Our summer internship program has been a part of the foundation for more than 30 years. Since its inception, we have worked to provide an enriching and rewarding experience for students of all majors and with varying career aspirations.

The program, which runs annually from mid-June through the end of August, is designed to expose students to philanthropy and the nonprofit sector and to provide them with a rich learning and development experience. Assignments vary by department but generally include administrative, analytical, research, and special project support. Students also attend weekly learning sessions, which include meetings with senior foundation staff and opportunities to learn about business etiquette, build networking skills, and discuss career planning.


The 2015 Summer Internship Program is paid and will be open to students who are

  • Full-time undergraduates entering their junior or senior year
  • Residents of the New York tristate area
  • Receiving needs-based financial aid
  • Maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Demonstrating leadership and an interest in social justice via coursework or extracurricular activity

We are particularly interested in students who would like to learn more about the work of nonprofit organizations and foundations. Some interns return during the school term to work on a part-time basis, and a number of our intern alumni have been hired into permanent positions.

Internships may be available in our grant-making programs, working on issues including education, economic justice, open government, arts and culture, and racial, ethnic, and gender justice.

Positions may also be available in other departments throughout the foundation:

  • Communications
  • Facilities Management
  • Financial Services
  • Talent and Human Resources
  • Information Management
  • Information Technology
  • Investments
  • Legal Services
  • Program Services

The deadline for the 2015 summer internship has passed. Please check back in February 2016 for information on next year’s application process.