Spring Internships

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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. View the list of available positions for spring 2019 APPLES Internships.

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. For more detailed information review a past syllabus. The course day and time for spring 2019 is Thursday from 8 – 10:50 a.m. You must be able to take this class to participate in an internship.


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

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.

2018-2019 Spring Internships Timeline

Sept. 18:  Applications open.
Late September:  Interest session in the APPLES Office (Student Union 3514) TBD
Oct. 8:  Application closes.
Mid-late October: Interviews with student committee.
Oct. 29 – Nov. 16:  Interviews with community partners.
Nov. 30:  Final decisions made, applicants notified.
Dec. 6:  Internship orientation.


Applications are now closed.

*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 3 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.