High Impact Summer Experiences

Corcoran Summer Interns Take On Projects That Have Real Impacts In Our Community

Program Components


Students are assigned a 10 week placement at a high-impact government, nonprofit, or mission-driven organization in Boston.


Students attend high-impact professional skills workshops at Boston College throughout the summer. 


Students are assigned a mentor from their organization, and receive ongoing support and mentoring from the Corcoran Center as well.

Networking Reception

The summer concludes with a reception in downtown Boston where interns share their summer work with the community. 

Highlighted Interns


Current undergraduate first-years, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will demonstrate interest in social justice, community development, or neighborhood revitalization.


The Cocoran Center summer internship is a highly completive program. Students should utilize the Career Center's resources for preparing a strong application, and should attend information sessions to learn more before applying. 

  • The Program accepts applications in two rounds, Fall and Spring
  • Fall applications typically close around Thanksgiving and notify students before the holiday recess
  • Spring Applications typically close around spring break and notify students in April
  • A resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript are required to apply
  • Applications are only accepted via EagleLink, accessible through the BC Career Center Homepage
  • Selected applicants will be invited to interview
  • Dates for the Summer 2019 program will be posted here in late September 2018


Attend a Fall Info Session or Contact

Previous Summer Interns