Summer 2021 Fellowship Descriptions

Below you'll find the Mindich Service Fellowship descriptions for Summer 2021. You can view the full internship description on Crimson Careers by searching for the organization name. Please note, all MIndich Service Fellowships will be remote for Summer 2021. Please continue to check this page as we might add additional opportunities.

Summer 2021 Mindich Service Fellowship Descriptions

America Needs You

Location: New York, NY [REMOTE]

Mission: America Needs You fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students. We do this by providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy,Operations/Administrative,Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients), Media/Communications/Community Outreach

Position Details: We are looking for an entrepreneurial, dynamic intern who is excited about working in a fast-paced and fun nonprofit environment. The America Needs You Program team is responsible for designing, developing, and delivering curricula for career development workshops, along with recruiting and providing holistic support to our program participants. The Program Operations Intern will specifically focus on Fellow recruitment, virtual event logistics, and data management and analysis. The ideal candidate will be highly-organized and detail-oriented, have strong written and verbal communication skills, enjoy managing multiple projects, and excel at team collaboration.

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Artlifting

Location: Boston, MA [REMOTE]

MIssion: ArtLifting is a social enterprise that supports artists impacted by homelessness and disabilities. As a for-profit for-purpose start-up, we believe in the ‘business for good’ model. We’re an award-winning start-up that has received national coverage in the New York Times and the Today Show. We offer office wall art, corporate merchandise and image licensing for socially conscious companies. Our clients include LinkedIn, Google, Starbucks, Microsoft, and Staples. 

Position Responsibilities: Operations/Administrative, Media/Communications/Community Outreach

Position Details: As a full-time business development fellow, you will be an integral part of our corporate sales team and responsible for creating new sales opportunities. You will research and contacting prospects and create, test and report the effectiveness of email campaigns.

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Association to Benefit Children

Location New York, NY [REMOTE]

Mission: ArtLifting is a social enterprise that supports artists impacted by homelessness and disabilities. As a for-profit for-purpose start-up, we believe in the ‘business for good’ model. We’re an award-winning start-up that has received national coverage in the New York Times and the Today Show. We offer office wall art, corporate merchandise and image licensing for socially conscious companies. Our clients include LinkedIn, Google, Starbucks, Microsoft, and Staples. 

Position Responsibilities: Operations/Administrative, Media/Communications/Community Outreach

Position Details: As a full-time business development fellow, you will be an integral part of our corporate sales team and responsible for creating new sales opportunities. You will research and contacting prospects and create, test and report the effectiveness of email campaigns.

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Bay Area Legal Aid

Location: San Francisco, CA [REMOTE]

Mission:  We are legal advocates for tens of thousands of low-income members of our Bay Area community. Our services span the region, from Napa Valley to Silicon Valley. We step in where the social safety net is all too lacking, to stand for equal justice for people who would otherwise have to face the civil legal system alone. What We Do: We work to defend our clients against homelessness, inaccessible healthcare, predatory consumer practices, domestic violence, and economic instability. We work to address both the immediate crises that they face when they walk into our offices, and the root causes of their poverty, through systemic advocacy and impact litigation.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy,Operations/Administrative,Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients), Media/Communications/Community Outreach

Position Details: Under the supervision of staff attorneys, fellows have the opportunity to support our legal teams by:

  • Conducting client interviews and initial case statements
  • Completing legal research projects
  • Participating in community outreach and education
  • Assisting self-represented litigants at legal clinics

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BioBus

Location New York, NY [REMOTE]

Mission: BioBus is an NYC-area non-profit organization whose mission is to help minority, female, and low-income K - 12 and college students discover, explore, and pursue science. Through this work, we envision a world where all people have the opportunity to reach their full scientific potential. Mobile laboratories bring hands-on laboratory experiences directly to students; many students first discover an interest in science while aboard a mobile lab. To leverage that spark and turn it into a longer exploration of science or pursuit of a scientific career, BioBus offers in-depth science programs in afterschool, weekend and summer camp programs for students in grades 3-8 as well as semester- or year-long science internships for high school and college students. All programs are meant to complement one another, as we aim to create diverse, accessible pathways for myriad audiences to engage in scientific conversation and research.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients)

Position Details: The summer fellow will participate in our summer research internship program, conducting independent science research alongside our community scientists and possibly mentoring our high-school interns in their own research projects. The fellow will also work in our science outreach programs, in the roles of program coordination, creating outreach and educational materials and implementing some of our (remote) public programs that interface with the communities that we serve.

 

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Born This Way Foundation

Location New York, NY [REMOTE]

Mission: Born This Way Foundation (BTWF) is committed to supporting the mental health and wellness of young people and working with them to create a kinder and braver world. In order to accomplish this, the Foundation implements innovative programming to support healthy conversations about mental wellness, connects youth with resources and services that support their mental health, and fosters communities that recognize and prioritize mental wellness.

Position Responsibilities: Operations/Administrative, Media/Communications/Community Outreach

Position Details: Born This Way Foundation is looking for a communications fellow with digital production skills to assist in the Foundation’s external communications efforts, including press outreach and the creation of digital content such as videos. This is a hands-on position, offering the opportunity to help shape and create the content BTWF uses to engage our community and amplify our programming. This is a role for someone who is passionate about mental health advocacy and digital storytelling! The ideal candidate has experience with writing, photography, and videography and an interest in communications and storytelling. This position reports to the Communications + Outreach Associate and will work closely with the BTWF communications and programming staff.

 

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Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Location: Boston, MA [REMOTE]

Mission: Thousands of individuals find themselves homeless in greater Boston every year. Among them are chronically ill adults, veterans, families with school-age children, and the elderly. They are the people who stay in emergency shelters or motel rooms, eat-in soup kitchens, or visit drop-in centers. They are also the men and women who find themselves on the streets, trying to survive in makeshift shelters under bridges, down alleyways, and behind city buildings. Over 12,000 homeless men, women, and children are cared for by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program each year. We are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental care to cancer treatment. Our clinicians, case managers, and behavioral health professionals work in more than 60 locations to deliver the highest quality health care to some of our community's most vulnerable and most resilient citizens.

Position Responsibilities: Operations/Administrative, Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients)

Position Details: Undergraduate internships are most often structured to combine a variety of service experiences and program teams/sites. Whenever possible, we look to provide balance in our internships by assigning individuals to roles that involve both patient contact in clinical settings and work that is administrative in nature. In the past, interns have been placed in our Case Management/Care Coordination Department, but because these internships are based on volunteer openings it can be difficult to predict availability well in advance. BHCHP offers interns "brown bag lunch" seminars during the summer, featuring staff speakers from various program teams and sites. These are designed to further enhance each interns education around homelessness and health care.

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Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored between the Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship and the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI). The primary affiliation is with the Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship, and the secondary affiliation is with HGHI. The intern selected for this internship will have the obligations and benefits of an intern in both programs.

Breaktime

Location: Boston [REMOTE]

Mission: Breaktime Cafe, Inc. is under the fiscal sponsorship of Community Work Services, Breaktime is a Boston-based nonprofit that empowers young adults experiencing homelessness to build sustainability in their lives while building resilience in their community. Founded by two Harvard College students (Connor Schoen '20 and Tony Shu '21), Breaktime aims to end young adult homelessness by providing purposeful transitional employment opportunity to 18-24 year olds in transitional housing. Before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Breaktime was working to open a cafe to create entrepreneurial job opportunities for their young people; however, in April 2020, they pivoted quickly to launch the Double Impact Initiative—empowering 25 young adults with jobs producing 50,000 meals and distributing 500,000 lbs of groceries for Bostonians in need. Now, with a larger staff and an organizational budget that is 10 times what it was prior to the pandemic, Breaktime has launched the Boston Breaktime Corps to empower more young adults with purposeful employment building food resilience across Boston and beyond. Young adults go through a 4-week launchpad of intensive job readiness training and personal development mentorship. They then get paired with a local food pantry, soup kitchen, community outreach program, community farm, or another organization working to end hunger. At this site, they work for 20 hrs/week for 12 weeks and continue to receive mentorship, support, and further coaching from the Breaktime team. The aim of this program is to ultimately support young adults in making a living wage ($15/hr) in a job that demonstrates to them and to others the power and potential of their work. Breaktime believes every young adult deserves the opportunities and support they need to reach their full potential. We are now expanding our Corps model to achieve this goal, and we need the help of a Mindich Fellow to evaluate our impact to data, building off work done by Harvard Business School Consulting for Impact, and help refine and systematize our evaluation procedures. This serves as the foundation of how we continue to assess what's working and what's not, and thus, this role is pivotal and transformative for Breaktime.

Position Responsibilities: Consulting/Other; Impact analysis and evaluation (including work directly with young adults)
Position Details: We are now expanding our Corps model to achieve this goal, and we need the help of a Mindich Fellow to evaluate our impact to data, building off work done by Harvard Business School Consulting for Impact, and help refine and systematize our evaluation procedures. This serves as the foundation of how we continue to assess what's working and what's not, and thus, this role is pivotal and transformative for Breaktime.

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C40 Cities Climate Leadership - Walking and Cycling Intern

Location: New York, NY [REMOTE]

Mission:

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 14th year, connects more than 95 of the world’s greatest cities which have committed to tackling climate change. We bring mayors from around the world together to learn from each ther in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating resilient, sustainable and low carbon cities. C40 cities represent more than 700 million urban citizens and their economies account for 25% of global GDP. Our recent ‘Deadline 2020’ report sets out the critical role that the world’s major cities have to play in delivering the historic Paris Agreement to prevent catastrophic climate change.

