Community partners with growing needs or specialized projects are encouraged to apply to participate in the Service-Learning Internship program. Service-learning internships are proposed by community partners and publicized by the APPLES program. Open to full-time undergraduates, these internships offer students the opportunity to participate in a deep and meaningful professional experience while partners work with some of the brightest students at UNC.
It can be difficult for nonprofits to incur the costs of paid interns and it can be equally difficult for students to choose an unpaid internship over a paid spring or summer job. APPLES and community partners share equally in the cost of the stipend paid to students. This arrangement allows for APPLES to offer high-impact internships to all undergraduates at reduced cost to community organizations.
Organizations new to partnering with APPLES should contact Becca Bender for more information about getting connected.
- Coordinate publicity of internship opportunities.
- Assist with intern selection and ongoing troubleshooting.
- Develop sustainable campus-community partnerships.
- Provide networking opportunities through workshops and seminars.
- Provide half of internship stipend.
Expectations of Community Partners
- Provide intern with orientation to the organization’s mission and goals.
- Complete the work plan and arrange for payment of stipend to intern.
- Provide training, supervision, feedback and resources for the intern. Supervision is an integral part of the internship experience. Site supervisors and interns are required to meet at least one time each week throughout the internship.
- Monitor intern progress and completion of the required hours.
- Provide half of the internship stipend.
- Complete and submit evaluations of interns and the APPLES Service-Learning program at the completion of the internship.