To be considered as a SECU Public Fellow Intern, applicants must:
- Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill during the spring semester of 2022, academically eligible and planning to return for the fall semester of 2022 and have an expected graduation date no earlier than December 2022.
- Be committed to enrolling in a one-hour credit virtual summer school course, HBEH 411, Pathways to Effective Community Engagement.
- Be a North Carolina resident from a rural community or a North Carolina resident with significant experience with and/or demonstrated interest in issues faced by rural communities.
- Be able to make meaningful contributions within a diverse professional workplace.
- Exhibit a growth mindset, with an openness to gaining understanding and learning from colleagues.
- Be able to work the full number of required hours (approximately 40 days/320 hours) over the summer, not including the one-credit-hour course.
- Depending on the needs of the placement site, be able and willing to work some evening and weekend hours.
- Be able to participate in required pre-internship trainings, a local SECU branch advisory board meeting and post-internship follow-up, including a possible meeting with the SECU Foundation Board of Directors.
- Be committed to understanding and completing all internship requirements, including the memorandum of understanding (MOU), progress reports and final reports.
- Have access to transportation necessary for commuting to and from the internship placement site. Some placement sites require regular access to a car (noted in position descriptions below).
- Applicants must not be a director, employee, or family member of a director or employee of SECU or SECU Foundation. For the purpose of this internship program and a student’s relation to a director, or employee, “family member” includes spouse, parents, siblings, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and spouses of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of an employee or director of SECU or SECU Foundation.
- Applicants must not have participated in the SECU Public Fellows Internship program in the past at any university.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.