Forest Foundation Undergraduate Summer Internship Program, USA

Publish Date: Nov 03, 2015

Deadline: Mar 01, 2016

Forest Foundation Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

Forest Foundation believes in fostering the next generation of public service leaders by investing in them through a comprehensive summer experience at a non-profit organization.

The Forest Foundation Undergraduate Summer Internship Program can be a multi-year, co-curricular experience.  We accept applicants regardless of disability, nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual preference. 

Internship Requirements and Expectations:

  • 10 Weeks at 40 hours per week May 31 – August 5, 2016

  • Compensation of $4,500 less any tax deductions.  Forest Foundation grants this money to the host non-profit which in turn pays the interns.  Interns are considered employees of their host agency

  • Interns will engage in the general operations of the host non-profit while completing tasks that help advance the organization’s work in the community

  • Participation in 4 leadership and professional development workshop days facilitated by Forest Foundation and drawing upon experts in the community to increase understanding of the non-profit sector.  Topics and activities include: grant writing, community problem solving, public work and policy discussions, conversations with young non-profit leaders, and speakers on innovation and community engagement

  • Grant Writing: After receiving training, interns will work in teams and write a grant proposal for a small local non-profit agency and present the grant to the Forest Foundation Board of Trustees for evaluation

  • Independent Project: Aside from general internship duties, our interns are required to complete a summer long independent project for their agency.  The goal of the project is to benefit the hosting agency while providing the intern with an individual, internship-long initiative utilizing administrative and intellectual skills 


March 1  Applications due to Forest Foundation

March 16  Students Notified of Forest Foundation Acceptance

April 1   Deadline to commit to Forest Foundation

May 31   Internships Begin

June 3   Meeting #1 Orientation

June 6   Meeting #2 Grant Writing Workshop and Social Innovation

July 13  Intern Grant Team Meetings

July 20  Meeting #3 Board Meeting and Grant Presentations

August 3  Meeting #4 Wrap Up

August 5  Internships Close

Click here for the 2016 application

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