Future Leaders Foundation

PICS Organization Name
Future Leaders Foundation


New York, New York

Weekly Stipend

Public Transportation

Housing Provided

Former Interns

Organization Description
The Future Leaders Foundation (FLF) is building the Fortis Society—the world’s first elite network based on merit and altruism. The Fortis Society consists of talented and highly ambitious young professionals from humble backgrounds who commit to impacting the world positively. Our current members are of 45 nationalities, speak 42 languages, and attended more than 40 of the world’s most elite institutions (from Harvard to Peking University). Through mutual support, members of the Fortis Society push each other to high levels of success and inspire one another to create positive global change. Our goal is to create altruistic leaders of international prominence and diversify the world’s elite.

FLF also sponsors the Future Global Leaders (FGL) Fellowship. The FGL Fellowship is a three-year program that starts in the first year of university. Fellows are inducted into the Fortis Society upon completion. The FGL Fellowship was designed to identify and support the world’s top first-generation college students, so that together they may achieve the highest levels of international leadership and make unprecedented global change via the Fortis Society. FGL programming includes 3-week leadership training in the US, funding for international internships, mentorship from top professionals, individual career advising.

FLF would greatly benefit from having a PICS intern. PICS interns will provide valuable insight on how to reach our target audience--college students and recent graduates--by providing feedback from a college student’s perspective. A PICS intern would also provide valuable support in execution of programming that will allow the Fortis Society to be as strong as possible.

Internship Description
Our Program Intern will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of tasks related to program development and nonprofit management in the international context. In addition, tasks will be tailored to suit the intern’s preferences, which allows interns to gain experience in the areas they are most interested in. Interns can also propose their own projects along with delegated tasks.

Potential FGL Fellowship projects include:
--assist in development & hosting of professional development webinars, ex: how to ace your internship
--conduct original research on a variety of topics, ex: international universities and NGOs
--review, revise, and submit budgets
--assist in development of marketing & social media advertising plan
--assist in event planning
--*has the option of working under the Fortis Society Manager as well*

Internship Qualifications
--Strong communication skills
--Ability to balance multiple tasks and meet competing deadlines
--Strong attention to detail
--Ability to take initiative and problem-solve

Preferred: Experience with first-gen students and/or international experience

Expected Start Time
9:00 am

Expected End Time
5:00 pm

Required Dates
No earlier than May 30 – no later than August 23

Internship Length
10 Weeks

Meets Certificate Requirement

Additional Info
Housing on the Upper East Side tends to be expensive. However, there are a range of affordable options in the Lower East Side, Alphabet City, Harlem, and in various neighborhoods of Brooklyn that are all under 1 hour commute.

Evaluation Excerpt

Applications for Summer 2020 will open in November 2019. 


To read evaluations written by former interns, please contact the
Student Program


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