Am I eligible for the Fellows Program?

You are eligible to participate in the Fellows Program if you are:

  • An undergrad or graduate student who wants to spend the summer gaining industry experience, exploring our city of Greensboro, and participating in professional development opportunities
  • A college student attending one of the 7 colleges and universities in Greensboro (Bennett College, Elon University, Elon Law School, Greensboro College, Guilford College, GTCC, NC A&T, or UNCG)
  • A current college student who went to high school in Guilford County (and attend college outside of Greensboro)
  • A student who has housing in Greensboro (or nearby)
  • A student who has transportation or access to public transportation
How does the program support the Fellows throughout the summer?

o   Two day Leonard Kaplan Leadership Institute training for the Fellows cohort at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). CCL is a top-ranked, global provider of executive education that develops better leaders through its exclusive focus on leadership education and research.

o   Professional development sessions throughout the summer including professional branding, personal finance, young alumni panel, and more.

o   Mentorship and networking opportunities with Greensboro leaders.

o   Opportunities to experience and explore Greensboro as a young working professional. Plus social activities with the Fellows cohort.

How do I apply for the Fellows Program?

The application process has two steps:

  1. Complete fields on the Apply page – at the end of the form, you will upload one letter of recommendation (as a PDF file).
  2. Review internship opportunities on the Internships page – for each internship you are interested in applying for, submit required materials directly on the individual internship page. You can apply to any internship as long as you meet the required qualifications.
Is housing provided?

Housing is not provided, which means Fellows are responsible for securing housing in Greensboro for the duration of the internship/Fellows Program.

Is transportation required?

This depends on which internship you have – please review each internship posting for more information on transportation needs.

Who do I contact with questions or for more information?

Please contact Lizzy Tahsuda Fellows Program Director, at etahsuda@actiongreensboro.org or 336-387-8358.

As an intern, who do I report to?
  • At the internship site, you will have an internship coordinator/supervisor(s).
  • As a Fellow, the Fellows Program Director will serve as an additional point of contact.
Is my internship going to be paid?

Yes! Our goal with the Fellows Program is to offer college students a 10-week program with high-quality, local, paid internships. We have secured internship opportunities that will provide you with paid high-touch industry experience. Now you might be wondering how much each internship pays…payment varies – see internship descriptions for details.

What does “be a tourist in your own city” mean?

As a Fellow, you are in the cohort with other local college students (36 students were in the 2016 cohort and 53 students were in the 2017 cohort). The Fellows Program Director will implement professional development opportunities throughout the summer, as well as community events throughout Greensboro. Greensboro has so much to offer to community members, and as a Fellow, the opportunities will be even easier to access and experience.

Are there assignments throughout the Fellows program/my internship?
  • The two-day Leonard Kaplan Leadership Institute at the Center for Creative Leadership is required as part of the Fellows Program. Your internship site supervisor(s) is aware of this commitment to your personal and professional development.
  • Professional Development sessions and networking events (Mentor dinner, Welcome Reception, and Closing Reception) throughout the summer will be required, as these are for your personal and professional development.
  • The Program Director will complete internship site visits throughout the summer to ensure the internship responsibilities and environment are conducive for you to gain industry knowledge, skills, and experiences.

Action Greensboro and the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply for the Campus Greensboro Fellows Program.