For 20 years, Teens In Public Service has provided interns with unique summer experiences that amplify each teen's role as a community leader. Being a TIPS intern requires dedication and commitment to supporting our community.
Serving the Community
TIPS interns help nonprofits carry out organizational initiatives by providing invaluable support to their summer programs. In turn, interns learn how to work in the nonprofit community while also building leadership skills to meet the needs of their organization. This is a win-win-win program for interns, nonprofits, and the communities they serve.
For many of our interns this is the first professional experience they have ever had. The entire process is designed to give them a chance to step up into a professional capacity. Applicants must submit a written application for the program. If the application is accepted, the teenager will move on to a formal interview. Based on all of the above, we work to best match the interests and abilities of our applicants with those of our nonprofit partners.
During the program, our interns spend 6-8 weeks working with their nonprofits in a variety of areas. They develop skills and have the chance to work on a wide array of projects with some of the most driven and inspiring organizations in the city. We also provide our interns with several opportunities to work with their larger class at a leadership training day and other TIPS events.