Summer Internship in Community Organizing


Summer Internship in Community Organizing Request for Proposals 
(For Current Grantees)
The New York Foundation is providing funds for summer internships in community organizing for young people. Our goal is to provide young people (ages 15 to 23) with a training experience in the process of community organizing. We will prioritize internship proposals that involve interns directly in organizing efforts, especially in low-income communities and communities of color. Over the years, we have learned that some of the elements of a good internship experience include extensive contact with community residents, regular and attentive supervision, and having a discrete project that can be completed during the course of the summer. We encourage you to take these elements into consideration as you plan for your summer internship program and prepare your proposal. Proposals are due no later than 5 pm on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

New York Foundation’s Summer Internship in Philanthropy
The New York Foundation seeks an intern to oversee our Summer Internship in Community Organizing (SICO) program which enables current grantees to hire young people who are interested in exploring the field of community organizing. The internship at the New York Foundation offers a young person the opportunity to learn about philanthropy and local grant-making. The intern who is placed with us for ten weeks, conducts site visits to the SICO interns, coordinates an orientation session, and writes a report about the summer program. He/she also reviews proposals, participates in program meetings and grantee site visits, and attends funder briefings. Click here for more information. Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

To learn more, read about last year’s program.

Young Organizers Lead the Way in Uncertain Political Times by Najha Zigbi-Johnson