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.
Applying for internships through the Fellows Program is a 2-step process:
- Apply to the Fellows Program, which requires a list of professional references.
- Once you apply to the Fellows Program, you will be given a link to access our internship job board. You can then apply to any and all internships that interest you and that you are qualified for.
All internships will be filled on a rolling basis. We will post internships from September through March. Internships will be posted for 3 weeks. Pay attention to the post and expiration dates at the top of each internship description. Be sure to check the job board often to find the right internship opportunity for you! You can also follow us on Instagram (@campusgreensboro) and Facebook (/campus-greensboro) to stay up-to-date on new internships posted.
You can view the internship opportunities before applying here. This page is just for viewing available internships, you must complete the Fellows Program application to receive the link to the internship job board.
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!
As part of your Fellows Program Application, you are required to provide 2-3 professional references. Your professional references should be people who can vouch for your work ethic and who you are as a professional. We recommend asking professors, current or former supervisors, campus advisers, etc. Personal references (friends and family) will not be accepted.
You need to ask your references if they will be a reference for you before you list them. Do not list them if they say no, just move on to someone else. Sometimes people will decline being your reference not because they don’t like you, but because they may not feel like they know you well enough to be your reference. Don’t take it personally!
Your reference list should include your name and contact information, as well as the name and contact information of your references. This is important in case your references get separated from your other application materials. A good idea is to use the header of your resume to keep everything aesthetically consistent. See below for an example:
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!