Applications are now being accepted for 2021 Summer Internships. Openings will be posted throughout November, December, and early 2021. Please check back routinely for more opportunities.

Are you ready to change the world?

We are excited to engage with students who want to reimagine our future and contribute to our mission. We value the opportunity to work with future leaders who want to grow personally and professionally and create impact in the philanthropic sector. As a Summer Associate (graduate students) or a Summer Intern (undergraduate students) at The Rockefeller Foundation you will have the chance to contribute to our initiatives through engaging, meaningful work assignments. We operate with a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and value diverse perspectives and experiences of our team members.

Do you have a lived experience that makes our mission meaningful to you personally? Please take a look at our opportunities, apply and tell us your story and how you want to change the world. We are currently fully remote, but when restrictions ease, this program will be based in the New York office.

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Program Overview:

• Competitive program that provides meaningful work experience for students that are considering a career with a mission-driven organization.

• Promotes career and professional development.

• Program includes setting learning objectives, observation, reflection, and feedback.

• Balances the student’s learning goals with the organization’s needs.


• Provides the opportunity to build professional relationships with a cohesive intern cohort and with professionals throughout the Foundation.

• Students currently in a graduate program are eligible for our Summer Associate Program.

• Students currently in an undergraduate program are eligible for our Summer Intern Program.


Program Details:

  • We provide compensation but no allowance for housing or benefits.
  • Summer Program is a 10-12 week, full-time experience (hours are 9-5, Monday – Friday).
  • ‘Lunch and Learn’ series designed for program to enhance learning.
  • Activities scheduled to further learning and build relationships among intern cohort.

Reimagine the future with us

We have the opportunity to innovate and serve as a force for good. Come join our team this summer and be a part of this exciting work.


Explore Our Commitments

Our work is focused on improving access to electricity, food, healthcare and economic opportunity. We do that through creative partnerships and innovative investments to extract more value from data and private capital.

End Energy Poverty We accelerate access to and consumption of reliable, renewable electricity in underserved, low-income communities worldwide, empowering hundreds of millions of people while building the climate-smart energy system of the future.
Achieve Health for All For over 100 years, we’ve worked to advance the fields of public health and medical science to improve health outcomes for all people, everywhere.
Seize Upon Emerging Frontiers We aim to accelerate the impact of our programmatic work through impact investing, data science, technology, and innovation to the greatest inequities in the world.
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