Summer Internship Opportunity for Scholarship Recipients!

Announcing the 2023 Milton Jewell Internship

Are you a college student looking to build your résumé, get your foot in the door, and make 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 hope 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. As one of our past scholarship recipients or known college students returning to the area, YOU are invited to apply for this excellent opportunity.

This summer, our Milton Jewell Intern will focus on helping the Community Foundation develop and establish the Outer Banks Center for Nonprofits. This new collaborative space will provide flexible office space and services for nonprofits on the Outer Banks. This is an excellent 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 approximately 20 hours per week from our Roanoke Island office, 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 10-week commitment is expected. The Milton Jewell Intern will work closely with our Chief Operating Officer and staff.

Job duties will be centered around a significant research project that will assist the Outer Banks Community Foundation in organizing, further developing, and establishing a center that will help address the challenges of securing appropriate office space for nonprofit business operations on the Outer Banks and foster collaboration and networking opportunities. Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research regarding best practices for managing shared office space, including whether or not there should be leases or contractual agreements, a pricing scale for services, established responsibilities of renters and landlords, and any other operational factors to be considered.
  • Interview and poll local nonprofit leaders and volunteers about their expectations of a Center for Nonprofits and their interest in such an opportunity. Create a comprehensive report of this research to share with the Foundation’s Board of Directors
  • Help design and create a marketing campaign for the new Outer Banks Center for Nonprofits, including updating the Community Foundation’s webpages and (potentially) various print publications, flyers, and brochures to reflect the new offerings.
  • 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 sophomores and juniors; however, current first-year students 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, or a known college student that has interacted with the Community Foundation (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 education, public policy, social sciences, program evaluation, nonprofit management, and 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, and 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 no later than April 30, 2023. Please specify “Internship Application” in the subject line of your email.
  • Your list of references should include professional and academic contacts with at least one current or past employer. For each reference, include their name, title/affiliation, telephone number, and email address.
  • In your cover letter, please describe your career interests and any experience managing or creating spreadsheets and databases and conducting research.
  • Finalists may be invited to interview in person, but Zoom interviews will be available.

About the Community Foundation: Outer Banks Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization that inspires philanthropy and connects people who care with causes that matter. The Community Foundation manages over 200 charitable funds for individuals and agencies, awards grants to nonprofits, administers more than 60 scholarship programs, and provides tailored services to help donors pursue their philanthropic interests. Since its inception in 1982, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $13 million in grants and scholarships to local nonprofits and students.

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer. Our policy is 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.