Redefining what it means to be an intern and what it means to serve.

When you think of interns, do images of university students rushing to Starbucks to get people coffee come to mind? Do you see young people doing the bidding of a micro-managing or over-demanding boss? (Think of the relationship between Andrea and Miranda from The Devil Wears Prada.) Or do you envision youth being seen as kids without any thoughts, ideas or insights on how to address issues, solve problems or create change? 

While those images are still pervasive, we don't believe they're helpful or even useful, especially in today's world of work. And through our internship program, we're trying to change how you—and as many people as we can reach—think about interns and internships.

Simply put, our internship program is different, and it's designed to be this way. It puts you in the driver's seat. To that end, we've organized it around a few key principles:

1. Accompaniment.

If you've heard of the "White Savior Industrial Complex," or even if you haven't,

2. Human-Centered Design/Design Thinking.

3. Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose.