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Thank you for your interest in interning with the Cambridge Women's Center! Interns and volunteers are critical to the operations of our space. We are looking for people who are good listeners, take initiative, are willing to help with special projects and cleaning, and have an interest in social justice and women's empowerment. You do not need to be a student to be accepted for an internship.

How to apply:

We are currently accepting applications, on a rolling basis, for Summer and Fall interns. Each cohort begins by attending an initial, mandatory day-long training. Interns must commit to a minimum of 6 hours per week, preferably 8-10 hours per week.

Our next mandatory trainings will be:
Saturday, June 1st - 10:00am-4:30pm
Saturday, September 7th - 10:00am-4:30pm
You must be able to attend the mandatory training in order to volunteer/intern with us.

If you're interested in applying for an internship that begins in the summer or fall, please apply here: Internship Application

If you have questions about this internship, please email Director of Volunteers, Jessye Kass - jessye@cambridgewomenscenter.org

Please read the below information prior to your application to make sure the Center is a good fit for your internship.

What does an internship with the CWC look like?

The Cambridge Women's Center serves primarily vulnerable, housing-insecure, socially isolated, and low-income women in the Cambridge and Greater Boston area. Volunteers/interns are depended on to staff the Center at all times. As a drop-in & helpline volunteer/intern, you will:

  • Provide general staffing of the 4-story home
  • Provide emotional support in-person & on the phone
  • Have conversations & provide social support to members
  • Assist members with resource referrals and small projects
  • Perform regular walk-throughs of the house
  • Participate in cleaning, recording data, organizing, and other needed tasks
  • Be a present advocate for our members to turn to
  • Help with special projects (All interns will assist with special projects)

Some days are quiet, and others are hectic and emotionally charged. Just your presence alone allows us to stay open. There will be downtime & busy days, and we expect volunteers to be able to handle both, as well as check in with their supervisors for support. Volunteers should expect to encounter a wide range of topics.

As an intern you will receive ongoing support and education from regularly scheduled trainings and volunteer meetings. In addition, you will receive regular check-ins from our Director of Programs, Volunteers and House Management, Jessye Kass.

If you have any questions about internships in the drop-in/helpline, please email Director, Jessye Kass, jessye@cambridgewomenscenter.org

*We are not currently offering any internships that are not in the Drop-In & Helpline. If you're interested in volunteering in Fundraising, Events, Grant Writing and Development, please email Director of Development, Val Basnight - Valerie@cambridgewomenscenter.org*


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