C40’s growing team of 150+ staff is headquartered in London, with offices in New York, Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen, Beijing and Paris, and individual staff based across 25+ different locations. C40 has an operating budget of c.$25m per year and is primarily funded through the generous support of philanthropic foundations. The strategic direction of the organization is determined by an elected Steering Committee of C40 mayors, which is chaired by the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti. Three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the Board of Directors, which is responsible for operational oversight. A seven-person management team, led by Executive Director, Mark Watts, leads the day-to-day management of C40.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Consulting, Media/Communications/Community Outreach

Position Details: The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 14th year, connects more than 95 of the world's greatest cities which have committed to tackling climate change. We bring mayors from around the world together to learn from each other in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating resilient, sustainable and low carbon cities. The Green and Healthy Streets Declaration was launched in October 2017 when 12 C40 cities committed to procuring only zero-emission buses from 2025 and to ensuring a major area of their city is zero emissions by 2030.

As of November 2020, 35 mayors have committed to the Green and Healthy Streets Declaration. As C40 works with signatory cities to support delivery of these commitments, it is widely agreed that walking and cycling must be the foundation of any zero emission area as well as the cornerstone of resilient, healthy and livable cities. This shift towards zero emission mobility will result in less congestion and less pollution, while making our roads quieter and safer and the air we breathe cleaner. Furthermore, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic these equitable, affordable and accessible forms of mobility have helped facilitate both physical distancing and enabled people to meet the World Health Organisation's (WHO) minimum requirement for daily physical activity. They also support mental and emotional health, deliver jobs and support a just and resilient future. The Fellow will work closely with the Walking and Cycling Network Manager and the wider Transportation and Urban Planning Programme.

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C40 Cities Climate Leadership - ZEBRA Intern

Location: New York, NY [REMOTE]

Mission:

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 14th year, connects more than 95 of the world’s greatest cities which have committed to tackling climate change. We bring mayors from around the world together to learn from each ther in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating resilient, sustainable and low carbon cities. C40 cities represent more than 700 million urban citizens and their economies account for 25% of global GDP. Our recent ‘Deadline 2020’ report sets out the critical role that the world’s major cities have to play in delivering the historic Paris Agreement to prevent catastrophic climate change.

C40’s growing team of 150+ staff is headquartered in London, with offices in New York, Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen, Beijing and Paris, and individual staff based across 25+ different locations. C40 has an operating budget of c.$25m per year and is primarily funded through the generous support of philanthropic foundations. The strategic direction of the organization is determined by an elected Steering Committee of C40 mayors, which is chaired by the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti. Three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the Board of Directors, which is responsible for operational oversight. A seven-person management team, led by Executive Director, Mark Watts, leads the day-to-day management of C40.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Consulting, Media/Communications/Community Outreach

Position Details: The Zero Emission Bus Rapid-deployment Accelerator (ZEBRA) Partnership is a collaboration between C40 Cities and the ICCT to accelerate zero emission bus deployments in Latin American cities. ZEBRA partners work closely with cities, investors and manufacturers to shift the region's market, with a special focus on the cities of Medellín, Mexico City, Santiago and São Paulo, gathering and sharing learnings with a wider network of cities. The fellow will work closely with the ZEBRA Programme Manager and Project Officer and the wider Transport & Urban Planning and Regional teams. Tasks may include: 1) Conduct research to help the ZEBRA team's work in supporting cities to transition their public transport fleets to zero emission. 2) Support the ZEBRA team's data gathering and analysis efforts to input into the E-Bus Radar (ebusradar.org), a virtual platform developed to map all e-buses operating in the region and the amount of emissions avoided by them. 3) Support the planning and delivery of the ZEBRA Regional Working Group and/or ZEBRA Annual Event, which aims to share the leading examples of e-bus deployments in the region, bringing together a wide network of public city officials, transport operators, investors, manufacturers, and partner organizations. 4) Support the planning and delivery of the ZEBRA Investors Working Group, a space for actors such as national and multilateral development banks, investment funds, energy companies, to learn and discuss the finance aspect of e-bus deployments in the region and the application of innovative business models. 5) Support the programme's communications efforts, which include the creation and distribution of newsletters, case studies and other publications

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Center for Quality Improvement & Innovation

Location: New York, NY [REMOTE]

Mission: CQII aims to nationally advance the quality of care for people with HIV by providing state-of-the-art technical assistance across the United States. The mission of CQII is to build capacity for quality improvement among all federally funded agencies across the country that measurably strengthen local quality management programs and improve patient care, health outcomes, and patient satisfaction.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, training material development

Position Details:

  • Assist in the national improvement collaborative (create+equity Collaborative), including support and documentation of virtual affinity sessions
  • Develop a framework for the expansion of the virtual classrooms on specific quality improvement topics
  • Assist in the development of abstracts and presentations for upcoming HIV or quality improvement conferences, as well as training materials, web content, and other materials for publication
  • Conduct literature searches on key quality of care issues (topics to be determined)
  • Assist in and provide ongoing support for a number of ongoing CQII - projects.
  • Work on other related projects as needed

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Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored between the Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship and the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI). The primary affiliation is with the Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship, and the secondary affiliation is with HGHI. The intern selected for this internship will have the obligations and benefits of an intern in both programs.

Coaches Across Continents

Location: Boston, MA [REMOTE]

 

Mission: Coaches Across Continents is a global leader in Education Outside the Classroom. Community based organizations from 95 countries have requested partnerships with Coaches Across Continents, enabling them to utilize our year-round strategic resources to Design,  Develop, and Implement sustainable sport for Social Impact programs and focus on local issues such as: female empowerment, including gender equity; conflict prevention, including social inclusion; health and wellness, including HIV/AIDS behavior change; child rights; vital life skills; and fun. Our key to success is a unique Self-Directed Learning model that educates people to identify, address, and solve problems specific to their communities. We mentor organizations and empower communities to question harmful traditional, cultural, and religious pra ctices; responsibly choose their own futures; and create sustainable change.

This exciting internship with the global leaders in Education Outside the Classroom provides candidates with the opportunity to take an active role in a growing eld which creates social change in 45 countries. Coaches Across Continents have won 26 awards, including Global Impact of the Year from Beyond Sport in 2018, and impacts 16 million youth through a partnership with Nike

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Operations/Administrative, Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients), Media/Communications/Community Outreach, Grant Writing/Fundraising/Development

Position Details:

- Liaise directly with the CAC team in Washington DC to increase the longterm sustainability of the organization.
- Develop and implement a campaign to build stronger relationships
with prospective corporate partners with the aim of creating at least 2 new
partners for CAC. These partnerships create social impact and provide economic
benefits for partners.
- Apply for at least 5 new appropriate funding opportunities for the
organization with at least one success. These allow the organization to have
greater social impact.
- Manage a crowdsourcing campaign that will raise money for the intern
to travel with Coaches Across Continents internationally for 2 weeks during
the internship.

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Corporate Accountability

Location: Boston, MA [REMOTE]

 

Mission: Corporate Accountability is a nonprofit organization challenging transnational corporations on human rights, public health, and environmental abuses in the issue areas of water, food, tobacco, climate, and democracy.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Operations/Administrative, Media/Communications/Community Outreach

Position Details: We are deeply committed to prioritizing the leadership of those who bear the brunt of corporate abuse: women, people of color, low-income people, people in the Global South, and LGBTQ folks around the world. As such, these people are strongly encouraged to apply for our internships program.

Our internships are a unique opportunity for you to gain valuable campaigning and nonprofit experience, cultivate your interests in social justice, strengthen your understanding of a fast-paced campaign organization, and gain critical skills and experience. In the campaigns internship, you will intern alongside our dynamic, passionate campaigns team and learn skills such as action planning, power mapping, campaign research, media outreach, and fundraising. Interns will come away from the experience ready to apply these skills to the social change they want to see in their local communities or schools.

As the Research Intern you will support our organizers and researchers by conducting research and analysis needed to develop and implement our campaigns, particularly our Campaign Challenging Corporate Control of Water, our Campaign Challenging the Corporate Abuse of Our Food and our campaign challenging the World Bank’s promotion of water privatization. 

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Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Location: San Franciso, CA [REMOTE]

 

Mission: We are named after Ella Baker, a brilliant, black hero of the civil rights movement. Following in her footsteps, we organize with Black, Brown, and low-income people to shift resources away from prisons and punishment, and towards opportunities that make our communities safe, healthy, and strong. Everyone wants to live in a healthy and strong community that they have the opportunity to help shape.

But prisons, policing, and punishment-based approaches make us less safe, and prevent people of color and low-income communities from influencing policies that impact our lives. Communities face struggling schools, family separation, and a lack of opportunities as a direct result of being disproportionately policed and punished.

We must engage in a process of Truth and Reinvestment: telling the truth about the impact of our country’s long history of racial injustice, building the power of those who have been harmed, and engaging them as leaders to reinvest resources in healing our communities. In a world where resources are invested in growth and support instead of punishment and prisons, we will all be able to reach our full potential. Communities with more opportunity for everyone are safer, healthier, and more just for all.

The Ella Baker Center works locally, statewide, and nationally to shift resources away from prisons and punishment and towards opportunities that make our communities safe, healthy, and strong. We believe that what you water grows. That's why we mobilize everyday people to build power and prosperity in our communities. We win policies that reduce sentences, remove barriers, and restore opportunities.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Media/Communications/Community Outreach, Policy Advocacy and Organizing

Position Details: The Ella Baker Center hosts fellows seeking experience in legal and policy research, advancing social justice through campaigns, advocating for change with elected officials, and working generally on criminal justice reform. The fellow will assist the Policy Department with research, writing, organizing and membership development. As both a grassroots advocacy and membership organization, the Ella Baker Center engages members in various aspects of our policy campaigns. Fellows will work with Policy Department staff to gain legislators support for our bills, communicate with people in prison, do research and write briefing documents, present policy proposals to Ella Baker Center members, write letters of support for bills in the legislative process, and generally support local, state and national campaigns of the Ella Baker Center to end mass incarceration.

