Where talent and opportunity meet

Duke Futures

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.

Where can you find Duke talent? Everywhere.

With 54 majors, 52 minors and 21 certificates offered at Duke, there are 437,989 unique academic combinations available to students. How can you be certain your job opportunity is getting to the right candidates? Let Duke Futures help. 

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 the summer. 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.

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, we invite you to be a Duke Futures internship partner.

Please contact Jennifer Valentyn for more information.

"Hiring a Duke student for an internship was a pleasure with Duke Futures. We selected from several well qualified, intelligent and hard-working Blue Devils who all understood that the opportunity to have a meaningful experience in the workplace was invaluable to their development and future careers.  It has been an incredibly special experience to “pay it forward” to fellow Dukies through mentoring and employment."