Summer Nonprofit Immersion Program

Summer Nonprofit Immersion Program

The Summer Nonprofit Immersion Program (SNIP) is a summer internship program that brings together students at Wake Forest University with community partners to enhance both the learning of the student and the capacity of the nonprofit partner. In 2019 the program will be expanding due to an exciting partnership between PHI and the WFU School of Divinity. Applications for student participants are open through March 4th. Community Partner Placements for this year include:
a/perture cinema
Senior Services
United Way
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Habitat for Humanity
Twin City Harm Reduction Collective
Winston-Salem Urban League
Crosby Scholars
Kids Cooking Coalition
New Communion Mobile Food Pantry
The Shalom Project
Threshold Retreat Center
Crisis Control Ministry
Experiment in Self-Reliance
Hands On NWNC
Greensboro Urban Ministry
Love Out Loud
Authoring Action
Positive Wellness Alliance
The Olio
North Carolina Council of Churches
Everyday Exiles

The Wake Forest Pro Humanitate Institute and the Wake Forest School of Divinity are seeking to place undergraduate and graduate summer interns in partner organizations with the goal of advancing the mission and vision of the university’s community partners. The Summer Nonprofit Immersion Program (SNIP) is a summer 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 community partner. Similarly, the Public Religious Internship & Ministry Exploration (PRIME) summer internship program joins students at Wake Forest University School of Divinity with community partners in the work of justice, compassion, and reconciliation. In 2019, the SNIP and PRIME programs are working together to place student summer interns in nonprofit organizations and faith communities who are committed to the common good.

Selected student participants are seeking scholarly, professional, and personal development through intensive work in the nonprofit sector and faith communities. Ideal community partners will 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.

Interns work for 30 hours a week with their hosts, Monday through Thursday. Fridays are reserved for seminars where students will dive into academic questions surrounding civic engagement, volunteerism, nonprofit management, and social justice.

We enthusiastically welcome proposals for hosting interns from individual nonprofits and faith communities in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and the surrounding area, as well as internship placements outside of North Carolina. Placements located far out of town or out of state will only be eligible for graduate student placements. We also welcome proposals for interns to work on collaborative projects led by two or more nonprofits/community organizations, provided there is a clear explanation of whom the intern’s primary mentor will be.

Together, the Pro Humanitate Institute and the School of Divinity will select 26 community partners to serve as placements for the summer 2019. 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 Wake Forest staff.

SNIP/PRIME will run from June 3rd – July 26th. SNIP and PRIME Fellows will take an introductory intensive seminar from June 3rd and June 4th to prepare them for their work with partners. They will work at their placements June 5th – July 26th.

The application for SNIP and PRIME Community Partners will close on November 19, 2018. Site visits will be conducted on a rolling basis. Selected Community Partners will be notified by January 11, 2019.

Questions about SNIP may be directed to Shelley Sizemore at, and questions about PRIME may be directed to Demi McCoy at

Program Information

June 4th-July 27th

SNIP/PRIME Participant Application

Undergraduate students are provided free housing, a $750 fellowship award, and transportation, if needed.

Shelley Sizemore ( or Demi McCoy ( )