Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program

The Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program is a partnership between Campus Compact and Tyson Foods to provide an invaluable opportunity for select college students to gain professional experience while making a positive impact in our community.

The program provides full-time college students an eight-week paid summer job to assist community organizations and gain experience with diverse social issues. In the summer of 2018, the program will provide 40 nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area, and Sioux City, Storm Lake, and Council Bluffs, Iowa with a grant of $3,000-3,500 to hire a qualified college student for the summer.

ORGANIZATION AND STUDENT APPLICATIONS TO PARTICIPATE ARE NOW OPEN AND DUE NOVEMBER 21, 2017. SEE BELOW FOR FULL DETAILS.

November 21, 2017 – Organization host site and priority student application deadline

January 9, 2018 – Organization orientation sessions in Sioux City and Chicago

June 4, 2018 – Iowa intern kick-off and start date

June 18, 2018 – Chicago intern kick-off and start date

June-July, 2018 – Three, one-hour local training sessions in Sioux City and Chicago (dates and times TBD)

July 27, 2018 – Iowa intern end date

August 10, 2018 – Chicago intern end date

Campus Compact’s Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program

PURPOSE

The Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program (Program) provides an invaluable opportunity for select college students to gain professional experience while making a positive impact in our community.The Program provides full-time college students an eight-week paid summer job to assist nonprofit organizations and gain experience with diverse social issues.

The Program provides nonprofit organizations with a grant of $3,000-3,500 to hire a qualified college student to work eight weeks during the summer.

Organization host site applications must be submitted using the online form by 3 PM, Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Applicants with questions can contact Justin Ellis by email jellis {at} iwcc(.)edu or phone (515-235-4681). A technical assistance webinar will be held at 10 AM CST Monday, October 23, 2017. Register here to attend. A recording and slides will be made available on the program webpage shortly after.

GRANT AWARD

Campus Compact will award up to $120,000 to approximately 40 nonprofits (20 in Iowa, 20 in Illinois) in order to hire undergraduate students as summer student employees. Each student employee will receive a salary for two months of work at the nonprofit.

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY

The following list of eligibility requirements applies to all grantees.

  • 501(c) nonprofit or public organization (organizations focused on lobbying are not eligible), and
  • Located in Chicago, Illinois or near Sioux City (including Union, SD; Plymouth and Woodbury Counties, IA; and South Sioux City, NE), Storm Lake, or Council Bluffs, Iowa.
  • Submit a completed online application and required attachments.
  • Have the capacity to successfully supervise a quality internship experience, including orientation, training, daily guidance, and the ability to process payroll.

All organizations within the designated communities are eligible to apply, however applications are especially encouraged from those focused on hunger relief, adult education, and immigrant services.

SELECTION

Campus Compact will select applications for funding that demonstrate the ability to develop a meaningful and purposeful job description for a student employee. Applicants should also demonstrate their ability to provide quality supervision and mentorship of the student employee to complete all duties and tasks.

Campus Compact may request clarification or consultation with the application prior to notice, but after the application deadline.

The following rubric will be used to evaluate applications for this grant opportunity. All applicants will receive feedback on their grant application in their notice of award.

0 – 4 5 – 14 15 – 24 25 – 30
Organization capacity (30%) Application does not describe organization’s capacity whatsoever. Application provides few details on how the organization is capable of recruiting, training, paying, supervising the student. Applicant provides some details on orientation and training plan, has a payroll system, and recruitment strategy. Applicant has a well-structured orientation and training plan, payroll system, and recruitment strategy.
Connection to program focus area (30%) Applicant does not connect with any program focus areas whatsoever. Applicant provides few details on how they are connected to one of the program focus areas. Applicant has a clear connection to one of the program focus areas. Applicant has a clear connection to a focus area and has incorporated the summer position into supporting those efforts.
0 – 6 7 – 20 21 – 34 35 – 40
Job description (40%) Job description is incomplete, few if any information about the student’s responsibilities, and no learning objectives are present. Job description is complete, but the duties are unrealistic, and learning objectives are not logically connected to the position responsibilities. Job description is complete, the duties are realistic, and the learning objectives are logically connected to the position responsibilities. Job description is complete, the duties are realistic, and the learning objectives are meaningful and offer the student the opportunity to develop personally and professionally.

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DOWNLOAD JOB DESCRIPTION GUIDELINES AND TEMPLATE 
(download this document to add your details and upload it in the application)

To complete the application, please click here!

Summer Internship Student Applicant Information

Students who meet the eligibility guidelines can begin applying for this internship experience in October, 2017. There is a priority deadline of November 17,2017 for students who want to be considered first. Applications will be gathered and shared with nonprofit partners who will then contact students directly for additional information and interviews. The organizations will make hire decisions no later than April 2018 and likely much sooner, so students should apply early to have the best chance of being considered.

Iowa interns will work for eight weeks from June 24 to July 27, 2018. Illinois interns will work for eight weeks from June 18 to August 10, 2018.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

To participate in the Program students must:

  • Be a currently enrolled, undergraduate student who will be returning to college as a full-time (12 credit hours) sophomore, junior or senior in the fall of 2018.
  • Submit written enrollment verification from their college or university confirming the student’s enrollment status to Campus Compact prior to the start of the program in June (can include enrollment print-offs or emails).
  • Must meet all the employment requirements of the hiring nonprofit.

STUDENT OBLIGATIONS

If accepted into the Program, students must:

  • Agree to the responsibilities of the job and complete all 8 weeks of full-time employment
  • Attend the kickoff event and 3 education sessions
  • Work a minimum of 35 hours per week
  • Create at least 4 social media posts about their experience
  • Complete a post-program evaluation form providing feedback to the organization and about the program and its impact

Please fill out all the required fields and attach your resume below. Participating community organizations will reach out for more information and interviews. Contact Iowa Campus Compact or Illinois Campus Compact for information.

To complete the application please click here!

What is Campus Compact’s role in the Tyson Foods Summer Job Program?

Iowa and Illinois Campus Compact manage the Community Summer Jobs Program and is the face-to face contact between Tyson Foods, students, and nonprofits. Key responsibilities range from assisting nonprofits with applying, qualifying nonprofits, conducting summer education programs and activities, and evaluation process.

How long is the internship?

The internship is eight consecutive weeks in length, from June 4 to July 27, 2018 for Iowa Campus Compact participants and June 18 to August 10, 2018 for Illinois Campus Compact participants.

What’s the amount of the Tyson Foods grant? Can I receive more than one grant?

Each nonprofit is eligible to receive one grant of between $3,000 – $3,500 based on the community.

Can I treat the student as a contract employee/independent contractor?

No. Students will be treated as a salaried employee and subject to FICA and income tax withholdings. Please provide copy of first paystub to Iowa or Illinois Campus Compact for verification.

Will nonprofits be assigned a student?

No.  Participating nonprofits are required to hire their own student. Iowa and Illinois Campus Compact can help with the process to ensure you get the best possible student for your specific needs.

Are graduate students eligible?

No. The Program is only open to undergraduate students.

When will I be notified if my nonprofit is selected?

All nonprofits that apply will be notified by Friday December 15, 2017 at the latest.

If I have any comments, questions, concerns or problems during the Program whom do I contact?

Iowa Campus Compact: Justin Ellis; 515-235-4681; jellis {at} iwcc(.)edu

Illinois Campus Compact: Natalie Furlett; 312-362-7693; nfurlett {at} depaul(.)edu