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Emergency Medicine Network

Location: Boston, MA [REMOTE]

 

Mission: EMNet's mission is to advance public health objectives through diverse projects in emergency care. All EMNet programs are based at the EMNet Coordinating Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. EMNet involves 246 medical centers: 204 US and 42 international. Summer fellows are typically involved in our Health Services Research program, which includes the National Emergency Department Inventories.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Operations/Administrative

Position Details: The student(s) will gain research experience in the field of Emergency Medicine. They will be trained in several aspects of research including telephone interviewing, research protocol development, and data collection. Students will primarily be involved with our National Emergency Department Inventory (NEDI) studies. The current national survey focuses primarily on pediatric emergency care and emergency department telemedicine use.

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Environmental Defense Fund - China Quantitative Economics Intern

Location: New York, NY [REMOTE]

Mission: Environmental Defense Fund's mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems. We work to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet. Our solutions take a multidisciplinary approach. EDF has around 750 staff globally.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy

Position Details: Misguided economic forces are the root of most environmental problems. That's why EDF's Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) works to advance policies that make market forces work for – rather than against – the environment. Through research and analysis, we work to strengthen economics throughout EDF, as well as with lawmakers, policymakers and other stakeholders throughout the environmental community. Our staff has deep expertise in climate and energy policy, though we also work on issues related to ecosystems and oceans.

Overall Function

The China Quantitative Economics Intern will support quantitative research in environmental economics and integrated assessment modeling. Most research will be in the field of energy and the environment in China, including: road transportation decarbonization, effectiveness and efficiency of clean energy policies, emission trading system, environmental health inequalities, consumer preferences and policy instruments.

Tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Performing a variety of statistical and econometric analyses
  • Cleaning and analyzing data
  • Writing research reports, conducting background research and literature reviews
  • Identifying and obtaining secondary data
  • Coding survey questionnaires for field activities.

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Environmental Defense Fund - Moms Clean Air Force Intern

Location: Washington, DC [REMOTE]

Mission: Environmental Defense Fund's mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems. We work to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet. Our solutions take a multidisciplinary approach. EDF has around 750 staff globally.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Media/Communications 

Position Details: Moms Clean Air Force is a community of moms and dads united against air pollution—including the urgent crisis of our changing climate—to protect our children’s health. We fight for Justice in Every Breath, recognizing the importance of equitable solutions in addressing air pollution and climate change. We arm members with reliable information and solutions through online resources, articles, action tools, and on-the-ground events.

Moms Clean Air Force is seeking a highly motivated and deeply qualified undergraduate student who is interested in working with a quickly growing program composed of staff located across the country. The successful candidate will work closely with the Program Coordinator and Senior Director on executing tasks to support the Moms Clean Air Force core and field teams—both on the ground and digitally.

The chosen candidate will be responsible for assisting with logistical support for Moms Clean Air Force campaigns, including but not limited to Community Rx, Ecomadres, Moms and Mayors, the Summer Play-In, and additional events held in target states. Additionally, the candidate will provide digital support through website analysis and research. The candidate will work closely with the Senior Director to undertake research and help develop activist toolkits and presentations for use in the field.

Tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Research on various issue areas, including clean air, climate change, environmental justice, and health, to update existing Moms Clean Air Force materials. 
  • Research congressional and municipal districts to develop field programs.
  • Assist in developing multimedia resources and toolkits for use in the field.
  • Execute tasks in the logistical planning of events held during the intern’s period of work and provide support for the events day-of.
  • Assist Program Coordinator with managing and shipping field team materials.
  • Monitor influentials’ and elected officials’ social media accounts to identify opportune areas to communicate.
  • Track Moms Clean Air Force field activity and ensure events are well represented through collecting photos and relevant details from field consultants. 
  • Attend the necessary Moms Clean Air Force meetings and document through note taking.

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Environmental Defense Fund - Multispecies Fisheries Intern

Location: San Francisco, CA [REMOTE]

Mission: Environmental Defense Fund's mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems. We work to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet. Our solutions take a multidisciplinary approach. EDF has around 750 staff globally.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Media/Communications 

Position Details: Healthy oceans are the lifeblood of our planet. But they’re in peril – from climate change, overfishing, habitat destruction and other threats. That’s why EDF’s Oceans program is working to safeguard the oceans and protect nature, while feeding the planet, creating more secure livelihoods and bolstering more equitable societies for human well-being. One of the greatest threats to the oceans is overfishing, which is why our dedicated team of scientists, economists and fishery management experts are collaborating with partners around the globe to make sustainable fishing the norm. Through our programs in the U.S., Latin America and Asia Pacific, we draw on strong science and economic principles to advance sustainable fishing practices, forward-looking policies and innovative tools that support the health of our oceans and the people who depend on them for food and their livelihoods.

The Oceans Science Team develops new, cutting-edge research that shows strong fisheries management that reduces overfishing and rebuilds depleted populations will support healthier ocean ecosystems and coastal communities, even under climate change. The Science Team identifies and addresses key knowledge gaps, and then develops the capacity to fill those gaps – including new science partnerships and internal EDF capacity. The team delivers leading scientific thought on sustainable fisheries, advancing a science robust agenda that addresses gaps pertaining to climate-resilient fisheries and other priority topics including food security, integrated ecosystem management and blue carbon. Working hand-in-hand with the other teams within the Oceans Program, the Science Team helps to convert science into innovative, practical management solutions.

In collaboration with the Oceans Program Science team and regional staff, the Resilient Multispecies Fisheries Intern will research and summarize current scientific knowledge and identify gaps in assessing and managing multispecies fisheries. The intern will help to synthesize knowledge behind the political and technical challenges that could impede effective nearshore multispecies management in key EDF geographies. Through memo development, database development, and communication with on-the-ground partners, the intern will support communication around the science-based resilient multispecies fisheries management in fisheries around the world. Following intake discussions with the Senior Scientist, Research and Development, intern will select focal project(s) and develop work plan with milestones and desired outputs.

Tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Provide support to the team in synthesizing knowledge behind the political and technical challenges that could impede effective nearshore multispecies management in Japan, Belize and Cuba.
  • Research multispecies fisheries assessment and management strategies implemented under different data and governance scenarios and begin developing archetypes that describe the diversity of management options in multispecies fisheries. 
  • Developing a one-of-a-kind multispecies fishery management database, summarizing case studies on management archetypes.
  • Support the communication and advance research on resilient multispecies fisheries assessment through memo development, database development, communicating with on-the-ground partners in key geographies and other research methods.
  • Prepare reports, case studies etc. to document findings.
  • Educate Oceans Program staff on these topics through trainings, presentations, fact sheets and other methods.
  • Participate in team meetings and check-ins to solicit input and gauge progress.

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Generation Citizen

Location: Boston, MA [REMOTE]

 

Mission: Generation Citizen is transforming how civics education is taught by bringing the subject to life. We champion real-world democracy education that equips all young people with the skills and knowledge needed to understand systems of oppression and effect change. In the classroom, our Action Civics program inspires robust civic participation by inviting students to engage directly with the local issues and institutions impacting their communities. We provide thought leadership, conduct research, and build coalitions to advocate for state and district level policies that ensure schools prioritize Action Civics. By investing nationwide in teachers and their capacity to activate youth voice in the classroom and beyond, Generation Citizen is activating a movement of young people prepared to lead in our democracy. Generation Citizen was founded in 2010, and has grown rapidly to establish locations in Massachusetts, New York City, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Central Texas-- as well as remotely serve students in Alabama, Kentucky, Southern California, and Utah. To date, the organization has delivered Action Civics education to more than 90,000 students across geographically and politically diverse communities. In MA, we are now serving approximately 10,000 students across more than 20 school districts.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Media/Communications/Community Outreach

Position Details: The Fellow will have 3 potential buckets of work over the course of the summer: Advocacy, Building Alumni Systems, and Maintenance of our Online Resource Bank.

The two priority buckets will be Advocacy and Building Alumni Systems- however, there is flexibility in capacity dedication based on the Fellow's interests. Advocacy: While the foundation of GC’s work is our curriculum and teacher coaching, a major component of our organization's work is in policy and advocacy. In order to pursue our mission to equip all young people with the skills to understand oppressive institutions and affect change, we work at each of our sites on state level legislation to strengthen and fund civic education in K-12-- and look to incorporate an action civics perspective to that legislation.

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Good Food Institute

Location:  Washington, DC

 

Mission: The Good Food Institute (GFI) is on the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of billions of animals annually.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy

Position Details: Research fellow(s) will work on analysis of critical gaps and opportunities in the alternative protein supply chain, including supply chain modeling and landscape analysis, demand modeling, total addressable market calculations, effects of alternative protein growth on animal protein supply chains, R&D commercialization mechanisms, catalytic capital structuring, IP sharing mechanisms, and cost/experience curve analysis to identify cost-cutting opportunities.

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Government Accountability Project

Location: Washington, DC [REMOTE]

Mission: Government Accountability Project is the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization. Our mission is to promote corporate and government accountability by protecting whistleblowers, advancing free speech, and empowering citizen activists. Located in Washington D.C., Government Accountability Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with over a dozen attorneys and policy analysts on staff. Since our founding in 1977, Government Accountability Project has defended over 8,000 whistleblowers and either drafted or help to enact every federal whistleblower law in the past 40 years.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy,Operations/Administrative, Media/Communications/Community Outreach

Position Details: The summer fellow will participate in the same internship program as other interns in our office. Interns at Government Accountability Project work on a variety of different long-term, independent projects. Past interns have completed research projects on topics including intergovernmental organizations whistleblower policies, quantitative statistical analyses of rhetorical strategies used by the news media to describe whistleblowers, and the efficacy of corporate ethics and compliance programs.

