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APPLES Service-Learning is a student-led program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that transforms educational experiences by connecting academic learning and public service. Since 1990, APPLES has strengthened civic engagement by bringing together students, faculty and communities in sustained and mutually beneficial partnerships.

Announcements and Deadlines

  • Applications are currently open for APPLES Summer Internships. Interns will work up to 320 hours of service through the summer and receive funding of up to $3,000. Please view the list of available positions with our identified community partners before applying. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Email APPLES if you have any questions.
  • Applications are currently open for faculty and instructors to apply for a Course Development Grant. These awards are up to $5,000 and are given to instructors for work with developing a new or modifying an existing service-learning course. Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Priority will be given to new courses that are exploring or responding to needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, or that are focusing on racial equity and justice. Email Becca Bender with for more information.
  • Sign up for the APPLES Announcements listserv to receive periodic program updates and community opportunities. You may submit announcements for the listserv by emailing APPLES.
  • Students enrolled in APPLES classes should complete the online module.
  • Service-learning courses

Previous Service-Learning Summer Internships

Rising senior Jennifer Barber of Waxhaw, North Carolina, a public relations major, spent her summer as a paid intern at the North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center, working with children of all abilities during summer camp sessions.

Zareen Farooqui is a junior studying business administration and computer science at UNC-Chapel Hill. This summer, she’s using the knowledge she gained in her classes to revamp United Way of the Greater Triangle’s Teaming for Technology Program.

Griffin Smith is a rising senior majoring in mathematics and history and is considering a career in education. This summer, he has spent a lot of time teaching and mentoring with the Upward Bound Program at Central Carolina Community College.