Sama Mundlay ’20 American Cities Internships

The Sama Mundlay ‘20 American Cities Internships are designed for students who want to work in major U.S. cities and engage in the social, economic, and/or cultural realities of diverse urban environments. 

Click on the links below to explore internship opportunities in these American City areas:

Eligible class years: Sophomores and Juniors

Students can apply for up to two Signature Internships across any program areas during our Fall application cycle (Oct. 1 - Nov. 1).  Click here for instructions about how to apply along with our Signature Internships Website. *A limited number of sites are open for the SPRING Application Cycle (Feb. 1 - March 1). These sites are 70 Faces Media, BMC Rooftop Farm, CitySprouts, Future Chefs, Jewish Women's Archives, Keseb, St. Stephen's Youth Programs (Academic Intern only), and YMCA East Bay, Head Start. Please see job descriptions below. 


Internships in museums, printmaking studios, and more.


The Field Museum

(Chicago, Illinois) Filled for summer 2024

The Field Museum is a world-class scientific and cultural institution, attracting up to 2 million visitors annually. Originally established to house collections assembled for the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, the museum now has nearly 40 million objects in its collection. These include dinosaurs and other extinct creatures, mummies and other archeological artifacts, objects from cultures around the world, plant and animal specimens, as well as gems, minerals, and meteorites. The collections form the foundation of the Museum’s exhibition, research, and education programs. The Museum’s mission is to fuel “a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture.” 

The Field maintains a unique connection to Wellesley - its former Vice President, Museum Affairs is Wellesley’s own Laura Daignault Gates ‘72, current Chair of the Board of Trustees; Wellesley students have been interning with the Field for over a decade. Read about interns Rebecca Arango ’21 and Renee Chen ’21. Alumna Lauren Richmond ‘14 also has shared how this internship shaped her career after Wellesley.

Job Title: Exhibition Development Intern 
Placements available: 2
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: In person or hybrid as determined by Museum

Job Description: ​​As an Exhibition Development Intern, you will work alongside Exhibition Developers as they prepare for upcoming temporary and permanent exhibitions. Interns gain an inside view of the exhibition process. Tasks will vary depending on the nature of each exhibition. Skills that you will learn and/or expand upon include:

  • Research and Writing: Conduct background research, write summaries, fact-check with scientists, find references for replications or illustrations, researching and acquiring rights for video and images.
  • Information Management: Maintain database information for objects to be put on display
  • Creative: Help brainstorm interactives and test interactive prototypes. 

Interns attend relevant team and department-wide meetings. Interns may transcribe, take notes, or summarize meetings between exhibition developers and cultural community members or scientists. Please note that this is not a position that involves handling artifacts or artifact conservation, field work, or original research in a field of science.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Sophomores or Juniors
  • Strong research experience
  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Ability to work independently toward a goal or project completion
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Initiative to learn and solve problems
  • Ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds

EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop

(New York, New York) Filled for summer 2024

A significant workshop in the history of American printmaking, the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop was established in 1948 by Robert Blackburn, a legendary figure in the history of printmaking. It became a remarkable educational center, introducing printmaking to artists and supporting emerging talent in this medium. His workshop, open to artists of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels, was nationally and internationally known.

After Blackburn’s death in 2003, his workshop reopened as the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. The workshop continues to serve as a co-operative printmaking workspace that provides professional quality printmaking facilities to artists and printmakers of every skill level. It fosters an artistic community dedicated to racial, ethnic, cultural, and artistic diversity while promoting technical and artistic exploration, innovation and collaboration. The workshop maintains Robert Blackburn’s creative ideals and egalitarian spirit in its low cost access to printers, equipment and education. It serves more than 8,000 people per year from the United States and countries all over the world. 

Learn about Sarah Burney ‘08 and how her experience with Blackburn helped shape her career, and check the portfolio of Breslin Bell ‘18 which includes some of her work with the studio.

Job Title: Design and Operations Intern
Placements available: 1
Eligible Class Year: Juniors
Format: In person

Job Description: The Design and Operations Intern will gain hands-on training in many aspects of a professional print studio. Skills that you will learn and/or expand upon include: 

  • Technical Creative Skills: Platemaking, editioning. Perform various other print-related tasks depending upon experience.
  • Administrative: Assist the master printer and the artists-in-residence, assist with exhibition space, support educational programming.
  • Organization: Archival assistance, organize exhibition space for visitors and other community stakeholders, etc. 

Eligibility Requirements:

This internship position is available to an art major or a student with some experience and interest in printmaking. 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate: 

  • Open to Sophomore and Juniors only
  • This internship position is available to an art major or a student with some experience and interest in printmaking. 
  • Motivation and attention to details
  • Natural inquisitiveness and creativity
  • Successful applicants will have a strong printmaking portfolio; an art background is helpful. 
  • Applications are encouraged from those who have taken ARTS 322 (Advanced Print Concepts), ARTS 219 (Lithography), ARTS 220 (Intro to Print), and/or ARTS 222 (Bookmaking and typography).
  • REQUIRED Supplemental Application Materials: This placement requires that candidates submit samples of their printwork as part of their application. Candidates must upload a PDF document containing images of 2-3 prints they have made. 

Praise Shadows Art Gallery

(Brookline, MA) Filled for summer 2024

HISTORY: Established in December 2020, Praise Shadows is a commercial art gallery whose artists are represented in many museum collections and exhibitions.

MISSION: Praise Shadows Art Gallery is a hybrid space emphasizing exhibitions by emerging and mid-career contemporary artists, a retail space for art books and works made by artists, and mentorship for young talent in the Greater Boston area.


  • Since our founding, we have placed works by gallery-represented artists into the permanent collections of museums such as Harvard Art Museums, MFA Boston, New York Public Library, Cantor Museum at Stanford University, and many more. 
  • We are a small women-led team, including our owner Yng-Ru Chen and gallery manager, Hailey Hartshorn.
  • Our exhibitions have been covered by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Hyperallergic, Artforum, The Guardian, The New Yorker Magazine, and more.

Job Title: Gallery Intern
Available Placements:
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: In person

RESPONSIBILITIES: Intern responsibilities may include but are not limited to engaging with visitors, assisting with social media and exhibition preparation, install and deinstall.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: As a small team, we have our hands in everything we do. A Wellesley intern will gain first-hand experience working on the gallery's back and front end, including interacting with the public and exhibition preparation and execution.


The intern must be interested in the following:

  • Contemporary art
  • Art history
  • Customer service and client relations
  • Inventory management
  • Artist relations
  • Marketing
  • Community relations
  • Business, finances, and the economics of the fine art market

While we are open to applicants of all skill sets, we are particularly interested in students who exhibit:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Kindness toward others
  • Eagerness to always improve
  • Comfort with handling fine art (no formal art handling experience required, we have specialists for that)
  • Past experience in retail or customer service
  • Past experience in a gallery, museum, or other cultural institution
  • Talent with graphic design, photo-editing, photography

Peabody Essex Museum

(Salem, MA) Filled for summer 2024

The Ellen and Stephen Hoffman Curatorial Intern at the Peabody Essex Museum will work with Karina H. Corrigan, Associate Director–Collections and the H. A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art (Wellesley Class of 1993) on research and administrative tasks related to two upcoming exhibitions as well as ongoing departmental work related to the museum’s Asian Export Art collection. 