Link to full job description forthcoming!

Greater Boston Legal Services

Location: Boston, MA [REMOTE]

 

Mission:

GBLS’ mission to provide free legal assistance to help the poor secure basic life necessities. A final recourse when no one else can help, in 2018, GBLS helped almost 9,000 families and individuals on over 10,000 legal matters. To be eligible for GBLS’ services, clients’ incomes generally meet or are below 125% of the federal poverty standard ($32,188 for a family of 4). GBLS assists victims of domestic violence, the homeless, families facing destitution, low-income elders, people with disabilities, low-wage workers denied earned wages and benefits and immigrants facing persecution; it also provides legal counsel to 80 plus community-based groups/organizations to effect positive systemic change. Its attorneys are among the best poverty law lawyers in the country, and it is nationally recognized for its impact advocacy that helps improve the lives of countless individuals facing similar problems. GBLS leverages additional client assistance with its 265 volunteers including law school student clinical programs, law students, and private attorney volunteers.

Children’s Disability Project (CDP) provides legal assistance and representation to families with children with disabilities who are navigating the complex regulations that govern continued Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility. The project also advises parents on their children’s special education rights, maintains a Blog (https://childrensdisabilityproject.wordpress.com) to serve as a resource to legal representatives of children with disabilities, and engages in systemic advocacy to improve the way that the Social Security Administration (SSA) handles cases of children with disabilities. The project also conducts outreach and community legal education. As a result of CDP’s work, children with disabilities are able to obtain wrongfully-denied SSI benefits that help stabilize their lives and allow them to remain in their communities. GBLS is the only legal aid provider in Massachusetts with a project that is completely focused on the rights of children with disabilities to SSI benefits.

Position Responsibilities: Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients)

Position Details: Work will entail representing children with disabilities in disputes with the Social Security Administration. Interviewing clients, research, writing, factual investigation, and evidence gathering. This legal work will be used for the representation of individual clients at administrative hearings. 

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Greater Chicago Legal Clinic

Location: Chicago, IL [REMOTE]

Mission: GCLC is a passionate, community-based legal advocacy organization helping underserved families and individuals in the Chicago area navigate the justice system. We provide civil legal assistance in a wide range of case types, including domestic relations and domestic violence, housing and municipal law, environmental law, criminal records relief, and immigration law. We have about 20 full-time staff members, plus an array of interns and volunteers.

Position Responsibilities: Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients)

Position Details: Depending on the area of law, summer fellows will assist with document preparation, client interviews, court observation, research and writing tasks, and more.

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GreenLight Fund

Location: Boston, MA [REMOTE]

 

Mission: The GreenLight Fund helps transform the lives of children, youth and families in high-poverty urban areas by creating local infrastructure and a consistent annual process to: Identify critical needs Import innovative, entrepreneurial programs that can have a significant, measurable impact, and Galvanize local support to help programs reach and sustain impact in the new city. We envision a national network of GreenLight Fund cities, working together and learning from each other to harness the vision and ambition of social entrepreneurs and accelerate the spread of proven programs that make lasting change for children, youth and families.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Operations/Administrative, Media/Communications/Community Outreach

Position Details: GreenLight Fund seeks a summer fellow to support program operations as part of the Boston team. This fellowship can be customized to the incoming student's background and expertise. The following list is to serve as an example of the kinds of projects we anticipate the fellow participating in during the summer: 1. Research on the current and urgent needs being faced by families in Boston. 2. Identifying key community members to speak with to identify the most pressing needs being faced by Boston residents. 3. Create a pipeline of potential organizations for GreenLight to include in our selection process and eventually invest in. 4. Support GreenLight Boston's social media efforts.

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Habitat for Humanity International

Location:  Washington, DC

 

Mission: Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in nearly 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower.

The Office of Government Relations and Advocacy (GRA) leads Habitat’s efforts to advocate for systems, policies, and attitudes that advance adequate, affordable housing around the world. Based in Washington, D.C., the GRA team builds the organization’s advocacy capacity by providing the global Habitat network with strategic direction and support to effect change and allow Habitat to serve more families. Additionally, the GRA team maintains relationships with members of Congress, government agencies, non-profits, international organizations, and other policymakers in Washington, D.C. and around the world to inform, advocate, educate, and provide linkages to the field.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Operations/Administrative, Media/Communications/Community Outreach

Position Details: As the U.S. Advocacy Campaign Fellow, you will support Habitat’s first-ever U.S. based advocacy campaign, Cost of Home, to improve home affordability for 10 million people through policy and systems change at the local, state and federal levels. You will work on a wide array of projects to support Habitat affiliates' engagement in Cost of Home. You will also gain hands-on experience in communications, mobilization and the creation of tools and resources.

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Heartland Alliance

Location:  Chicago, IL [REMOTE]

 

Mission: Heartland Alliance is grounded in over 130 years of experience providing housing, healthcare, jobs and justice to individuals living in poverty and seeking safety. Heartland Alliance's Research & Policy Department engages in research on social issues and solutions, policy and systems change, and field building nationwide. The department is home to the Social IMPACT Research Center, Heartland Alliance's Policy & Advocacy team, and Heartland Alliance's National Initiatives on Economic Opportunity team. Our policy and research efforts strengthen communities, advance human rights, and foster equity and opportunity. The Research & Policy Department's work is rooted in and informed by people with lived experience, and the experiences of Heartland Alliance program participants.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Operations/Administrative, Media/Communications/Community Outreach, Publication development and support, Coalition-management support

Position Details: Coalition Support Internship: Our work to achieve social change is accomplished through coalitions, collaboration, and relationships. This position will work to support events, learning opportunities, and engagement with our partners on our policy and systems change priorities. This intern will be able to gain exposure and support work across a wide range of issue areas, including criminal justice, employment, homelessness, and more. The work of the Coalition Support intern may include supporting virtual and in-person policy learning opportunities, coalition notetaking and support, planning advocacy and other events, and publication support for fact sheets, reports, and comment letters on proposed policies.

 

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iASO Records

Location:  New York, NY [REMOTE]

 

Mission: iASO Records is an independent music label for Bachata and roots-oriented Dominican music. iASO Records is producing a feature-length documentary about youth music education, Bachata, and ethnomusicology. The project is in the editing rough cut phase as of Winter 2020. The project is working with schools, cultural institutions, and film distributors to raise awareness about the importance of indigenous arts and music education.

Position Responsibilities: Media/Communications/Community Outreach

Position Details: iASO Records is seeking an intern to work on fundraising, community organizing, and outreach for a documentary film project on bachata music and ethnomusicology. iASO Records is producing a documentary on Bachata music and music education. Some of the most compelling music of our time has emerged from the most neglected communities. Styles like US blues, Jamaican reggae, and Cuban son were at first rejected by mainstream societies, but their irresistible appeal helped them to eventually overcome social barriers, and in some cases even to become symbols of national identity. Dominican bachata, born of a mix of African, Spanish, and Native American influences, is one of the most recent styles to have undergone such a transformation.

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Immigration Center for Women and Children

Location: Los Angeles, CA [REMOTE]

 

Mission: The Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) is a non-profit legal organization providing free and affordable immigration services to underrepresented immigrants in California and Nevada. ICWC strives to provide security and stability for children who are abused, abandoned or neglected and for immigrants who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Operations/Administrative, Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients)

Position Details: Fellows will work with staff attorneys and will attend regular supervisory meetings. Fellows will primarily work with three federal immigration laws: the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the U Visa and T Visa (Victims of Tracking and Violence Prevention Act), and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). Fellows will also work with restraining orders, criminal and probate law. The fellow will be responsible for providing direct immigration legal services, outreach and education to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violent crimes.

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ImmigrationHelp.org

Location: Boston, MA [REMOTE]

 

Mission: ImmigrationHelp.org is a nonprofit that was founded to expand access to legal immigration for low-income immigrants. We provide a Turbo Tax-style technology platform that prepares immigration applications for free. Low-income users and those seeking humanitarian relief also receive pro bono attorney support with their applications.

ImmigrationHelp.org was started in 2019 by co-founders of Upsolve.org, a nonprofit founded in Harvard Law’s A2J Lab and incubated in the premier Silicon Valley startup accelerator, Y-Combinator. Since 2016, Upsolve has rapidly grown to become the largest legal service provider in America for bankruptcy. In 2019, Fast Company named Upsolve the “World Changing Idea of the Year” in Social Justice. In 2018, the New York Times gave Upsolve the “Good Tech Award.” ILU is now replicating Upsolve’s proven "model to scale its immigration service nationally for asylum, family reunification, and naturalization services.

Position Responsibilities: Operations/Administrative, Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients)

Position Details: We're hiring a Harvard summer fellow to help our team reach out to partner organizations and media outlets to educate them on our work.  They will also reach out to our users to ask for product feedback.

 

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Institute for Community Empowerment

Location: Chicago, IL [REMOTE]

 

Mission: For 30 years, the Institute for Community Empowerment (ICE) has taught Chicago residents the skills of community organizing. We are currently working in partnership with the Coalition to Save Our Mental Health Centers to create a new model for community based and funded mental health centers serving all Chicago residents. We expect to have five full-time organizers working this summer in three communities of approximately 135,000 residents each to help place binding referenda on the fall ballot for increased mental health services. Our Mindich summer fellow will be part of this team.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients), Media/Communications/Community Outreach, Civic and community engagement

Position Details: The summer fellow will be part of team working to create three (3) new mental health centers that would serve more than 1/2 million residents.

