About Driving Forward
In 2020, hundreds of thousands of students looking to enter the working world had their internships cancelled. In fact, by May 2020, over 30% of summer internships across the U.S. were called off.
Driving Forward began soon after realizing the harsh financial reality these students faced after their internship was cancelled.
We set out to help students gain the skills and network they needed to move from college to career.
Our mission is to set up our next working generation for success. Driving Forward prepares students who represent:
Challenges from the impact of COVID-19
First-generation college students
Financial hurdles for the transition from college to career
We do this by offering an online internship program with the support and partnership from many organizations. We value helping our interns build connections that can help their new and future careers.
All of our student-centric programs offer ways to gain core business skills through:
Case study work
Driving Forward interns work through their own professional development and business-focused course work.
Our success is largely due to our talented volunteers. Whether working with interns or behind-the-scenes, the vast experience they bring to each internship may help our interns land their first job.
If you’d like to join us, please sign up to volunteer.
We run virtual internship programs that offer as close to an onsite internship opportunity as possible. What sets us apart is our programs fully work in virtual settings.
At this time, our Driving Forward programs run seasonally throughout the year. Our interns, from many schools and cities across the U.S., work in small virtual groups to solve today's real business issues in a cross-functional way.
While partnering with our volunteers, they research and pitch Capstone case studies on how a company or product can survive and thrive during COVID-19. View internship program details.
Meet Our Founders
We're happy to share more about Driving Forward and answer any of your questions.
For starters, please check out our LinkedIn profiles. You’ll see we also have day jobs with backgrounds in:
Entrepreneurial start ups
Thank you to all who support us as we help our interns drive their careers forward.