Campus Compact is the recipient an award from Tyson Foods that will bring together college students and local nonprofits in Iowa and Illinois. The Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program will provide an invaluable opportunity for select college students to gain professional experience in nonprofits while making a positive impact in local communities.
The program provides full-time college students an eight-week paid summer internship to assist community organizations and gain experience with diverse social issues. Tyson Foods is underwriting this program, which will launch in the summer of 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, and Sioux City, Storm Lake and Council Bluffs in Iowa.
“The creation of this program offers the professionals of tomorrow a unique opportunity to build their resume, while also adding value to the critical services nonprofit organizations provide in their communities,” said Garrett Dolan, senior manager, corporate social responsibility, Tyson Foods.
Campus Compact will work in partnership with colleges and universities in those communities to help young adults realize their potential while making a difference in our community. Iowa and Illinois Campus Compact affiliates will oversee and administer the program.
“Opportunities like this are great examples of how colleges and universities can partner with local nonprofits to deepen student learning and professional development while contributing to community work,” said Maggie Grove, vice president for strategy and operations, Campus Compact. “This program will provide benefits both to those students selected and directly to community organizations in need of capacity support.”
The application process is now open for both community organizations interested in receiving a grant to host an intern and students interested in being matched up with organizations. All nonprofits and public organizations within the designated communities are eligible to apply, however, applications are especially encouraged from those focused directly or indirectly on hunger relief, adult education, and immigrant services. Organizations will be selected based on need and capacity to provide a quality student experience.
Find full details, including application forms on our web site.