Outside Jobs and Internships

These listings feature service opportunities not associated with or facilitated by the Boston University Community Service Center.  Volunteers enroll and participate at their own risk.


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

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

Our 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 we require a commitment of at least two consecutive semesters. Training takes place September 16th and 17th.

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. We will be interviewing in April and May.

For more information on being a MEDIAGIRLS mentor, click here.

Teach in Honduras

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 2017-18 year (for both summer camp and year-long teachers ) are now open!

College Advising Corps-BU

The College Advising Corps-BU is hiring College Advisers for the 2017-2018 program year! CAC-BU is in search of talented college seniors or recent college graduates to serve as full-time College Advisers within underserved high schools in Boston Public Schools. College Advisers work to help students in low-income, underrepresented communities realize their dreams of college.

This is a year-long, paid AmeriCorps position and includes full benefits, including health insurance, dental insurance, a discounted MBTA pass, paid time off, and BU tuition remission. Additionally, College Advisers are eligible for the AmeriCorps educational stipend upon completion of service.

Apply today!
Questions can be directed to Stephanie Cafaro, Assistant Program Director at CACBU@bu.edu.

If you know of anyone who may be interested, feel free to share this info!


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 Summer 2017 and Fall/Spring 2017-2018. All are welcome to apply! 


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

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.


Apply to be a 2016-2017 MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA — positions begin in August 2016!

MACC AmeriCorps* VISTAs are a corps of 29 dedicated national service volunteers serving in campuscommunity partnerships throughout Massachusetts who leverage university resources to improve educational outcomes for people who live in poverty or who attend underresourced schools


  • PostService Education Award of $5,747
  •  Monthly living allowance
  •  Relocation allowance and/or
  • travel to preservice orientation
  •  Basic health coverage
  •   Student loan forbearance
  • Ongoing training, support, and professional development

How to Apply

  •  Step 1: Fill out the AmeriCorps Application at my.americorps.gov and submit to MACC Partnership for education
  •  Step 2: Send resume and cover letter to with contact information of four references to : maccvista@masscampuscompact.orgPlease answer in your cover letter:
  • »  Why are you interested in becoming a MACC VISTA member?
  • »  Why you are best suited for the program?
  • Qualifications
  • College degree (associates or higher)
  • Passion for community development, service, and social change.
  • Commitment to building capacity for education success for people living in poverty
  • Leadership experience
  • Strong organization skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

    Find more information at masscampuscompact.org/vista

Excel Academy Charter Schools

Excel Academy Charter Schools is a network of tuition-free, public charter schools serving the Massachusetts communities of East Boston and Chelsea. It was founded to address the severe academic under-performance of the student populations in these neighborhoods. Our founders envisioned a free, public school alternative where all students would be help to the highest academic and behavioral expectations, and college would become a reality.

Excel Academy Charter Schools is looking to recruit folks who would be interested in employment opportunities available on their team.
-College Seniors- Entry-level positions
-More Experienced Positions

International Institute of Boston (IIB)

The International Institute of New England (IINE) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit 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 yearround on a semester basis in the Boston, Lowell and Manchester, NH offices. All IINE internships are unpaid.

Learn more about IIB at their website!

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!

Heading Home Part Time Commonwealth Corps Positions

Do you like working with children? Want to help us connect with volunteers? Want to serve in a supportive leaning environment? This position may be the right one for you. Housing Families is a non-profit organization in Malden that serves families experiencing homelessness.   Our Children’s Program provides therapeutic programming for children ages 5 through 18, including tutoring and counseling during the school year and an enrichment summer camp during the summer.  We are currently looking for people to fill the Commonwealth Corps (part-time service-learning, stipend included) positions of Academic Enrichment Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator positions.  This position provides great opportunities for personal and professional growth, and you will be well-supported and well-trained in learning how to support and nurture children.

The Academic Enrichment Assistant coordinates tutoring plans and materials for the children we serve.  Daily activities for this position may include:

  • Creating and administering tutoring plans for children based on their individual needs
  •  Contacting parents, teachers and school administrators
  • Tutoring children with more intensive learning or behavioral needs.

The Volunteer Coordinator organizes the volunteer base at the Children’s Program.  Daily activities for this position may include:

  • Contacting local companies and organizations to recruit new volunteers and promote awareness of Housing Families
  • Training new volunteers
  • Leading workshops on topics such as homelessness, racism, and trauma for current volunteers
  • Gathering feedback from current volunteers to improve the Children’s Program

We’re excited to speak with anyone who might be interested! Feel free to pass this on to colleagues and post this anywhere you feel there may be an interest. Interested candidates may contact either Lucia Flores at lflores@housingfamilies.org or Siobhan Malady at smalady@housingfamilies.org.

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.

Health Educator Position, Health Services – Entre Nosotras / Between Us II Program, Action for Boston Community Development

Provide health education workshops and outreach to the target population. Assist in providing daily oversight of the peer education components of the program including event planning and monthly meetings. Support Peer Navigators in developing prevention messages and community events to promote the program and recruit the target population. Provide assisted referrals to HIV rapid testing/STI screening and health care services. Conduct community outreach and participant recruitment through community events and program and peer identified strategies. Assist in developing and maintaining social media and internet communication for program outreach and participant recruitment and retention. Perform other related duties as required. To apply, visit the website.

Pioneering Teacher Preparation Program in Washington, DC & Baltimore, MD

Urban Teacher Center (UTC) is a four-year, alternative teacher preparation program that operates in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD (and third city soon to be announced). 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 is available online at UTC’s website at www.urbanteachercenter.org.

Massachusetts General Hospital 
Youth Scholars Program Internship

Operating on the premise that there is a direct correlation between educational attainment and ones’ overall health; the MGH Youth Programs aims to provide its youth with academic, life, and career skills that expand and enhance their educational and career options in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). For more information, please visit our website at: http://www2.massgeneral.org/cchi. The MGH Youth Programs team has an (unpaid) internship for an enthusiastic undergraduate or graduate student intern who enjoys working with youth and has demonstrated work or volunteer experience with middle and/or high school youth. The right student intern will assist the Youth Scholars Program Manager with the weekly sessions for the 9th& 10th Grade Youth Scholars. The Youth Scholars Program is a four-year high school program for students in Boston, Chelsea, and Revere which focuses on STEM career exploration, and college readiness and completion. Instructions for Applying: Interested candidates please send cover letter & resume to Amanda at awalsh11@partners.org.

South Boston Head Start
Program Administrator

The South Boston Head Start Program is recruiting a Program Administrator. The administrator will be responsible for the administration and management of program operations at the Head Start Center in accordance with ACF, EEC and ABCD policies, regulations and performance standards. They will ensure high quality services are delivered to all Head Start children and families within the community served. If you are interested, please visit this website for more information.

Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC)
 Graphic Design and Video Production/Editing Internships

The ILC is currently looking for two interns (Graphic Design and Video Production/Editing) to help revamp promotional material for the ILC. The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) is a not-for-profit organization that that helps immigrants and refugees become successful workers, parents and community members through free, year-round English classes in Greater Boston. The ILC further supports immigrants through the Public Education Institute, which informs Americans about the economic and social contributions of immigrants. If you need further information, please visit: www.ilctr.org/promoting-immigrants. Questions or wish to apply? Contact Chiara Magini at cmagini@ilctr.org..


To post information about your organization’s job or internship opportunities, please email Community Engagement Program Manager Rebecca Newman at bucsc@bu.edu