Applications for our 2024 summer program are available on a rolling basis and opportunities will be posted throughout the first few months of the year. We recruit from universities across the world, 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.

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 2023 Summer Interns

  • graphic for our hiring process at The Rockefeller Foundation.