Summer Job Opportunity for Scholarship Recipient

Announcing the 2018 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 the nonprofit sector, and eager to get your foot in the door? Or maybe you are hoping to hone your skills in archival research and/or database management?

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

This summer our Milton Jewell Intern will be managing our grants and scholarships database, digging deep into historical archives to complete our electronic records. We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with fastidious attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills. Time permitting, the intern will also be completing our board member records, and redesigning and updating our database of local nonprofit organizations. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in the nonprofit sector, and also for history majors and/or information science majors.

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 report to the Executive Director and will also work closely with our other two staff members.

Job Duties:

  • Complete our database of thirty-five years of grants and scholarships, totaling an estimated $8 million in monetary awards.
  • Meticulously check electronic records against various historical archives, including old paper files, board meeting minutes, financial statements, and annual reports.
  • Add any missing information, including student names, award dates, and geographic area served, using creative problem-solving skills to find clues in unexpected places.
  • Enter, analyze, and summarize data in Microsoft Excel for eventual import into an Access-built database.
  • Create charts and tables to illustrate strategic data trends for our board and executive director.
  • Time permitting, redesign our database of local nonprofits in Excel and within an online platform, using ingenuity to create a more functional system for a variety of needs.
  • Update nonprofit records, compiling and de-duping a multitude of electronic spreadsheets, and utilizing the Internet and the good old-fashioned telephone to update contact information.
  • Time permitting, update our board member records by delving into 35 years of board meeting minutes, adding dates of service and creating a user-friendly timeline.
  • Assist with other 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 you received a Community Foundation scholarship and you are 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 with a strong career interest in the nonprofit sector.

Essential Qualities:

  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Superior and enthusiastic work ethic. Reliability, maturity, and self-motivation.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with MS Word.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.

Preference may be given to candidates with:

  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel, including experience entering, sorting, manipulating, analyzing, and charting data.
  • Experience in database management and design.

To Apply:

  • Email your cover letter, résumé, list of three references, and writing sample to no later than December 22, 2017. 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.
  • 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 the week between Christmas and New Year’s.

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 175 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.