F&M Works in Lancaster

F&M Works in Lancaster is a one-year program designed to prepare and inspire a cohort of students to become invested members of their communities.  The program integrates paid internship opportunities in local nonprofit organizations with monthly professional development workshops and facilitated reflection sessions. Participants enhance their knowledge of  and ability to address issues that impact their communities.   

All students are paid by the College. This is also a great opportunity for students who have been awarded work-study as part of their financial aid package. 


Contact the Ware Institute at 717-358-4164.

Program Specifics 
Application Process:

The F&M Works application for 2017-2018 is now CLOSED.

We are looking for students who are interested in meaningful opportunities to get involved with the Lancaster community.  Top candidates will demonstrate their willingness to commit to the entire program,  enthusiastically participate in workshops and positively contribute to the  overall experience of the cohort.

The strongest applicants will be invited to particiate in virtual interviews. Top candidates will then be selected for in-person interviews during the week of August 28.

Students will be carefully matched with an organization according to their interests and abilities. 

Placements will be finalized by September 8.

  • Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Must be available for Fall and Spring
  • 2.7 GPA or higher
  • No other on-campus employment
  • Must maintain full-time student status 
  • International students must arrange an IFC for each semester for CPT
  • Work 10 hours/week for duration of fall and spring semester
  • Can not be on academic or disciplinary probation
  • Mandatory attendance at monthly workshops




Next Steps: 
  1. Click on the Internship Descriptions above and read through the variety of opportunities that are available to get involved with the local community.
  2. Be sure to visit the organizations website to learn more about their mission.  
  3. Check whether the location is within walking distance of Campus if you do not have access to transportation.
  4. Identify your top three choices.
  5. Draft your essay for each internship to make your case as to why you're a good fit for that specific opportunity.
  6. Make sure your resume is updated and saved as a PDF to be uploaded through the application.



What  It's Like To Be an F&M Works Intern

Story 11/25/2015

Misha Rodriguez '17, F&M Works Intern

What do you do at the Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership? LHOP is an organization with the mission to increase the availability of affordable, quality and fair housing throughout Lancaster...

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Story 2/26/2015

Mark Rooney, F&M Works Intern

“One thing I’ve really enjoyed from my internship experience is being able to become invested in the Lancaster community.  Lancaster is a beautiful, thriving community with a lot to offer, and being...

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