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Wake Forest Internship Programs

Athletics Marketing

Interns in the Wake Forest Athletics Marketing Department assist with gameday promotional activities, special events, office duties and other work as assigned. More info.


Business and Enterprise Management Internship Program

The BEM internship is designed to provide BEM majors with the opportunity for a meaningful career-related experience in a variety of organizational settings. BEM majors will practice and expand on the knowledge and skills developed in the classroom, enhance their marketability for a permanent job, and deepen their understanding of a career or profession of interest. More info.


Campus Kitchen

Contact the coordinator of Campus Kitchen, Brad Shugoll, for more information about internship opportunities. More info.


Communications and External Relations

Contact Communications and External Relations for more information about internship opportunities. More info.


Global Programs and Studies International Internships

The Center for Global Programs and Studies (GPS) partners with internship providers around the world to offer internships in a variety of locations including London, Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Sydney, Shanghai, and many more. In most cases GPS can help you find a program that will meet your needs, regardless of your major or minor and there are programs available for both semester and summer terms. Contact GPS at 336-758-5938 for more information. More info.


Kemper Scholars

The Kemper Scholars Program offers freshmen an opportunity to prepare for leadership and service in numerous professions, including nonprofits. The program includes a scholarship for sophomore, junior and senior years as well as two funded summer internships after sophomore and junior years. Wake Forest is honored to be among a select group of less than twenty U.S. schools which offer this program. More info.


News & Communications Intern

Responsibilities and opportunities for News & Communications interns include but are not limited to: writing news stories and press releases, reporting on campus initiatives, interviewing on-campus experts, conducting research, using social media and developing media lists. Recent interns currently hold positions such as web producer at USA Today College, science writer at NASA, press secretary on Capitol Hill, and associate communications manager at American Heart Association. Intern applications typically are available mid-fall for the spring semester. Contact for more information. More info.


Pre-Ministerial Internship Program

This program is designed to give students an opportunity to practice ministry in the Winston-Salem area. The program is open to WFU undergraduates who have not yet completed their degree requirements and want to explore a church/parish, retreat ministry, or faith-based nonprofit setting.  This paid internship requires an eight-week commitment. More info.


Religion and Public Engagement

The Religion and Public Engagement academic concentration supports communities through an exchange of knowledge and action consistent with internationally accepted standards of human rights and the highest standards of teaching, research, and collaboration. Students are able to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to the real world by engaging in public work through research projects, service-learning opportunities, and internships for academic credit.  Contact Dr. Lucas Johnston,, to learn more. More info.


Reynolda House

The Reynolda House Museum of American Art Education Department offers internships in the spring, summer, and fall that provide a general introduction to museums with a focus on museum education. Internship participants assist with the daily operation of the education and program departments, helping with school field trips and family programs. Additional internship experiences may be available in other Museum departments, including Marketing & Communications and Development. More info.


Salamanca Program

The Department of Romance Languages offers a summer program of internships in Salamanca, Spain, in a variety of professional fields, such as medical and healthcare professions, teaching, and translation. More info.


Secrest Artists Series

The Secrest Artists Series offers one unpaid internship each year to a student with interests in music, arts management, business, and/or communication. For more information, contact Secrest Series Manager, Hayden Barnes, at or x5757. More info.


START Gallery

START Gallery offers internships each spring, summer, and fall. An internship at START Gallery is a terrific opportunity to pursue an interest in arts management and to become more intimately involved within the daily operations of the gallery. More info.


Summer Nonprofits Immersion Program

The Pro Humanitate Institute’s Summer Nonprofits Immersion Program gives participants an opportunity to connect with the nonprofit sector while reflecting on the sector’s role in professional development. The program combines a high quality educational experience with a paid, structured internship placement, and reflection – a unique personal and professional development opportunity. More info.



During this project-based internship, interns will be expected to attend weekly staff meetings and contribute to the overarching mission of the Office of Sustainability. More info.


Wake Forest Baptist Health Internships

Internships at Wake Forest Baptist Health are posted in Handshake when opportunities are available. More info.


Wake Washington

The Wake Washington Program allows students to pursue academic studies and simultaneously develop professional skills through an internship in Washington DC for a fall or spring semester. More info.



WFDD’s internship program provides practical experience in the radio broadcasting and nonprofit industry. The station can accommodate up to six interns per semester. The six current intern roles are Fundraising, Operations and Production, Marketing and Community Outreach, Underwriting/Sales, and News. More info.


Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Internship

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offers an internship class (WGS 397A) to students who have a foundation and interest in women’s and/or gender studies. The course is designed to provide students with opportunities for learning and working with organizations in ways that connect coursework in women’s and gender studies to issues in community settings.  Participants will be asked to think critically, and will learn about a wide range of community organizations working on issues related to gender, social change, social justice, and feminism. In recent years, internships have been offered at Family Services, the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem, The Children’s Home, Crisis Control Ministry, Community Care Center, Forsyth County Guardian ad Litem, Planned Parenthood, and the WFU Medical School Women’s Health Center for Research, Leadership, and Education. For more information, contact Dr. Sheri Lawson Clark at x3556 or More info.