Interns at Rosie’s Place work alongside staff, joining in our efforts to improve the lives of poor and homeless women. Interns gain valuable non-profit experience, enhance academic studies and provide community service. All internships are unpaid, but some students receive financial support or course credit through their colleges.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to handle a variety of demands in a fast-paced environment
- Highly organized
- Passion for social justice and a commitment to furthering the mission of Rosie's Place
Summer 2020 Internships:
Rosie's Place offers two types of summer internship experiences: a full-time internship (35 hours/week) and a part-time internship (averages 15 hours/week). Full-time interns complete 350 hours and part-time interns complete 150 hours. Rosie's Place summer internships happen May through September allowing some flexibility with start and end dates.
- FULL-TIME internships require onsite service Monday through Thursday 9-4pm for 10 weeks as well as independent study weekly.
- PART-TIME internships involve onsite service and independent study. Part-time internships have flexibility with onsite service scheduling including possible evening and weekend service.
See descriptions below and click here to apply. Only complete applications will be considered.
Communications | Full-time
The Communications intern role is fast-paced and varied, and provides the opportunity to build skills in the areas of social media, web management, writing and design. Department goals are to burnish our positive public image and increase awareness of our work. You can help us tell compelling stories about the ways we change lives!
Communications intern responsibilities may include:
- Creating daily content for four social media platforms
- Writing newsletter content and creating press materials and pitching
- Designing fliers and other basic documents
- Updating website
- Helping develop photo library
Fiscal | Full-time
Rosie’s Place provides meals and shelter and also creates answers for 12,000 women a year through wide-ranging support, housing and education services. Rosie’s Place relies solely on the generous support of individuals, foundations and corporations and does not accept any city, state or federal funding. Thanks to these donations, 85 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to services for poor and homeless women. We raise $9 million annually through a variety of means including direct mail, grant writing and special events.
Fiscal intern responsibilities may include:
- Entering and scanning invoices into Quickbooks using the Accounts Payable Module
- Processing payment of invoices on a weekly basis
- Entering donations into Raiser’s Edge fundraising software and depositing checks using internal bank scanner
- Assisting with credit card and petty cash reconciliations
- Assisting with audit preparation including year-end schedules, testing and field work
- Systemizing allocation of costs for operations department
- Attending subcommittee board meetings with VP of Finance and Administration
- Assisting in various projects as needed
Fundraising | Full-time
Since Rosie’s Place accepts no government funding, fundraising and positive communications are critical to our ability to provide hope for poor and homeless women. We raise $9 million annually through a variety of means including direct mail, grant writing, and special events such as a 1,700-attendee corporate luncheon and spring gala. The Communications team raises awareness and burnishes the image of Rosie’s Place through media and public relations, marketing and publications.
Fundraising intern responsibilities may include:
- Running our summer Farm Donations Program
- Assisting with special event planning including correspondence and phone solicitation
- Placing news stories and creating a social media presence
- Researching article topics and newsletter ideas
- Performing administrative tasks
- Learning how to use Raiser’s Edge fundraising software and volunteer management software
Hunger Programs | Full-time
Many guests rely on Rosie’s Place Dining Room and Food Pantry to make ends meet and alleviate hunger in their lives. Rosie’s Place provides lunch and dinner every day and breakfast Monday-Friday, serving more than 104,000 meals a year. Staff, interns and volunteers work together to prepare and serve nutritious meals in a warm, comfortable environment. The food pantry provides free, healthy food options to shoppers five days a week and can serve more than 120 women a day.
Hunger intern responsibilities may include:
- Assisting in the preparation, serving and clean-up of a meal for 150 women
- Helping staff to supervise other volunteers
- Interacting with the women and children who are receiving a meal to provide friendly companionship and support
- Helping to plan nutrition-based menus
- Escorting guests one-on-one in the food pantry
- Restocking the pantry shelves
- Creating guest photo ids and assisting guests with scheduling pantry visits
- Assisting with administrative tasks and data entry
Public Policy | Full-time
The Public Policy department furthers Rosie's Place's mission by representing the interests of poor and homeless women at the State House through direct lobbying, coalition building and empowering guests and supporters to become actively involved in advocacy.
Public Policy intern responsibilities may include:
- Creating and distributing flyers for the public policy events
- Assisting in organizing public policy events for guests and staff
- Assisting with guest organizing and civic engagement efforts
- Assisting with Rosie’s Place public policy campaigns related to issues on hunger, homelessness and poverty
- Researching policy issues related to our policy priorities and other issues
Women's Education Center | Full-time
The Women’s Education Center offers free English classes for speakers of other languages, literacy and computer courses, as well as one-on-one tutoring, with learner-centered curriculum serving the real life needs of our students in a compassionate and nurturing environment.
Women's Education Center intern responsibilities may include:
- Teaching and substitute teaching English classes using our curriculum
- Developing games and other materials to be used in English classes
- Tutoring adult women one-on-one or in small groups
- Leading drop-in computer literacy labs and supervising guests using our iPad Lab
- Researching and developing level appropriate technology learning resources
- Utilizing the Salesforce database for student data
- Performing administrative tasks relating to our program
- Assisting with student recruitment, registration and testing
- Planning for and helping facilitate field trips for our guests
Part-time interns potentially can assist in various programs depending on their availability. Potential activities include assisting in the food pantry which allows nearly 2,000 women each month to take home 20-40 pounds of food that their families, serving meals to approximately 150 women and children at each meal in our dining room, or helping guests looking to improve their technology skills in our drop-in Computer and iPad Labs. This is our most flexible internship experience with night and weekend availability.