Here's How it Works

  • We support 65 paid summer internships at exceptional non-profit organizations in Greater Boston
  • Accepted interns are paired with non-profits whose missions align with the intern’s passion, skill set or academic path
  • We provide leadership development and mentorship through a series of professional development days and special projects throughout the summer
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  • Full time, 10 week internship at a non-profit in the greater Boston area starts early June, 2018
  • Interns are paired with a partner non-profit agency whose mission and/or job requirement matches the intern’s skill set and areas of interest
  • Interns receive a $5,000 stipend for the summer
  • In-person attendance at our 5 leadership development days is mandatory
  • Students must be willing to live in the Greater Boston area for the summer
  • Housing is not provided


  • Significant  current community service experience required
  • Current undergraduate college students and graduating college seniors who are passionate about community service and the non-profit world and seek further engagement
  • Students show recent demonstrated leadership skills
  • Must live in the Greater Boston area or be willing to find local housing for the 10 week internship
  • Students on a gap year between high school and college may apply
  • Enrollment at a domestic (U.S.A.) college or university and have proper work visas if you are an international student.  American students studying abroad may also apply

Application Process

  • The application will be available on December 1, 2017  and the deadline for submission is February 15, 2018
  • Applications are reviewed and candidates notified of acceptance by mid to late March 2018
  • Accepted candidates commit to Forest Foundation within two weeks of acceptance or by April 1, 2018 at the latest
  • Applicants may be accepted earlier on a rolling basis and will be given 2 weeks to commit to Forest Foundation
  • Availability for an in-person, telephone, or Skype interview may be required
  • Writing samples from prospective interns may be required by the non-profit host agency

Forest Foundation is committed to fostering the next generation of public service leaders.


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Post Internship Opportunities

Fall Grant Program

The Fall Grant Program was created to encourage Forest Foundation interns’ involvement in their college or local community, to further develop their grant writing skills, and to increase personal connections to local non-profit agencies. Past interns can select a non-profit in their community (hometown, college, anywhere in the USA), engage the agency, identify a funding need, and write a $1,000 grant proposal.

All proposals are to be submitted by December 1, 2018. The most compelling and significant proposals will be granted $1,000 each. We typically fund 10 proposals but will consider more if they are exceptional!

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Second Year Internships

Upon successful completion of a First Year Internship, students are invited to apply as Second Year Interns. This is a unique opportunity for a Forest Foundation intern to further their exposure and commitment to non-profits, expanding their co-curricular undergraduate college career to include two summers working and interning at non-profit agencies.

A second year intern has the opportunity to create and self direct an internship position at a single non-profit or combination of agencies. The locations are geographically restricted to Greater Boston.

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