What does an internship at FFI look like?
Opportunities are varied, depending on the needs of current projects. Interns at FFI have:
– conducted literature reviews and prepared annotated bibliographies
– transcribed workshop and focus group tapes and assisted with qualitative analysis
– researched various federal and state funding streams related to domestic violence intervention and prevention
– coordinated events for FFI staff, partners, and allies
– led new social media efforts and provided communications and marketing support
– helped produce a training video on FFI’s Five Domains of Wellbeing
We offer meaningful and fun opportunities for students to develop their skills and talents on a range of projects, whether for credit or simply for experience.
Please send your resume and a letter telling us a little bit about yourself, why you are interested in an internship with FFI, and what you are hoping to learn and contribute. We prefer to receive your application electronically. You may email: firstname.lastname@example.org with documents as attachments (Word or pdf). Please put “INTERNSHIP” as your subject line.
What former interns say about FFI:
My internship at the Full Frame Initiative provided me with an opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience in the nonprofit sector. I was able to work autonomously on different projects and was given the choice to shape the internship in ways that fit my interests and skills. The Full Frame Initiative staff welcomed me into the family and, even in my short time, I felt like part of the staff. I would recommend this internship to anyone who would like to gain experience in the nonprofit sector!
— Amanda Carbonneau, Colby College
I took this internship wanting to learn more about Full Frame’s approach to change because it sounded different yet what everyone should have been using all along. I learned more than just that. Working on the California DV project, I had concrete tasks, like transcribing workshops; I learned about the development and growth of the project itself; and I got a background in systems concerning domestic violence in the U.S.
— Anna Cole Crosbie, Mount Holyoke College
What drove me to intern with Full Frame Initiative was the mission and the work, but what kept me there were the incredible women with whom I worked. At FFI I got a real sense of what it’s like to work at a small national nonprofit and see how things grow from the ground up. It was great for me to work with practitioners and violence survivors on a different level, not direct service or traditional research. Interning at FFI helped me learn more about using research findings to open a dialog in communities about what comes next, how we can take action or approach things differently based on what we’ve learned together. FFI did a great job of making me feel very included and that my thoughts matter.
— Siobhan Gruschow, Boston University
I applied for this internship mostly on the basis that I wanted to learn more about how non-profit communications worked. What really appealed to me was the “create your own position” vibe. I really liked being able to utilize my strengths as well as learn new tools such as Mailchimp and Salesforce. I felt like an important part of FFI, too, and that meant a lot.
— Ameara Harb, Emerson College
The internship I had at FFI enabled me to not only gain practical skills, such as website design and experience with mailing list software, but also enabled me to gain an understanding of how organizations work to achieve their goals. At FFI there is a true sense of partnership and respect among co-workers, which inspires constant work towards progress. It was wonderful to be immersed in that atmosphere and to feel like part of the FFI team!
— Christine Niccoli, Smith College
I was drawn by FFI’s commitment to systems change and by the Five Domains of Wellbeing. I felt I was well aligned with the organization’s values because they emphasize a strengths-based approach and recognize the importance of interdependent essential needs (the domains). As a result of my internship I became more skilled in using Google Drive, gained knowledge about the child welfare system, and improved in my ability to produce deliverables such as reference documents. Moreover, the staff members made me feel welcome and supported.
— Kiana Dobson, Boston University
I initially applied to intern at the Full Frame Initiative because I was intrigued by their mission and eager to gain experience in the nonprofit sector. Through my internship at FFI, I gained valuable nonprofit experience and so much more. I became more skilled in Google Drive, learned to use Salesforce and developed a deeper understanding of website design. I appreciated having the opportunity to work both autonomously and collaboratively with staff members on various projects. Moreover, from my first day of interning, I was warmly welcomed and felt included as part of the FFI team. It was great to intern in such a supportive work environment, surrounded by women who are passionate about the incredible work they do, changing lives through systems change.
— Katherine Kyrios, Colby College
The Full Frame Initiative is the definition of a learning organization. As a mid-career student, I could not have imagined a better field education placement. This is a group of accomplished professionals who care deeply about developing and sharing knowledge in the service of better world. It is an astonishingly enriching, and challenging, exciting place to work.
— Lynne Marie Wanamaker, Boston College
I was originally drawn to FFI because of the mission statement, and I knew I wanted to work in the nonprofit sector. Working at FFI was different than any other internship that I’ve had. The women were incredibly supportive and motivated me to work hard. It showed me what an ideal workplace would be like! I loved coming to work everyday because of the positive environment. Through this internship, I improved my leadership skills, learned about how nonprofits work and learned how to use programs that I wasn’t familiar with before.
— Sarah Dash, University of Massachusetts Amherst