Internship Placements

 

During their Semester in the City, Fellows will intern with a nonprofit, social mission business or government agency four days a week, for 14 weeks. Fellows will gain 420 hours of work-based experience, allowing them to learn more about themselves and their passions while also building their skills and networks.

 

Mentorship

Every placement will be a little different, but in each case the Fellow will have a dedicated mentor, who serves as their supervisor.

Karleen is very good at making sure you understand, being there for you, giving good feedback and cheering you on. She is easily accessible and is always there to listen for anything. Best mentor ever.
Karleen is very good at making sure you understand, being there for you, giving good feedback and cheering you on. She is easily accessible and is always there to listen for anything. Best mentor ever.
— Markiesha, Social Innovation Fellow
Denise was the perfect mentor for me. She was there when I needed it and gave me the freedom to learn on my own.
— Nikita, Social Innovation Fellow

Projects and Work

Fellows will have a variety of project-based work, day-to-day work, and opportunities to shadow staff and leaders during their semester-long internship.

Check out some examples of our placements and projects:

 

Matching

We place Fellows in an internship based on their interests and desired skills and the host organization's available projects and needs. We pay particular attention to finding a mentor who will be a good match for the Fellow's work style and learning goals. Fellows and mentors have an opportunity to speak over the phone and confirm that this will be a good placement on both sides.

Matching occurs after students have enrolled in the program and prior to orientation.

Check out where we've placed our Fellows.