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Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation

Location:  Seattle, WA [REMOTE]

Mission: The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent population health research center at UW Medicine, part of the University of Washington, that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world's most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. IHME makes this information freely available so that policymakers have the evidence they need to make informed decisions about how to allocate resources to best improve population health.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy

Position Details: The intern working at IHME will function as core members of one of our research teams. Depending on their skills, they will likely contribute to systematic literature reviews, data extraction, data analysis, and potential for basic modeling as a member of an IHME research team.

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Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored between the Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship and the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI). The primary affiliation is with the Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship, and the secondary affiliation is with HGHI. The intern selected for this internship will have the obligations and benefits of an intern in both programs.

International Rescue Committee

Location:  San Francisco, CA [REMOTE]

 

Mission: The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of people, forced to flee violence and persecution, are welcomed by the people of the United States into the safety and freedom of America. These individuals have survived against incredible odds. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities. In Oakland and other offices across the country, the IRC helps them to rebuild their lives. We are looking for Interns to work directly with families in need. The office is a team of around 30 working diligently to help all arriving in the Bay Area. In this position an intern will be working with families that are most in need.

Position Responsibilities: International Development, Politics, Public Policy, Advocacy, & Organizing, Public & Global Health, Social Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit Management, & Nonprofit Consulting

Position Details: Health & Wellness fellows will be assigned to one of the sub programs working directly with clients. If applicants have a program preference, they may rate the above program by level of interest in their cover letter. Health & Wellness fellows in all of the above programs will work with clients to support them in navigating U.S. systems, accessing resources, and working to meet self-identified goals. Every fellow will also work on a project developed with staff that will benefit the IRC program, clients, and/or organization while providing an opportunity to practice skills and gain deeper knowledge relevant to educational and/or career goals

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Juma Ventures

Location: San Francisco, CA [REMOTE]

 

Mission: Juma Ventures strives to break the cycle of poverty by paving the way to work, education and financial capability for youth across America. Founded in 1993 with a single Ben & Jerry's Shop in San Francisco, Juma's initial business, a social enterprise, was designed to give homeless youth the training and job experience they needed to transition from living on the streets to enjoying a stable adulthood. Since then, Juma has become a nationally recognized youth development organization focused on employment, financial capability, and career supportive services. Juma has experienced unprecedented growth over the last five years, expanding to six U.S. cities. Today, Juma operates over 20 concession businesses and in 2020 will employ over 800 youth at major sports and entertainment venues across the United States (Atlanta, Houston, Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Jose, Seattle). As one of the country's largest youth-run social enterprises, Juma has now employed more than 8,000 low-income youth who have earned $11 million in wages and generated $36.6 million in enterprise revenue to continue advancing our mission. Our strong leadership, dedicated staff, and committed funding partners have led to numerous awards including the National Youth Employment Coalition's PEPNet Award for Promising and Effective Practices, the National Organization of the Year from the Social Enterprise Alliance and the winner of the Social Impact Exchange Scaling Business Plan competition for our national expansion efforts. Also, Juma Seattle won the 2017 Gold Award at the Seattle Business Magazine's Community Impact Awards for Youth Development Non-Profit of the Year.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Operations/Administrative, Media/Communications/Community Outreach, Grant Writing/Fundraising/Development

Position Details: Assignments will focus on analyzing business opportunities and the intern will gain experience in one or several of the following competencies and key processes: Data analysis, Workforce Management, Project Management and Planning, Business Acumen, Strategy, Business Planning, Program, youth services

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King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

Location: Seattle, WA [REMOTE]

Mission: The Protection Order Advocacy Program (POAP) is part of the Domestic Violence Unit located in the King County Prosecuting Attorneys Office. POAP assists survivors of domestic violence as they file civil orders for protection against abusive partners. We provide screening, technical assistance (including assistance drafting petitions and abuse narratives), safety planning, resource referral and court accompaniment. Our program serves approximately 5,000 survivors of domestic violence each year.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy,Operations/Administrative, Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients)

Position Details: The summer fellow will learn how to assist in all aspects of advocating for survivors of domestic violence through the civil protection order process. Serving as a victim advocate, the summer fellow will assist domestic violence survivors while navigating the civil and criminal justice system, assist with research projects (as assigned) and collaborate with other advocates, prosecutors and civil legal aid partners. These direct services may include: intake and interviews with petitioners; support and assistance in completing forms; general information dissemination; accompaniment to court; referral to social service providers; provision of appropriate support and intervention. Given that this fellowship will likely be remote there may also be opportunities to do research and policy work around domestic violence victims/survivors and the protection order process.

Link to full job description forthcoming!

Lawyers Without Borders

Location:  Washington, DC [REMOTE]

 

Mission: Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB) is a global NGO that works to promote the rule of law around the world by leveraging and promoting pro bono service to meet the needs of the underserved, build capacity in justice sectors, and support transitions and development aimed at protecting human rights with a neutral orientation.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Operations/Administrative, Grant Writing/Fundraising/Development

Position Details: The summer fellow will be involved in development and delivery of educational materials and programming for justice sector actors to build capacity on a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to child labor, human tracking, wildlife tracking, and counter terrorism around the world. It will involve research, drafting, materials design, data analysis, and program administration and preparations for international training programs.

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Legal Outreach

Location:  New York, NY [REMOTE]

 

Mission: Legal Outreach is a not-profit organization that prepares youth from underserved communities in New York City to compete at high academic levels by using legal and educational programs as tools for fostering vision, developing skills, enhancing confidence, and facilitating the pursuit of higher education. To that end, Legal Outreach has designed a four year, multi-faceted, academic and support program that operates after-school, on Saturdays and during the summer as a means of helping young people matriculate and succeed at selective colleges.

Position Responsibilities: Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients)

Position Details: The summer college preparation session is a five-week course for rising high school seniors from underserved communities in New York City and is designed to simulate the rigors of the college learning environment. Students receive instruction from a college professor and extensive tutoring and instruction on the study skills needed for college success, as well as the nature of the college application process.

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LIFT - Chicago

Location:  Chicago, IL [REMOTE]

 

Mission: Founded in 1998, LIFT is a national nonprofit that empowers families to break the cycle of poverty. We operate program sites in four major cities – Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. – where we connect hardworking parents and caregivers of young children to the people, tools and resources they need to achieve greater economic security and well-being. We believe that by investing in families during children’s earliest years, we can break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. We are looking for entrepreneurial, results-driven relationship builders who are committed to LIFT’s mission and values. To learn more, visit www.liftcommunities.org.

Position Details:

Program Delivery:

  • Provide high-quality coaching to parents to support their achievement of career and financial goals
  • Create a positive, welcoming climate for parents and their families
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with parents, partner agency staff members, and the local community
  • Conduct follow-up research on behalf of parents on topics relevant to their goals
  • Participate actively in daily debriefs with LIFT staff and fellow coaches
  • Support in the recruitment of new parents into the program.

Nonprofit Capacity Building

  • Build nonprofit organizational capacity across at least one area such as program evaluation, operations, fundraising, and/or program design
  • These projects will vary depending on intern capabilities and organization needs
  • Provide regular upward feedback to LIFT's Program Team to improve the design and effectiveness of LIFT's coaching program

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LIFT - DC

Location: Washington, DC

 

Mission: Founded in 1998, LIFT is a national nonprofit that empowers families to break the cycle of poverty. We operate program sites in four major cities – Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. – where we connect hardworking parents and caregivers of young children to the people, tools and resources they need to achieve greater economic security and well-being. We believe that by investing in families during children’s earliest years, we can break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. We are looking for entrepreneurial, results-driven relationship builders who are committed to LIFT’s mission and values. To learn more, visit www.liftcommunities.org.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients), Program guidance

Position Details:

PROGRAM DELIVERY

  • Provide high-quality coaching to parents to support their achievement of career and financial goals
  • Create a positive, welcoming climate for parents and their families
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with parents, partner agency staff members, and the local community
  • Conduct follow-up research on behalf of parents on topics relevant to their goals
  • Participate actively in daily debriefs with LIFT staff and fellow coaches
  • Support in the recruitment of new parents into the program.

NON-PROFIT CAPACITY BUILDING

  • Build nonprofit organizational capacity across at least one area such as program evaluation, operations, fundraising, and/or program design
  • These projects will vary depending on intern capabilities and organization needs
  • Provide regular upward feedback to LIFT's Program Team to improve the design and effectiveness of LIFT's coaching program

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LIFT - Los Angeles

Location:  Los Angeles, CA [REMOTE]

 

Mission: Founded in 1998, LIFT is a national nonprofit that empowers families to break the cycle of poverty. We operate program sites in four major cities – Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. – where we connect hardworking parents and caregivers of young children to the people, tools and resources they need to achieve greater economic security and well-being. We believe that by investing in families during children’s earliest years, we can break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. We are looking for entrepreneurial, results-driven relationship builders who are committed to LIFT’s mission and values. To learn more, visit www.liftcommunities.org.

Position Details: The LIFT Coach is responsible for facilitating one-on-one coaching relationships with parents to support them in achieving self-determined career, educational and financial goals. The LIFT Coach engages parents in goal setting and action planning, monitors parents’ progress, and provides accountability and encouragement to parents over time. The LIFT Coach also connects parents to relevant community resources and information, and guides them as they practice new behaviors, actions, and skills necessary to reach goals. Finally, the LIFT Coach will additionally provide support on LIFT’s other projects, services, and parent recruitment efforts, as needed.

