Applications are currently closed for the 2020 Fellows Program. Please check back in the fall for information about the 2021 Fellows Program.
The Campus Greensboro Fellows Program is a competitive, 10-week summer program that includes a paid industry internship and opportunities to build your network, enhance your professional development, engage in the community, and explore Greensboro as a place to thrive as a young professional.
Through the Fellows Program you will:
- Gain industry experience through a paid internship
- Unlock leadership potential during a 2-day training at the Center for Creative Leadership
- Network with business and community leaders throughout our city
- Match with a mentor to assist you in your professional goals
- Engage with other Campus Greensboro Fellows
Campus Greensboro offers 100+ paid internship opportunities in business, IT, engineering, nonprofit, fine arts, education, journalism/media, marketing/event planning, healthcare, entrepreneurship, construction, and more.
The program partners with dozens of employers in the Greensboro area, from global corporations to nonprofits to start-ups, to provide these opportunities. Here you can find a list of the current and previous internship hosts who have partnered with Campus Greensboro.
If you accept an internship through the Campus Greensboro Fellows Program, you become a Fellow and in addition to your internship, you will attend several events, trainings, and workshops with a cohort of high-achieving peers. It is an amazing way for you to build your network, differentiate yourself, and enhance your career opportunities.
Applications for the 2020 Fellows Program are currently closed. Please check back in the fall for information on the 2021 Fellows Program.
If selected for an internship opportunity, you will automatically become a Fellow in our Fellows Program. Students are expected to be actively engaged in both the Fellows Program and their internship. Check out this short video to learn more about what it is like to be a Fellow!
To be eligible to apply for the Fellows Program, you must fit into one of the following categories:
- You are currently enrolled at one of the seven colleges/universities in Greensboro: Bennett College, Elon University/Elon School of Law, Greensboro College, Guilford College, GTCC, NC A&T, or UNCG.
- You graduated from a high school in Guilford County, but are attending college outside of Greensboro.
All classifications (freshmen, etc.) are welcome to apply!
A letter of recommendation is required as part of your Fellows Program Application. The person writing the recommendation can be a professor, current or former supervisor, campus adviser, or a relationship referenced on your resume. As you will apply to individual internships through the Fellows Program, this letter of recommendation can be broad and speak to your knowledge, skills, and abilities. Personal references (friends and family) will not be accepted.
Your letter of recommendation can be addressed to Lizzy Tahsuda, Director of Campus Greensboro. Or if you have a letter of recommendation that fits the criteria above that you have used for another occasion, you can use that instead. All letters of recommendation must be uploaded in a PDF format as part of your application.
*If your recommender would feel more comfortable submitting your letter of recommendation directly, please have them email it to Lizzy Tahsuda at firstname.lastname@example.org. Then, please upload a PDF document in file upload on the application that states the name of your recommender and that they will be emailing me your letter of recommendation. Please note that if your recommender does NOT email your letter of recommendation by the deadline of 11:59PM on Monday, February 17, 2020, your Fellows Program application and all internship applications will be deemed incomplete.
You will submit a resume as part of each internship application you complete. We strongly encourage you to visit your college/university’s career services office for assistance with your resume and other application materials. Below are a few high-level tips to get you started:
- Format: Your resume should ideally be one page and should be consistent in font, spacing, etc. Do not include photos, graphics, or colors on your resume. It should be simple and easy to read.
- Relevant Experience: Your resume should include your experiences and skills that are relevant to the internship to which you are applying. Employers scan your resume for 6 seconds on average. Help them find the information they are looking for by tailoring your resume to the position.
- Proofread: Misspellings and grammatical errors in your resume can land you in the rejection pile. Typos and errors may imply that you didn’t check your work and/or are not taking the application process seriously. Be sure to proofread and ask someone else to proofread!
Many of the internships you apply for will ask for a cover letter. We strongly encourage you to visit your college/university’s career services office for assistance with your cover letter and other application materials. Below are a few high-level tips to get you started:
- Tailor: Your cover letter should be specific to the organization. It should be addressed to the organization, and should include your skills and experiences that are relevant to the job description. Tell them why you are interested in their internship and what value you can add to their organization. Generic cover letters do not make you stand out!
- Proofread: Misspellings and grammatical errors in your cover letter (and resume) can land you in the rejection pile. Your cover letter is your opportunity to showcase your writing and communication skills. Typos and errors may imply that you didn’t check your work and/or are not taking the application process seriously. Be sure to proofread and ask someone else to proofread to eliminate errors!
Depending on the internship, you may be asked to submit other application materials such as a writing sample, reference list, or a creative sample (graphics, photos, videos, etc.). Be sure to read through the request carefully so that you are submitting the correct information/file. Failure to submit the requested materials correctly may result in your application being disqualified.
Take advantage of the services and guidance offered by your campus’s career services office!