Location
  • United States of America
    • Washington D.C.
Length
4 - 12 weeks

Program Details

Timeframe
Academic Year Fall Spring Summer Winter Year Round
Primary Language
English
Age Min.
18
Age Max
26

Pricing

Starting Price
6300
Price Details
The DC Internship Program has the follow participation fees:
Summer Program (June-August): $6,300
Winter Program (January-April): $7,800

The National Internship Program has no participation fee.
What's Included
Activities
What's Not Included
Accommodation Meals Transportation
Jan 07, 2020
Jan 27, 2020
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About Program

BroadFutures is a nonprofit that champions neurodiversity by creating access, cultivating skills, and revolutionizing the workplace. We serve neurodivergent young people ages 18-26 who are highly motivated and are actively seeking internship opportunities to advance their professional futures. Our programs combine paid internships with comprehensive support and mentorship, creating a supportive space where participants can grow and thrive. Our program is intentionally designed to accommodate diverse learning needs through accessible forms of instruction so that participants can develop transferable skills for the workplace. We offer two types of programming: an in-person program with internship opportunities based in Washington, DC, and a national remote program with internship opportunties at organizations across the country. Our DC Program takes place between January-April and June-August, while our National Program operates year-round.

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Program Highlights

  • Paid internships for Neurodivergent young people ages 18-26
  • Comprehensive work training and mentorship opportunties
  • Internship areas including STEM, marketing and communications, policy, hospitality, and more
  • DC Program Dates: Jan-April and June-August
  • National Program Dates: Year-round, remote internship opportunities

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Program Reviews

4.92 Rating
based on 12 reviews
  • 5 rating 91.67%
  • 4 rating 8.33%
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  • Housing 4.5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.75
  • Value 4.85
  • Safety 4.95
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Sam
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My review of Broad Futures

I was in the 2017 summer program with Broad Futures which benefited me in so many ways. Everyone was so accommodating and helpful and I learned a lot of different skills which has helped me to grow in so many ways. During the program, we got to do many different activities such as yoga, meditation, and some drama which is known as "Raymond time." I also got to meet so many nice people who were interning with me and have kept in touch with some of them through alumni events. Broad Futures helped me to find an internship at The Museum of Natural History which I enjoyed so much! I would recommend this organization to anyone who is looking to expand their resume and to find success in the workforce because Broad Futures does so much to help prepare you for what you need to expect.

What would you improve about this program?
N/A.
54 people found this review helpful.
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Sophia
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Broad Futures Winter and Summer Program

I enjoyed participating in the Broad Futures program because it really helped me learn about what I like and don't like in the workforce. I learned that I like to be around people, even if I find it difficult to find connections. Broad Futures helped me realize that I wanted a job that allows me to go out into the field and do research, like a detective. Broad Futures also helped me learn that I do not like administrative jobs where I am sitting at a computer typing all day.

What would you improve about this program?
More outings and field trips. More experiential learning than just sitting down and being lectured.
55 people found this review helpful.
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Stuart
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My Broadened Future

This program really helped me to understand what I wanted out of life and figure out how I could achieve it. The environment that I was placed in also helped me to determine what sort of environment I enjoyed and which I did not. The company that I worked at also helped me to figure out what sort of work I enjoy doing and whether or not I would like to do more of it in the future. This program placed me in environments where I truly felt a part of the team I was assigned to and I could not be more thankful for that.

53 people found this review helpful.
Mayowa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

BroadFutures offers a perfect approach to understanding and managing learning disabilities in the professional world!

I participated in the BroadFutures Summer 2015 programming after taking a gap year from MIT. Before participating in this program, I felt I had a very haphazard approach to navigating the world of academia. After working with professionals who catered specifically to my ADHD, I began to learn how to coordinate my skills in a way conducive to an in-depth experience in the scientific interests. With a much better direction regarding my goals and the specific steps I needed to take to reach them, I was able to organize my approach in order to complete my undergraduate degree! I felt I was able to recenter and learn how to navigate the professional world in my own unique way.

What would you improve about this program?
As this program continues to grow, I can see the benefit of having a wider variety of mentors and internships in a wider variety of fields for students to work in areas more specific to their interests. But overall, this program does a good job of focusing in on general professional development skills that help in the future regardless of the student's field of choice.
55 people found this review helpful.

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