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Intern Foundry Program


The Intern Foundry (IF) program is a partnership between the Foundry and the University Honors Program to pair high-achieving students with project-based internships addressing key areas of community need. The IF program launched in 2022 with 10 students interning at 8 nonprofits, and grew to 20 students interning at 20 nonprofits in 2023.

Small nonprofit and purpose-driven organizations provide an ideal learning laboratory for students who care about the community and want to do meaningful work. In the IF program, students are matched with an organization based on their skills and interests. IF projects support the organization’s mission and most urgent needs. IF organizations have a lean staff and view interns as critical members of their teams.

Students: The Intern Foundry (IF) program is in progress for spring 2023 and is not currently accepting applications. Applications for 2024 will open in fall 2023.

Organizations: Please email to inquire about hosting an intern.

Opportunities and Benefits

The cohort-based Intern Foundry (IF) program offers you the following opportunities and benefits.

"The IF program has exposed me to skills and community members that I could not have developed otherwise. The welcoming culture of The Foundry, as well as the staff's dedication to student growth and learning has allowed me to blossom as a professional as well as an individual."

— Zuha Qadeer, 2022 Intern & 2023 Intern Coordinator


“The IF program has given our team the opportunity to work with highly skilled and capable students at the University of Nebraska. As a small nonprofit organization, the IF students add critical capacity and provide valuable support on some of our most pressing projects. The IF students get real-world, impact-oriented, project management experience and our organization benefits from their high caliber capabilities. We are grateful to the Foundry and UNL Honors Program for making these internship opportunities possible.”

— Graham Pansing Brooks, Co-Founder & Director, The Do More Good Movement

Intern Foundry Spring 2023 Cohort

  • The JW Croft team has over 60 years of combined experience working in and with nonprofits, at every level and in every area of nonprofit institutions.

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  • We want to help your organization fulfill its mission. This is at the heart of everything we do.