Summer Internship Opportunity for Scholarship Recipients!

Announcing Our 2020 Milton Jewell Internship

Are you a college student who’s looking to build your résumé, get your foot in the door, and make some money this summer? Are you interested in pursuing a career in nonprofit management, honing your research skills, or developing good general office experience? Or maybe you are hoping to learn more about the nonprofit sector, and are passionate about helping your community?

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications for our prestigious Milton Jewell Internship Program, and as one of our past scholarship recipients, YOU are invited to apply for this awesome opportunity.

This summer our Milton Jewell Intern will focus on improving our scholarship program through research, survey creation, and data evaluation. This is a great opportunity to develop some general work and office skills that will be advantageous for any future career. We are looking for enthusiastic, detail-oriented, and creative individuals who are mature, quick-learning, and hard-working.

The intern will work 20 hours per week from our Southern Shores office on the Outer Banks, with flexible hours to accommodate additional employment. The position pays $12.50 per hour. Start and end dates will depend on the intern’s college schedule; however, a 12-week commitment is expected. The Milton Jewell Intern will closely with our Scholarship and Office Administrator and our entire staff.

Job duties will be centered around a major research project that will assist the Outer Banks Community Foundation in organizing, further developing, and possibly expanding our scholarship program. Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct a research study to evaluate the impact of our scholarship program on individuals and the community at large. We are looking for data on past students’ academic performance, graduation rates, student debt load, and career achievements.
  • Interview donors, scholarship recipients, and volunteers to glean stories of the impact of the Community Foundation’s scholarship program’s impact on students’ lives.
  • Solicit feedback from previous scholarship recipients on the Community Foundation scholarship program and on other ways we can support and sustain them (mentor programs, alumni associations, giving circles) through anonymous online surveys.
  • Help design and update the Community Foundation’s webpages, as well as (potentially) various print publications, flyers, and brochures to reflect such new surveys.
  • Uphold and promote the mission and values of the Community Foundation.
  • Assist with administrative duties as assigned.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a current undergraduate college student. Preference may be given to current sophomores and juniors; however, current freshmen and seniors are also invited to apply.
  • Must be a current or past recipient of an Outer Banks Community Foundation scholarship, including any of our scholarships given in partnership with other entities.
  • Preference may be given to students in the field of education, public policy, social sciences, program evaluation, and/or nonprofit management, and/or to students with a strong career interest in the nonprofit sector.

Essential Qualities:

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, maturity, reliability, self-motivation, congeniality.
  • Superior work ethic.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Proficiency with the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

To Apply:

  • Email your cover letter, résumé, and list of three references, to nandy@obcf.org no later than December 20, 2019. Please specify “Internship Application” in the subject line of your email.
  • Your list of references should include professional and/or academic contacts, with at least one current or past employer. For each reference, include his/her name, title/affiliation, telephone number, and email address.
  • In your cover letter, please describe your career interests, and any experience you have managing or creating spreadsheets and databases.
  • Finalists may be invited to interview in person over the holiday break, if possible.

About the Community Foundation: Founded in 1982 and based in Southern Shores, the Outer Banks Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity that helps meet local needs across Dare County and the entire Outer Banks. The Community Foundation manages $19 million across 185 charitable funds for individuals and agencies, providing tailored services to help donors pursue their charitable interests. With these funds the Community Foundation awards charitable grants to local nonprofits, and educational scholarships to local students through 50 diverse scholarship programs. Since its inception in 1982, the Community Foundation has awarded over $9 million in grants and scholarships to local nonprofits and students. Learn more at www.obcf.org.

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to make all hiring and other employment decisions without regard to an individual’s sex, race, national origin, religion, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, or physical or mental disability.