AS A LIFT COACH, YOU WILL:
• Create a positive, welcoming climate for parents and their families.
• Build and maintain positive relationships with parents, partner agency staff members, and the local community.
• Provide high-quality coaching to 10-20 parents to support their achievement of career and financial goals.
• Conduct follow-up research on behalf of parents on topics relevant to their goals.
• Participate actively in daily debriefs with LIFT staff and fellow coaches.
• Support in the recruitment of new parents into the program.
• Support retention of parents in coaching through regular phone calls and emails.
• Provide regular upward feedback to LIFT’s Program Team to improve the design and effectiveness of LIFT’s coaching program.
• Provide short-term resource assistance to parents who are not currently eligible for coaching.
• Maintain accurate files/records and document services to parents in LIFT’s online case management system.
• Maintain confidentiality in all matters regarding the children and families served.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

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LIFT- National Office

Location: Washington, DC [REMOTE]

 

Mission: Founded in 1998, LIFT is a national nonprofit that empowers families to break the cycle of poverty. We operate program sites in four major cities – Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. – where we connect hardworking parents and caregivers of young children to the people, tools and resources they need to achieve greater economic security and well-being. We believe that by investing in families during children’s earliest years, we can break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. We are looking for entrepreneurial, results-driven relationship builders who are committed to LIFT’s mission and values. To learn more, visit www.liftcommunities.org.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients), Program guidance

Position Details: Program design and delivery: LIFT services are delivered by trained social workers whose skills and expertise are essential to the success of LIFT's coaching model. A priority for the national program team is to ensure that each LIFT coach has the training and job aides needed to be effective advocates for the members they serve. LIFT Fellows also serve parents directly in order to aid learning.

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LIFT - New York

Location: New York, NY [REMOTE]

 

Mission: Founded in 1998, LIFT is a national nonprofit that empowers families to break the cycle of poverty. We operate program sites in four major cities – Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. – where we connect hardworking parents and caregivers of young children to the people, tools and resources they need to achieve greater economic security and well-being. We believe that by investing in families during children’s earliest years, we can break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. We are looking for entrepreneurial, results-driven relationship builders who are committed to LIFT’s mission and values. To learn more, visit www.liftcommunities.org.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients), Program guidance

Position Details:

PROGRAM DELIVERY

  • Provide high-quality coaching to parents to support their achievement of career and financial goals
  • Create a positive, welcoming climate for parents and their families
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with parents, partner agency staff members, and the local community
  • Conduct follow-up research on behalf of parents on topics relevant to their goals
  • Participate actively in daily debriefs with LIFT staff and fellow coaches
  • Support in the recruitment of new parents into the program.

NON-PROFIT CAPACITY BUILDING

  • Build nonprofit organizational capacity across at least one area such as program evaluation, operations, fundraising, and/or program design
  • These projects will vary depending on intern capabilities and organization needs
  • Provide regular upward feedback to LIFT's Program Team to improve the design and effectiveness of LIFT's coaching program

Link to full job description

 

Louisiana Capital Assistance Center

Location: New Orleans, LA [REMOTE]

 

Mission: The Louisiana Capital Assistance Center is soliciting applications for summer law interns. The LCAC represents indigent defendants in capital cases – primarily at trial, but also on direct appeal, in state post-conviction and in federal habeas proceedings. We represent clients in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and in federal cases. In recent years, the LCAC has been at the cutting edge of capital defense litigation, particularly in areas such as prosecutorial misconduct, racial and religious discrimination, adequate indigent defense funding and the capital prosecution of those with serious mental impairments. In the context of its casework, the LCAC pursues impact litigation in critical areas so as to advance the position of indigent capital defendants more generally.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Operations/Administrative

Position Details: Summer law interns assist staff attorneys and mitigation specialists in all
aspects of our work. Depending on what needs to be done in our cases at a given time, interns should expect to do several of the following tasks while they are at LCAC:

  • Locate, obtain, organize and process relevant records and other documents
  • Read and digest transcripts, discovery materials, etc.
  • Gather and analyze statistical data
  • Conduct social science and other research
  • Monitor court proceedings
  • Participate in case strategy sessions
  • Visit and interview clients
  • Locate and interview witnesses

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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Location: Boston, MA [REMOTE]

 

Mission: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, more commonly known as the T, is one of the oldest public transit systems in the United States. It's also the largest transit system in Massachusetts. As a division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the MBTA provides subway, bus, Commuter Rail, ferry, and paratransit service to eastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island.

Position Responsibilities: Operations/Administrative

Position Details: The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) student Intern will perform duties such as reporting, compliance review, writing reports and conducting research.

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Meridian Freedom Project

Location: Meridian, MS

 

Mission: The mission of the Meridian Freedom Project is to grow a corps of academically capable, socially conscious, and mentally disciplined young leaders in Meridian, Mississippi. We work with kids who apply to join us, meeting them where they are, partnering with them and their families over the span of a long-term fellowship (6th - 12th grade) so they have the freedom to make choices for their own futures after high school graduation and beyond. We currently serve about 40 kids in grades 6th - 12th from about 10 schools in our community.

Our summer program provides rigorous academic support in reading, math, and speaking/writing, educational travel, and a wide variety of "creative" clubs led by you, a member of our Program team! 

Position Responsibilities: Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients), Coaching and leading small groups of kids in various contents and extracurricular clubs and mentoring kids on our educational travel trips in July.

Position Details: The summer fellow with work alongside other summer interns from our alumni program and provide direct services to our middle school students (6th-9th graders) in the areas of academic engagement, health and fitness, and engage in educational travel. The intern will be a co-teacher in the area of either Math, Reading, or Public Speaking.

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Michigan Legal Services/United Community Housing Coalition

Location: Detroit, MI [REMOTE]

Mission: Michigan Legal Services is a nonprofit legal services organization dedicated to eliminating systemic causes of poverty in the areas of housing, health, public benefits, and community economic development through impact-oriented legal services and support for community organizations engaged in efforts to rebuild low-income communities. Michigan Legal Services has been serving low-income communities across the state for nearly thirty years. For the past decade, it has focused its efforts in the metropolitan Detroit area. United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) is a nonprofit that works to prevent eviction, foreclosure, and homelessness in Detroit. Since 1973, UCHC has worked to keep people in their homes and secure affordable housing for those in need. Services are provided to income eligible families and individuals free of charge. MLS and UCHC have a combined staff of over 50 employees.

Position Responsibilities: Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients)

Position Details:

  • Externs will work primarily with the Landlord-Tenant legal team assisting attorneys who defend homeowners and tenants facing eviction
  • Externs will work with other agency departments that work on reducing tax foreclosures, assist in relocating tenants who need to move, and providing financial assistance to tenants paying rent
  • Externs will perform client intake and follow-up correspondence and interaction
  • Externs will also work as a team with other externs toward formulating the agencies' ongoing programmatic and public policy responses to a) universal water affordability and protections against utility shut-offs and b) implementing a Right To Legal Counsel public policy and/or ordinance for the City of Detroit

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Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored between the Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship and the Institute of Politics (IOP). The primary affiliation is with the Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship, and the secondary affiliation is with the IOP. The intern selected for this internship will have the obligations and benefits of an intern in both programs.

MIRA Coalition

Location: Boston, MA [REMOTE]

Mission: MIRA is the largest coalition in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees. With o ces in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, we advance this mission through education and training, leadership development, institutional organizing, strategic communications, policy analysis and advocacy. We have 130 organizational members and lead campaigns locally and nationally for legislative action including the DREAM Act and the Safe Communities Act, as well as represent the interests of foreign-born people at an administrative level.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Operations/Administrative, Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients)

Position Description: This will be our fifth year running our "Summer Organizing Fellows" program. During this 10 week, full time fellowship participants will spend roughly a third of their time learning about community organizing, immigrant rights, the MIRA Coalition, and a particular intersecting theme of their choice. They will spend the remainder of their time split between sight visits with member organizations across the state, planning rallies and events as needed, and preparing the training program that we hold during the summer, "Democracy School." The culmination of their program is the successful coordination of a one-day workshop for the members they are charged with organizing on a relevant capacity-building theme, such as "how to build grassroots power."

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New Alternatives for Children

Location: New York, NY [REMOTE]

Mission: NAC's mission is to provide innovative high quality services in support of birth, foster and adoptive families caring primarily for medically fragile children, including children with severe physical disabilities, emotional and behavioral challenges, and developmental disabilities. NAC was founded in 1982 in response to the surge of "border babies" living in hospitals and institutions in New York City because their birth families were unable to care for them at home. These were babies born with positive toxicology and children with cerebral palsy, brittle bone disease, HIV/AIDS, severe birth deformities and a variety of other serious illnesses. NAC's founders believed that there were families in the community more than willing to foster or adopt these children.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Operations/Administrative, Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients)

Position Details: NAC's Learning Project supports literacy intervention and programming for children affiliated with any of our NAC programs. NAC's Learning Project is looking for an intern to help support these interventions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Remote tutoring with children between the ages of 5-18 struggling in literacy
  • Develop engaging and creative lesson plans for remote tutoring
  • Organize and manage remote learning bookcase for tutoring
  • Research for remote community based afterschool and academic intervention programs
  • Prep, activity development, and support of major Education Department events and workshops
  • Remotely collaborate with different teams within the Education Department
  • Data entry to support accurate academic services and support pursuit of Education funding

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Noble Network of Charter Schools

Location: Chicago, IL [REMOTE]

 

Mission: Noble is a catalyst for educational equity in Chicago that empowers students with the scholarship, discipline, and honor necessary to succeed in college and lead exemplary lives. Noble is a nonprofit organization that runs 17 charter public high schools and one middle school in the city of Chicago. Founded as Noble Street Charter School in 1999, we now serve over 12,000 students, and they come from every neighborhood in the city. Every year, 99% of our seniors are accepted into college before they graduate high school. Our schools are free and open-enrollment -- any student who completes 8th grade and lives in Chicago may attend.

Position Responsibilities: Education & Youth Work, Politics, Public Policy, Advocacy, & Organizing

Position Details: The summer fellow will work directly with the Director of Government and Community Affairs and will focus on research and data collection to create district specific fact sheets for Noble Schools. The factsheets will support Noble's advocacy and policy work.

