Nonprofit Internship Program

Each summer, The Denver Foundation partners with at least 10 local nonprofit host organizations to host interns. Each intern will spend the majority of the summer working at their nonprofit host organization, as well as attend workshops on nonprofits, leadership, social justice, and personal growth.

If you are selected for an interview, your full application materials will be shared with a participating host organization prior to your interview. It is against program policy to place an intern at a host organization they have an existing relationship with.

The Nonprofit Internship Program seeks students who:

  • Have the capacity to be successful in their role as an intern and accomplish the duties and objectives required by the host organization
  • Bring unique experience and perspective to the intern cohort and display potential for learning and growth during the program’s learning workshops
  • Are passionate about this opportunity and have a clear sense of how it will contribute to their development and/or help them achieve their goals and dreams
  • Understand and value community issues like equity and inclusiveness
  • May not have an opportunity like this elsewhere
  • Are traditionally underrepresented in the nonprofit community

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be an undergraduate student enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university located in the seven-county Denver Metro area (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson counties) and/or be a permanent resident of the seven-county Denver Metro area attending school elsewhere. For example, if you attend college in California or Colorado Springs but have a permanent address in Littleton, you are eligible to apply.
  • Must be legally eligible for employment in the United States.
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 credits (or equivalent block, quarter, etc.) by the time of application with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. (One quarter credit usually equals .67 semester credits, and one block credit is usually equivalent to 4 semester credits).
  • Eligible students cannot have already received a bachelor’s degree in another field.
  • Current seniors are eligible to apply.

Each applicant will be notified of their application’s status by the end of March. If you have any question about the Nonprofit Internship Program or this application, please contact Barclay Jones at

Selected interns work 345 hours over 10 weeks, including 45 hours at workshops with The Denver Foundation. Interns are paid $13.50/hour.
Supplemental Questions
  1. What is the name of the college or university you are attending?
  2. Please select which county your college or university is located in:
  3. Please select which county your permanent address is located in:
  4. Are you currently pursuing your first associate's or bachelor's degree?
  5. What is your major and minor (if you have one)?
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