SECU Public Fellow Internship Program


During the summer of 2020, 10 UNCG students served as SECU Public Fellow Interns at local community organizations in and near the Greensboro area. Click here to read more about the 2020 program.

This program is 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 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 $4,750 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 spring semester of 2021, and academically eligible and planning to return for the fall semester of 2021.
  • Have a strong interest in civic and community engagement.
  • Have an approved resume in Handshake.
  • Be available and willing to participate in pre-internship trainings and other meetings related to the SECU Foundation as assigned.
  • Be able and willing to complete a minimum of 300 hours, not to exceed 400 hours between May and August 2021.
  • Have access to transportation necessary for commuting to and from the internship site.

Applications for the Summer 2021 SECU Public Fellow Internship will open in Spring 2021 and will be available on Handshake.

Community Partners

In summer 2020, interns were placed at 10 unique internship sites in communities throughout rural North Carolina. Thank you to the following community organizations for serving as host sites and supervisors for our program!

  • Center for New North Carolinians
  • East Greensboro NOW
  • Greensboro Farmers Curb Market
  • Guilford County Health Department
  • Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, NC
  • Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center
  • Mustard Seed Community Health Clinic
  • Orange County Rape Crisis Center
  • Reading Connections
  • YWCA of Greensboro

If you are a representative from a community organization interested in applying for an intern, please contact our office at 336-256-0538 or email