Duke Community Scholars

Summer Internship Program

Starting in summer 2021, Duke Civic Engagement will offer paid summer internships for Duke undergraduate students to work with local nonprofit and government organizations. Note: to keep our community safe and healthy, all 2021 internships will be remote.

For Students

Duke Community Scholars will work full-time (40 hours/week) for six weeks with local partners on a community-identified project. As part of a small cohort of scholars working at organizations across the Triangle, students will have ongoing opportunities to learn and reflect together throughout the course of the six-week internship. Students will be paid $3,000.

Applications for the Duke Community Scholars program will open in late January and close mid-February. Applications will be screened by Duke Civic Engagement staff, then finalists will interview directly with community partners. Selected students will be notified by mid-March.

For Community Partners

Nonprofit and government organizations in the Triangle region are invited to submit an application to host a summer student internship. Internships must be full-time (40 hours/week), remote, and six weeks in length. Students will be paid $3,000, the cost of which will be shared evenly between Duke Civic Engagement and the participating organization.

Applications to host an intern will open in early January and close in late January. Organizations will have the opportunity to interview finalists in late February. Internship positions will be confirmed by late March, to begin in May or June.

Please reach out to us at doce@duke.edu with any questions.