student and mentor with poster demonstrationAPPLES 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 ($1,200 for spring and $2,500 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 William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education 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.

Applications for APPLES spring internships are currently open until Oct. 7. Please view the list of available opportunities and apply using the APPLES Partner Portal. Spring interns serve a total of 150 hours with a nonprofit organization in the Triangle area, receive a stipend of $1,200 and take a service-learning course through the School of Social Work. Email APPLES if you have any questions.

Spring Internships

Qualified students are matched with nonprofit and government organizations for a semester-long spring internship. Interns work 12-15 hours per week for approximately 15 weeks (150 total hours) earning $1,200 in funding, and three hours of academic credit. Please view the list of available opportunities to decide which positions to preference for your application. Students may preference up to 3 positions.

Academic Credit

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 2020 is Thursday from 8 – 10:50 a.m. You must be able to take this class to participate in an internship.

Finances

All interns will receive a $1,200 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.

Application Process

Applications for APPLES spring internships are currently open until Oct. 7. Please view the list of available opportunities and apply using the APPLES Partner Portal. Spring interns serve a total of 150 hours with a nonprofit organization in the Triangle area, receive a stipend of $1,200 and take a service-learning course through the School of Social Work. Email APPLES if you have any questions.

Students are invited to preference up to three positions on their application. Applications will be reviewed and students will participate in a first round of interviews with our APPLES internship leadership committee. The committee will facilitate a placement process to provide each internship site with a smaller selection of three to six final candidates. We can not guarantee students will receive an interview with their first preference. Internship host sites will then proceed with their own individual interview process to make their selection.

*If you have completed an internship with APPLES previously or are a graduate student, you are not eligible to apply.*

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.

 

Summer Internships

Selected UNC students serve as full-time (40 hours per week), paid interns in service organizations throughout North Carolina for eight to 10 weeks during the summer.

For Summer 2019, APPLES is excited to partner with the UNC Institute of Politics to offer additional positions with legislators, government departments and advocacy groups both on the local and state level. Applicants should be aware that some positions may require an additional interview with IOP representatives.

Watch this video to learn more about what APPLES summer internships are like!

Academic Credit

Interns earn one hour of academic credit for the summer internship. Selected interns will enroll in CCO SOWO 492, offered by Carolina Courses Online summer program through the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. 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.

Finances

All interns will receive $2,500 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.

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. Please keep in mind there are several positions this year that are based in Washington, DC and Asheville, NC as well as across the Triangle.

Application Process

Applications for APPLES internships are currently closed.

When applications are open, students are invited to preference up to three positions on their application. Applications will be reviewed and students will participate in a first round of interviews with our APPLES internship leadership committee. The committee will facilitate a placement process to provide each internship site with a smaller selection of 3-6 final candidates. We can not guarantee students will receive an interview with their first preference. Internship host sites will then proceed with their own individual interview process to make their selection.

*APPLES Internships are only for UNC undergraduate students. If you have previously completed an internship with APPLES, are a graduate student or will be graduating in May, you are not eligible to apply for a summer internship.*