During the second year in the program, student fellows put their leadership skills into action through community service internships. These provide them extensive opportunities to practice their leadership in the community. Student fellows design their own internships, choosing from existing sites or a limitless variety of new possibilities. Through the community service internships, approximately 4,500 hours of community service are provided annually. Megan O'Brien, Beth Bertucci and Katie Pershinske, received the Bill and Wilma Verrette Outstanding CSI Award for their internship with NMU Best Buddies.