The results from our pilot are in and show that these internships are creating a serious impact with the students we serve, the host sites they intern at, and the colleges we partner with. Check out our full pilot results here and check out the highlights below.

progress bar with networking statistic: I have a larger network, 12 percent somewhat true, 17 percent true, 71 percent very true


Our mission is to educate and inspire the next generation of change makers, and after our most recent alumni survey we are accomplishing just that. 100% of students feel they have grown a larger network, which is one of our key learning objectives. Interested to see how else Semester in the City benefitted college graduates? Check out our college and Semester in the City graduate survey below.

Statistic graphic: 88% of host organizations would hire their intern* *or at least interview them


The secret sauce to what makes our internships so successful are our host organizations. Our social impact sector partners create extraordinary impact for our students and the greater Boston community. We also find that our students are able to provide a lot of support for them and the work they do. By hosting a Social Innovation Fellow for about 30 hours/week, organizations are able to build capacity in an affordable manner, while also growing the network and skills of that fellow. 88% of our social sector partners said they would hire, or at least interview, the fellow they hosted. Read more about the benefit our program has had for host organizations below.

quote graphic saying: “Students get deeply immersed in the work of an organization beyond the campus while also making the connection between this work and what they are learning in the classroom” Davis Baird Clark University Provost and VP for Academic Affairs


We partner with 13 colleges and universities. We love getting to work with our college partners as they support our students in this unique and fulfilling study away experience. We aim to make this program part of a wholistic college experience for students who choose to join us from their traditional university campuses. We are proud that students feel more connected and excited to share examples when they are back on campus. Read in our pilot results about our college partners and how students feel more engaged in their classes after Semester in the City.


Interested in reading more of our results? Read them here.