KIPPterns Program





The KIPPtern program expands access to coveted political internships that are often out of reach for economically disadvantaged students because they are almost always unpaid. Through the KIPPtern program, KIPP MA provides students with a stipend, as well as an allowance for transportation, clothing, and food. In 2019, four students interned with state and local officials in Lynn and Boston. In 2020, we had 6 KIPPterns participate in remote internships with The Blue Lab, City Councilor Michelle Wu, and Union Capital Boston. Please help expand access to opportunity and give our students a seat at the table and the experiences they deserve as they build their careers. Check out the reflections of our 2020 KIPPterns below:

Apply to be a KIPPtern 

If you need help with creating a cover letter, click here and here. If you need help with creating a resume, click here and here.

Application and Program Timeline

  • February 12th- Application opens
  • March 26th- Application closes
  • April 5th- Students informed if they are chosen for an interview
  • April 8-14th- Interviews via video conference
  • April 26th- Students chosen for KIPPterns Program
  • April 28th – May 5th- Students are matched with politicians
  • June 1- First Day of internship
  • July 31- Last Day of internship

Donate Here

Please make your check payable to KIPP Massachusetts and send to: Laurie Kennedy at KIPP MA (90 High Rock Street, Lynn, MA 01902) or donate online. Thank you.