Neilom Social Impact Interns

Neilom Social Impact Interns Program: Summer 2021

Are you a STEM student, sophomore or above in Fall 2021, with an interest in using technology for social impact at a nonprofit organization as a paid intern over the summer, from the following campuses?

  • The George Washington University
  • Morgan State University
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Catholic University

If so, the Neilom Foundation is funding paid summer internships during the Summer 2021 period at nonprofit organizations in the DMV area. These positions are paid $15/hr for 20 hours per week, for a ten week period, paid to students from the nonprofit organization directly. Students will make a meaningful contribution to the work on projects using technology for social impact (not just administrative tasks). Some will be fully remote, and others a hybrid of in-person and remote. See our flyer here!

Student applications open from March 23rd to April 16th, 2021. 

See below for full details on each organization and internship. If you are interested in applying for one of the summer internships, please fill out the Google form to apply by April 16th, 2021.


Available Summer 2021 Impact Internship Opportunities
Click the orange link for internship details, click organization name to visit their website.

1. Center for Watershed Protection – The Center for Watershed Protection’s mission is to protect and restore our streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and bays. Our staff are the technical experts who help municipalities, advocates, policymakers, and citizens get clean water projects in the ground.
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2. African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association – The mission of the African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association is to reduce the burden of cancer on African immigrant women and their families. We focus on improving overall women’s health by involving every institution that serves African women such as hospitals, clinics, schools, and other health care organizations.
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3. College Tribe – Young Black men face a great deal of adversity throughout their lives. Many grow up in low income areas, attending low income schools and lack access to programs, outreach or support that will help them thrive and grow. For 13 years College Tribe has worked to build equity for young Black men through mentoring, and supplemental educational services, we recognize that while we are not alone in our mission we lack resources to make the maximum impact required to effect change at the level necessary to improve outcomes for all young Black men.
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4. First Generation College Bound exists to inspire low income and first-generation youth to achieve their social and economic success by providing advice, encouragement, and support to obtain a college degree. They are a community-based organization which offers youth and their families a “pipeline” of educational interventions comprising academic readiness, supportive services and guidance to achieve high school graduation, college admissions and earn a post-secondary degree.
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5. AG Bell – Working globally to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk. We want all families to be informed and supported. Professionals to be appropriately qualified to teach and help children with hearing loss, public policy leaders to effectively address the needs of people with hearing loss, and communities to be empowered to help their neighbors with hearing loss succeed.
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6. Anacostia Watershed Society – To protect and restore the Anacostia River by bringing partners and communities together to achieve a clean and safe Anacostia River for the benefit of all living in its watershed and for future generations.
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7. First Book– We believe that education is the best path out of poverty for kids in need. But access to quality education is far from equal. Significant barriers stand in the way for kids in low-income communities, including scarce books and learning materials and a lack of diversity in the books that do reach them. Even their most basic needs go unmet. First Book’s mission is to remove these barriers so every child has the chance to learn. 
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8. Civic Circle – The Civic Circle’s mission is to empower young students to understand and participate in democracy through music and the arts, inspiring compassionate, informed, engaged citizens. Through performances, educational videos and after-school workshops, we teach young students seven civic skills we call “steps to democracy.” Students learn civility (Listen!), news literacy (Learn!), voting (Choose!), voluntarism (Join!), advocacy (Speak!), organizing (Act!), and public leadership (Lead!). A leading aspect of our mission is to close the well-documented racial equity gap in civic knowledge and engagement that has dampened voting and political agency among students in marginalized communities. Our equity-informed program targets diverse Eastern Montgomery County. The songwriting aspect of our program lifts up student voices so they can both process the social upheavals they are living through, and expand their civic efficacy with a potent tool to advance community change: Music.
Apply here through the Do Good Institute Partnership (UMD only)

9. NVRDC – Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) empowers victims of all crimes to achieve survivor-defined justice through advocacy, case management and legal services. We are a growing DC nonprofit organization with a team of passionate and dedicated staff. We are looking for a professional with strong administrative and technological skills to support the organization’s many programs and personnel.
Apply here through the Do Good Institute Partnership (UMD only)

10. Game Genius – Game Genius is a nonprofit that provides play-based services and experiences to support leaders, organizations, and socially beneficial initiatives in the Greater Washington DC region. Since 2017, Game Genius has provided roughly 2000 pro-bono service hours and helped raise over $100,000 in extra fundraising, all while offering fun products and local experiences that catalyze social awareness and action around an annual impact theme. In 2021, Game Genius will focus its public projects on Climate and Environment issues.
Apply here through the Do Good Institute Partnership (UMD only)

11. Community Advocates for Family and Youth (CAFY) – Founded in 2003, Community Advocates for Family & Youth (CAFY) a nonprofit organization was established to minimize the impact the judicial system has on children. CAFY was built on the founder’s passion to help children who through no fault of their own had to provide testimony in adult court.
Apply here through the Do Good Institute Partnership (UMD only)