Can I apply for an internship if I am going abroad?
Unfortunately, students who already have plans to go abroad during the 2013-2014 academic year are not eligible to apply for the F&M Works in Lancaster program for this year. All of our current internships are for a full academic year. But don’t worry! You will have the opportunity to apply for the following academic year.
Does this program apply to only work-study students or all students?
Any rising sophomore, junior and senior (other than international students) is eligible to apply for the program! Not just work-study students.
Can I apply for an internship if I already have an on campus job?
If you have already been hired in a campus job for next semester, you are NOT eligible to work in both F&M Works in Lancaster as well as work in your campus job. If you wish to apply to F&M Works in Lancaster and choose (if accepted) between your on-campus job and the F&M Works Internship position, you will be able to do that.
Can I apply as an international student with an F-1 visa?
Unfortunately, international students (those with F-1 Visa’s) are not eligible due to government restrictions on working off-campus. If you have any questions about this please contact in the Office of International Programs.
Can I apply for an internship if I am a permanent resident but not a citizen?
How does it work? Do I apply for the F&M Works in Lancaster as a program or do I apply for a specific internship?
All students must review the internships available and apply to the internships by category. Once you have selected a category you will be able to indicate up to 5 internships (from first choice to last choice) you are interested in within that category. All categories are labeled 1-7 and the internships correspond (by number) to each of those categories. Students must submit separate applications for each category but not for each internship. Click here for details on how to apply.
Do I submit a generic resume and cover letter or should it be specific to the internship for which I am applying?
Your cover letter should be directed to the F&M Works in Lancaster program and must reflect your interest in that field/category of the internship. Your resume does not necessarily need to be changed.
Can I apply for multiple internships listed?
Yes, however, please be sure that your skills, experiences and interests align well with the individual internship. Applying to multiple internships will not automatically improve your chances of being selected for an interview. You will be required to submit separate applications for each internship category.
If I cannot commit to 10 hours per week for the entire academic year, can I still apply for the program?
Unfortunately, no. We do realize that your specific hours may need to be adjusted to accommodate your spring classes, however, it will be your responsibility to work with your on-site supervisor to determine a mutually agreeable schedule. If you find that you are not able to commit to the F&M Works requirements please remember that you can still volunteer with many of the same agencies to gain valuable experience.
If I’m not accepted to the F&M Works in Lancaster program does this mean I can’t work with any of the organizations listed?
No! There are frequently volunteer opportunities with many of our community partners. For more information on how to volunteer, click here! The Ware Institute for Civic Engagement also works with our community partners in community based learning courses.