Check Out These 5 Summer Internships in the Non-Profit Sector!

For all of you particularly interested in civic engagement, education, and non-profit work, I’ve got the scoop on 5 excellent internships for this summer. The deadlines are coming up in the next week or so, so be sure to head over to MOJO to learn more about these opportunities (and more!) and to apply!

  1. Hunger Action Intern at the Presbytery of Philadelphia, PA

Deadline to Apply: April 8

This exciting internship opportunity provides experience in both community organizing, religious outreach, and advocacy against hunger. The hunger action intern will principally be contacting churches in the Philadelphia area and meeting with them about the Presbytery’s “Labor in the Pulpits” program that focus on educating about labor issues within the church. Interns will also shadow the Hunger Action Enabler in visits to food closets and advocacy against hunger in Washington, DC. Housing is provided. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

  1. Paid VT Recovery Intern at VT Campus Compact in Colchester, VT

Deadline to Apply: April 15

Vermont Campus Compact is offering Vermont college and university students the opportunity to contribute in meaningful ways to Vermont recovery by providing assistance to Long-Term Recovery Committees or other community organizations working on Vermont recovery following Tropical Storm Irene. This position will provide 10 students with civic and professional development experiences in placements around the state. For more information visit their website.

  1. Paid Civic Engagement Planning Intern at the Orton Family Foundation in Middlebury, VT

Deadline to Apply: April 8

The Orton Family Foundation is offering one funded internship to a student interested in community planning, civic engagement and community development. The intern will work closely with Foundation staff to assist in research, writing and other activities in support of core program functions. The intern can be based in either the Foundation’s Middlebury, VT or Denver, CO office. Responsibilities may include: assisting with the development of the Heart & Soul Community Planning training program, supporting field staff in their work with the Foundation’s partner communities, researching and developing content for the Planning Tools Exchange, an online database of planning tools, and more!

  1. Food Activism Internship at Community Servings in Boston, MA

Deadline to Apply: April 13

Reporting directly to the CEO (Midd ’81, ’88), the intern will participate in a variety of activities within the agency–from working in the kitchen and delivering meals to sick clients, to shadowing the CEO in order to gain an understanding of the management of a complex nonprofit food program. Included will be a self-directed research project on high performing food programs throughout the US, with the opportunity to pitch ideas for expansion to the senior management team. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

  1. Assistant to the Program Director at Reclaim Childhood (RC) in Amman, Jordan

Deadline to Apply: April 15

As assistant to the Program Director, you will work as a representative of Reclaim Childhood (RC) in Jordan, helping to organize and run open houses for beneficiary outreach, oversee logistics for other RC summer volunteers, and work on program design and implementation of the summer program. During our summer program, which aims to provide a safe space for young girls to be kids while building confidence and leadership skills, you will work closely with and supervise young women who are either local University Students or recent graduates. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.