JED Summer Internship Program

If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student who is passionate about mental health and suicide prevention, interested in learning more about the nonprofit field, and wants to work collaboratively with a team dedicated to building communities of care, a summer internship with The Jed Foundation (JED) might be a great fit for you!

The Jed Foundation summer internship program is on pause and will not be recruiting for 2024. Watch this page for updates about future summer internship programming, and consider other ways to engage with JED:


The Jed Foundation’s Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students from different academic tracks and diverse backgrounds the opportunity to explore all aspects of the nonprofit sector with a full-time, paid internship. This 10-week opportunity can satisfy academic requirements through integrated coursework or the receipt of academic credit.

width="160"I loved my experience and recommend this internship! You are more than just an intern, but you are a part of the team. Because of JED, I am excited to continue my work in Mental Health! Christina “Tina” Lewis, 2023 Intern

Types of Internships

Interns support specific departments that match their areas of study and/or professional curiosity, and those range from higher education programs and marketing campaigns to government affairs and advocacy and media relations. However, all interns gain exposure to a complete overview of the organization through virtual social events, professional development sessions, and meet-and-greets with JED staff. Interns collaborate remotely within their internship cohort and with the greater JED team, building bridges as they advance in their career development. 


 width=[My favorite aspect was] Definitely the passion project and getting to know my fellow interns. For me, getting to share issues I’m passionate about and have important conversations has taught me so much and has been so fulfilling. Breanna Georges, 2023 Intern

As a JED intern, you will:

  • Work across the organization while focusing on the areas most relevant to your career goals.

  • Gain knowledge around youth mental health and the nonprofit sector.

  • Access professional development and mentorship opportunities.

  • Build community with your fellow interns through project collaborations, virtual social events, and more!

width=My journey with the Jed Foundation internship has been nothing short of transformative. This internship has truly been a springboard for my personal and professional development, and I will cherish the memories and lessons forever. Clayton Rasmussen, 2023 Intern