Apply to Be Our Summer Intern!

Announcing Our 2019 Milton Jewell Internship

Are you a college student who’s looking to build your résumé, and make some money this summer? Are you interested in a career in journalism, communications, marketing, or photography, and eager to get your foot in the door? Or maybe you are hoping to learn more about the nonprofit sector, and passionate about helping your community?

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications for our prestigious Milton Jewell Internship, and all of our past scholarship recipients who are still enrolled in college are invited to apply.

This summer our Milton Jewell Intern will focus on marketing and communications projects, assisting with the foundation’s various print and electronic communications. We are looking for enthusiastic, creative individuals who are mature, quick to learn, and hard-working. We are particularly interested in students with an interest in photography and photojournalism.

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 Executive Director and our entire staff.

Job Duties:

  • Interview donors, grantees, scholarship recipients, and volunteers to glean stories of the Community Foundation’s impact on the Outer Banks.
  • Compose compelling and beautifully written articles and press releases to tell those stories, targeted for specific media outlets and audiences.
  • For students with a photography interest: capture on-site, creative photographs of the Community Foundation’s donors, grantees, and scholarship recipients that tell stories through powerful and inspiring images.
  • Update the Community Foundation’s social media pages, including our Facebook and YouTube pages. Craft creative strategies for engaging and expanding our social media audience.
  • Help design and update the Community Foundation’s webpages, as well as (potentially) various print publications, flyers, and brochures.
  • Analyze the Community Foundation’s electronic reach, using online analytical tools like Facebook Insights and Google Analytics. Create recommendations on improving that reach.
  • 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. (If you received this invitation to apply directly from the Community Foundation, and you’re still enrolled in school, you qualify! If you’re not sure, call us at 252-261-8839 to check.)
  • Preference may be given to students in the field of journalism, communications, creative writing, public relations, and/or nonprofit management, and/or to students with a strong career interest in the nonprofit sector.
  • Additional preference will be given to students with photography interest and skills.

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).
  • WordPress and web design skills are a plus, as are graphic design and videography skills.

To Apply:

  • Email your cover letter, résumé, list of three references, and writing sample to no later than December 28, 2017. Please specify “Internship Application” in the subject line of your email.
  • If you have a photography, graphic design, and/or videography, samples are welcome. Send us either links to your samples, or send them as attachments to your email application, if the total files are less than 10MB in size.
  • 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.
  • Your writing sample should be between 750 and 5,000 words. It should be wholly written and edited by you. It may be an excerpt of a longer work.
  • 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 $17 million across 180 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 an estimated $8 million in grants and scholarships to local nonprofits and students. Learn more at

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.