Job Title: Curatorial Intern
Available Placements: 1
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: In person  

The Hoffman Curatorial intern will conduct research for the early stages of an exhibition proposal related to Manila as a bridge between Asia and the Spanish colonies in the Americas and help prepare for an upcoming traveling exhibition on 15th to 17th century Flemish painting and sculpture that PEM will host in December 2024.

In addition to these two larger scale projects, the intern will work on diverse aspects of exhibition planning, collection research, and collection development.  Assignments will include developing and managing object checklists and image files and conducting primary and secondary source research. Tasks will also involve data management including photocopying, scanning, collating, organizing, filing and managing paper and digital files. 

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in art history, history or material culture, be enthusiastic, articulate, organized, self-motivated, and willing to assist with a variety of administrative and curatorial tasks related to the projects. The best candidate will have experience conducting academic research, be extremely detail-oriented, be able to work on a variety of tasks simultaneously, and have a sense of humor. Candidates must be able to interact in a professional manner with museum visitors and staff. Must be proficient in Office Suite applications with an emphasis on Microsoft Word and Excel. Reading comprehension in Spanish desirable.

70 Faces Media

(New York, NY) Accepting applications during spring cycle 2024

70 Faces Media is the largest digital Jewish publisher in North America. We are reinventing how people experience Jewish knowledge, culture, ritual and community. Founded in 2015 from a merger between a storied news agency and an internet start-up, our brands include the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), My Jewish Learning, Kveller, Hey Alma, The Nosher and The New York Jewish Week and reach more than 3 million people each month.

Job Title #1: Editorial Intern
Available Placements: 1
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: Remote  

Job Title #2: Summer Reporting Intern
Available Placements: 1
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: Remote or In Person 

Job Description for Internship #1- Editorial Intern: We are inspired by the Jewish story’s power to provide deep personal meaning, sustain a people and improve the world. Our brands collectively serve as a virtual town square, highlighting and hosting a multitude of voices and conversations as we inform people about Jewish news, history, traditions, values, entertainment and culture. We reach people wherever they are in their lives, level of Jewish knowledge and sense of Jewish identity. 

The editorial intern will work primarily across our three lifestyle brands — Hey Alma, Kveller and The Nosher — to aid with daily production of content for the websites and social media, assist with special projects, and gain insight into the inner workings of several digital media platforms.

Tasks may include:

  • Loading articles into Wordpress CMS
  • Searching for apprpriate content to share on social media
  • Writing articles responding to relevant items in the news and pop culture
  • Assisting with newsletter creation
  • Aiding with design for articles/social media
  • Providing assistance with daily operations

Ideal candidate has:

  • An interest in Jewish culture, news or religion (food and pop culture a plus!)
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • A collaborative attitude who works well with others
  • Ability to stay on top of multiple tasks at once


Job Description for Internship #2- Summer Reporting Intern:  The Jewish Telegraphic Agency is seeking summer reporting interns to bolster our team’s mission of creating essential journalism about the Jewish world.

Interns will learn from our team of experienced journalists while reporting and writing a range of stories — from breaking news to enterprise to features — covering topics that include religious life, politics and international affairs, and arts and culture. Interns will also be able to work with our reporters on investigative projects and with our audience team on efforts to engage readers through an array of platforms. We anticipate that interns will end the summer with a sharpened skill set and a portfolio of clips that demonstrate their versatility as journalists.

Since 1917, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency has chronicled the stories of Jews and Jewish communities around the world. Our stories are distributed through dozens of local and national news organizations, as well as directly online to hundreds of thousands of readers each month. Through the New York Jewish Week, we are also redefining what high-quality local Jewish journalism looks like. JTA and the New York Jewish Week are part of 70 Faces Media, the largest Jewish media organization in North America.

JTA interns may be located anywhere in the United States; interns located in the New York City area will be able to work with our team in person from an office, and contribute to the New York Jewish Week.

Applicants should have newswriting experience and be comfortable working remotely, with close involvement from their supervisor and editors. Experience or interest in Jewish life and/or religion reporting is a strong plus.


The Jewish Women's Archives

(Newton, MA) Accepting applications during spring cycle 2024

The Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) is a national organization dedicated to collecting and promoting the extraordinary stories of Jewish women. JWA explores the past as a framework for understanding the issues important to women today; inspires young people with remarkable role models; and uses Jewish women’s stories to excite people to see themselves as agents of change.

JWA’s website is the world’s largest collection of information on Jewish women and draws more than 3 million visitors a year seeking information, inspiration, community, and a sense of identity. JWA also hosts public programs; trains the thought leaders of tomorrow; sparks conversation with its blog, podcast, and social media presence; and is a leading voice in feminist and Jewish spheres.

Job Title: Intern
Available Placements: 1
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: Intern may choose format (In person, Hybrid, or Remote)

The internship is an educational experience that provides the intern with professional experience in nonprofit education, research, and writing work. Interns may work on a variety of projects, such as:

  • Assisting with the ongoing revision of the Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women by updating entries, adding multimedia illustrations, and uploading material to the website.
  • Working with JWA’s extensive collections of oral history materials by transcribing and/or reviewing oral history transcripts and cataloging, describing, and organizing oral history records.
  • Adding entries to the “This Week in History” feature.
  • Contributing to JWA’s robust social media presence.
  • Assisting in the marketing of JWA’s events and programs.


  • Gain unique insight into the inner workings of a nationally recognized non-profit
  • Gain increased understanding of the editorial process
  • Learn about the rich history of Jewish women
  • Connect to an influential network of professional women and community partners

Experience & Qualifications

  • Strong writing skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Keen interest in the history of Jewish women and feminism
  • Background in history, gender studies, or Jewish Studies; interest in public history a plus



Internships in organizations that promote and advance corporate social responsibility worldwide and across industries


Brookhaven National Laboratory

(Upton, NY) This partner is no longer in our Signature Internship American Cities portfolio. They are a partner in our Employer-Funded Program. Click on THIS LINK for internship description and application instructions. The application deadline is November 1, 2023 by 5 pm.

Click on THIS LINK for internship description and application instructions. The application deadline is November 1, 2023 by 5 pm.

Court Service Centers of Massachusetts Trial Courts

(Boston, MA) Filled for summer 2024

The Court Service Centers (CSCs) of Massachusetts are committed to providing access to justice to Massachusetts residents. We seek to provide comprehensive legal information and access to resources to court users without attorneys, who have cases in Family Court, Housing Court, Boston Municipal and District Courts.

