Community Oriented Jobs & Internships

These listings feature service opportunities are not associated with or facilitated by the Boston University Community Service Center. Volunteers enroll and participate at their own risk. The headings listed below describe the major focus of the internship or jobs listed below it, but may not describe all aspects of the positions. For the most detailed information, make sure to check out the websites that are linked in the descriptions of each program. If the internship is unpaid, consider applying to Yawkey Nonprofit Internship Program.

Mentorship & Youth

MEDIAGIRLS Mentor and Volunteer

MEDIAGIRLS seeks undergraduate women to teach their weekly after-school program in Greater Boston. They are a local non-profit that teaches middle-school girls in the Boston area how to discover their self-worth, and use social media to speak up for what they believe in.

As a mentor, you and your co-volunteer teachers will use standardized curriculum to teach girls how to challenge the mainstream media message, that sex appeal matters most, while working to create empowering content for our blog.

The ten-week classes are once a week on either Tues, Wed, or Thursday, for approximately 80 minutes in the afternoon from October – December, and again from February – May. Total time for the internship (including prep, travel to schools, and other tasks) is approximately 6-7 hours per week, and a commitment of at least two consecutive semesters is required. Training takes place September 15th.

Applicants should have experience working with girls ages 11 to 14, strong organizational skills, passion for the mission, and a sense of humor. Spanish speaking is a bonus. Please email a cover letter and resume to Program Coordinator Angela Scott at angelascottmg@mediagirls.org or fill out the application on the website HERE.


Jumpstart

Jumpstart BU is hiring! Work on a team of your peers & build lasting friendships. Engage with preschool children on reading, writing, & social skills. Earn a $1200 AmeriCorps Education Award and Work Study or a stipend. Join a national network of more than 4,000 other college students. Receive professional training in education & community leadership.

unnamedPositions available fit most BU student schedules! We now have openings for Fall/Spring 2018-2019. All are welcome to apply!

Contact Kerry Isakson at kisakson@bu.edu for more info or apply now at www.jstart.org/apply.


Americorps Massachusetts Promise Fellowship

Are you looking to transform yourself and your community through service? Each spring/summer we actively recruit a new class of Massachusetts Promise Fellows that do just that. AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellows are emerging leaders that spend a year of their lives delivering the resources that young people need to be successful in life by providing out-of-school-time opportunities for youth in grades 6-12 focused on mentoring, college and career readiness, and academic enrichment. During a year of AmeriCorps service, Fellows serve full-time with non-profit organizations, schools, and state and local agencies throughout the Commonwealth. Fellow projects focus on mentoring, social and emotional learning, college and career readiness, academic enrichment, and community service-learning. You can find more information about the Fellowship and how to apply at www.masspromisefellows.org. Fill out a general application on our website and send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references on or before the due date listed on our website directly to the host site organization. Apply ASAP positions are filled by end of June!


Urban Teachers Center 

Urban Teacher Center (UTC) is a four-year, alternative teacher preparation program that operates in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, and Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. Each cohort participates in an intensive year-long residency, followed by a three-year teaching commitment in a high-need urban elementary, middle or high school. UTC residents prepare to become highly competent teachers; in addition to the clinical experience, they also enroll in a free dual Master’s of Education program that is directly relevant to the urban teacher. The application for the 2019 cohort is not yet open but you can learn more about the program and sign up to be notified when the application opens at their website HERE.


East Boston Corps

The East Boston Corps is a neighborhood-wide strategy (and partnership with Service Year Alliance) to flood East Boston with 100 service year members by 2020 to ensure that every single young person in the community has the tools they need for success. 

They are currently recruiting for six positions. A few positions have been filled and more openings will be featuring soon. This set of positions are full-time and run from September to June/July. There are open spots at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, the East Boston Social Centers, and Maverick Landing Community Services. We also have positions split between two organizations – a position split between Everyday Boston + The East Boston YMCA and a position split between The East Boston Soup Kitchen + Eastie Farm. Accepted Service year corps members will recruit young people, build new youth programs, and grow successful efforts.

Candidates can be of any age, experience level, or background. The Corps is a great opportunity for someone who just graduated from college, someone in the middle of their educational career, adults seeking employment, an individual looking for a career change, and anyone interested in supporting young people. All service year members receive a career mentor, funds for professional development, personal growth plans, trainings, and more! You can find more details here

To apply please send Kevin Ballen at Kballen@theengagecommunity.org your resume or any questions. Mention interest in a specific organization above, if you have one. Individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.


Boston University Social Learning Laboratory

The Boston University Social Learning Laboratory (“Learn Lab”) is looking for a creative and passionate undergraduate student who is interested in merging the Learn Lab’s research with community engagement.

The Community Engagement Assistant should have a drive to fulfill the Learn Lab’s community goal: to share knowledge in meaningful ways which inspire a culture of intellectual curiosity among community members and their children. Please see our website (bulearnlab.com) for more about our research. 

