Paid Internship Program in Washington D.C.

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BroadFutures is a training, mentoring and paid internship program serving young people with learning and attention issues. We run two internship programs per year, one based in the summer and one in the winter. Each internship program consists of two weeks of training followed by 2-3 months of working at a paid internship. The training curriculum focuses on professionalism, communication, and stress tolerance. We incorporate the arts, yoga, and mindfulness to deliver and reinforce the curriculum. For the duration of the program, each intern is supported by a peer mentor and a coach for goal setting and strategy development. Our internships are with our dedicated employer partners located in the D.C. Metropolitan area and range widely in topic and focus. We partner with a diverse group of employers, providing a vast array of internships including congressional and policy internships, marketing and communications, hospitality and tourism, and many more.

Program Highlights
  • Paid Internships
  • Yoga & Mindfulness
  • Drama

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9.58 Rating
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Sam
10/10
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.
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Sophia
8/10
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.
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Stuart
9/10
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.

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Mayowa
10/10
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.
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