All CSCs conduct intakes with self-represented litigants, help prepare court forms, identify legal issues and needs, and make proper referrals, among other tasks. In addition, the Virtual Court Service Center (VCSC) staff operate the Virtual Triage Call Center each morning. CSCs work hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In our local centers, we provide in-person services on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and centers provide remote services on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The VCSC provides remote services Monday through Friday.  

There are 2 positions available– 1 virtual and 1 hybrid. In the cover letter, please indicate which position(s) you are applying for. Your cover letter should address the following questions: 1) Why do you want to work at the Court Service Centers and 2) What experience do you have that might prepare you for this position?

Job Title: 
Available Placements: 2 (1 virtual and 1 in the Boston office)
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: Virtual for the virtual internship; hybrid for the Boston office

Job description for Virtual Court Service Center:

The Virtual Court Service Center (VCSC) Summer Intern works with the VCSC staff to operate the Virtual Triage Call Center, conducts intakes with self-represented litigants, helps prepare court forms, identifies legal issues, and needs, and makes proper referrals, among other tasks. The Summer Intern also answers questions and directs self-represented litigants and members of the public to the proper court office for additional assistance as appropriate. The VCSC Summer Intern responsibilities may also include assisting with the development and implementation of an educational component and other outreach activities in areas of family law, housing law, small claims, record sealing, and a variety of other court related matters. Through collaboration with local legal service providers and other social services, litigants seeking assistance at the Court Service Center are put in contact with the proper resources external to the court by the Manager and staff, achieving the goal of improving the lives of the public being served. Our Summer Intern will learn about common legal issues in Probate and Family, Housing, and District Courts, challenges within the court system faced by members of underserved communities, and basic and substantive procedural law.

Duties may include the following:

  • Assists self-represented litigants to gain access to Trial Court services by providing legal and procedural information;
  • Makes referrals to legal aid, community organizations and court departments, and updates resources as necessary
  • Under the direction of the Virtual Court Service Center Manager and Staff Attorney, implements strategies to increase the impact and efficiency of all court related services made available at the Court Service Center;
  • Assists in the development, management, and evaluation of new initiatives to enhance the services provided to self-represented litigants;
  • Contributes to the development of service related, user-friendly informational materials and online content to supplement the support provided at the Virtual Court Service Center;
  • Provides information and explanations about a variety of court processes, court rules, official documents, and forms;
  • Greets and triages court users in the Virtual Triage Call Center/Universal Zoom Room;
  • Ensures access for limited English proficient litigants and members of the public.
  • Participates in regular meetings with the staff of the Court Service Center.
  • Collaborates in initiating data driven best practices to improve efficiencies and meet metric related benchmarks and goals.
  • Ensures that data is captured, and statistical evaluation is conducted, including updating intake spreadsheets, performing data backup, and assisting in the preparation of statistical reports;
  • Assists court users at other Court Service Centers, virtually, as directed, and
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Experience or interest in working with people of diverse backgrounds;
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Committed to learning about legal processes, the court system, and available resources;
  • Experience or interest in customer service;
  • Commitment to public service and working with underserved populations;
  • Candidates who speak a second language are encouraged to apply.

Job Description for Hybrid Position (Boston office):

Court Service Centers of Massachusetts will also hire an intern for their Boston office. The intern will learn the following:

  • Access to Justice issues;
  • Trial Court departments and their jurisdictions;
  • Interviewing and triage skills;
  • Court forms available to the public and how to complete them; and 
  • Social service resources.

Intern responsibilities include:

  • Greeting court users, assessing needs, and explaining available services;
  • Interviewing court users about their needs;
  • Assisting court users complete court forms;
  • Researching community resources; and
  • Working on important individual and group projects.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Experience or interest working with people of diverse backgrounds; 
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team; 
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure;
  • Committed to public service and to learning about legal processes, the court system, and available resources; 
  • Experience or interest in customer service;
  • Complete a CORI check and be eligible to work or volunteer in the United States;
  • Candidates with a fluency in a second language are encouraged to apply.


Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School

(Jamaica Plain, MA) Filled for summer 2024

Located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of the City of Boston, The Legal Services Center (LSC) of Harvard Law School is a community-based public interest law firm affiliated with Harvard Law School’s clinical program. Through six separate practice areas – Safety Net Project, Veterans Legal Clinic, Federal Tax Clinic, Family Law Clinic, Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic, and Housing Clinic – we provide essential civil legal services to low- and moderate-income residents in Greater Boston and in some instances, where cases present important law reform opportunities, to clients outside of our service area. Since 1979, we have engaged in cutting-edge litigation and legal strategies to improve the lives of individual clients, to seek systemic change for the communities we serve, and to provide clinical learning opportunities. To these ends, we actively partner with a diverse array of organizations, including healthcare and social service providers and advocacy groups, and continually adapt our practice areas to meet the changing legal needs of our client communities.


Job Title: Intern for the Safety Net Project and Intern for the Veterans Justice Project
Available Placements: 1 for each role
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: In person

Job Description for Internship #1: The Safety Net Projec​t

The Safety Net Project (SNP) of The Legal Services Center (LSC) of Harvard Law School is seeking a dedicated, culturally sensitive eligible student with a strong commitment to disability rights and social justice advocacy to sponsor as a Summer Intern. The successful candidate will serve Boston area low-income individuals with disabilities and their families in accessing safety net cash assistance, nutritional support and health care programs through direct representation, litigation support, systems advocacy, and community legal education.

SNP at LSC is unique in that it specifically addresses barriers faced by clients experiencing not just poverty, but also chronic medical issues. Representing these clients requires not only knowledge of traditional public benefits programs, such as VA and Social Security disability benefits and SNAP assistance, but also an understanding of the ways in which these programs intersect with each other and across other areas of clients’ lives, including asset protection, housing, estate planning, consumer debt, tax, and family law issues. Because of LSC’s structure a portion of the clients served by SNP are referred through the Veterans Legal Clinic and it is therefore anticipated that the Intern will work extensively with veterans in need. Additionally, SNP also provides clients with assistance in understanding their eligibility to seal or expunge their criminal records through the CORI Sealing Initiative, enabling clients to move on from the adversity created by interactions with
law enforcement.

Through direct client representation, coalition building, and systemic advocacy, the Intern's docket will focuses on five main areas: (1) federal disability benefits including from Social Security and VA; (2) state administered benefits, including SNAP and MA Veterans Services benefits; (3) state criminal record sealing and expungement; (4) screening for healthcare and financial decision-making instruments and estate planning matters; and (5) extensive outreach, partner collaboration, and dissemination of information about available resources through the regular provision of in-person workshops, written materials, and online resources. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • conducting client interviews;
  • engaging in fact investigation;
  • negotiating with governmental agencies and counsel;
  • potentially representing clients at administrative hearings, before administrative appeal boards, and assisting in cases before state and federal court.

The Intern will also engage in policy work in areas that affect our clients' rights, participate in community collaborations, and engage in community outreach and education. The Intern will be fully integrated into LSC’s collegial and supportive work environment and robust summer programming.

