College Internships

Have you ever heard of the “Girl Effect?”

The International Development community knows that educating young women is the most effective way to lift families and communities out of poverty.

This is called the “Girl Effect;” you can be a part of it here, in North Carolina!

  • Do you want the chance to mentor a group of inspiring middle school girls in rural Appalachia?
  • Do you thrive on collaborative teamwork?
  • Are you looking to fulfill your Public Policy internship requirement?
  • Do you want to experience an unforgettable summer in the beautiful North Carolina mountains?

Then interning for PAGE is what you should be doing this summer!

As a Duke Intern, you will work with about 40 middle school girls for two 3-week sessions to provide an enriching summer learning experience. You will help middle school girls learn to love reading, create digital stories, play endless numbers of games, and gain leadership skills. The program also emphasizes healthy, active living, with a local farm-to-table breakfast and lunch program. As a Duke Intern, you will have an unforgettable experience making a difference in the lives of Appalachian girls.

And best of all...it’s fun! Join us to make a difference in the lives of Appalachian Girls!

Check out the blog from the Duke Interns’ last summer.

Watch the Duke Engage video about the program.

To learn more about getting involved or the application process, please contact Deborah Hicks () or Elizabeth McIntosh ().

Hear From Past Interns

“PAGE has played an integral role in my life at Duke and beyond. I stumbled into the program in its very first summer and fell in love with the Madison County community and its energetic young girls. We spent those first days painting our first bookshelf and recruiting our inaugural class of middle school girls. Four years later, those same girls read, write, and create with confidence alongside new PAGE generations. Our students' work connects me to their hopes, fears, families, and strongly felt sense of place. I remain connected to the program because PAGE's community partners feel like family, and Madison's mountains feel like home.”

Emily McGinty
PAGE intern 2010, Duke Class of 2013
Current member of Advisory Committee for PAGE


Summer 2016 Intern Application - Due March 1


Summer 2016 Intern Application