
If your organization has been chosen by an SAF intern and approved by SAF, please fill out the forms below (one before the internship and one after).
If your nonprofit is interested in being added to the list of approved SAF internship placement options, email SAF Program Director Crystal Berger at the link below.
If SAF interns would like guidance in finding an appropriate nonprofit to approach, they are encouraged to contact SAF Program Director Crystal Berger at SAFProgramDirector@gmail.com.
Click below for a list of nonprofits where past SAF interns have worked.
SAF interns may participate in the program during the summer and during the 2023–2024 school year. During summer, the intern may work up to 35 hours per week, but the hours are limited during the school year.
The interns may work in person or online, anywhere in the world.
Yes, as long as the organizations are approved by the SAF Director and the combined hours do not exceed the seasonal time limits.
Student Activity Fund (SAF) is a grant program funded by the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock that enables high school seniors and college students from Long Island UU congregations to perform significant service to the community while earning money to help finance their education. The program, which is approaching its 50th year, is sponsored by the Long Island Area Council of Unitarian Universalist Congregations (LIAC).
SAF is led by the Program Director, who works with a volunteer Advisory Committee made up of members from various UU congregations on Long Island.
The purpose of SAF is to encourage young Unitarian Universalists to live their religious values and gain awareness of society's social and economic problems through internships at nonprofit agencies that focus on social action, advocacy, and social services.
“I look forward to making a greater contribution to future generations in every place I can, with all the zeal I can, for as long as I can."
SAF is thrilled to welcome Crystal Berger as Program Director, a role she began in March 2023, bringing over a decade of experience coordinating student internship programs. The Elmont native was previously Deputy District Director for New York State Senator Anna Kaplan. While working as a Field Organizer for the Nassau County Democratic Committee, she coordinated with teachers and administrators across the county to implement an internship program for more than 70 high school and college students, many of whom she is still in touch with today. She considers it a privilege to witness not only their academic and professional journeys but also their personal growth. Click here for her full bio.
Crystal Berger, SAF's new Program Director