Job Requirements: strong writing background, demonstrated interest in disability rights, poverty law, and social justice, demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with diverse timelines.


Job Description for Internship #2: The Veterans Justice Project

The Veterans Justice Project at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School seeks an undergraduate summer intern to join our advocacy team as we represent veterans and their families in a range of civil legal cases. Our docket spans everything from agency hearings to federal court appeals, and from petitions before Department of Defense review boards to policy advocacy at the state and federal levels. All our work is undertaken with the purpose of fighting poverty, hunger, and injustice experienced by vulnerable veterans and their families. We encourage applications from those with an interest in learning about public interest legal advocacy, client and community engagement strategies, and serving the veterans community.

The Veterans Justice Project is one part of the Legal Services Center’s six clinical law programs. We serve veterans (and their survivors) who are marginalized and who would otherwise go without legal representation. We prioritize advocating for individuals with mental health conditions, Military Sexual Trauma survivors, veterans who experienced discrimination during their military service,  whether on account of race, gender, LGBTQI+ status, or other identity-based discrimination, and formerly incarcerated individuals. Our representation is focused on the following areas of law: federal veterans’ benefits cases; Massachusetts veterans’ services benefits cases; access to health care at the Department of Veterans Affairs; and discharge upgrades and corrections of military records. You can read more about the specific types of legal cases on our website

Every summer, LSC welcomes law student and undergraduate interns to assist in fulfilling its mission of serving the community’s civil legal needs. LSC’s student interns are supervised and mentored by experienced clinical instructors.

Interns will assist with a wide range of legal tasks such as:

  • conducting interviews with potential clients seeking advice or assistance;
  • counseling and advising clients;
  • engaging in investigation and formal discovery;
  • developing case strategies;
  • preparing pleadings for courts or petitions to administrative agencies; 
  • researching case-specific legal issues.

Some interns attend courts appearances or assist in representing clients before administrative agencies.

Our summer program is also structured to include multiple learning and training opportunities, including speaker events, ethics training, community partner site visits, and guest presenters. Overall, interns are provided with a singular opportunity to engage in mentored hands-on learning, to develop and practice new legal skills, and to interact with diverse client communities through immersion in the work of a community-based civil legal services office.   Our blog highlights some of the clients we have served and advocacy we have engaged in. 

Social Accountability International (SAI)

(New York, NY) Not offered for summer 2024

Founded in 1997, Social Accountability International (SAI) is a global non-governmental organization dedicated to advancing human rights at workplaces. SAI’s vision is of decent work everywhere-- sustained by an understanding that socially responsible workplaces benefit business while securing fundamental human rights. SAI empowers workers and managers at all levels of businesses and supply chains using its multi-industry SA8000® Standard, as well as Social Fingerprint®, TenSquared, and other training and capacity building programs. SAI is a leader in policy and implementation, working together with a diverse group of stakeholders, including brands, suppliers, governments, trade unions, non-profits, and academia. SAI’s work is funded by US, Dutch, German and UK government agencies and by foundations and individuals. SAI Signatory Members include HP, The Walt Disney Company, Tata Steel, VF (Timberland, Wrangler, North Face & other brands), and Eileen Fisher. 

The Executive Director, Emerita of SAI, is Eileen Kohl Kaufman ‘66, who created these internships for Wellesley students in the early 2000s. Learn about former interns Bridget Dunn ‘15, Sabrina Zurga ‘15, and Katherine Schwartz ‘18 and what brought them to SAI/SAAS in 2013.

Job Title: Summer Intern
Available Placements: 1 
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: In person

Job Description: Projects will be selected based on students’ interests, skills, and the changing needs of the organization(s). Skills that you will learn and/or expand upon include:

  • Research and Analysis: Research and analyze legislation relevant to international labor standards implementation. Perform case studies and cost/benefit analyses relating to implementation of SA8000, working hours, living wage, other aspects of humane business practices, and anti-bribery systems. Identify and research potential sources of grants for SAI and assist in fundraising opportunities.
  • Writing and Communications: Assist with the monthly newsletter, contribute to profiles of SA8000® certified facilities or other material.
  • Data Management: Collect and organize data for country diagnostics on labor issues and on country labor legislation. Manage incoming requests and database tracking system. 
  • Administrative: Maintain and organize office systems. Provide management support for programs.
  • Creative: Assist in the development of potential new programs.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Sophomores or Juniors 
  • Demonstrated interest in human rights, labor rights, and/or corporate social responsibility
  • Strong writing skills required; strong research skills are a plus
  • Statistics, data management, or experience with Excel is highly beneficial
  • Economics, international studies, and/or business coursework preferred
  • No language requirement, but fluency in another language (written and spoken) is a plus.

The University of Maryland SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors

(College Park, MD) Filled for summer 2024

The University of Maryland SAFE (Support, Advocacy, Freedom, and Empowerment) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors is a direct services, research, and advocacy center. Our mission is to empower human trafficking survivors to heal and reclaim their lives, better support them through research and advocacy, and help prevent human trafficking. The SAFE Center provides survivor-centered and trauma-informed social, legal, mental health, economic empowerment, and crisis intervention services to survivors of sex and labor trafficking of all genders, nationalities, and ages.

The SAFE Center is a unique university-based research and advocacy center. Since opening in 2016, the SAFE Center has served several hundred human trafficking survivors and their family members in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Our office is located in College Park, MD, close to the D.C. border and reachable by DC public transit. Our diverse team is comprised of experts in the legal, social work, mental health, community organizing, and international affairs fields. About half of our clients are U.S. citizens and half are foreign nationals from around the world. The majority are low-income women and girls from BIPOC communities.

Wellesley alum, Ambassador Susan Esserman, is the founder and director of the SAFE Center.

Job Title: Policy and Research Intern
Available Placements: 1
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: Hybrid

The SAFE Center seeks an intern who will be responsible for supporting policy research and outreach and engagement with diverse stakeholders in the anti-human trafficking field, including local and federal government officials, nonprofit leaders, and potential donors. Through research and analysis, this intern will begin to develop an understanding of human trafficking and efforts to combat sex and labor exploitation in the Washington D.C. metropolitan region and abroad.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Research and Analysis: Monitor certain local, federal, and international policy developments regarding human trafficking, worker rights, and/or migration and present key updates to SAFE Center leadership; Conduct research and analysis on select issues and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Program Support: Support ongoing SAFE Center programs including our collaboration with partner embassies and consulates.
  • Networking and Professional Development: Engage with anti-trafficking advocates at think tank events and meetings with SAFE Center partners.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Able to interact in a professional manner and maintain confidentiality with SAFE Center clients, staff, and partners.
  • No language requirement.
  • Candidates who have an interest in human trafficking, policy, immigration, migration, human rights, or the nonprofit sector are encouraged to apply.


Internships in organizations committed to development or policy work that addresses social and economic disparities affecting women, children, and low-income, diverse communities.


