Interns at Rosie’s Place work alongside staff, joining in our fight for justice for poor and homeless women. Interns gain valuable non-profit experience, enhance academic studies, receive course credit and provide community service.
All internships are unpaid and range from 12 to 35 hours/week for at least six weeks.
Rosie’s Place is a multi-service center committed to meeting the needs of the women in our community 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We strive to meet their needs through varied programs including:
Advocacy – Responding to 3,000 guest visits each quarter, the Rosie’s Place Advocacy Program offers short-or long-term support to guests. Our Advocacy staff offers our guests help with housing, health and wellness care, educational and employment opportunities, clothing, legal advice, transportation and emergency funds for eviction prevention and medications. At Rosie’s Place, our Advocates never dictate solutions, but work with guests to identify possible answers to the challenges they face.
Women’s Education Center – Committed to education and helping women learn skills that will enable them to obtain jobs and care for their families, the Women’s Education Center at Rosie’s Place offers English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL) and literacy classes and tutoring. All classes are free of charge.
Outreach – The Rosie’s Place Outreach Program pursues a variety of strategies to help vulnerable women keep healthy and housed. The Friendly Visitor Program offers companionship to isolated, poor women through weekly visits. The Outreach Van provides essential services to women on the streets. Our Outreach Advocates visit women in their homes to provide resources and support.
Direct service intern responsibilities may include
- assisting with directing guests at the front desk
- leading a walking group of guests
- running an iPad lab for guests
- escorting guests in our food pantry
- doing research projects for the Advocacy team
- contributing to the administrative tasks associated with the Education Center
- visiting isolated women living in nursing homes or assisted living facilities to provide companionship
- organizing arts and crafts activities for adult guests
This position is ideal for interns interested in pursuing human service careers. Knowledge of Spanish and Haitian Creole is an asset but is not required.
This internship focuses on programs that work to alleviate hunger as the intern will be working in both our Dining Room and our Food Pantry. We provide lunch and dinner every day and breakfast Monday-Friday, serving more than 80,000 meals a year. Staff, interns and volunteers work together to prepare and serve nutritious meals in a warm, comfortable environment. They will also assist the Manager of the Food Pantry with administrative duties, escort shoppers around the pantry and restock shelves.
Hunger program intern responsibilities include
- assisting in the preparation, serving, and clean up of a meal for 150 women
- helping staff to supervise other volunteers
- interacting with women and children who are receiving a meal to provide friendly companionship and support
- escorting guests one-on-one in the food pantry
- restocking the pantry shelves
Interns should have good communication and interpersonal skills, be flexible and able to handle a variety of demands in a fast-paced work environment. Fluency in multiple languages is an asset but not required.
The art@rosiesplace program introduces guests to the arts through drama, dance, workshops, field trips and photography. Guests are presented artistic opportunities in a supportive, respectful and enjoyable atmosphere in order to enhance self-esteem and creativity and promote independence. Free offerings include single and multi-session workshops, open studio time, field trips and performances from outside groups.
art@rosiesplace intern responsibilities include
- assisting in planning a schedule of art workshops
- performing administrative tasks relating to artistic programming
- designing and leading occasional workshops
Although training is provided and the program coordinator is available to give direction and answer questions, interns will be expected to use creativity and self-motivation in developing programming.
Rosie’s Place accepts no government funding, so fundraising and positive communications are critical to our ability to provide hope for poor and homeless women. Close to $7 million is raised annually through a variety of means including direct mail, grant writing, and special events such as a 1,500-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.
Development/Communications intern responsibilities include
- assisting in various aspects of special event planning including correspondence and phone solicitation
- providing support at the special events
- learning how to learn to use Raiser’s Edge fundraising software
- placing news stories
- helping to market our social enterprise
- researching article topics and newsletter ideas
- performing administrative tasks
This position has a prominent administrative component, where organization, attention to detail and computer skills are critical.
Women’s Craft Cooperative
The Women’s Craft Cooperative at Rosie’s Place creates gorgeous hand-crafted items that make a difference in our guests’ lives. This successful social enterprise, established in 1996, hires Rosie’s Place guests to craft unique gifts and jewelry of all types. Proceeds from the sales support the vital programs and services for poor and homeless women at Rosie’s Place while providing job skills and much-needed permanent employment for our artisans.
Intern Responsibilities WCC intern responsibilities include
- making jewelry and assisting the guest employees
- assisting in product design
- fulfilling orders
- assisting in marketing and sales
In this hands-on position, WCC interns work closely with staff and guest employees in all aspects of this program. Interns need the manual dexterity to create simple jewelry, an interest in learning about a small business, flexibility and the ability to move from one project to another.
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