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 the list of summer internship positions for 2019, visit 2019 APPLES Summer Internship opportunities.
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.
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. For more detail, take a look at a draft syllabus.
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.
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.
2018-2019 Summer Internships Timeline
Dec. 14: Application opens.
Mid-January: Interest Sessions in the APPLES office, TBD
Jan. 21: Application closes.
Early February: Phase I interviews.
Late February to early March: Phase II interviews with community partners.
March 4: Final decisions made, applicants notified.
May 1: Summer internship orientation.
Applications for summer internships will be open from Dec. 14 to Jan. 21. Students may apply through the APPLES Partner Portal. Please review the list of 2019 APPLES Summer Internship opportunities to assist in making your preferences.
*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 internships.*