All In Alameda County

(Alameda, CA) Filled for summer 2024

The County of Alameda Social Services Agency (SSA) provides basic safety net services to at risk children, families, and adults. SSA provides services through its administration and operating departments. The Government and Community Relations (GCR) Department of the Alameda County Social Services Agency is the primary liaison between the Agency and Federal, State, local government entities and community organizations on issues affecting social services. GCR represents the agency at community events and fosters positive relationships with the community. 

GCR also provides strategic counsel to the Agency Executive Team (AET) and offers agency administration services including childcare subsidies, disaster preparedness and emergency management, immigrant relations, legislative and budget analysis, program evaluation and strategic planning, information services and program integrity, and oversight of the Alameda County Workforce Development Board.

Job Title: Intern
Available Placements: 1
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: Hybrid

Internship Description
Under supervision of the Department’s Performance Metrics Analyst the intern will perform research and a variety of operational and policy analysis activities designed to maximize resource utilization and operational effectiveness.
Examples of Duties
1. Plans, organizes and participates in analytical studies of, and workgroups concerning, operational and policy matters; follows research methodology developed by senior staff; assists in identification of data sources and design of survey instruments; follows timeframes for study completion.
2. Assists in assembling of required data; assists in questionnaire design; participates in Internet and literature research and review, surveys other organizations; and documents findings.
3. Assists in the collection and analysis of information; utilizes computer-based and statistical techniques where appropriate.
4. Prepares narrative and/or statistical reports; enters information into and accesses multiple databases to prepare such materials.
5. Interviews and consults with departmental officials, employees and others to give and secure necessary information.
6. Conducts best practice related studies on specific subject matters or programs.

Candidate Qualifications
GCR seeks an intern who possesses the desire to grow and strengthen their knowledge and skills in the following areas:
• Principles and practices of operational, policy and programmatic research and analysis.
• Practices and techniques of administrative and statistical analysis and report preparation.
• Computer applications and hardware and software related to the work.
• Working knowledge or interest to learn data visual software (Excel, Power BI).
• Research and Analytical skills-such as survey design, analysis, and organizing findings.
• An interest in creating meaningful ways to capture the impact of social services in a community.

Candidate Eligibility
• Strong writing and communication skills
• Ability to work independently toward a goal or project completion
• Highly organized and detail oriented

Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of the internship the student should have developed an intermediate understanding of Results Based Accountability and how this framework is utilized to track performance of critical safety net programs and services in Alameda County.

Work Schedule
Intern should be available to work between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday. GCR offers a hybrid working environment, however the intern will be required to report at least 2 days a week in person to the office. The intern’s specific work schedule shall be determined in consultation with their direct supervisor prior to placement.

Boston Medical Center Rooftop Farm

(Boston, MA) Accepting applications during spring cycle 2024

This internship is a rare opportunity to learn the ins and outs of operating a rooftop farm for a hospital. The interns will support the Farm Manager in all aspects of farm operations including vegetable production, running a weekly farmer’s market, and educational programming on the farm. Interns will receive regular guidance and support from the Farm Manager, with increased responsibility and independence as the season progresses. This intern position will have the opportunity to help open a new farm at a second location on the BMC campus while also working half of the time on the well established, flagship farm at the BMC main campus.

Job Title: Intern
Available Placements: 1
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: In Person

Note about internship hours
● This internship is 30 hours per week for 10 weeks.  

Job responsibilities include:
● General organic farm work: planting, seeding, pruning, pest control/monitoring, harvesting, soil amendment/bed prep.
● Running a weekly farmer’s market hosted by the hospital, and food deliveries to the hospital food pantry and cafeteria.
● Delegate farm tasks to volunteers and other farm staff.
● Collaborate on planting schedule, soil management, and pest management.
● Assist in ordering farm supplies.
● Work with the Farm Manager to develop and implement educational programming on the farm including staff/patient gardening and nutrition classes, and two weeks of farm summer camps.
● Work with the Farm Manager and Communications team on recording weekly social media updates on the farm.
● Support Farm Manager in hosting regular tours of the farm.

Intern will gain:
● Organic production farming skills and knowledge including harvesting, planting, seeding, pest and disease management, and soil fertility management.
● The opportunity to develop additional skills in beekeeping and vermicomposting, if interested.
● An understanding of the unique aspects of urban, rooftop farming at a hospital, including relations with cafeteria, food pantry, and other hospital staff.
● Networking opportunities with other local urban farms and food justice nonprofits.


● Ability to repeatedly lift up to 40 pounds. Should be prepared to do strenuous physical work in all weather conditions. Should have an awareness of body mechanics and their own physical capabilities and limits.
● Capacity to respond to occasional last minute communications outside of working hours for time sensitive matters.
● Capacity to be onsite at the farm at least 4 days/week. The farm is accessible by public transportation.
● Production farming or education experience is preferred, but not required. 
● Bilingual in Spanish, Portuguese, or another language is also a plus.

Please note: All workers and volunteers on the farm are required to follow all COVID protocols put forth by the hospital.


(Cambridge and Boston, MA) Accepting applications during spring cycle 2024

CitySprouts is a non-profit school garden program that works to build curiosity and wonder with hands-on science learning through urban gardens. CitySprouts partners with 24 public schools in Cambridge and Boston, MA. Our youth programming takes place after school and in the summer with a goal of making garden-based learning accessible to all young people.

CitySprouts’ Summer Program is based in Cambridge and Boston and provides youth (ages 10-14) with hands-on learning through growing, harvesting, preparing and eating healthy food in an urban garden. Youth will be able to think critically about what it means to grow a garden in the city as they learn the skills of gardening, engage in science and engineering activities, explore their communities, and increase their awareness of environmental issues. 

Job Title: Education Intern
Placements available: 2
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: In person

Job Description: CitySprouts is seeking energetic, diverse, and outgoing interns to provide essential support to the Summer Program. CitySprouts Summer Interns can expect a significant learning opportunity as well as opportunities for career exploration. Summer Interns typically work in pairs, directly with a CitySprouts Garden Educator and will also: 

  • Receive training in:

    • Urban gardens
    • Teaching about food and the environment
    • Managing youth groups in an outdoor setting
    • Building relationships with and teaching middle school youth
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Collaborate with a garden maintenance team as stewards for multiple school gardens
  • Engage in daily lesson and activity planning in inquiry and project-based curriculum
  • Help build youth’s science, social-emotional, gardening, and cooking skills

The CitySprouts Summer Internship is an opportunity to gain first-hand experience working in the heart of a growing nonprofit organization. Interns will be given significant responsibility toward making the summer program a successful experience for all participants, as well as in representing CitySprouts to young people, families and the larger community. Interns report to the Program Manager. Work hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday (may be subject to change).

