Honors Partnerships and Community Engagement

The Honors College is proud to work with several community partners in different capacities. That might mean we organize regular volunteer events, tie service-learning projects to their missions, or have an informal internship recruitment relationship with these groups. See below for the different partnerships we offer!

Internships

  • Northwestern Mutual Internship Program

    Northwestern Mutual is looking to identify talent within the Honors College. A financial planning and life insurance sales institution, they have had a local presence over 15 years. Northwestern Mutual of Wilmington is seeking interns from the Honors college who possess great leadership qualities, are dedicated students, and show up with a strong work ethic. Rising juniors and seniors are strongly encouraged to apply.  They also have fulltime career opportunities for graduating seniors.  The best way to apply is directly through Handshake or contact the Director of Recruitment, Joyce Kromke at  joyce.kromke@nm.com.

    About the internship:

    • It is a paid program offered in the fall, spring, and summer.
      • Fall and spring: $1,000 for a 10-week program, 10-15 hours per week.
      • Summer: Full-time (8-5) hours for a shorter period, different pay structure for same $1,000 total.
      • Does have significant sales components and the opportunity to earn commission in addition to the $1,000 stipend.
    • Open to all majors (your supervisor would be a UNCW History grad)
      • Ideal for students who want to build or experience with developing relationships, sales, business development, office environments, or networking.
    • Potential path to full-time postgraduate employment for interns who enjoy & excel in the work.

     

  • Latimer House Volunteering & Internships

    Latimer House and the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society are a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of history since 1956. They are seeking interns and volunteers this summer and beyond! 

    A richly upholstered interior of the Latimer House

    Volunteers: LCFHS loves having volunteers and always need volunteers to lead tours of this historic house. They provide the information on the tour and then provide training. It takes about 2 weeks for someone to learn the basics of the tour and train as a docent. 

    Internships: LCFHS is happy to set up custom internships for any interested students and could accommodate students from pretty much any department.

    • Recreation, Sport Leadership & Tourism Management: Developing processes and events related to tourism and heritage tourism.
    • Nonprofit Leadership & Management: Assist with the day-to-day and big-picture running of a nonprofit organization.
    • Sciences: Analysis and restoration of artifacts, or re-creating historical recipes and processes.
    • History: Serve as a docent or work with archives or collections management.
    • Communications/Marketing: Managing social media or creating integrated marketing campaigns. 
    • Film Studies: Creating a virtual tour of the Latimer House or trailers to promote visits. 
    • Theatre: Use historic garments to create accurate costumes, or assist in repair of garments. 

    LCFHS cannot provide compensation but are happy to work with departments to provide class credit.

    Email Jessie Labell for more details 

  • Coastal Federation Internships

    Kerri Allen, Coastal Advocate at the Coastal Federation branch located in Wrightsville Beach, NC, is an alum of the UNCW Honors College interested in recruiting Honors students to participate in the internship program. The North Carolina Coastal Federation is a member-supported 501(c)3 that focuses on protecting and restoring water quality and coastal habitats along the North Carolina coast. For more than 34 years, the federation has been in the field restoring miles of coastline; training and educating students, adults and communities to take actions that result in cleaner coastal waters and advocating for an accessible, healthy, productive coast. More information on the federation can be found at nccoast.org.

    Description: The North Carolina Coastal Federation accepts applications for internships for fall, spring, and summer terms. Term dates are based around the UNCW calendar year. Interns are asked to work 16-20 hours per week, typically two half days and one full day. The Federation business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Interns are also required to occasionally work events and attend meetings on nights and weekends.

    Duties: A variety of duties that can include special projects, digital marketing, event planning, education/advocacy, volunteer management, resotration projects, outreach projects, and/or office duties. 

    Qualifications: 3.0 GPA, junior or senior standing, flexible attitude, sense of initiative, interest in local politics and advocacy regarding conservation efforts, written and oral communication skills, organizational skills. 

    Honors will send out internship details in any given semester, but you can also reach out to Ms. Kerri Allen, kerria@nccoast.org, for details!