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Change the World. Now.


Teams of up to five C/Corps participants (“Associates”) undergo intensive training through our signature Project Zero Bootcamp, before starting work with public leaders on real problems in real time over the course of three months to address issues related to climate change, health, and equity. Throughout the process, Associates receive mentoring from seasoned professionals and domain experts to ensure their work delivers real impact in the world.

Upon graduation, C/Corps Associates join a lifelong network of graduates and mentors who share the same skills, frameworks, and experience - and who c
an work together on short notice in the future when needed.



C/Corps Associates:

  • fulfill tasks initiated by NN principals, and project managers.

  • participate actively in meetings, take minutes, and coordinate tasks.

  • apply a design-thinking process to projects (develop problem statements, conduct interviews, compare existing programs, iterate solutions, and write briefs).

  • conduct formal interviews and make presentations to clients. 

  • develop playbooks, feedback sessions, video clips, and tool kits.

Program Duration

The program is time-boxed by seasons and/or terms, with some projects being transitioned from one team to another across several cohorts. Interns will generally work with Normal Next for 2 to 4 months.


We are seeking:

  • undergraduate or graduate students between terms, taking time off from school or figuring out what’s next after graduation

  • passionate about improving the world around you (at a local or global level)

  • skilled in verbal and written communication skills

  • eager and interested in joining a team to both lead and take direction

  • comfortable multitasking

  • able to cope well under pressure

How Others Felt

Past C/Corps Associates have contrasted this experience with previous internships, where they felt they did a lot of “make work” that was not central to the host organization’s work. One student said, “I learned and did more in my first two weeks here than in my other internships combined.” All were proud of what they achieved in terms of making a substantial difference in a real project affecting society.

Time Commitment

Some projects come with a fairly consistent time requirement, but many projects don’t. While our approach is flexible, you should be available for some meetings during traditional work hours. Teams will agree upon the time needed for each phase at the outset, accommodating interns’ calendars as best possible, yet expecting this may also require non-traditional scheduling and at times long hours. To date, workweeks have varied from 20-40 hours and have begun each day with a full team check-in.

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