All members of CitySprouts staff, including interns, are expected to uphold the following expectations: 

  • Be curious and open to trying new things
  • Express enthusiasm for the CitySprouts program in the garden, in the neighborhood and on field trips
  • Approach the physical labor of garden maintenance with energy and a positive attitude
  • Stay mindful of the impact adults have on young people and foster a positive and respectful relationship among youth, interns and staff
  • Be thoughtful and reflective about how their own identities affect interactions with youth and each other

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Youth Development and Education

    • Assist the site lead in teaching a team of summer middle school interns about growing food, garden care, healthy cooking, science of the garden, food justice, community service, and the natural environment
    • Work with the site lead to plan inquiry and project-based activities and lessons for interns related to the above topics 
    • Mentor middle school youth and encourage their leadership skills
    • Chaperone youth on field trips to local farms, food pantries and grocery stores
  • Urban Garden Skills

    • Work as part of an afternoon garden maintenance crew, perform routine tasks such as watering, weeding, harvesting and planting
    • Complete special garden maintenance and construction projects with garden crew
  • Cooking and Food 

    • Responsible for pantry inventory and cookbox organization at internship site
    • Responsible for guiding cooking and maintaining safety during youth meal preparation

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to sophomores and juniors 
  • Fluency in a second language strongly preferred
  • Ability to do physical work outside
  • Experience with youth supervision and programming

Future Chefs  (new partner!)

(Boston, MA) Accepting applications during spring cycle 2024

Future Chefs prepares Boston high school students to leave high school ready for quality employment and post-secondary education. With a focus on positive youth development, Future Chefs provides culinary training and authentic work-based learning to prepare teens with the hard skills they will need to succeed in the culinary industry, and most importantly the job readiness skills to succeed in any field.

Future Chefs’ model is based on the belief that every student is unique and flourishes in respectful, safe, stimulating settings that provide opportunities for growth, and relationships with caring, supportive adults who honor students’ lived experiences. Future Chefs occupies 5770 square feet of meeting, kitchen and office space on the first floor of The Clarion in Roxbury and is programming our space to build community-based collaborations that directly and indirectly support our mission. Future Chefs is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE (

Job Title: Development Intern
Placements available: 1
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: In person

Future Chefs seeks a Development Intern to play a supportive role within the Development department during our Summer Jobs program. As a small team, Future Chefs’ development department is a great opportunity to experience a wide range of development tasks, attend development team meetings with stakeholders, and develop a well-rounded understanding of nonprofit work. The Development Intern will also assist on special summer projects, such as planning for Roxbury Open Streets and our annual summer restaurant pop-up. As summers at Future Chefs are dynamic and fast-paced, the Development Intern will have the opportunity to explore different aspects of nonprofit work, including communications and marketing, operations, development, and community engagement.

This position is a great opportunity to receive hands-on experience with operations in a social justice nonprofit. This is a hybrid position, requiring working in the office on most days with the option to work from home during the week, as well.


  • An interest in non-profit development work
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • An interest in food or economic justice
  • Professional demeanor whether speaking to others in person, over the phone, or in written communication.
  • Adaptability and flexibility in times of shifting priorities
  • Works well alone as well as under direct supervision.

The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.


(Washington DC) Accepting applications during spring cycle 2024

Founded in 2022, Keseb is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization building an ecosystem for cross-country learning, collaboration, and innovation to advance inclusive and resilient democracies. We are pursuing this vision by: (1) facilitating a fellowship program that supports democracy entrepreneurs, (2) convening a global multi-stakeholder network of democracy champions, and (3) generating actionable insights for the field.

Fellowship programming: The Keseb Democracy Fellowship provides a community of learning and practice, multi-year funding and wellness stipend for democracy entrepreneurs and their organizations from Brazil, South Africa, and the United States. Democracy entrepreneurs are innovators who build 21st century civil society organizations/efforts by employing a range of approaches, including community organizing, narrative change, policy advocacy, strategic litigation, civic education, and developing new civic technologies. 

Network programming: Keseb aspires to “democratize” the democracy conversation by bridging the gap between the Global North and the Global South, as well as between grassroots and grasstops leaders and efforts. To build and support this expansive network, we host multi-stakeholder events and convenings to share best practices across national boundaries. Some of our network-building activities to date include the Global Democracy Champions Summit, which in its inaugural year featured 25 speakers from 12 countries and brought together 400 individuals from 48 countries in a single day. We have expanded our next Summit to be 3 days, on Oct.24-26.

Insights programming: Keseb generates and disseminates learnings to inform practitioners, philanthropists, and policy architects. Through reports, op-eds, videos, and other multimedia content, we aim to surface actionable insights with both short- and long-term impact for the pro-democracy field.

Keseb is a fiscally sponsored project of the Fund for Constitutional Government. The Fund for Constitutional Government values diversity and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ persons, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for our positions.

Job Title: Intern
Placements available: 2
Eligible Class Year: Juniors
Format: Virtual 

Note about Internship Dates: This internship runs from June 3rd to July 26th.

Job Description: Intern(s) will work closely with Keseb’s leadership and team to develop and execute Keseb’s programmatic goals, advance the organization’s learning objectives, and support communications and network building activities. This individual should have an interest in democracy, entrepreneurship, organizational and leadership development, philanthropy and movement building. 

Core responsibilities will likely include but are not limited to:
Research and analysis
● Following key news and trends in Keseb’s target countries and synthesizing findings to inform strategy and programming.
● Conducting research to inform white papers, op-eds and other external publications.

Program support
● Partnering with Keseb’s team to execute on Keseb Democracy Fellowship programming.
● Assisting organizational measurement and learning efforts to track, analyze, and learn from the impacts of Keseb’s work and programming.

Network building and communications

● Supporting the design and logistical planning for Keseb’s annual Global Democracy Champions Summit.
● Supporting the planning and execution of Keseb’s quarterly network events.
● Researching and exploring new potential partners for Keseb.
● Designing marketing materials, drafting email updates and contributing to reports for various audiences such as Keseb funders and partners.
● Managing and monitoring Keseb’s social media presence.
● Maintaining Keseb’s internal internal knowledge systems and informational databases.

In addition to their core responsibilities, the individual(s) should also anticipate contributing to broader organization building priorities.

Eligibility Requirements:
● Current undergraduate student in your Junior year studying Political Science, Public Policy, International Relations and/or Economics;
● Committed to building inclusive democracy both in the US and internationally;
● Deep interest in democracy, entrepreneurship, leadership and organizational development, philanthropy and movement building;
● Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment;
● Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written;
● Creative, learning-oriented problem solver;
● Highly organized and detail-oriented;
● Collaborative team player;
● Mastery of GoogleSuite programs specifically Docs, Sheets, and Slides; experience and adeptness with Zoom, Calendly, and Slack.

St. Stephen’s Youth Programs

(Boston, MA) Accepting applications during spring cycle 2024

The B-SAFE Program (Bishop’s Summer Academic & Fun Enrichment Program) provides safe, enriching activities for hundreds of Boston youth and teens. Our integrated youth programs have the mission of building communities where all people feel safe, feel big, and feel connected. The B-SAFE program strives to build a loving environment and a circle of care around each young person; to broaden the horizons of our young people through academics, the arts, athletics, technology training and educational field trips; and to provide meaningful jobs and leadership opportunities for teens. The B-SAFE program serves elementary and middle schoolers who qualify for the federal free-lunch program and who would not otherwise have access to high- quality programs which help to stem the summer learning slide. Last summer, B-SAFE served more than 650 youth in six locations; over 130 of these were teens with paid jobs and internships.