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ParentChild+

Location: New York, NY

Mission:

ParentChild+ is an evidence-based literacy and early learning initiative in 15 states and 5 countries. We engage early in life, using education to help over 9,000 young children and their parents/providers (39% Black, 36% Latinx, 80%+ incomes > $25k) access a path to possibility. We provide not only early literacy and school readiness supports, but most importantly, early opportunity. For families living in marginalized communities, we are a first step on the ladder to success, working to close the equity gap, support parents and family child care providers, and utilize education and literacy to provide opportunities. Our dual models blanket marginalized communities with school readiness supports and reach families who would otherwise have no access to these resources. ParentChild+ Early Learning Specialists (ELSs) support healthy development, educational success, and community connections in each family/provider’s home language. We also provide critical professional development to strengthen the quality of local family child care, improve providers’ job satisfaction, and retain families. The National Center provides all the training, technical assistance, and quality assurance for our network of 142 program sites to ensure that each site is replicating the model with fidelity so that all families receive the same high-quality services and achieve the same critical outcomes. National Center staff develops programming, conducts research, runs ParentChild+ communications and fundraising, and oversees strategic planning. ParentChild+ builds opportunities for families living in the most marginalized communities. We intervene. We interject. We object—to the lack of services and supports available in these communities. We see a different path, and we work to make sure families have the knowledge and the materials to navigate this path. ParentChild+ participants are 50% more likely to be prepared for kindergarten than their socio-economic peers, and have a 30% higher high school graduation rate than their peers.

Position Responsibiltiies: Research/Policy, Operations/Administrative, Media/Communications, Community Outreach, Grant Writing/Fundraising/Development

Position Details: We envision our summer fellow becoming a crucial part of the ParentChild+ development team. Over the course of the summer, they will develop useful and critical skills related to early childhood, fundraising, and communications. First, they will learn to prospect grants using tools such as Grantwatch, Philanthropy News Digest, iWave, Guidestar, etc. Then, they will assist in the grant editing process to get a sense for content and style. Ultimately, our fellow will have the opportunity to write grants for amounts ranging from $10,000-$500,000 for sites across the country, using tools like Grants Best Language and our proprietary web-based data management system DAISY. Fellows will also assist with policy research, staying up to date on topics and new findings concerning ParentChild+'s work in the early childhood and childcare sector. We encourage our summer fellow to seek out additional professional development opportunities, including webinars, and we provide close one-on-one mentorship and networking opportunities for all fellows.

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Physicians for Human Rights

Location: New York, NY [REMOTE]

Mission: For more than 30 years, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used science and medicine to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations. PHR shared in the Nobel Peace Prize for its contribution to the international effort to ban land mines. A global organization founded on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to advocate against human rights violations, PHR has expanded to include a specialized network of forensic science and public health research professionals as well. PHR’s investigations and expertise are used to document mass atrocities, advocate for the protection of persecuted health workers and medical facilities under attack, prevent torture, and hold those who violate human rights accountable.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Media/Communications/Community Outreach, Grant Writing/Fundraising/Development

Position Details: PHR’s Asylum Program fellowship is ideal for a student interested in pursuing a career in immigration law, human rights, or nonprofit management. The Asylum Program recruits and trains volunteer health professionals to provide evaluations and affidavits to asylum seekers and other immigrants who must provide documentation of torture or abuse in order to prevail in their immigration applications. The Asylum fellow works closely with the PHR Asylum Program team to manage data, update training content, and support health professionals.

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Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored between the Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship and the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI). The primary affiliation is with the Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship, and the secondary affiliation is with HGHI. The intern selected for this internship will have the obligations and benefits of an intern in both programs.

Pre-Texts

Location: Cambridge, MA [REMOTE]

 

Mission: Pre-Texts is a train-the-trainers program developed by Cultural Agents that integrates three core objectives --Literacy, Innovation, and Citizenship. Pre-Texts is an educational program that is run out of Cultural Agents, an NGO founded in 2015 by Professors Doris Sommer (Harvard University) and Jose Falconi (Brandeis University) with the mission to develop recognition of the arts as resources for positive change and apply them in society. Since its inception, it has been a platform for academics, artists, community leaders, and active citizens in general, to revive a long humanistic tradition that combines arts and research in the service of civic development.

 

Position Responsibilities: Education & Youth Work, Human Rights & Public Interest Law, International Development, Politics, Public Policy, Advocacy, & Organizing, Public & Global Health, Arts, Literacy
 

Position Details: Pre-Texts summer interns will be matched with a participating organization over a period of eight weeks. Trained as Pre-Texts facilitators, Interns will work with their organization using the Pre-Texts method to serve the organization's needs. Needs may range from enhancing literacy and 21st Century skills with groups of youth to training educators, artists, and community leaders in skills of facilitation. The focus of the organization will direct the desired outcomes, but they will generally relate to learning, community engagement, and cultural exchange.

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Pursuit

Location: New York, NY [REMOTE]

 

Mission: Pursuit is a Google-backed social impact organization that creates transformation where it’s needed most. Through our four-year intensive program, we train adults with the most need and potential to get their first tech jobs, advance in their careers, and become the next generation of leaders in tech. Our graduates are hired by leading companies like Pinterest, Kickstarter, LinkedIn, BlackRock, and JPMorgan Chase, and increase their average annual salaries from $18,000 to over $85,000.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Consulting, Operations/Administrative

Position Details: Support our Business Operations and Strategy team in data analysis, process mapping, presentation development, etc.

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Robin Hood

Location:  New York, NY [REMOTE]

Mission: Robin Hood is New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization. In addition to funding 200 of the most effective nonprofits serving New Yorkers experiencing poverty, we amplify financial support with a range of management assistance.

Building on our 30 years of experience, Robin Hood is expanding our impact with an explicit focus on lifting families sustainably and measurably out of poverty through influencing policy, raising our thought leadership profile, importing and exporting effective ideas and strategies nationally, and building new collaborations with strategic partners.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Operations/Administrative, Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients), Outreach activities

Position Details:

About the Fund for Early Learning (FUEL)
FUEL is a five-year, $50M initiative of Robin Hood. FUEL’s mission is to convert New York City into an “early learning metropolis”—a place where every infant and toddler can equitably achieve a bright future. To get there, we need to translate the science of early neurological development into actions by parents, caregivers, practitioners and policymakers to optimally build the brains of more than 100,000 New Yorkers, age zero to three years, who are living in poverty, and to change their life trajectories in the process. As an outcomes-driven initiative, the value of each FUEL investment is based on quantifiable impacts to children’s social-emotional and language competencies. Operationalizing this vision requires reaching children through a variety of systems and settings.

Position Overview
Robin Hood is constantly searching for innovative approaches to poverty fighting. This position is a critical component in FUEL, as well as within the Early Childhood and Health portfolios.

The FUEL Intern, as part of the FUEL and Early Childhood and Health teams, will assist the Robin Hood in distilling learnings from the FUEL and will assist in creating a ‘playbook’ that will memorialize best practices involved with implementing community engagement efforts in Early Childhood and Health. They will also establish a new benchmark for philanthropic efforts. The Intern will be working closely with the FUEL team, FUEL Fellow, and third-party entities contracted to execute FUEL and contribute to the overall Early Childhood and Health portfolios.

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Location:  San Francisco, CA [REMOTE]

Mission: Since 1982 San Francisco AIDS Foundation has been fighting to eliminate HIV transmission and to improve the quality and length of lives for people living with HIV. While progress has been substantial, our work is far from complete. More than 25,000 people every year access free HIV testing and STI screening, harm reduction and syringe access and disposal, community engagement, and health navigation services from SFAF. We need passionate agents of social change, vanguards of public health, and creative problem-solvers to join our fight. San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) envisions a future where health justice is achieved for all people living with or at risk for HIV. Ultimately, SFAF strives for a day when: Race is not a barrier to health and wellness Substance use is not stigmatized HIV status does not determine quality of life HIV transmission is eliminated. The newly approved San Francisco AIDS Foundation strategic plan includes an articulation of its five key values, which are the foundation for its work and its employees: Justice, Dignity, Courage, Leadership and Excellence.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Consulting, Operations/Administrative, Media/Communications/Community Outreach

Position Details: The summer fellow will work directly with the Manager of Learning & Development (MLD), under the leadership of the Director of Employee Engagement (DEE). The MLD is responsible for creating training and other development opportunities rooted in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) principles that will enable staff to not only have the skills and knowledge necessary to perform their current responsibilities, but also create pathways for professional advancement for prioritized community members at SFAF. We envision that the summer fellow may: Research existing Employee Resource Groups (ERG's), equity task forces, and/or working groups related to harm reduction/substance use in other organizations/communities. Research, write and and edit employee handbook/policies and procedures to ensure language reflects the organization's core value of harm reduction. In collaboration with the MLD, conduct focus group discussions (both internally with SFAF staff and externally with community members) around equitable workplace policies and procedures. Build coalitions and cultivate networks with Bay Area Harm Reduction stakeholders. Design and launch workshops/training sessions around DEI and/or harm reduction philosophy in the workplace. Create and implement a professional development workshop for frontline harm reduction staff. Explore and report on restorative justice and transformative justice philosophies as radical approaches to addressing corrective action and discipline. Engage in transcreation efforts (creating new translations lead by Spanish speakers rather than direct translations) for harm reduction materials in Spanish.

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Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored between the Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship and the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI). The primary affiliation is with the Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship, and the secondary affiliation is with HGHI. The intern selected for this internship will have the obligations and benefits of an intern in both programs.

