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Forest Foundation Summer Fellowship

Forest Foundation fosters the next generation of non-profit leaders through paid
summer fellowships in Boston, including a 10-week internship at a non-profit and
proprietary programming. You will make a difference in the lives of others while
learning about the larger non-profit sector and your role in it. You will join a
cohesive community of young people who, like you, want to change the world.
You gather with this community throughout the summer for days of networking,
workshops, reflections, and professional development. You form a team with
other interns and write real grants to actual Greater Boston non-profits. You will
build on your summer experiences with enhanced work training and industry
connections that will lead to meaningful resume entries and possible future
employment opportunities.
Summer Fellowship Includes:
●   Full time summer internship at a non-profit organization in the greater
Boston area starts late May, 2023 for 10 weeks. At this time, we are proceeding
under the assumption that internships will be in person. Interns must be willing to
reside in or within commuting distance of Boston for the duration of the summer
program. Housing is not subsidized.
●   Interns/Fellows are paired with a partner non-profit agency whose mission and/or job
requirement matches the intern’s skill set and areas of interest
●   Intern/Fellow receives $7,000 (pre-tax) compensation for the 400 hour Fellowship
which includes: internship plus series of workshops and independent projects
over the summer. Forest Foundation grants this money to the host non-profit
which in turn pays the intern directly. Interns are considered employees of their
host agency and are responsible for reporting any income tax. There may be a
slight delay between the beginning of the internship and the intern’s first
paycheck, so please be sure you can self-sustain for a couple of weeks if need be.
●   Interns/Fellows will engage in general operations of the host non-profit while
completing tasks that help advance the organization’s work in the community
●   Interns/Fellows are required to attend all in-person and virtual leadership and
professional development workshops planned by Forest Foundation. We bring in
outside leaders in the non-profit world to instruct and share their experiences in
the sector. The workshops and activities empower our interns to become diverse
agents who can effectively address the fiscal and structural challenges facing our
communities, nation and world. 
●   Within the summer long internship and series of programs/workshops,
students are required to complete a grant-writing project as part of the program:
Interns are placed in small teams, receive grant-writing training, and then write a
real grant for an actual non-profit organization. Grants are presented to Forest
Foundation’s Board of Trustees for review.
Accepted interns are required to attend all in-person and virtual meetings.

●   December 1 – Applications Open
●   February 15 – Applications Due to Forest Foundation
●   February 15 -March – Students Notified of Forest Foundation Acceptances
●   April – Host Agency Placement Process
●   May 24 – Virtual Welcome and Introduction Process
●   May 25 – Workshop #1 Orientation (In Person)
●   May 26 – Virtual Meeting Orientation Part 2 (Zoom)
●   May 30 – Most internships begin
●   June 8 – Academy Session (Zoom)
●   June 15 – Academy Session (Zoom)
●   June 22 – Site Visit to Grant Recipient Organization (In Person)
●   June 29 – Academy Session (Zoom)
●   July 12 – Workshop #2 Professional Development (In Person)
●   July 20 – Academy Session (Zoom)
●   July 26 – Workshop #3 Grant Team Work (In Person)
●   August 3 – Workshop #4 Board Meeting, Presentations and Moving Forward
(In Person)
●   August 5 – Most Internships End
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