What: An internship program that places qualified interns with paid positions at a non-profit organization
When: Summer 2012, Annually
Where: Essex County, Lowell, and Boston, Massachusetts and beginning in 2012, Portland, ME.
Pay: 4,000 dollars/no housing
My Two Cents: This internship amazing. It’s a great stepping stone, and opportunity for intense mentorship because it provides multi-year support. The pay is very generous, too! Buyer-be-ware, the program seems to be designed for people who are committed to a non-profit career, not those wanting to sample what it might be like.
Internship Rating: 4/5
Forest Foundation’s Undergraduate College Fellowship Program offers diverse placements, leadership development and opportunities at non-profit agencies for returning undergraduate college students.
Individuals who have excelled in their engagement with community service, volunteerism, and non profit agencies are encouraged to apply.
The Forest Foundation Undergraduate Fellowship Program is a multi-year, co-curricular non-profit experience.
Students who successfully complete the First Year Summer Internship are eligible for the Fall Grant Program and subsequently the Second Year Summer Intern Program.
First Year Summer Internship Program
Forest Foundation offers thirty, ten week paid summer non-profit internships in Essex County, Lowell, and Boston, Massachusetts and beginning in 2012, Portland, ME.
Interns will engage in the operations of the agency, spend instructional time with management, perform tasks and complete projects. The internships will focus on leadership development and non profit sustainability.
There are five days of professional, leadership development with Forest Foundation staff and outside professionals.
Through our workshops and leadership skills development days, Forest Foundation Fellows can have an unique, protracted experience, creating a foundation for future excellence and success.
Compensation is $4,000 and you will be expected to work 40 hours per week for 10 weeks.
This is a unique opportunity for students who:
- desire a future in the non-profit world
- are passionate about community service and civic engagement
- seek a deeper, more meaningful understanding of the community around them
- wish to maximize educational opportunities
- are interested in the cultural and economic role of philanthropy
- seek a greater foundation for future success through learning about and working within the non-profit sector.
The Intern Will:
- utilize their skills, strengths, and academics to enhance their host agency’s operations. Not merely experiencing a paid nonprofit job, the intern will be fully engaged in their non-profit’s mission and constituency.
- report to the host agency at the agreed upon start date and adhere to required work hours, policies, procedures, and rules governing professional staff behavior.
- report for work on time, complete assignments and maintain a professional attitude and appearance.
- notify the Host Agency and Forest Foundation of any unavoidable absences, or of any difficulties with the agency or site supervisor.
- adhere to confidentiality policies and procedures.
- ask for feedback and use constructive criticism to change behavior or improve performance.
- attend mandatory Forest Foundation days of development (5) meetings: Orientation on June 4, Grant Writing Workshop and History of Philanthropy June 11, Site Visit day June 18, Board Meeting and Proposal Presentation July 23, and Wrap up, assessment day August 6.
- complete and submit an evaluation at the conclusion of the internship.
* attendance at development days mandatory.
February 24, 2012 - Applications Due
February - March - Interview Process
March 15, 2012 - Notification of Placement
March 30, 2012 - Intern Commitment to Placement
June 4, 2012 - Internship Orientation*
June 5, 2012 - Last Start Date at Agency
June 11, 2012- Grant Writing and History of Philanthropy Day*
June 18, 2012- Site Visit day*
July 23, 2012 - Forest Foundation’s Board Meeting*
August 6, 2012- Wrap up, assessment day*
**funds may be available to extend your internship. Please contact David Sullivan for more information.
Furthering Your Experience:
November 1, 2012 - Fall Grant Program submission deadline
November 30, 2012 - Notification of grant making decision
January 4, 2012- Notification of intern intent to pursue Second Year Intern Position. Discussion, project description, and application for Second Year Interns throughout January and February.
March 1, 2012 - Deadline for Second Year Intern Application.
Please click here to view the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Please click here to access the 2012 Internship Application.
Please click here to read examples of possible internship placements.
Please click here to read comments and observations from past interns.
Please contact Caron Nardi Clark, Program Coordinator, Forest Foundation for any information or questions:
What: An 11-week internship program directed at bringing diversity to Google.
When: Summer 2012 (Every Summer)
Where: Mountain View, California
Pay: Unspecified/No Housing
My Two Cents: They pay, and they pay well, though it isn’t specified. They also offer a relocation stipend if you live far away enough from the Mountain View. This internship is a long, comprehensive experience that’s likely to lead to employment. Don’t be intimidated because it’s Google—remember that they’re looking to develop people with talent!
Internship Quality Rating: 5/5
Building Opportunities for Leadership & Development (BOLD)
Never judge a search engine by its interface.
Behind Google’s simple search window is one of the most complex technology infrastructures in the world. And it’s run by an equally diverse group of people. At Google, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our business and our community.
With this in mind, Google is proud to offer the Building Opportunities for Leadership & Development (BOLD) Diversity Internship Program for Summer 2012. This program is designed to provide exposure into the technology industry for students who are historically under-represented in this field.
