Dear Nonprofit Members,
I wanted to share with you an opportunity that we have at the University of South Carolina to recruit students as interns for the Summer of 2018.
Through a recent donation the University has received, we have an opportunity for one student to be selected to engage in an unpaid internship (but be paid by the University) with a nonprofit organization in the Columbia community. These student(s) will be known as our Richter Interns. This is a great opportunity for our students to gain exposure to what it’s like to work in the nonprofit sector and for you to have some additional help in the great work that you are doing to serve the community and beyond. In order to be considered as an organization that could receive a student, the following is required for the internship:
- Your organization needs to be approved by our Career Center through the career management platform in the Career Center called Handshake, and your internship experience/internship description must be submitted to Handshake as well. The guide to become approved in our system can be found at this link. We ask that the internship have an educational focus to help the student gain real-work experience that will prepare them for their future. (This is not a part-time job.) The internship must align with our Community Internship Program (CIP) requirements included as a link in this email message.
- Place your intern under proper supervision, provide orientation, and train the student for the work environment and the condition of employment.
- Provide your intern with meaningful work assignments with gradually increasing responsibility related to their career goals.
- Participate in a mid-semester phone or site consultation with the student and Career Center staff
- Conduct a post-internship performance review of the intern that is provided by the Career Center
- The deadline for applications is April 1, 2018
- Internship work schedules, such as days and hours per week, will be determined by the organization. However, the recommended work hour requirement, which is found in the agreement, needs to be met (approximately 240 hours).
- This summer we will select one student, but in the future we will select more.
In order to be considered for this program, you must submit your internship experience into our system. If you would need assistance with setting up an internship experience for a student, please follow this link.
Click here to download the employer application.
Should you have any questions about this opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact me, Alex Blauvelt, Experiential Education Manager at the USC Career Center by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 803-777-9108.