Social Justice Internships

As one of the oldest social justice organizations in the United States, we take seriously our role to teach the next generation about this important work. Beginning in 2015, City Mission has offered a Social Justice internship program for high school students who are rising into their junior or senior year, or those who have just graduated from high school.

This internship is for youth committed to social justice and with an interest in gaining work experience in a small nonprofit that works on social justice issues, particularly around homelessness prevention.  Interns will begin to explore some of the root causes and consequences of poverty, inequality and racism through an introduction to public policy research, service-learning, communications, and overarching nonprofit organizational structure.  The program includes learning activities to foster a deeper understanding of social justice and City Mission’s commitment to educate, empower and engage our community.

The social justice internship program is six weeks long beginning Monday, July 8, 2019 and concluding Friday, August 16, 2019. The internship is for high school students who will be going into grade 11, 12, or graduates starting their freshmen year of college in September. Each intern will work 15 hours a week each week (includes one full day each week that the entire group is together for educational programming, volunteer activities, and field trips. The remaining hours would be scheduled throughout the rest of the week with varying times for each intern.) and will be paid a stipend of $225 per week.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019 internship.
For more information please contact Melissa Pace at