Job Title: Academic Intern and Development Intern
Placements Available: 2 Academic Interns and 1 Development Intern
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: In person

Job Description for Internship #1- Academic Intern: Interns will serve as members of B-SAFE's academic team, with a special focus on adapting and implementing our summer curriculum. B-SAFE serves young people in neighborhoods that have limited summer academic programming and that have been identified as “hot spots” for violence. By contributing to their literacy, math, and peace-building skills, B-SAFE will help young people become leaders in their communities. The academic skills gained will advance learning and future achievement in school. The peace-building and conflict-resolution skills gained will be practiced in the schools, homes, and neighborhoods of the young people involved in the program, thus reducing violence and increasing well-being in key communities of Boston.

Intern Day-to Day Responsibilities:
- Work with the rest of the Academic Team to conceptualize, brainstorm, and create Numbers (math), Word (English), Visual Art, Media Arts and Technology, Earth Science, and Social Science lessons for grades 1 through 8
- Train the teaching specialists hired to teach these lessons for the summer on the content of the curriculum
- Serve as a specialist at one site for one subject (Word, Numbers, Art, Media Arts). Teaching young people directly will add to the experience a Lumpkin Fellow can offer to specialist colleagues. The subject to be taught will be identified based on the skills of the Fellow and will occupy three half days a week during program weeks.
- Support partner organizations who will run specialty days at all six site locations. Specialty Days are a 3 hour block of time once a week that the students don’t have academic rotations, and are not on a half-day field trip. The Academic Team works collaboratively with other youth-serving organizations and trainers who offer a fun and educationally enriching theme. Some examples are Top Chef Day (involving various cooking rotations), and A Day In The Life (Local professionals came in to talk to the kids about their jobs).

Job Description for Internship #2- Development Intern: The development intern will work with the development team, and report to the Associate Director of Development, on the following projects:
1) Collection and analysis of impact data
2) Design of annual impact resort using relevant data
3) Grant research and qualification
4) Creation of content for social media and press releases
5) Creation of the FY25 development plan (grant opportunities, individual donor strategies, event planning, communications/pr design)

This is an excellent opportunity for a student interested in non-profit leadership. This experience will provide a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of development (donor relations, fundraising, communications/marketing) at a small non-profit ($3M).

YMCA of the East Bay, Head Start

(Berkeley, CA) Accepting applications during spring cycle 2024

Founded in Berkeley in 1903, the YMCA is one of the most established human services organizations in the East Bay. As a non-profit deeply rooted in the communities it serves, the YMCA brings families, neighbors, and friends together in a motivated and fun environment to learn, play and grow. Its mission is to bring people together in pursuit of spiritual, mental and physical growth, to build community, and to serve. The YMCA works to ensure that people have what they need to get and stay healthy.

The YMCA of the East Bay is composed of health and wellness centers, 30+ child care sites (including Early Head Start and Head Start), and a free, non-membership teen center advancing academic achievement, career preparation, service learning and leadership development for youth in the community. Every year, they serve more than 50,000 people from a diverse range of ages, abilities and backgrounds. Check out this summary from recent HeadStart Program Intern Sasha Leys '23 to learn more about this enriching summer opportunity!

Job Title: Program Intern
Available Placements: 2
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: In person

Job Description: The Program Interns will gain insight into health education, nonprofit, and community work in an intimate and holistic way. Interns have the opportunity to complete their own “project” of choice that fits with the YMCA’s mission for serving low-income children and their families. A plan will be developed with the intern to determine the best match based on skills and interests. Skills that you will learn and/or expand upon may include: 

  • Teaching skills: Work in classrooms (children ages 0-5 years) to provide support to health and nutritional programs, including developing curricula and oversight of classroom activities. Provide tutoring support within the adult apprenticeship program, which includes social and child care workers working toward their associate’s or Bachelor’s degrees.
  • Research and Writing Skills: Research program options for families and children, updating family handbooks, assist with grant writing and policy development. Work with staff and external partners to develop health and wellness content and programming, participate in community panels for youth success. 
  • Global/Intercultural Fluency: Develop familiarity with the wide diversity of the East Bay community toward the creation of culturally-competent programs and services. Engage with people both internal and external to the organization representing several distinct cultures, races/ethnicities and religions. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to Sophomores and Juniors
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Organizational and time-management skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Creativity
  • Collaborative approach
  • Volunteerism or public service interest, leadership
  • Candidates who have an interest in health care, children and youth, government, and community or political organizing are encouraged to apply.

Women's Foundation of California

(Oakland, CA) Filled for summer 2024

The Women’s Foundation California (WFC) is a statewide, publicly supported community foundation dedicated to achieving gender, racial, and economic justice by centering the experience and expertise of communities most impacted by systemic injustice. The Foundation approaches its work through a critical and inclusive gender lens, focusing on experiences, concerns, and leadership of cisgender and transgender women, non-binary and genderqueer and transgender men. It gives grants and provides training to strengthen effective and innovative nonprofits and leaders. The majority of its grants and programs support work that is conducted by, with, and for low-income women and girls, particularly those from communities of color, immigrant communities, and the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Since its founding in 1979, the Foundation has awarded more than $40 million in grants and capacity building assistance to more than 1,300 nonprofit organizations. Its renowned Solis Policy Institute has trained nearly 600 advocates and local leaders, and helped pass 46 new statewide laws or local policies impacting health, safety and economic prosperity. Read about recent interns Phung Ninh ‘20 and Sama Mundlay ‘20 (the namesake of this program!) and what brought them to the Women’s Foundation.

Job Title: Programming and Partnerships Interns
Available Placements: 2
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores and Juniors
Format: Remote
Supplemental Application Materials Required: Writing sample 

Job Description: Programming and Partnerships Interns at the Women’s Foundation are given substantive opportunities to contribute to ongoing and emerging projects depending on their interest and experience levels. Interns will take part in team meetings and are responsible for completing their projects. Skills that you will learn and/or expand upon may include:  

  • Research: Learn about the work of a publicly supported foundation. Conduct independent research. Gather and evaluation information related to partnership project(s). Pursue independent projects and work closely with the Partnerships Team. Contribute content to grant proposals. 
  • Solis Policy Institute: Gain an understanding of how policy can impact historically marginalized communities, support current State and Local program fellows in policy advocacy efforts (reaching out to coalitions, policymakers, and organizational allies), and help build the network of fellows and alums.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to Sophomores and Juniors with an interest in foundation and development partnerships work, nonprofit management, women's or LGBTQIA+ rights, public policy, and/or grassroots organizations are encouraged to apply.
  • Preference for students whose place of residency is California or the Pacific Time Zone.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.

