Summer 2019 Internships

Priority Deadline: February 15, 2019

The Millennium Campus Network (MCN)


The Millennium Campus Network is transforming the future of global development practice by identifying and supporting key student leaders to:

  1. re-think the paradigms that perpetuate inequality, including connecting how our social identities affect our work and including challenging all sectors in their effect on poverty

  2. promote a human-centric and collaborative approach to global development based on authentic and community-led partnerships

  3. transform dialogue into action by presenting opportunities to act, challenging youth towards advocacy, and celebrating concrete action.


The Millennium Fellowship Program convenes university students worldwide to become the people the world needs.

MCN Advisors include Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, and John Legend. Our many committed sponsors and partners include: The Jenzabar Foundation, Hewlett-Packard, The UN Foundation, Better World Campaign, The Boston Globe, and Glamour.

The MCN is accepting applications for the following Spring Internship Team MCN positions to support the launch of our 6th class of the Millennium Fellowship. Interns will work out of the MCN's national headquarters in Boston's Prudential Center in Boston, MA.

Director of Outreach Intern

What you believe: That mobilizing hundreds towards a social cause is all about energy, persistence, and human connection.

What you’ll do: Be an unstoppable force promoting how students can get involved in this global movement on their campus, sharing the MCN story through social media and recruiting students to apply from around the world.

Your Ultimate Goal: To mobilize thousands of students on campuses around the globe, who will create the world we all want.

Question to answer in your cover letter: Based on your previous experience, describe your process for 1) creating stories about social change work 2) managing social media accounts, and 3) using creative approaches to generate concrete results.

Digital Manager Intern

What you believe: That technology is a powerful tool for social change and community organizing.

What you’ll do: Manage and develop our online platforms, which includes our websites, student platform, and social media.

Your Ultimate Goal: Facilitate the vision, process, and administration of our online Fellowship platform

Question to answer in your cover letter: Based on your previous experience, describe your process for 1) managing and/or developing online platforms, 2) managing peers around deadlines and 3) thinking about community-building in an online space.


  • Satisfactory academic standing and enrollment in a certified undergraduate college degree program.

  • A keen interest in global poverty, the SGDs, and a passion for working to improve the lives of the world's billion poorest people is required.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • A good understanding of what the MCN is and does.

  • An outstanding work ethic, self-direction, initiative, and a positive, results-driven attitude.

  • Prior experience in event-planning virtual events and student organizing, experience as a student activist or student leader a plus.

  • Must be available to work in person in Boston, MA throughout the Spring semester 2019.


  • The opportunity to be part of a global program with student leaders around the world, and to grow your network exponentially.

  • On-the-job training in program planning, communication, student organizing, and non-profit management.

  • A deeper understanding of the inner workings of a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

  • The chance to hear guest speakers from our Board of Advisors, Board of Directors, or partner organizations (i.e. Jeffrey Sachs, Paul Farmer, Partners in Health, Engineers Without Borders, the ONE Campaign, Millennium Promise, the Earth Institute).

  • Work in a youth-driven environment.

  • Professional development and working in a learning-centered environment.

  • Strong consideration for future internships and/or employment at the MCN.

If the intern is very successful, s/he will receive a letter of recommendation from the MCN's senior staff.

How To Apply

Email your resume, cover letter, and 1 supporting material [writing sample, presentation, website/blog link, video, picture, cover letter, etc] that explains your interest in this internship position and/or highlights your potential in this role to with the words "YOUR NAME - POSITION NAME" in the subject line to be considered for the position.

This internship is unpaid.

Applications are accepted and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. The priority deadline is February 15, 2019. It is strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.