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Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
102 W Third Street, Suite 1110
DescriptionThe Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) is committed to improving the quality of life of all North Carolinians. Grounded in the forward-thinking values of its founding family members, for 75 years ZSR has invested in nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to building inclusive, equitable and vibrant communities. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $350 million to organizations in all 100 counties across the state. You can learn more about ZSR at zsr.org.
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation offers one paid internship each summer to an undergraduate or graduate student who desires experience related to philanthropy, public policy, the nonprofit sector, advocacy, and/or community service in North Carolina. The internship lasts for at least six consecutive weeks during the summer; however, there is no specific starting date. The Foundation provides a stipend for this internship, as well as an additional housing stipend if the intern does not live within commuting distance of Winston-Salem, NC.
The 2014 Internship application is available at http://zsr.org/grants-programs/zsr-summer-internship. A completed application and resume should be emailed to Ben Barge (email@example.com) with the subject “Internship Application.” For questions about the internship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ResponsibilitiesInterns have the opportunity to assist staff in researching projects that support the long-term goals of the Foundation relating to its focus areas: Community Economic Development, Strengthening Democracy, the Environment, Public Education, and Social Justice & Equity. They are also welcome to pursue projects of personal interest. Interns shadow staff members, attend conferences and meetings, and participate in the overall activities of the Foundation. The internship provides a unique opportunity for a student to explore his/her interests with the goal of informing future career pathways.
RequirementsResidents or natives of North Carolina and/or students attending accredited colleges or universities in the state are eligible to apply. Further qualifications include:
- Demonstrated interest in philanthropy, nonprofits, public policy, advocacy and/or community service.
- Strong communication and writing skills
- Sense of responsibility and personal initiative
- Willingness to support the Foundation through intensive research projects
Students of color are encouraged to apply.