Fellowships & Internships

Service FellowshipsThere are many ways for you to spend a summer or a year or two post-graduation in service. Consider a fellowship with a local community service program, apply for an internship with the youth education initiative Freedom Schools or apply for the Davidson Impact Fellows Program. How will you make a difference? We're here to help.

Center for Civic Engagement Interns

As a center intern, you will help develop and implement civic engagement programming while developing skills in presentation, research, project planning and management, problem solving, and critical thinking. You will:

  • Assist with new student Orientation Service Day and Bonner Scholar Orientation.
  • Work on center programs such as the Community Involvement Fair and Service Saturdays.
  • Take initiative and leadership roles with different projects.
  • Build working relationships with college staff members and community partner organizations.

Community Engagement Fellows

As a fellow, you will be paired with a local nonprofit organization for eight weeks of service. In addition to direct service through the partnership, your fellowship includes community living and shared readings as you explore what it means to be an engaged and informed citizen.

Cook Family Fellows

As a Cook fellow you will be in the group of Community Engagement Fellows. This means you will be paired with a local nonprofit organization for eight weeks of service. In addition to direct service through the partnership, your fellowship includes community living and shared readings as you explore what it means to be an engaged and informed citizen. The Cook Family Fellows are placed in nonprofit organizations with Christian missions.

Education Scholars 

Education Scholars is a "Transition to Impact" summer program for Davidson students interested in driving change at every level of our education system. This program places 10 students in immersive, project-based internships with local partners in and around the Charlotte education system.

Freedom Schools

The Freedom Schools program was developed by the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) and provides summer enrichment experiences for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The program aims to foster in children a love of reading, increased self-esteem, and positive attitudes towards learning. Six Davidson students are chosen each summer to serve as servant leader interns with the program. They receive in-depth training prior to implementing the CDF's reading curriculum, and through active learning experiences with children and daily debriefing meetings, they develop a range of civic engagement skills in teaching, team building, time management, public speaking, social action, negotiation and community building.