It’s a vital part of the Morehead-Cain experience: four life-changing, fully funded summers created to open your eyes in ways you never imagined.
The Morehead-Cain Summer Enrichment Program was designed with you in mind. You’ll propose an internship or project, hone your ideas with support from staff, develop a budget, and then carry it out with full funding from the Foundation.
Sound daunting? Fear not: over the years we’ve developed a framework to accelerate scholars’ growth.
In your first summer as a Morehead-Cain, in the months following your high school graduation, you’ll embark on what might be the most challenging experience of your life to date: a multi-week Outdoor Leadership course.
After you learn more about your strengths and weaknesses through Outdoor Leadership, your second summer will focus on outward impact. During the Civic Collaboration summer, teams of scholars embed themselves in cities across the U.S., investigate those communities’ challenges and opportunities, and propose real solutions. Not as interns—but as citizens.
Your third summer deepens your focus and encourages you to plumb the depths of your long-held or newfound interests. The Global Perspective summer is an opportunity to conduct an independent research project or learn about a new sector or part of the world through a more traditional internship.
In your fourth summer, which is called Professional Experience, you’ll take part in an approved internship or pursue a startup idea of your own. You’ll learn invaluable professional skills that will serve you well in your career—whether it be in private business, nonprofit, or self-directed entrepreneurship.
These four diverse summers—strategically designed to help scholars understand more about the world and how they can make a difference in it—inspire confidence, foster independence, and provide in-depth hands-on learning experiences.