Google invites you to come join us for a unique summer experience, including an 11-week paid internship, personal and professional development programming, executive speakers and mentoring.
Be challenged. Become an expert. Work together to make an impact. Be bold.
This summer experience includes:
- Impact: Work on projects core to Google’s business during an 11-week summer internship.
- Exposure: An insider look at a business career at a technology company.
- Professional development: Google business seminars, skill-building workshops and executive speakers.
- Mentorship: Guidance from Googlers from across the company to help you navigate your summer experience.
- Fun: Forge relationships with your peers through social activities, community building and networking.
BOLD internship assignments have included:
Advertising Sales and User Operations
Google’s Advertising Sales and Service roles find innovative solutions that meet our clients’ changing needs. We identify business challenges, collaboratively shape solutions that drive strategic initiatives and keep clients informed of the ways Google products can enhance their online and offline presence.
Finance and Analytics
Google’s Finance and Analytics roles provide analytical perspectives on important strategic decisions by designing and managing the forecasts, analyses and key performance indicators that support the company’s initiatives.
Do you have the ability to inspire, compel and empower others? Google’s People Operations roles are focused on redefining “human resources” and preserving Google’s unique culture in the way we attract, hire, develop and reward talented people.
The Marketing team applies the same level of creative originality to Google’s marketing activity that the company has applied to online search and advertising. We support Google’s growth and revenue generating efforts through effective and results-focused marketing campaigns for both business and consumer products.
Ready to apply?
Read about our selection process and apply on our BOLD site’s application page.
- Be currently enrolled in a 4-year Bachelors program, in any major, at a Canadian or US University.
- Have completed at least their 2nd year of study by June 20, 2012. 1st year students are encouraged to apply to the BOLD Immersion Program in spring 2012.
- Plan to return to campus to complete a minimum of 1 additional term following their internship and prior to graduation; graduating students are not eligible. View a list of our full-time positions.
- Complete a 2-part application, and submit a resume and electronic copy of their transcript.
- Be able to complete 11 weeks at Google between Memorial Day and mid-August.
The program is open to all qualified college students, and is committed to addressing diversity in our company and in the technology industry. Students who identify with a group that is historically under-represented in the technology industry, including, but not limited to, African American, Hispanic, Native American, students with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Note: If you are interested in other Google internships that do not target underrepresented groups or that are engineering internships, there are more posted on the website.
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What: A paid summer research opportunity to work on a project under the guidance of a professor at some of the world’s leading universities like: Harvard, Brown, Yale & more. Each site wants students in different subjects, but Humanities and the hard Sciences are on almost everyone’s list.
When: Annually, Summer 2012
Where: Any of the 22 member Universities of the list.
My Two Cents: For anyone that wants to do research, or is curious about graduate school/medical school—this is the program for you. They aggressively recruit graduate students from these programs. It can certainly help on a resume even if you don’t end up at graduate school. How about detailing that summer you spent doing research at um, University of Chicago in an interview? You know, just because your that smart. If you eventually want to go to graduate school, it’s a boon to your application. I hadn’t a clue about any of these programs until I got into one. They pay you around 3,000 (or more), give you housing on campus, food, and travel expenses are paid. POW!
Internship Quality Rating: 5/5
Summer Research - Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)
The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP), offers undergraduates, interested in pursuing a PhD or MD-PhD, the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. Through this one-on-one collaboration, students gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SR-EIP is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, social sciences and humanities to consider research careers in the academic, public or private sectors. Students are required to present a written report and/or abstract at the end of their summer research activity and complete a program evaluation. All participants are expected to make oral or poster presentations of their research at the Leadership Alliance’s annual, national symposium. This all expense paid summer internship provides students with a competitive stipend, travel and housing.
The Leadership Alliance offers summer research experiences in all academic disciplines. SR-EIP participants are engaged in scholarly research projects offered at 22 member institutions. These programs also offer weekly seminars and regularly scheduled field trips, as well as social and cultural activities. The institutions set high standards and offer outstanding, closely mentored research experiences in the areas that are indicated in the “Program Sites” section of the application. With one common application, students can apply to up to three of 22 program sites. Interested students should review these research areas carefully and make selections that best match their own interests and experience with the institutions’ programs. Students should also check each institution’s website at View Research Sites for specific information on research opportunities and program requirements, before submitting the application form.
Students interested in the SR-EIP — Registration begins November 1, 2011.
Students must submit a complete SR-EIP Online Application no later than midnight on February 1, 2012. Once registered for the online application, students may track both their application status and placement status.
Applicants are required to submit official transcripts to the Leadership Alliance Executive Office. All transcripts must be received at the Executive Office by February 1, 2012.
Two recommendation letters must be submitted online by February 1, 2012.
All complete applications will be initially reviewed at the Executive Office. Applications that meet the Leadership Alliance’s eligibility requirements will be made available for consideration by the three summer program sites selected by the applicant.
You will be notified on your SR-EIP Online Home Page if your application does not meet all the eligibility requirements or if the research institutions are unable to offer you a placement.
