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As students' professional development needs and interests evolve, we are excited to announce we have evolved our Philanthropy Fellows program to something that supports and advances current student passion and nonprofit needs: Impact Interns! 

This professional development and leadership pipeline links Do Good students to project- and social impact-based internship opportunities with alumni organizations and partners of the Do Good Institute.

At a time when there is uncertainty in our day-to-day as well as the job market, we are excited to offer programs that support both our students and partners who want to make a difference, now. 

Apply Now: Fall 2020 Positions

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The program is designed to provide emerging social sector leaders with meaningful opportunities to gain professional experience, develop skills, build a professional network, and learn more about working in the nonprofit and social impact sphere, while also providing Do Good partners and local organizations with impressive and skilled interns. 

Interns have successfully led and contributed to projects related, but not limited, to:

  • Communications and marketing
  • Evaluation and impact measurement
  • Fundraising and development
  • Grants administration
  • Grant reviews and due diligence
  • Portfolio analysis
  • Research and report writing
  • Special events

With the uncertainty that has come along with job searching during COVID-19, we want to support passionate students and help to secure them meaningful professional experiences.

With the evolving social distancing orders, we anticipate the majority of these opportunities will be conducted virtually.

This program is a great fit for you if you:

  • Are a current undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park
  • Are a high achieving and motivated, and looking to gain experience in the nonprofit or social impact sector
  • Are looking for a paid internship
  • Can work remotely 10-20 hours a week between approximately September 14 and December 4, 2020
  • Can provide an application by August 14 and interview in late August. 
  • Would like to grow important skills including issue expertise, fundraising, grant making, operations, communications, and more
  • Are eager to expand your professional networks

This professional development and leadership pipeline links passionate students like yourself to project- and social impact-based internship opportunities with alumni and partners of the Do Good Institute.

Fall 2020 positions are now available - learn more and apply here. If you have questions about the program, please contact Megan Masterson at 

This program is a great fit for your organization if you: 

  • Have a project that you need completed, but don't have the capacity for 
  • Can take on an intern September 14 - December 4 for around 10-20 hours a week
  • Are interested in connecting to talented and passionate students 

The Do Good Institute can offer your organization custom support packages (dependent on organizational need) including: 

  • Financial support for student salary
  • Pipeline of students to partner organizations
  • Pairing of students to partner organizations
  • Additional professional development support to students
  • Operational Guidance

Since 2011, Impact Interns - previously Philanthropy Fellows - has provided nearly 80 students with paid and robust internship experiences with more than 25 organizations over the last 10 years.

Previous Philanthropy Fellows have worked at the following organizations: 

  • AARP Foundation
  • Arabella Advisors
  • Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE)
  • Capital One
  • CareFirst
  • DC Mayor’s Office of Partnerships and Grant Services
  • Deloitte
  • Grantmakers in Health 
  • Greater Washington Community Foundation
  • Healthcare Initiative Foundation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Meyer Foundation
  • Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth & Families
  • Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation
  • National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
  • The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
  • Washington Area Women's Foundation

This past summer, Impact Interns worked the following nonprofit organizations: 

  • Bright Beginnings 
  • Giving Square 
  • Maryland League for Conservation Voters 
  • Noble Uprising
  • Perfect Strangers 
  • ROOTS Africa
  • Smith Center For Healing and the Arts 
  • Vikara Village 


Are You a Student Interested in Applying? 

Fall 2020 positions are now available! Learn more and apply here.

Are You a Partner Interested in Getting Paired with an Intern? 

Let us know here.

Still Need More Information About Impact Interns? 

Download a program flier here.

Summer 2020 Interns 2019-2020 Fellows 2018-2019 Fellows

For any additional information pertaining to this program, please email Megan Masterson at