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.
Every placement will be a little different, but in each case the Fellow will have a dedicated mentor, who serves as their supervisor.
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:
- 826 Boston
- Anti-Defamation League
- Boston Children Chorus
- Black Ministerial Alliance
- Celebrity Series of Boston
- Center to Support Immigrant Organizing
- Codman Academy Charter School
- CommonGood Careers
- Corporate Accountability International
- DocWayne Youth Services
- Freedom House
- Freight Farms
- Family Independence Initiative
- Generations Inc
- Let's Get Ready
- Massachusetts Advocates for Children
- Resonant Energy
- Room to Grow
- Social Innovation Forum
- Strong Women Strong Girls
- The Petey Greene Program
- The Theater Offensive
- The GroundTruth Project
- Union Capital Boston
- Veterans Legal Services
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.