Summer Nonprofit Immersion

Summer Nonprofit Immersion

The Summer Nonprofit Immersion Program (SNIP) is a summer immersion program that brings together undergraduates at Wake Forest University with community partners to enhance both the learning of the student and the capacity of the nonprofit partner. The student participants selected are seeking scholarly, professional, and personal development through intensive work in the nonprofit sector.  Ideal community partners are able to provide committed mentoring and supervision to the student and a work plan that enriches the capacity of their organization while connecting to the student’s academic and/or professional interests.

The Pro Humanitate Institute selects a maximum of 13 community partners to serve as placements each summer. Ideal partners will articulate a clear work plan for their intern that shows a strong connection to the organization’s mission while being flexible enough to connect with the students academic and/or professional goals. Ideal partners will show a willingness and ability to provide close supervision and mentoring and to communicate clearly and regularly with PHI staff.  SNIP will runs from the beginning of June to the end of July.  SNIP Fellows take an introductory intensive seminar for the first week of the program to prepare them for their work with partners. They then work with their placements for 30 hours a week for the duration of the program. The application process for SNIP Community Partner placements happens in the spring semester.  The application opens in mid-February and the process includes a site visit. If you are interested in hosting a SNIP Fellow for the coming summer and have any questions or concerns, please contact Shelley Sizemore.

In addition to selecting community partners, the Pro Humanitate Institute selects a maximum of 13 student Fellows each summer.  SNIP fellows are provided housing and given a modest $750 fellowship award. In addition to their work with assigned partners, one day a week will be reserved for Fellow seminars where students will dive more deeply into academic questions surrounding civic engagement, volunteerism, nonprofit management, and social justice. The application opens in mid-February and the process includes an interview. If you are interested in being a SNIP Fellow for the coming summer and have any questions or concerns, please contact Shelley Sizemore.

Program Information

Dates
June-July

Application

SNIP Community Partner Application

SNIP Student Fellow Application

Support
Fellows are provided free housing and receive a $750 fellowship award

Contact
Shelley Sizemore (gravessa@wfu.edu)

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