All offers of placement will come directly from the institutions in March and April; biomedical science programs may notify earlier. Accepted students will receive a competitive stipend, travel and housing.
We look forward to your application to The Leadership Alliance 2012 Summer Research-Early Identification Program.
Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private college or university in the United States or its territories, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. All applicants must:
- Be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
- Demonstrate interest and potential to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD-PhD.
- Have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program.
- Be a US citizen or have permanent resident status at the time of application.
Note: The SR-EIP is not designed for students pursuing professional training for careers in the practice of law, business administration, clinical medicine, clinical psychology or the allied health professions.
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contemplatingchicken asked: I studied architecture and building technology in a four-year program, which means I have a bachelor’s in design but don’t have a professional certification —BArch or MArch. I have been struggling to find an intern-level position that is paid in the areas of architecture, daylighting design, furniture design, or similar that is willing to take someone without either of these degrees. Thanks for your help!
Hi! You are very welcome. It is certainly not easy to find these opportunities, but I dug up a few that might interest you—one in Chicago and the rest in New York. Hope this helps, or at the very least, gives you a lead. Don’t forget to re-blog :)
Baltus Furniture Showroom Chicago, Illinois
Baltus Collection is a Spanish leader in the design and manufacturing of contemporary high-end furniture. Our River North Showroom showcases our furniture collection, which bears the company’s unmistakeable stamp of quality and exquisite design, as well as original artwork from Spanish innovators in modern art. We use the latest noble materials to create extraordinary textures and finishes resulting in elegant furniture, also distinctive by its generous proportions. The careful crafting of each piece by hand means that materials, sizes and shapes can be combined in an infinite number of ways to create unique pieces of furniture that adapts to each client’s demands.
We are looking for an Interior Design student for our paid internship program. The ideal candidate will have:
• Excellent interpersonal, customer service, and sales skills
• Knowledge of interior design principles such as scale, rhythm, balance, color, and proportions
• Be available for approximately 16 hours per week (Saturdays required)
• Passionate about sales and design.
220 West Erie Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Interior Design/Architect Internship Schrimmer Design Group, LLC
Architecture/Interior Design intern needed in a corporate interiro design/architecture firm.
Responsibilities will be but not limited to research/source furniture, fabrics, accessories, wall coverings, contact/follow-up orders, run errands and proficient in AutoCAD, Photoshop+Illustrator+and/or InDesign, Word and Excel.
Potential to lead a full-time position upon completing 3-month paid internship.
Must have architecture and/or Interior design education/background.
Experience in design is a plus.
Recent grduates or last-year design students are welcomed too.
Please send your RESUME+WORKSAMPLES(under 3MB) with a title “Internship+YourName”.
Architectural Intern (1-4 years) Echo Design + Architecture
We are looking for a highly motivated individual, with an eye for detail.
Willing to learn, and work on multiple areas of architecture.
You are a recent architectural graduate with 1-4 years of architectural experience.
Experienced with the use of ACAD r2008 or higher, Adobe Photoshop, and computer rendering.
CAD drafting, Field survey’s, update and research materials and help maintain the plan library.
This is a part time position, 20-hrs + but could grow quickly as our work expands.
Only NY Metro area residents need apply.
We are immediately looking to fill this position, potentially to start the beginning of the year or sooner.
Submit to us a cover letter, resume and no more than three sample pages of your work experience and one architectural school project that best describes you.
Our work is varied as we focus on many aspects from retail, commercial and residential interiors to small scale buildings, and competitions.
We are young and growing, always a good thing!
All inquiries should be submitted to, firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls please. We will contact you if you meet our needs.
Interior Design Internship - Lazzoni USA INC.
Fast growing and internationally known high-end contemporary furniture manufacturer Lazzoni is now in US market with a flagship store in CHELSEA.
What you will learn:
-Extensive knowledge of Google SketchUp and Podium
-Gain knowledge and experience with products from European Designers
-Knowledge and interaction with major architecture and design firms in New York and across the country.
-How showrooms and manufacturers gain editorial press in a variety of media outlets.
-How sales team prepares and presents designs to large corporations, hotel groups, as well as residential clients.
-How a business proactively grows its business via web-research, personalized introductions, etc.
- Assist in 3D renderings in SketchUp
– Assisting our sales team maintaining contact lists and pitching products to magazines and blogs.
– Assist in managing new media outlets such as Twitter & Facebook.
– Helping manage and improve image database. Assist in creating specialized sales presentations.
– Assist website maintenance (product updates, image updates).
– Admin. / Showroom Assistance (setting up messenger services, UPS airway bills, maintaining showroom presentability)
-Responsible, detail-oriented and self-motivated. On time and on task.
-Computer-savvy, MAC literate. Basic Photoshop and Illustrator a plus.
-Web-savvy with knowledge of social networking sites, and blogs
-Exceptional written / communication skills.
Ideally, intern should exhibit the following:
– Strong design sensibility / aesthetic
– Ability to work independently. Self-starter.
– Detail oriented with strong sense of follow-through.