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iFp Studios Internship

By Innovators for Purpose

World changers have a rare combination of creativity, tech savviness and passion. Come develop your world changing superpowers with other iFp Teens in our school year summer and internships.

iFp Studios Team Photo
This is an ongoing program.
Monday through Friday. Morning and Afternoon.

Our Summer Internship Session takes place Monday through Thursday from 9:15am - 3:15pm and occasional field-trips on Fridays

Our School Year Afterschool Internships take place Monday / Thursday and Tuesdays / Wednesdays from 3:30pm - 6:30pm

Ages: 14 to 18.

Grades 8th grade through 12th grade.

Limited availability. Students must be 14 years old at the start of the program. Students will be invited for interviews based on strength of application.

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Innovators for Purpose
Program Director

Application required

  • Specific dates

Interested applicants must complete a: 

Acceptance into program is competitive. Registration forms must be completed, then students will be invited for interviews based on strength of application. Thought must be placed into responses. One sentence answers in statement of interest will not be competitive. Only 4-5 new students are accepted per term.



  • In-person only.

Cambridge Main Library

449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138

Mid Cambridge

Wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

Dream, design and build experiences that will look incredible on your college applications. Learn about amazing careers never imagined. Discover how your passions intersect with these opportunities and get paid for it!  Innovators for Purpose (iFp) is looking for creative innovators ages 14-18.

Join our collective of aspiring teenage creatives, technologists and change agents whose reason for being is to make a difference in their communities and ultimately, the world.  Our flagship program, iFp Studios is organized as a teen-powered design and innovation studio. iFp Teens learn to use creative technologies such as coding, web and app design, augmented reality, 2D/3D animation, motion graphics and more to build experiences that advance social justice and spark positive change.

iFp's projects have been installed in some of Cambridge’s most innovative places. Hundreds of people interact with our projects daily.  Past projects include: Kendall Square’s Looking Glass sculpture and Cambridge Public Library’s augmented reality installation This Should Not Be (inspired by the George Floyd murder).  If you are interested in making a difference - iFp Studios is for you.

Program Dates Spring:   March  21 - June 2,  Mondays & Thursdays, 3:30 - 6:30pm (Accepting applications)

Program Dates Spring:   March 22  -  June 1, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 3:30 - 6:30pm (Accepting applications)

Program Dates Summer:  July 5 - August 5, Monday - Thursday 9:15am - 3:15pm, occasional Friday Field-Trips (Accepting applications)

Location: Cambridge Public Library. In-person unless COVID protocols change.


Eligibility: Open to students 14-18 years of age.  Must reside in Cambridge.

Selection Process:  Students will be invited for interviews based on strength of application.  Minimal number of new students are accepted per term.

Deadline: Accepting applications until April 15th for Spring and May 15th for Summer.


Stipend:  $14.25 / hour

iFp Studios School-Year 2021-22 Flyer_0.pdf