Corcoran summer interns take on projects that have real impact in our community. The Summer 2022 application is available on Handshake.


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. 

Eligibility & Application Process


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

Application Process

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.
  • Summer 2023 applications will be avaible on Handshake during fall 2022.
  • A resume and cover letter are required to apply. 
  • Applications are only accepted via Handshake, accessible through the BC Career Center page.
  • Selected applicants will be invited to interview.
  • The Program runs from Early June until early August. 
  • Placement sites vary each summer, review previous interns experiences to learn more about the types of organizations we partner with. 

Summer 2022 Interns

Other Internship & Professional Opportunities

Use Handshake, which is maintained by the Boston College Career Center.