Summer Nonprofit Immersion Program

Students with their supervisors at an end-of-term celebration for the Summer Nonprofit Immerson Program

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

Last summer, in partnership with over 40 community partner sites across Winston-Salem, OCCE expanded its community-based internship program to include part-time as well as full-time internships

Interested students are seeking scholarly, professional, and personal development through intensive work in the nonprofit sector. Whether a full- or part-time placement, each student is placed with a community partner where they learn about nonprofit management.

Full-time interns learn about nonprofit management and build community with the rest of the cohort through team-building activities throughout an eight-week period. Selected students for the full-time program work for 30 hours a week with their community partner, Monday through Thursday, and participate in seminars where they dive into academic questions surrounding civic engagement, volunteerism, nonprofit management, and social justice each Friday.

The state of the global pandemic will continue to be monitored, and decisions about whether internships will take place in-person or virtually will be made closer to summer.

The application for community partners to host a SNIP intern is open through Friday, February 26, 2021. Questions? Please contact Camry Wilborn.

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Student applications are open through March 12, 2021. Questions? Please contact Camry Wilborn.

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Apply to be a SNIP 2021 Participant

The Office of Civic & Community Engagement is currently accepting applications for SNIP 2021 from Wake Forest University undergraduate students, which will run from June 1 – July 31, 2021.

Applications are due by March 12, 2021.

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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.

The program runs for eight weeks from June to July each summer. Applications are due March 12, 2021.

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*Note: The state of the global pandemic will continue to be monitored, and decisions about whether internships will take place in-person or virtually will be made closer to summer.

For Community Partners

The Office welcomes proposals from individual nonprofits throughout Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and the surrounding area. 

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.

Applications for 2021 Community Partner Placements are due February 26, 2021. Please contact Camry Wilborn if you have any questions.

Apply to be a SNIP Partner Site