Summer Internships

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Selected 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 2018, visit 2018 APPLES Summer Internship opportunities.

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. 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. Interns are paid on the site’s payroll on a biweekly or monthly basis.

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 unless otherwise noted.

2018-2019 Summer Internships Timeline

Dec. 10: 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 are closed. *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.*