Responsibilities

  • Report to the CommunityEngagement Lead and Lab Manager 
  • Collaborate with the Community Engagement Lead to identify creative methods for the Learn Lab to become more active in the Boston community
  • Recruit schools and child-focused community organizations interested in joining the Learn Lab’s community engagement efforts and develop partnerships
  • Organize and facilitate five to seven community engagement events with the Community EngagementLead
  • Dedicate up to 10 hours per week to the role

Qualifications

  • Passionate about strengthening communities through collaboration
  • Strong volunteering and community action experience, particularly with children
  • Excited to learn and foster learning opportunities 
  • Highly effective organization and time management skills
  • Some management experience is desired but not required
  • Any academic background is welcome

Please complete an application at this link: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8jgFqbhHyJSox4V


Volunteer Abroad

Teach in Honduras- BECA

Bilingual Education for Central America (BECA) provides quality, affordable bilingual education to the educationally disenfranchised in Honduras, while at the same time fostering meaningful cultural exchange between its team of volunteer teachers and the communities in which they are immersed.  As BECA has grown over the past decade, they have distinguished themselves from other education programs by the breadth and depth of their community engagement and volunteer training program. At each BECA school, local stakeholders maintain responsibility for effective school management while BECA recruits, trains, and provides support to English-speaking summer camp teachers and year-long teachers. The year-long volunteers receive 6-weeks of community induction and teacher training, custom-made curricula and materials, year-long covered living expenses, and the opportunity for Spanish language and cultural immersion.

Applications for the 2018-19 year (for both summer camp and year-long teachers) are now open!


Government Oriented 

EMK Institute

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in our government, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities.  

To learn about potential internship and volunteer positions, visit our webpage.


Refugee Oriented

International Institute of Boston (IIB)

The International Institute of New England (IINE) is a 501(c) 3 non‐profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, with site offices located in Boston, Lowell, and Manchester, New Hampshire. The Institute also supports programming in Rhode Island. The Institute’s mission is to help refugees and immigrants become active participants in the social, political, and economic richness of American life.

The IINE Internship Program offers outstanding opportunities for college students, graduate students, and recent graduates. Interns are recruited year‐round on a semester basis in the Boston, Lowell and Manchester, NH offices. All IINE internships are unpaid.

Learn more about IIB at their website!


Refugee Services: Vocational English Classroom Aide, Levels 1 & 2

JVS’s Refugee Services has provided direct employment services to local refugee populations for over 40 years. These services are offered to refugees, political asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, certified victims of human trafficking, and other work-authorized immigrants. JVS is seeking interns and volunteers to help teach vocational English class for refugees, political asylees and immigrants. Topics include improving English and communication skills to obtain employment, job search and job retention techniques, orientation to the American workplace, financial literacy and life skills. The volunteers and interns will assist students in completing in-class tasks, including computer work and group activities.

Volunteers and interns are placed in one or more classes per week, which run Monday through Thursday 9am-1pm. You can find more information on specific requirements and other details here! Interested Students should contact Kimberly Sobrinho at KSobrinho@jvs-boston.org or 617-399-3218 for questions or to apply.


Refugee Services: Career Coach Assistant

JVS’s Refugee Services has provided direct employment services to local refugee populations for over 40 years. These services are offered to refugees, political asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, certified victims of human trafficking, and other work-authorized immigrants. JVS is seeking interns to assist newly arrived refugees with finding gainful employment. Interns will work closely with team of Employment Specialists to support case management, job preparation and administrative tasks toward the goal of finding refugees gainful employment.

The schedule for interns is TBD but all hours will be between 9am-5pm through Monday-Friday. You can find more information on specific requirements and other details here! Interested Students should contact Kimberly Sobrinho at KSobrinho@jvs-boston.org or 617-399-3218 for questions or to apply.


Business and Community Oriented

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Community Ambassador 

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is advancing the common good in our region by providing help today in ways that strengthen tomorrow. Our work ensures that children are ready to learn when they enter school, stay engaged in learning and graduate able to compete, and are nurtured by families that have the financial stability to support both their basic needs and future success. No other single organization has the scope, expertise and influence to bring together hundreds of human services agencies, government, businesses, private foundations and dedicated volunteers around a common vision of creating maximum impact and achieving long-lasting results.

The Community Ambassador functions as a member of the Development staff of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. With a team of United Way staff and volunteers, Community Ambassadors conduct, manage and monitor assigned corporate and individual solicitations as well as employee campaigns so that maximum results are achieved. We are looking for Community Ambassadors for both our Boston and Lowell offices. To apply visit the website.


Opioid/STR Program Intern (Paths to Empowerment Class)

JVS CareerSolution is a career center that provides high-quality, customized employment & career services to job seekers, career changers, and employers. They are seeking an intern to provide support to Opioid/STR Career Navigator/Coordinator for the program described below.

Paths to Empowerment Program is a two-week job-readiness training program at Careersolution that is funded by MA ATR under the Opioid/STR program. They assist adults with substance abuse issues and/or have involvement with the courts to safely address barriers to employment and training.  The class covers job readiness (resume, cover letter, interviewing, job searching) and career planning.  Participants are paid a stipend while in class.  After completing the class, participants have the option of either going on to further training in several occupations or finding employment.

The internship hours are 10 hours at least; 3 days 2-3 mornings 10am-1pm, and 1 Afternoon 1pm-4pm. You can find more information on specific requirements and other details here! Interested Students should contact Kimberly Sobrinho at KSobrinho@jvs-boston.org or 617-399-3218 for questions or to apply.


Boston Cares Corporate Project Leader (CPL)

Boston Cares, New England’s largest volunteer center, is seeking individuals to fill the role of Corporate Project Leader (CPL).  CPLs support and lead at large-scale, hands-on service projects for our corporate partners.  Once trained, CPLs can choose projects that fit their schedule – many projects are on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the fall.  Full job description and application instructions can be found at www.bostoncares.org/corppl.

The CPL role is a great opportunity for students interested in service, the nonprofit sector, or corporate social responsibility. Compensation is $15/hr and applicants must have weekday availability. 


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