Summer Nonprofit Immersion Program

The Summer Nonprofit Immersion Program (SNIP) is a summer internship program for graduate and undergraduate students at Wake Forest University.

Participants learn about nonprofit management, live and grow in a peer cohort, and complete a six-week internship at a local nonprofit.

In 2019, the Office of Civic & Community Engagement and the School of Divinity offered a join program, working together to place students in SNIP and the Public Religious Internship & Ministry Exploration (PRIME) summer internship program at nonprofit organizations and in faith communities.

For questions about SNIP, please contact Shelley Sizemore. For questions about PRIME, please contact Demi McCoy


For Students

SNIP Interns work for 30-hours per week at their host sites, Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, students attend seminars in which they grapple with academic questions surrounding civic engagement, volunteerism, nonprofit management, and social justice.

Undergraduate students receive free housing, a $750 fellowship award, and transportation, if needed.

Applications open during the spring semester. The program runs for eight weeks from June to July each summer.

Apply to SNIP

For Community Partners

The Office welcomes proposals from individual nonprofits and faith communities in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and the surrounding area. Internship placements located out-of-state will only be eligible for graduate student placements.

Community partners should articulate a clear work plan for the intern that connects both to the organization’s mission and to the student’s academic and/or professional goals. Partners will supervise and mentor interns, and communicate clearly and regularly with Wake Forest staff.

Interested in partnering? Contact Us.