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Our internship opportunities are diverse and flexible, suited for women from all walks of life. Some interns are students considering careers in social services. Some are interested in political activism, fundraising, or non-profit management. Others simply want to share their skills with a community of women. Interns have the unique exposure to the inner workings of a non-profit, as well as a chance to be immersed in various social justice topics.

Interns for our Helpline and Drop-In Program do the following:

1. Staff the Helpline, which serves women in crisis, women looking for emotional support, and women searching for resources and referrals. The helpline is available during all open hours.

2. Welcome, talk with, and assist visitors, helping to create a supportive community.

3. Take on a special project; here are some of the possibilities (if you have an idea for a different focus, it might well be workable):

  • Facilitate a group or workshop: Recent interns have led groups in Creative Writing, Healthy Self-Esteem, Job Search Strategies, Painting and Drawing, and much more. Our groups provide a welcoming space for women to support one another, and learn or create together. If you are interested and have an idea of what kind of activity you would like to facilitate, this is a great opportunity. You would also create a flier and help with publicity.
  • Research: Help update and expand our informational resources on a wide range of topics to better serve women in Cambridge, Boston, and New England.
  • Social media/outreach: Contribute to our social media platforms and help spread the word about Women’s Center activities and women’s issues.
  • Fundraising: Research grant opportunities, help with record-keeping and donor outreach, help draft and assemble grant applications, assist with an event, and/or help with other fundraising initiatives as needed.

The Women’s Center is open 10am-8pm Monday-Friday and 10am-3pm Saturdays, but we especially need help from 10am-6pm weekdays.

Click to download the Internship Application Form (Word file)

To apply for an internship, please fill out the internship application form above, and send a cover letter, resume, and your application to: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and positions will remain open until filled.

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