This program was developed in partnership between the UNCG Career and Professional Development (CPD) and Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement (OLCE) and thanks to funding from the SECU Foundation. The SECU Public Fellows Internship allows UNCG students interested in civic engagement a paid opportunity to build capacity with local organizations and agencies that support our communities.

Requirements for SECU Public Fellow Interns

As an intern, you’ll benefit from a meaningful professional experience with a local agency or organization, while giving back to a rural community in North Carolina. Interns are eligible to receive up to $4,900 for the summer. For interns to be considered,  the following requirements must be met:

  • Be a resident of North Carolina
  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at UNC Greensboro in good academic standing during the semester of application, and academically eligible and planning to return for the semester following the internship.
  • Have an approved resume in Handshake.
  • Be able and willing to complete a minimum of 300 hours (30-40 hours a week), not to exceed 400 hours between May and August.
  • Have access to transportation necessary for commuting to and from the internship site.
  • Be willing to complete all community site hiring requirements as needed (ie. background check).
  • Be available and willing to participate in internship trainings related to the program
  • Be open to being featured on social media and giving presentations speaking about your experience

Intern Application Process

The application process for the 2023 SECU Public Fellows Internship has 3 stages:

  • STAGE 1: Apply for acceptance into the SECU Public Fellows Program. You will be asked to rank the positions you are interested in. To apply, log into Handshake and view the SECU Public Fellows Posting. Click here to view 2023 position descriptions.
  • STAGE 2: If you are accepted, you will be asked to submit a video interview.
  • STAGE 3: The top candidates will be invited to interview with the host site supervisors at the community organization.

Questions? Contact Megan Walters ( or Kristina Gage (

Contact Us

Phone: 336.256.0538


UNC Greensboro Suite 217, Elliott University Center Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

If you are a representative from a community organization interested in applying for an intern, please email Kristina Gage at

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