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City Year Boston provides hands-on learning opportunities for undergraduate/graduate students interested in non-profit administration careers. Interns will support a variety of projects that help City Year carry out our education mission by assisting in customer service, research, data collection, event execution, and more. Each intern will be matched with a specific department (descriptions below). Additionally, each intern will assist with general office operations, administrative work, event support, and data entry. Internships are typically between 10 and 20 hours per week during business hours (9am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday), and can be flexible with a student's academic calendar and extracurricular commitments. Please note that all internships are office based and interns do not serve in schools.
The following internship is available at City Year Boston:
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS & RECRUITMENT INTERN:The Community Partnerships & Recruitment intern must be an individual that is strong in relationship development and seeks to engage within the Boston community. They must also be able to provide support to a team of recruitment managers and organize various tasks that will be used to support community engagement and local recruitment for City Year Boston.
Responsibilities include: attending community events to represent City Year, coordinating logistics and supplies for events, event planning support, team operational support (ordering supplies, assisting with external event prep, supporting management of team documents/calendar), supporting internal City Year events as needed, collaborating amongst multiple departments to execute various tasks that are linked to Community partnerships work, engaging with community partners, supporting the team in systems data entry
This is an unpaid opportunity where interns will learn and develop a variety of highly competitive resume building skills including community engagement, organization, teamwork, project planning and execution, communication skills and customer service, multi-tasking, service learning, and networking. It is up to the applicant to determine whether they are eligible for credit, scholarship, or work study money from their school. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in Corporate Service Days with our Development team, Lunch and Learn seminars with members of our Leadership Team and will be paired with a staff member who will serve as their mentor throughout the internship. City Year Boston interns are required to commit a minimum of 10-12 hours per week, but many choose to work more!
Skills and Qualifications
Excellent written, oral, and computer skills.
Experience with community engagement, community organizing, youth development a plus!
Attention to detail, ability to take direction, and a commitment to quality work.
Prompt, flexible, willingness to learn and organized.
Capable of working individually and on a team.
Commitment to service.
Incentives This is an unpaid opportunity where interns will learn and develop a variety of highly competitive resume building skills including organization, teamwork, project planning and execution, communication skills, customer service, multi-tasking, and networking. Interns will be provided with a monthly T pass, free of charge. It is up to the applicant to determine whether they are eligible for credit, scholarship, or work-study money from their school. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in professional development days, engage in physical service, and will be paired with a manager who will serve as their mentor throughout the internship. City Year Boston interns are required to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week but many choose to work more! City Year Boston interns will also receive a City Year uniform to wear as needed (not required daily).
Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
City Year helps students and schools succeed. Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in high-need communities toprepare students with the skills and mindsets they need to thrive in school and in life. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members serve full-time as tutors, mentors, and role models, providing research-based student, classroom, and whole school supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. A 2015 study shows that schools that partnered with City Year were up to two to three times more likely to improve on mathematics and English language arts assessments.
With our partners, City Year is contributing to a bold vision of what public schools can and should be for all children: places of learning, exploration, growth and risk-taking.
City Year is among the nation’s fastest-growing nonprofit socialenterprises. Theorganization’s 900 staff and 3,000 AmeriCorps members work and serve in 29 communities across the country, including Boston–where City Year was founded in 1988 and is headquartered–and Baton Rouge, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, New Hampshire, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Providence, Sacramento, San Antonio, San José/Silicon Valley, Seattle/King County, Tulsa, and Washington, D.C. City Year also has international affiliates in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals. City Year has earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating since 2003, certifying our commitment to accountability, transparency, and responsible fiscal management. Less than one percent of rated organizations have received this distinction for more than 15 consecutive years, placing City Year among the most trustworthy nonprofits in America. Learn more atwww.cityyear.org, City Year’sFacebook page, onTwitter, andLinkedIn.