Application Open: build4good Summer 2024 Internship

Blog Post
Jan. 10, 2024

The build4good application is open!

We are seeking our 5th summer cohort of higher ed students majoring in computer science, digital media and design, or related fields eager to explore public sector careers. Selected interns will be matched with mission-driven nonprofits committed to harnessing technology for good.

build4good, an initiative of New America, is a summer intern-mentorship program that recruits and matches postsecondary students and their interests and skills with mission-driven nonprofit host organizations. Throughout the summer, the build4good team provides mentoring and skill-building workshops with the cohort of interns, while the students complete projects of interest with their host organizations.

Since 2020, build4good has matched diverse cohorts of post-secondary students with nonprofit host organizations that utilize students’ skills, such as website design and development, app design and development, back-end development, data visualizations including interactive web maps, data analytics, expanding online community engagement, and addressing privacy/security challenges. Host organizations are expected to pay their interns at least $20/hr.

Potential host organizations can complete an interest form or reach out to us via to explore potential and meaningful projects and opportunities.

Student applications are due at 11:59 pm ET on March 1, 2024. We will be hosting virtual student application workshops to answer questions, provide guidance on curating resumes, and how applicants can share experiences and interests. Students can choose of the two workshops to attend:

January 22, 2024, from 6-6:30 pm ET, Zoom:

February 8, 2024, from 6-6:30 pm ET, Zoom:

Potential interns and host organizations may visit the build4good website for more information and links to student application and organization interest forms.. You can also learn more by reading the build4good Experience and a recent case study by Siegel Family Endowment. For more detailed information about the build4good experience, review the Intern and Host Organization Manual, or reach out to us with any questions at