We are now accepting applicants for our 2023 summer program. We recruit from universities across the United States, and we encourage you to stay in touch with us via social media and by subscribing to our newsletter.


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 goal of making opportunity universal and sustainable. We value the opportunity to work with future leaders who want to grow personally and professionally and create impact in the philanthropic sector. During this 10-12-week program, you will be able to see the direct outputs of your work while navigating through your journey of changing the world.

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Your Role

Do you have a lived experience that makes our mission meaningful to you personally? 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 deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and value the diverse perspectives and experiences of our team members.

Other features of the internship include:

  • Career and professional development through learning sessions on leadership skills and organizational values
  • ‘Lunch and Learn’ series including Senior Leadership Team meet-and-greets
  • Exposure to work from teams outside of your own through team presentations and coffee chats
  • Encouragement to participate in all-staff town halls and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion events
Meet our 2022 Summer Interns & Associates!
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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.

  • Food Advancing a more nourishing, regenerative and equitable food system.
  • Power and Climate 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.
  • Health 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.
  • Economic Equity 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.
  • 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.