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We are planning our 2022 summer program and will begin posting opportunities throughout November and December 2021. Please check back routinely for opportunities. We encourage you to stay in touch with us via social media and subscribing to our newsletter.

Are you ready to change the world?

Whether it is reinventing food systems to eradicate hunger or ending energy poverty, 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? We are planning our 2022 summer program and will begin posting opportunities throughout November and December 2021. Please check back routinely for opportunities. We encourage you to get to know our current cohort, subscribe to our newsletter, and stay in touch with us via social media.

For our U.S. based-opportunities, we recruit from universities across the United States. The schools represented by the 2021 class are as follows: City University of New York (CUNY), New York University, University of Southern California, Harvard, University of North Carolina, Carnegie Mellon, Creighton, Princeton, Yale, Tulane, University of California – Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University.

This video documents the experience of our 2021 Summer interns. The summer internship program at The Rockefeller Foundation was not formalized until the year of 2018. Since then, the Foundation has welcomed several young professionals from all over the world. These interns jump right in and provide hands-on experience and handle a variety of tasks […]

Program Overview:

  • Promotes career and professional development, including learning sessions on leadership skills and constructive candor.
  • ‘Lunch and Learn’ series designed for program to enhance learning.
  • Students are exposed to work from teams outside of their own.
  • Students are invited to participate in all-staff town halls and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion events.

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.

  • Nourish People and Planet Advancing a more nourishing, regenerative and equitable food system.
  • 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.
  • Expand Equity and Economic Opportunity Our vision is that every working person in America should be able to meet the basic needs of their families – and have a path to a better future.
  • 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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