If you are an avid reader of The Skimm, you will recognize this recent quote of the day: “You applied for an internship at Facebook, but you only got one from Google” – Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who spoke at a graduation yesterday on how to deal with the hard things in life. To clarify, this is not one of them.
As the Fellows Program prepares to launch on June 6th, 2016, we want to provide numbers on the inaugural program and respective processes (applications, interviews, and offers).
Before we breakdown the numbers, we want to thank all students who applied and congratulate every student who was invited to interview for an internship (or internships)! Whether you received the internship offer or not, the process was extremely competitive, as you will see below:
150 students invited to interview
34 students accepted internship offers (as of 5/17/2016)
Organizations who will host Fellows in 10-week internships this summer include: Boundless Impact, Carolina Bank, Charles Aris, City of Greensboro, Cone Health, Global Brands Group, ITG Global, Piedmont Triad Partnership, Replacements, Ltd., RLF Communications, Secure Designs, Stearns Financial Group, TEKsystems, Union Square, United Guaranty Corporation, and VF Corporation.
The Fellows Program will officially begin on June 6th with participation in a two-day leadership training at the world renowned Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).
If you applied for the Fellows Program and were not invited to interview for an internship, please recognize the competitive nature of the program and look forward to summer 2017 internship opportunities! Three key points to keep in mind if you are a student applying for internships (in general) are below:
- Read each position description carefully to ensure you qualify – for the Fellows Program, many applicants applied for positions in which they did not qualify.
- Review required materials and make sure you submit exactly what is asked for – several Fellows Program internships required a resume and cover letter, or a resume, cover letter, and writing sample(s). Students who neglected to submit all required materials lessened their chance of receiving an invitation to interview for the internship.
- Tailor materials for the position – if you are applying for a marketing internship, and your minor is marketing, highlight marketing-related experiences first!
For any questions about the Fellows Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.