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Summer Internship Experience

Internships for South Carolina College Students and New Graduates to Gain
Philanthropic Work Experience in Eligible Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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J. Marion Sims Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/01/19 5:00 PM Hand-delivery or Postmarked by date


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Internships of $3,000 to South Carolina college students and recent college graduates for opportunities to work with community members and regional organizations in the area of philanthropy. Precedence is given to applicants living in the service areas of Great Falls, Lancaster County, and Fort Lawn.

The Foundation values interdisciplinary knowledge and a positive attitude to do any task assigned.

Interns will acquire experience in research and community outreach, event planning, and relationship building.

Summer staff will be assigned short-term projects during the summer internship period, as well as offered opportunities to collaborate closely with nonprofit organizations, in addition to daily responsibilities that are necessary for everyday office functions.

Previous project assignments ranged from community engagement, marketing and social media development, program development, and project planning with extensive research and data analysis.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183089

Estimated Size of Grant:

Stipends of $3,000

Term of Contract:

The internship period is ten (10) weeks during the summer of 2019. Interns will work five-day weeks, typically Monday through Friday unless a Holiday falls within that week. Some evening and weekend work is required.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education. Dual enrollment during high school years will not be counted toward the one-year enrollment period. All disciplines are accepted. Candidates should possess an interest in learning and serving the community, and have a high level of initiative and professionalism.

Successful candidates also exhibit:

- Strong oral and written communication skills

- Research and analysis skills

- Planning and marketing skills

- Ability to work both independently and in a group setting; manage multiple priorities at once

- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Google docs, and Excel spreadsheets is preferred

- Experience with nonprofit or community-based organizations is preferred

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline Date: Friday, February 1, 2019

Applicants must complete the J. Marion Sims Internship Application and submit by the deadline.

Applications may also be picked up at the office Monday through Friday, 8:30 am until 5:00 pm. Completed applications may be dropped back by the office. However, if one elects to mail in their application, it must be postmarked by the deadline date.

If applicants are offered an interview based on the application, candidates will be (1) contacted to schedule an interview and (2) asked to provide two letters of recommendation, one from a professor or high school teacher/administration and one from a community member/supervisor.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Send completed applications to:

J. Marion Sims Foundation
P.O. Box 818
800 North White Street
Lancaster, South Carolina 29721

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Carolina: Lancaster County, Great Falls, and Fort Lawn