Internship Program

Internship Program

The BRAVE Internship Program seeks to help qualified undergraduates and graduate students gain experience in social intervention and non-profit entrepreneurship.  As a nonprofit organization duly registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, BRAVE offers student interns with challenging assignments that bridge the sociopolitical divide between profit making enterprises and nonprofit organizations in the Greater Boston Area, Massachusetts and nationwide.  Intern assignments cover a variety of topics, including education, urban program development, social media platform development, fundraising and marketing, and research.  Interns work in conjunction with a member of BRAVE's policy, program development, research, social media and senior staff.  Practical day-to-day experiences in the decision-making process are included. Collaboration with other area academic institution participants may be included.

Organization Description

BRAVE for Veterans, Inc., is a Massachusetts nonprofit organization that helps former service members of the US military transition from active service to a field of work for a future that is meaningful and rewarding.  BRAVE connects veterans to the services they need and develops programs that address gaps in those services or that enhance their effectiveness and efficiency.  In the New England region it is affiliated with several technical, academic, social and business partners, including federal, state and local government agencies that help achieve its mission.

Internship Description

Students are assigned to work with one or more senior leadership team members for the duration of their internship.  Interns have the opportunity to research important policy issues and are expected to have strong writing, research and editing skills.  They are expected to operate in a matrix management setting, taking responsibility for assisting BRAVE's management team in the research, design and implementation of a corporate program.  As such, individual and group projects may be assigned requiring research and exploration of contemporary issues affecting transitioned and transitioning veterans and their families.


  • Meeting attendance with BRAVE collaborators and partners;
  • Internet, library and field research;
  • Report writing and editing; and
  • Public and private event attendance representing BRAVE.

Experience Gained

  • Regulatory and Economic Research;
  • Social Policy Development;
  • Legislative Research;
  • Web Development and Management;
  • Fundraising; and
  • Program Development.

The BRAVE Internship Program is a nonpaid volunteer opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate student interested in gaining knowledge and experience working for a nonprofit organization dedicated to the reintegration of American military service members transitioning from active duty.

Depending upon the college the applicant attends, course credit for the internship may be an additional option.

Application Materials

Applicants are required to submit a 1-2 page double-spaced cover letter describing what the applicant wishes to gain from an internship with BRAVE.  A resume is required and must be accompanied by a recommendation from a faculty, staff, or senior administrative official at the attending educational institution.

Fall September – December 2019 Early, August 20, 2019, Deadline, September 10, 2019
Winter January – May 2020 January 15, 2020
Summer June – August 2020 May 4, 2020

How to Apply for a BRAVE For Veterans, Inc. Internship Program

    Please contact Leroy Ashwood to submit an application online to Mr. Ashwood’s email address.

Leroy Ashwood