Helping Future Leaders

Discover Public-Service Oriented Careers.

Helping Future Leaders

Discover Public Interest Tech and Social Impact Careers

Application Workshops

Interested students can attend one of two application workshops that will provide guidance on the application process.  


Applications are due 11:59 pm ET on March 1, 2024.

If your application is moved forward, virtual interviews will occur in March. 

Internship matches will be made by the end of April.

What is build4good

build4good, an initiative of New America, is a paid mentorship program that matches post-secondary students who are majoring in computer science, integrated digital media, UI/UX design, or other technology-related fields to mission-driven nonprofit organizations with technology-specific project needs. This mostly remote summer internship program aims to inspire a network of future leaders to develop socially minded technology, discover public service-oriented careers, and help nonprofits harness the power of technology for social good.

What We Do


We provide opportunities for high-ed students interested in gaining skills with organizations committed to mentoring and inspiring future leaders

Mission Driven Teams

We bring together early career technologists and organizations to build for social good.

Technical Solutions

We connect organizations interested in harnessing the power of technology with students who have the technical skills to solve and innovate with impact.

What Interns Do

Project Management

Build strong visual identities and lead project development.

Community Engagement

Build digital communities and set goals to increase community engagement & impact.

Data Visualization & Data Analytics

Help visualize complex issues and gather invaluable data.

Website Design & Development

Design and develop accessible websites.

App Design & Development

Design user interfaces and experiences using different software.

Backend Development

Build website & application backends while attentive towards back-end server services.

Our Application Process

1. apply

 Students complete an online application during  the Spring semester. 

2. Interview with us

 Applications are reviewed with some moving forward to an interview with our team. If your experience and interests are a match for the program, we will schedule a meet and greet with a potential host organization.  

3. Match with a Nonprofit

 If you and a host organization select each other,  an offer from the host organization will be extended, and we will begin discussing your project for the summer! 

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