Founded in 2014, First Workings is an organization whose mission is to help underserved and underrepresented NYC high school students acquire social capital. We accomplish this through arranging two-week paid internships in the summer between their junior and senior years. Our Internship Partners span the industries of finance, business, medicine, engineering, law, architecture, technology, non-profit, fashion, media, film, and real estate. The First Workings program includes:

What is First Workings? A new way to explore potential college and career interests, or discover a new business or industry through:

Get the chance to impact a young person’s life by partnering with First Workings. By becoming an Internship Partner, you’ll gain:


100% of First Workings Alumni attend college. Find out more about our incredible young people’s achievements.


Your donation will help First Workings prepare, train, and support future interns in our mission of providing enriching workplace experiences. We thank you for your generosity! Donations support our interns in the following ways:

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