The second summer experience allows Levine Scholars to combine their academic and civic engagement interests with their natural inclination to give back to the community.  Students spend approximately five weeks interning with a nonprofit organization in the Charlotte area.  They learn the challenges and fortitude required to succeed as a nonprofit organization in economically difficult times, as well as the intangible rewards that come from serving others. 

During their internships, Levine Scholars meet members of the boards of directors and become familiar with the inner workings of large, established nonprofit organizations and new, entrepreneurial start-ups.  They are exposed to activities in development, grant reading and writing, volunteer coordination and marketing.  Some students continue to volunteer with their internship sites after the summer is over, while others apply what they have learned to develop the $8,000 civic engagement grant available to Levine Scholars.

Previous Summer II internship placements have included organizations such as the American Red Cross, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, Charlotte Center City Partners, Charlotte Community Health Clinic, Discovery Place, Freedom School Partners, Friendship Trays, Greenpeace, Habitat for Humanity, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, International House, Levine Museum of the New South, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Project Scientist, Ronald McDonald House, Stop Hunger Now, World Affairs Council and YMCA.

Eddie Angelbello swims with a camper at his YMCA internship.
Vidhya Balasubramanian at Carolinas HealthCare Foundation
Christopher McKinnis at Discovery Place
Taelor Malcolm at Goodwill Industries
Seth Flynn at the Charlotte Community Health Clinic
Danielle Miller at Discovery Place
Joseph Obeid, second from left, with his fellow Echo Foundation interns
Randy Staples at his internship with Red Cross.
Erin Coggins at her internship with Present Age Ministries.
Esteban Mendieta enjoying his time with Habitat for Humanity.
Care Ring staff members with intern Megan Woody.
Make-A-Wish intern, Isabella Calpakis
Eileen Jakeway helped foster a love of reading during her internship with Freedom Schools.
Greenpeace intern, Casey Aldridge
Caroline Fowle interning with Charlotte Center City Partners