Internships and Other Short-Term Opportunities

The following groups have partnered with the Bonner Foundation to provide internships and other short-term opportunities:

  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

  • Community Homestead

  • DC Internships (Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service)

  • Live Nation International

  • Nature Conservancy

  • Sustained Dialogue Institute

  • Washington Internship Institute


The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonpartisan research and policy institute. We pursue federal and state policies designed both to reduce poverty and inequality and to restore fiscal responsibility in equitable and effective ways. We apply our deep expertise in budget and tax issues and in programs and policies that help low-income people, in order to help inform debates and achieve better policy outcomes. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities supports full-time, and occasionally part-time, paid internships in a variety of topic areas including Media, Federal Legislation, Health Policy, Housing Policy, Food Assistance, National Budget and Tax Policy, Outreach Campaigns, State Fiscal Project and  Welfare Reform and Income Support Division.

Community Homestead is an innovative, non-profit, sustainable community based in Osceola, Wisconsin. Together, CH community members work in diverse teams to run an organic dairy farm, seventeen acres of CSA garden and orchard, a commercial canning kitchen, and a bakery. Community Homestead supports summer interns looking to develop team and leadership skills alongside people with diverse abilities and disabilities, and to learn farming, gardening, and homesteading skills. Interns join CH households, affording an immersive experience within a community life where everyone is an individual, and everyone is valued. Individualized Internships provide room and board, and a small social stipend is provided. 


Cultural Survival supports a movement of empowered Indigenous Peoples organizing their communities to engage the international processes, national policies and human rights bodies to respect, protect, and fulfill their rights. Our organization is Indigenous-led and has a diverse board of directors bringing experiences from the Indigenous and non-Indigenous worlds to inform our perspectives and scope of work. Cultural Survival believes that vibrant and durable communities rest on the principles of self-determination, human rights, informed citizenry and access to information, the freedom of expression, and the right to organize and shape the future in a way consistent with one’s tradition, language, culture and community – and we believe Indigenous Peoples have the power and solutions to solve many of today's problems when respected and empowered to do so. Summer internship opportunities available. Located in Cambridge, MA.

The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service offers you a chance to make an impact over the summer through DC Internships. Spend 8 weeks of the summer taking action while getting a hands-on learning experience in the nation’s capital. Your internship will put you on the front-lines working to solve local and national issues. The program involves: competitive placements with local and national nonprofit organizations; 3- 9 transferable credits, selected from a range of course options (accredited by George Mason University); furnished on-campus housing in the heart of DC, at George Washington University; mentoring and career building activities including seminars, site briefings, and guest lectures; and hands-on service projects, fundraising activities and briefings at local nonprofit agencies.

Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live  entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Venue Sustainability Coordinators are passionate about the environment and have experience in events management and/or operations that help us take our sustainability programs to the next level. This role provides administrative and executional support to drive effective and successful implementation of venue sustainability programs. This is a seasonal, part-time position from June through September working an average of 30 hours per week. Hours per week will vary depending on show schedule and business needs at the time.   

Each year, The Nature Conservancy hires undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent graduates to fill over 30 paid internship positions during a 10-week Growing Leaders On Behalf of the Environment (GLOBE) summer internship. These positions are available throughout the country and provide a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between academics and the real-world conservation work that contributes to the health and sustainability of our world. The Conservancy offers internships in a variety of career paths well beyond science and conservation, including marketing, communications, economics, legal, philanthropy, environmental studies, government relations, policy, business management, and information technology. GLOBE internships at the college, graduate school and recent graduate level allow interns to refine their skills and grow their professional networks to position them as competitive candidates for the job market. 

The Sustained Dialogue Institute (SDI) helps citizens around the world to transform their relationships and to design and implement sustainable change processes. The Sustained Dialogue Campus Network (SDCN) formed as a student-created branch of SDI and has since grown exponentially. It can now be found on over 60 campuses worldwide, and is the process through which countless students, faculty, and staff have solved conflicts and engaged across difference on their campuses over the past 19 years. SDCN’s objective is to develop leaders who engage differences as strengths in order to improve their campuses, workplaces, and communities. The SDI also offers a summer fellowship opportunity for candidates passionate about fields including: civic engagement, dialogue, diversity, inclusion, and conflict resolution. The full-time, 10-week summer fellowship is a great opportunity to gain experience in program development, research and communications, and offers a $4,500 stipend.

The mission of the Washington Internship Institute is to foster students' intellectual, personal, and professional development through individually tailored, quality internships and challenging academic coursework that take full advantage of the opportunities available in the nation's capital and reflect the best practices of experiential learning and liberal education. In our program, students intern four days out of the week and take two classes related to politics, policy, and career skills. During the fall and spring semesters, typically students earn a full semester's worth of credit from their schools and have their financial aid travel with them--meaning that they pay no more than they normally do to go to their school. We also have a ten-week summer term available. We work with students from all majors who intern in a variety of placements in government, nonprofit organizations, lobbying groups, and think tanks.