Summer Internship Experience


The J. Marion Sims Foundation is committed to the health and wellness of Lancaster County, Great Falls, and Fort Lawn, SC. The Foundation offers a highly competitive internship program that gives college students and/or recent college graduates the unique opportunity to make important professional contributions to the community by working in the field of philanthropy in partnership with local nonprofit organizations and community members. Interns will gain experience in event planning, relationship building, research and community outreach. Interns are assigned short-term projects during the summer internship period, in addition to daily responsibilities that are necessary for everyday office function.


 The Foundation values interdisciplinary knowledge and a positive attitude.  Previous project assignments included community engagement, marketing and social media development, program development, project planning, with extensive research and data analysis. Internships are full-time Monday-Friday, with some evening and weekend work required. All majors and disciplines are encouraged to apply. 

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education. Dual enrollment may not be counted toward the one year enrollment period. All disciplines accepted. Candidates should possess an interest in learning and serving the community, and a high level of initiative and professionalism. Successful candidates also exhibit:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills;


  • Research and analysis skills;


  • Planning and marketing skills;


  • Ability to work independently; manage multiple priorities at once;   


  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Google docs, and Excel spreadsheets is preferred;


  • Experience with nonprofit or community-based organizations is preferred.


Please email Elizabeth Howe at


We envision the communities we serve as places where all people join together to build on community assets for current and future generations, and where all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential. 


800 N White St.

Lancaster, SC 29720

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 818

Lancaster, SC 29721

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