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Summer Funded Internships

The Funded Internship Program was launched in 2009 and places up to 15 Pace University students in full-time summer internships with New York social enterprises and human service nonprofit organizations each year.

The goal of the internship is two-fold: To offer experiential learning and income for students interested in careers in the nonprofit sector, and to offer bright, highly motivated, mentored students in service for nonprofits. Internships must provide hands-on, substantive opportunities for students to make a meaningful contribution to the work of the organization.


Requirements for Participation

Students must:

  • Be currently enrolled at Pace and graduating from Pace University, December 2016 or later
  • All majors welcome. International students are encouraged to apply.
  • Have an interest in human service and/or social enterprise.
  • Work full-time for eight weeks between June and September.
  • Make a 35 hours per week committment: Total award $4,200 ($15.00/hr)

2016 Funded Summer Internship Listing:

  • 9/11 Tribute Center, Media Intern                                          
  • America Needs You, Program Intern                                      
  • Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Program Intern                   
  • Historic Richmond Town, Museum General Assistant Intern (Staten Island)
  • International Rescue Committee, Program Intern                            
  • Latino U College Access, Program Intern                              
  • National Lighthouse Museum, Database Intern (Staten Island)
  • PAX-NY, Office/Advocacy Intern                                                              
  • Re:gender, Program Intern                                                        
  • Sanctuary for Families, Program Evaluation and Client Data Systems Intern
  • Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc. (SNAP), Innovative Senior Care Program Intern (Queens)
  • TADA! Youth Theatre, Development and Marketing Intern         
  • Hour Children, After School and Summer Camp Intern (Queens)

How Pace Students Can Apply:

Internship descriptions are listed on the Career Services Handshake website (enter "Wilson Center" in the keyword search). Application instructions vary by employer and are included in the internship description.


Past Internships

During Summer 2015, the Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship will be funding 14 internships at nonprofits and social enterprises:


During Summer 2014, the Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship funded 13 internships at nonprofits and social enterprises:


In Summer 2013, the Wilson Center funded 17 internships at nonprofits and social enterprises:


The Wilson Center funded 13 interns at 9 nonprofits and social enterprises during the summer of 2012. Hosts and interns included:


During summer 2011, the Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneuship funded ten internships. Hosts and interns included:


In Summer 2010, the program funded 18 interns at 15 nonprofits and social enterprises in the New York metropolitan area. Hosts and Interns included:


The Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship launched the Summer Funded Internship Program in 2009 with a total of eight placed interns. That year, our hosts and interns included: