Where talent and opportunity meet
The Duke Futures program helps match talented sophomores with New York-based summer internships offered by Duke alumni and/or parents. We seek to provide formative pre-professional experiences for students; and for internship partners, we offer opportunities to mentor the next generation of Duke leaders.
Sophomore applicants are carefully selected by a team of Duke faculty with recruiting expertise, while internship partners are given the final choice of candidates. To extend a wide range of opportunities to students, we welcome partnerships with alumni, parents, and friends in a variety of fields, including but not limited to media, business, publishing, entertainment, nonprofit, the arts, and fashion.
Information for students
Ideal students for this program are motivated, mature, and eager to obtain exposure to the corporate, arts, or nonprofit world via a New York-based summer internship. Duke Futures internships are for students who will be rising juniors in summer 2018. Students selected for Duke Futures internships will also receive training and mentoring during the preceding spring semester.
Interested students should apply online no later than November 1, 2017.
Information for potential internship providers
If you are a Duke alum and/or parent in senior management of a company or nonprofit in the New York metro area, and you are able to host at least one internship during the summer of 2018, we invite you to be a Duke Futures internship partner.
Please contact Jennifer Valentyn for more information.
These alumni-hosted internships are available to Duke students for summer 2018. As they are not part of the Duke Futures program, students must apply for them directly. Learn more