As we wait for confirmation from the universities about what kinds of activities will be possible for Summer 2021, we will focus efforts on identifying and creating remote and local opportunities that will not require travel. This page will be updated frequently.
Duke shared their guidelines 1/28. Staff are working out implications now.
The Exploration and Launch Summer Resource page contains forms for submitting proposals, Mentors and Coaches, and other required information.
November 6 Name Exploration Mentor
December 1 First proposal draft
January 20 Second proposal draft
March 1 Third proposal draft + budget
April 12 Final proposal draft + budget
December 1 Record conversation with Robertson Alum
January 20 Name Launch Coach
March 5 First proposal draft + budget
April 12 Final proposal draft + budget
Thank you for your patience and creativity.
Opportunities for Summer 2021. We are posting these as they come to us--this is not meant to be an endorsement.
Duke published this excellent list of summer opportunities. Not just for Duke students!
Bellwether Education Partners remote summer internships in ed policy. Applications due mid-February.
Carolina Center for Public Service summer internships
Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) Summer Internships. Job description is here. Part-Time Interns work 12-16 hours/week, unpaid. Full-Time Interns work 35 hours/week for $10/hour. Applications due 1/24/21. Kalley Huang (2022) works with CEF and highly recommends it!
PEAK6, a fin tech firm where Abigail Gay (UNC ’17) works, has summer internships. She recommends their Finance Boot Camp.
RTI International has an outstanding internship program. Check the dates on this list carefully-some are for summer, and more will be added over the next few months.
SimplyHired, such as IQVIA Business Analyst Intern Strategy Analyst Internship at Triangle Insights Group or eCommerce and Gaming at Lenovo.
Student Action with Farmworkers has a fantastic summer internship program. Vicki was on SAF's board for years and is a big fan. Application deadline 2/4/21.
US Rep David Price is looking for paid summer interns. Deadline 3/5/2021.
Remote Opportunities from Robertson Alumni
This list includes details about the following:
- Andrew Hollar: food, health, startups
- Paula Kweskin: women's storytelling and global women's rights
- Mark Laabs: innovative energy strategies and rare cancer research (two companies!)
- Chris Paul: COVID and food insecurity
- Scott Spillman: Colorado history, politics, culture; research and publishing
These Community Summer partners want to work remotely (or in person) with Robertsons of any age.
NOT UPDATED FOR 2021: These Community Summer partners want to work remotely with Robertsons of any age.
NOT UPDATED FOR 2021: Remote Opportunities from Robertson Alumni
Jakob Blomqvist (2014) has brought these internship opportunities from his colleagues at Harvard Business School:
- Baobab is looking for summer interns interested in designing a customer-facing marketplace between the U.S. and West Africa.
- Groove, a continued learning startup, is looking for a Back End Web Developer and a Content And Digital Marketing Intern.
- LivelyHood is an early stage COVID-relief startup founded in Cambridge, MA.
- Intern with Metric, a start-up focused on ESG certification for businesses.
Second Day has this list of summer projects--brought to us from Joanna Kuang (2016)
Remote Opportunities and Activities not available for Summer 2021
Check this list of NC internships from the NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps (not available for 2021)
Carbon 180 virtual internship (not available for 2021)
Center for Responsible Travel (spring internships. Deadline 11/2020)
Global Volunteers International Online Two Scholars worked with elephants in Thailand through this group--it's great! (international travel. unlikely for 2021)