SECU Public Fellow Internship Program


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 $4,750 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.

How to Apply:

Applications for the 2021 SECU Public Fellows Internship were open until March 12, 2021 at 1:00pm. The application process has 3 stages:

  • STAGE 1: Apply through the link below for acceptance into the SECU Public Fellows Program. You will be asked to rank the positions are are interested in. Review all the positions descriptions here.
  • 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.

Application Closed

Questions? Contact Megan Walters ( or Katelyn Bodwell (

Community Partner Host Sites:

This summer, 20 interns will be placed at 18 unique internship sites in communities throughout rural North Carolina. Community Partners who will be hosting a SECU Public Fellow this summer include:

  • Burlington Development Corporation RSVP Program (Burlington Housing Authority)
  • Burlington Recreation and Parks
  • Center for New North Carolinians
  • CityGate Dream Center
  • Compass Greensboro
  • East Greensboro NOW
  • Greensboro Farmers Curb Market
  • Guilford County Family Justice Center
  • Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, NC
  • Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center
  • League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad
  • Love Community Development Corporation (LoveCDC)
  • Reading Connections
  • Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network
  • National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad, Inc. (NCCJ)
  • Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Alamance County
  • SHIELD Mentor Program
  • YWCA of Greensboro

Click Here to View 2021 Intern Position Descriptions

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

Highlights from 2020 SECU Public Fellows

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. If you have any questions about this program, please contact our office at 336-256-0538 or email