Internships are a valuable way to gain experience as well as to determine if a given industry or career path is right for you. Boston University’s recognition of this has led to the development of a number of internship and experiential programs.
Yawkey Nonprofit Internship Program
Boston University’s Yawkey Nonprofit Internship Program, a selective program designed for sophomores and juniors, provides a living allowance stipend to support participation in unpaid internships at nonprofit organizations.
In addition to providing living allowance stipends for unpaid nonprofit internships, the program provides an educational framework which strengthens the experience through a series of program components that help students to plan for, engage in, and reflect upon their internships.
Students: Learn more and apply
Employers: Learn more about hosting a BU Yawkey Intern
Faculty/Staff: Learn more about how you can help students participate.
About the Yawkey Foundation
The Yawkey Foundation is a charitable, grant-making organization focused on supporting children, families, and the underserved. The Foundation provides funding to nonprofit organizations whose missions align with its areas of giving. Working closely with nonprofits to help them achieve their goals, the Foundation recognizes the importance of nonprofits in our communities and the need for individuals who are passionate about contributing to these worthwhile causes. As such, the Yawkey Nonprofit Internship Program is designed to enable students to gain valuable experience in the nonprofit field while also providing them with the critical financial support that these organizations are often unable to provide due to limited budgets.
Continuing the legacy of philanthropy of Tom Yawkey and Jean Yawkey, the Foundation focuses on the areas of giving that were close to their hearts in the communities they called home: Boston, Massachusetts and Georgetown County, South Carolina. As the longtime owners of the Boston Red Sox, the Yawkeys were passionate about ensuring all youth had access to athletic opportunities. Their generosity extended to all those who are underserved, with a special interest in helping children and families by supporting causes related to health care, education, and human services. As avid outdoors enthusiasts, they also supported conservation and recognized the importance of preserving cultural institutions.
While the Yawkeys gave quietly to those in need, they also ensured that the giving would continue beyond their lifetimes. As a result of Tom and Jean Yawkey’s generosity, the Yawkey Foundation has awarded more than $500 million in grants to nonprofit organizations serving the people of Massachusetts and Georgetown, South Carolina since 1977. The Trustees continue to take great care in their grant-making to preserve and perpetuate the original philanthropic vision and interests of the Yawkeys.