City Mission is seeking up to four high school or college students interested in gaining work experience in a small nonprofit committed to social justice.  The interns will assist with projects related to our 200th anniversary, public policy research, service learning, communications and general office work.  A portion of the internship will include learning activities to foster a deeper understanding of social justice and City Mission’s commitment to catalyzing action to root out poverty in our neighborhoods.

The internship(s) will run for five weeks beginning July 12, 2016 and ending on August 12, 2016. Each intern will receive a stipend of $750.00 (or $150.00 weekly) for 18 hours (6 hours over 3 days) of work.  Each 6 hour work day includes a ½ hour break. Interns must all be present on Tuesdays each of the five weeks for group activities and service learning, with the remaining two days to be scheduled at the mutual convenience of the intern and City Mission.

To apply, submit an application Every applicant must also submit an essay (500 word max length) that should describe the applicant’s interest in the internship, their thoughts on social justice and a narrative describing the skills, talents and abilities they would bring to the program.

Successful applicants will demonstrate:

A commitment to social justice

A comfort working with colleagues, volunteers, and participants from diverse backgrounds

A commitment to working in a professional environment and to fulfilling commitments, and meeting deadlines and schedules

Strong and clear written and verbal communication skills, including over the telephone

Curiosity and problem-solving ability

The internships do not include any benefits. Each intern is responsible for their transportation to and from the program each day; City Mission will cover transportation to activities and projects related to the service learning portion of the internship. Interns will be responsible for their own meals.

Deadline
Applications will be considered beginning May 25, 2016 and priority will be given to complete applications received by that date.

Questions?
Dylan Hillerbrand, Director of Advocacy, dhillerbrand@citymissionboston.org.
No phone calls please.