APPLES internships are unique, intense experiences in service for either the spring semester or summer. Students intern at a variety of nonprofit and governmental agencies, receive funding ($1,650 for spring and $4,000 for summer) and are enrolled in a service-learning course (a three-credit hour course through the School of Social Work in the spring, and a one-credit hour online course through the Summer School in the summer).
APPLES interns are considered staff in their organizations and have a great deal of responsibility as well as professional growth opportunities. Interns also receive individualized academic instruction from a faculty member and hands-on experience that will help them grow as community leaders.
The intern’s stipend is typically shared by community partners and APPLES, each paying for half. APPLES is grateful to donors like Jesse White, Ph.D., whose generosity offsets the costs of several of our internships.
All APPLES spring interns are enrolled in a three-hour seminar, SOWO 492 during spring semester. The course covers material on characteristics of nonprofits, including organization structure, funding, volunteer management and leadership. The course follows a discussion/seminar format and compliments the fieldwork through focused readings, discussions, reflective writing and various classroom activities. All APPLES spring interns are required to enroll in this course. The course day and time for spring 2023 is T/Th from 9:30-10:45 a.m. You must be able to take this class to participate in an internship. Students will be enrolled once their internship hiring is confirmed.
All interns will receive $1,650 in funding through a collaborative effort between APPLES and the internship site. This stipend is taxable and must be claimed if you exceed state or federal income requirements.
Community partners and APPLES agree to share in the cost of the intern, with each organization paying $825. The community partner receives the APPLES portion of the funds and arranges for the student intern to be paid by the organization.
Applications for APPLES spring internships are currently closed.
Are you studying abroad but still want to apply for an internship?
No problem. You may still apply as long as you are easily accessible via email and can establish access to a reliable telephone number. APPLES will use this information to set up a phone interview on a date and time to be decided later.
Things to consider
When filling out your application, you may preference up to three positions and you will provide qualifications for each position. Please limit copying and pasting your answers and provide separate responses for each preference. You will also provide an explanation of a social issue that interests you; please consider connecting the social issue to the positions you preference.
Spring 2023 Internship Timeline
July 21: Partner organization applications available on the APPLES website and through email notification.
Sept. 5: Partner organization applications due.
Sept to Oct.: APPLES recruits and screens intern applications.
October: Site supervisors interview potential interns.
Early November: Spring interns selected and notified.
Mid-November: Intern orientation with APPLES.
January 2023: Internships begin with partner sites.
Late April: Evaluations completed by site supervisor and sent to APPLES.
To learn more about what APPLES summer internships are like, watch this video or read this spotlight about internships during summer 2021.
Interns earn one hour of academic credit for the summer internship. Selected interns will enroll in SOWO 492, offered by the Summer School. The course covers material on characteristics of nonprofits, including organization structure, funding, volunteer management and leadership. The class follows a discussion/seminar format and compliments the fieldwork through focused readings, discussion boards and reflective writing.
All interns will receive $4,000 in funding through a collaborative effort between the APPLES program and the internship site. Stipends are intended to defray the cost of living, transportation and course fees. Community partners and APPLES agree to share in the cost of the intern, with each organization paying $2,000. The community partner receives the APPLES portion of the funds and arranges for the student intern to be paid by the organization.
A selection of internships with local elected officials are supported by the generous donation of Dr. Jesse L. White. Here’s just one example!
Partial, need-based financial assistance will be available to those who qualify. Students may apply for financial assistance after they have been selected as an intern.
Housing and Travel
Students are responsible for summer housing and travel arrangements.
Although the initial internship application period has closed and most of the internships have been filled, as of April 4, 2023, there are still four more internships available! Students who are interested may learn more about these internships here: 2023-APPLES-Summer-Internship-Sites__April. To apply for one of these internships, please send a statement of interest and a resume to email@example.com by April 14!
Summer 2023 Internship Timeline
Oct. 11: Partner organization applications available on the APPLES website and through email notification.
Nov. 29: Partner organization applications due.
Dec. – Jan. 2023: APPLES recruits and screens intern applications.
Mid Feb. 2023: Site supervisors interview potential interns.
Mid March: Spring interns selected and notified.
April: Intern orientation with APPLES.
May/June 2023: Internships begin with partner sites.
July/Aug. 2023: Evaluations completed by site supervisor and sent to APPLES.