F&M Works in Lancaster
F&M Works in Lancaster is a selective program designed for students to explore their understanding of personal and social responsibility through:
Contributing to the community by working as an intern at a local nonprofit organization,
Engaging in meaningful discussions with a cohort of like-minded students about values, belonging, community and leadership, all within the context of exploring the Common Good.
All students are paid by the College.
Questions? Contact Lisa Wolfe at 717-358-4592.
F&M Works Internship Descriptions and Application Link
The F&M Works application period for Spring 2021 wip be January 8 - January 25.
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 program, enthusiastically participate in discussions and positively contribute to the overall experience of the cohort.
Virtual interviews will start during the week of January 26. Placements will be finalized no later than February 12.
Students will be carefully matched with an organization according to their interests and abilities.
Students are encouraged to apply to more than one internship to increase the chances of being selected.
FM Works Internships are considered on-campus employment and count toward the maximum of 15 hours/week.
If applying as a sophomore, you must have your major declared if you want to also apply for an internship-for-credit.
If you have previously participated in F&M Works you are not eligible to re-apply.
- Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
- Must be available to work 10 hr/wk for the entire duration of the internship (either for the entire academic year or just for one semester).
- 2.7 GPA or higher.
- International students must arrange an Internship-for-Credit (IFC) per semester to receive the required authorization for Curricular Practical Training (CPT).
- Can not be on academic or disciplinary probation.
- Mandatory attendance at twice/semester Wednesday evening discussions and 1:1 check-in meetings.
- We strongly encourage all applicants to make an appointment with an OSPGD adviser as soon as possible to review your resume and discuss your essays prior to submitting your application.
- Review the Internship Descriptions and read through the variety of opportunities that are available to get involved with the local community.
- Be sure to visit the organization's website to learn more about their mission.
- Check whether the location is within walking distance of Campus if you do not have access to transportation.
- Identify your top three choices.
- Draft a unique essay for each internship to make your case as to why you're a good fit for that specific opportunity along with articulating your interest in the organization's mission. Note: essays are reviewed by Ware Institute staff , not community partners.
- Make sure your resume is updated and saved as a PDF (with your first and last name in the filename) to be uploaded through the application.
What It's Like To Be an F&M Works Intern