REQUIRED Supplemental Application Materials:
This placement requires that candidates submit a writing sample, which should be uploaded to the online application. ​Candidates may use an excerpt from a class assignment or submit other written work that directly relates to the organization’s mission or work. Writing sample should be no more than 3 pages.



  • Abigail Winer '26, 70 Faces Media, New York, NY
  • Christina Rim '25, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
  • Connie Tian '24, Women's Foundation of California, Oakland, CA
  • Emma Nathenson '24, CitySprouts, Boston, MA
  • Emma Sullivan '24, EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Studio, NewYork, NY
  • Esme Krummel '25, St. Stephen's Youth Programs, Boston, MA
  • Gabriella Olavarria '25, Social Accountability International, New York, NY
  • Jade Perry '25, St. Stephen's Youth Programs, Boston, MA
  • Jess Bazakas '24, Jewish Women's Archives, Newton, MA
  • Kathie Wang '25, Praise Shadows Gallery, Brookline, MA
  • Krishangi Dandapure '25, Women's Foundation of California, Oakland, CA
  • Lorena Horng '25, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
  • Lucy Walrod '24, CitySprouts, Boston, MA
  • Nico Jo '25, YMCA East Bay, Berkeley CA
  • Rebecca Biagas '25, Women's Foundation of California, Oakland, CA
  • Rebecca Fang '24, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA


  • Audrey Hirsch '23, YMCA East Bay, Berkeley, CA
  • Eliana Arroyo '23, Women's Foundation of California, Oakland, CA
  • Eliza Poffenberger '23, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL
  • Juliette Lange '23, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
  • Lan Mu '23, EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY
  • Rebecca Fang '24, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
  • Sasha Leys '23, YMCA East Bay, Berkeley, CA
  • Van An Trinh '24, Office of Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, Oakland, CA


  • Annabel Brazaitis ‘22, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • Alexa Gross ‘22, EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY
  • Briana Vigil ‘22, YMCA of the East Bay, Berkeley, CA
  • Camilla Bianchi ‘23, Women's Foundation of California, Oakland, CA
  • Charnell Jones ‘23, YMCA of the East Bay, Berkeley, CA
  • Jane Morency ‘23, Women's Foundation of California, Oakland, CA
  • Maren Frye ‘23, Office of Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, Oakland, CA
  • Margaux Allen ‘22, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
  • Meredith Youngblood ‘22, Women's Foundation of California, Oakland, CA
  • Millie Stone ‘23, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • Sophie Sebastiani ‘23, Social Accountability International, New York, NY
  • Yasmin Kaiser ‘23, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL


  • Ashley Bisram '22, YMCA of the East Bay, Berkeley, CA
  • Ashley Jang '22, Office of Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, Oakland, CA
  • Ava Yokanovich '22, The Field Museum, Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Caylee Pallatto '21, The Field Museum, Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Lizette Ortega '22, YMCA of the East Bay, Berkeley, CA


  • Adrienne Klusey '20, YMCA of the East Bay, Berkeley, CA
  • Amanda Wright '20, Unite Here: Local 11, Los Angeles, CA
  • Carolyn Lam '21, Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing, Los Angeles, CA
  • Emily Spaulding '21, Social Accountability International , New York, NY
  • J. Miranda Yang '21, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • Lia James '21, YMCA of the East Bay, Berkeley, CA
  • Lizbeth Salinas-Reyes '21, MarVista Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA
  • Maggie Haley '20, Social Accountability International, New York, NY
  • Rebecca Arango '21, The Field Museum, Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Renee Chen '21, The Field Museum, Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Rinako Sonobe '20, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Studio, New York, NY
  • Satvika Devrani '21, Office of Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, Oakland, CA
  • Zoe Jonick '21, Women's Foundation of California, Oakland, CA


  • Sara Cooper ’20, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • Zubyn D’Costa ’20, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Cathy DiGennaro ’19, Social Accountability International, New York, NY
  • Katie Dundes ’20, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
  • Huzaifa Ejaz ’20, Social Accountability International, New York, NY
  • Stephanie Hsu ’20, YMCA Central Bay Area, Berkeley, CA
  • Deyanira Ibarra ’20, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Hazel Leung ’20, Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston, MA
  • Vanmey Ma ’20, Office of Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan ’71, Oakland, CA
  • Lydia MacKay ’19, Cambridge Historical Society, Cambridge, MA
  • Sama Mundlay ’20, Women’s Foundation of California, Oakland, CA
  • Phung Ninh ’20, Women’s Foundation of California, Oakland, CA
  • Lianet Rosado ’19, International Justice Mission, Washington, DC
  • Madeline Sorenson ’19, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
  • Kira Van Voorhees ’20, YMCA Central Bay Area, Berkeley, CA


  • Nicole E. Anderson ’18, Low Vision Center, Bethesda, MD
  • Daniela P. Aspiazu ’19, National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, D.C.
  • Emily K. Bader ’18, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • Subha Baniya ’19, YMCA Central Bay Area, Berkeley, CA
  • Zohal E. Barsi ’19, YMCA Central Bay Area, Berkeley, CA
  • Breslin S. Bell ’18, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Studio, New York, NY
  • Ariana Carter ’18, Coastal Conservation League, Charleston, SC
  • Madelena H. Collins ’18, Social Accountability International, New York, NY
  • Elinor R. R. Higgins ’18, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Vipasana Karkee ’19, Women’s Foundation of California, Oakland, CA
  • Melise M. Knowles ’18, Women’s Foundation of California, Oakland, CA
  • Debra Rowcroft ’19, Social Accountability International, New York, NY
  • Clare Salerno ’19, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
  • Arielle C. Schoen ’19, Legal Momentum - National Judicial Education Program, New York, NY
  • Rachael S. Schwartz ’18, Observatorio Instituto Cervantes, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Gabrielle R. Taylor ’18, EMILY’s List, Washington D.C.
  • Anna M. Thompson ’18, Eastern Market Corporation, Detroit, MI
  • Yuhan (Abby) Wu ’19, Office of Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, Oakland, CA


  • Mira Bansal ’18, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Gina M. Ferolito ’18, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
  • Siena H. Harlin ’18, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
  • Grace C. Chow ’17, Social Accountability International, New York, NY
  • Lamisa S. Hossain ’17, Social Accountability International, New York, NY
  • Virginia G. White ’17, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Studio, New York, NY
  • Cynthia Y. Chen ’18, The Women’s Foundation of California, San Francisco, CA
  • Marissa J. Caldwell ’18, The Office of Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, Oakland, CA
  • Emerson S. Goldstein ’18, YMCA of the Central Bay Area, Berkeley, CA
  • Anjali T. Madhok ’18, YMCA of the Central Bay Area, Berkeley, CA
  • Bella L. Nikom ’17, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • Amy A. Isabelle ’17, Low Vision Center, Bethesda, MD
  • Leslie O. Smith ’17, Coastal Conservation League, Charleston, SC
  • Sarah A. Hucklebridge ’17, Conservation Voters of South Carolina, Columbia, SC