St. Louis Equal Housing & Opportunity Council

Location: St. Louis, MO [REMOTE]

Mission: A private non-profit agency dedicated to ending illegal housing discrimination in the Metropolitan St. Louis area. EHOC operates in five counties in Missouri and three counties in southwest Illinois. EHOC fights illegal housing discrimination and its many negative effects through education, outreach, complaint intake and advocacy, testing and private enforcement, and litigation. Equity Legal Services, Inc. provides free legal services to low-income individuals and families, including communities of color and all marginalized populations who often do not see themselves or their cultures reflected in the services they access when navigating the court system

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients)

Position Details: Students will work with the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing & Opportunity Council/EHOC and Equity Legal Services in close collaboration with various grassroots community groups. Students will conduct research to support ongoing litigation involving housing discrimination and environmental racism. Students will learn about and research issues including historical land use and zoning practices, environmental justice, historical commemoration, and archival research. Students selected for this project will work directly with local community members, community organizers, civil rights activists and attorneys, environmental groups, legislators, social workers, and environmental scientists.

This internship placement part of the Commonwealth Project, an ongoing research partnership with local non-profits, community groups, activists, artists and cultural producers in St. Louis, MO. The intern will be part of a team comprised of up to 5 Harvard undergraduates and 1 graduate student.

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Teach For America - Cross-Team Analytics Project Consultant

Location: New York, NY [REMOTE]

 

Mission: Teach For America’s Vision: One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.
Teach For America’s Mission: Teach For America finds, develops, and supports a diverse network of leaders who expand opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate.
We currently work in 51 regions across the country with a staff size around 1,800 employees. Staff members work on one of our 51 regional teams or 15 national teams. Regional teams advance TFA’s work at the local level. Our national staff provides direction and support for TFA’s work all over the country. Team members have expertise in areas such as marketing, finance, recruitment, and teacher preparation. They work in collaboration with regional teams to make a strong, unified organization.

Position Responsibilities: Consulting

Position Details: The charge of the Office of External Affairs is to set the positioning strategy for Teach For America, facilitate and coordinate the work of all external affairs teams to cohesively advance the strategy, and support and ensure the success of the individual EA functions in meeting bottom line goals. The external affairs teams include Admissions, Recruitment, Development, Marketing, Communications & Public Partnerships.

This position is for the analytics team called Cross-Team Analytics that owns data, reporting, and analysis for the teams falling under that External Affairs umbrella - The summer fellow will be responsible for closely working with members of Cross-Team Analytics on coordinating and potentially owning key strategic projects that will help set up the office and/or specific external affairs teams for success over the next 6 months to a year. Projects will likely be focused on ensuring teams have strong insights and information to execute their strategic plans and/or outlining the scope of a new project required for successful outcomes

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Teach For America - Office of External Affairs Summer Fellow

Location:  [REMOTE]

 

Mission: Teach For America’s Vision: One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.
Teach For America’s Mission: Teach For America finds, develops, and supports a diverse network of leaders who expand opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate.
We currently work in 51 regions across the country with a staff size around 1,800 employees. Staff members work on one of our 51 regional teams or 15 national teams. Regional teams advance TFA’s work at the local level. Our national staff provides direction and support for TFA’s work all over the country. Team members have expertise in areas such as marketing, finance, recruitment, and teacher preparation. They work in collaboration with regional teams to make a strong, unified organization.

Position Responsibilities: Consulting

Position Details: The charge of the Office of External Affairs is to set the positioning strategy for Teach For America, facilitate and coordinate the work of all external affairs teams to cohesively advance the strategy, and support and ensure the success of the individual EA functions in meeting bottom line goals. The external affairs teams include Admissions, Recruitment, Development, Marketing, Communications & Public Partnerships.
The summer fellow will be responsible for closely working with members of the Office of External Affairs on coordinating and potentially owning key strategic projects that will help set up the office and/or specific external affairs teams for success over the next 6 months to a year. Projects will likely be focused on ensuring teams have strong insights and information to execute their strategic plans and/or outlining the scope of a new project required for successful outcomes.

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The Jed Foundation

Location:  New York, NY [REMOTE]

 

Mission: The Jed Foundation (JED) is a non-profit organization that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation's teens and young adults. At JED, we envision a future where: 1) all teens and young adults are equipped to navigate mental health challenges, equipped to seek and give help, and prepared emotionally to enter adulthood and full their potential; 2) every high school and college has a comprehensive system that supports emotional health and reduces the risks of substance abuse and suicide; 3) our communities support the emotional well-being and mental health of teens and young adults; 4) mental health is recognized as part of general health and wellness and is not associated with shame, secrecy or prejudice. Our programs focus on three main areas: higher education, high school, and direct to youth and community campaigns. We have approximately 30 full-time staff members based in our office in New York City.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Program and content development and planning

Position Details: 

  • Assist in resource development in the area of mental health and suicide prevention with a focus on diversity, inclusion and equity in support of all JED programs
  • Assist with creation of toolkits, briefs and multimedia materials to raise awareness about culturally responsive interventions
  • Research best and promising practices in college student mental health with consideration for addressing the needs of students of color/BIPOC, LGBTQ+, queer and trans spectrum students, first generation students and other marginalized student populations on college campuses
  • Analyze research information and campus assessment data to assist with creating reports and point of view (POV) statements for publication
  • Research, write, and edit content for newsletters and reports
  • Aid in PowerPoint creation for presentations and webinars on a variety of topics related to equity in mental health and cultural responsiveness.

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The Legal Aid Society

Location:  New York, NY [REMOTE]

 

Mission: The Legal Aid Society's Kathryn A. McDonald Education Advocacy Project (EAP) provides early intervention, special education, and school suspension advocacy for children who are involved in abuse and neglect, delinquency or persons in need of supervision cases in New York City. An overwhelming number of these children have some type of developmental delay or disability. Without an advocate, their needs often go unmet. Since 2001, EAP has provided direct advocacy services to over 3,000 clients. EAP has also trained thousands of parents, foster parents, child welfare professionals, and juvenile justice professionals, and has engaged in systemic reform to protect and define the educational rights of children who are court-involved.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients)

Position Details: EAP interns will assist with a variety of tasks related to direct client advocacy, training, systemic advocacy and program operations. Those tasks may include: helping EAP staff members secure Early Intervention, preschool, and school-age special education services for children with disabilities who are involved in abuse/neglect, delinquency or persons in need of supervision cases; obtaining Early Intervention, general education and special education records; organizing and digesting client records, including evaluations, Individualized Family Service Plans and Individualized Education Programs; investigating the City's compliance with clients Individualized Family Service Plans and Individualized Education Programs; assisting EAP staff during client interviews, home visits, school visits, meetings of the Committee on Special Education, impartial hearings and suspension hearings; updating an annual guide to education law issues in New York City; updating a website that provides basic education law information for parents; and drafting new topic areas for the guide and website; and researching and advocating for policy changes to improve service delivery for children who are involved in Family Court cases.

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Univ. of Missouri Kansas City Institute for Human Development

Location: Kansas City, MO [REMOTE]

Mission: At the University of Missouri Kansas City Institute for Human Development, we envision a world where all people live, work and play in their chosen communities throughout their life course. Our mission: We build partnerships that lead to effective social change through research, training, community development, and information sharing. As a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, we work to promote self-determined lives for people with disabilities. As an institute within an urban research university, we work to promote access to opportunities and resources for unserved and underserved populations.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy

Position Details: The primary project of this position will support the work of a new project, "The impact of digital equity on health outcomes in refugee and immigrant communities." The summer fellow will help organize meetings with our community partners, assist with data collection and analysis, and build a strong connection with the community. Data will be collected in the form of surveys and focus groups which will take place in Spanish, Swahili, and Burmese/Karen. Work will be done with translators and community members from the Congolese, Burmese, Mexican, and Guatemalan communities in Kansas City. The summer fellow will also have the opportunity to assist with evaluation activities including the process and outcome evaluation. Other projects can be worked on depending on the fellow's interest.

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Upsolve

Location: New York, NY [REMOTE]

 

Mission: Upsolve helps low-income families file bankruptcy for free, using technology. To date, Upsolve has relieved $275 million in debt for low-income families.

Position Responsibilities: Research/Policy, Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients), Media/Communications/Community Outreach

Position Details: - Helping design and improve Upsolve’s product to ensure we can reach as many debtors who need our help as possible
- Outreach to community-based organizations across NYC and the United States
to train them on the benefits of bankruptcy and how Upsolve works
- User research and market mapping to determine other products Upsolve might provide to consumers
- Additional entrepreneurial projects to maximize the number of people we reach
across NYC and the entire country

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VHL Alliance - Fundraising/Marketing Intern

Location: Boston, MA [REMOTE]

Mission: The VHL Alliance (VHLA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1993 by three families with von Hippel Lindau (VHL) disease to share experiences, learn from one another, support one another, help doctors understand and treat VHL, and improve life for patients. Today, the VHL Alliance is the preeminent resource and clearinghouse of patients, caregivers, researchers, and the medical community. VHLA is connected with approximately 90% of all diagnosed VHL patients throughout the world. More information is available at vhl.org.

Position Responsibilities: Operations/Administrative, Media/Communications/Community Outreach

Position Details: The VHL Alliance (VHLA) is seeking a motivated, resourceful, and enthusiastic student to serve as a Fundraising/Marketing Intern. The intern will report to the VHLA’s Director of Advancement, assisting with activities that help to raise funds and execute events in order to meet VHLA’s annual revenue goals. They will also help strategize, craft, and execute content for all social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. At the end of the internship, the Fundraising/Marketing Intern will have gained experience in nonprofit leadership fundraising, event and project management, communications, and research. Throughout your time with us, you will collaborate with our fundraising committee and our marketing committee. Your insightful contribution will help develop, expand, and maintain our marketing and fundraising channels.

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Village Health Works

Location: New York, NY [REMOTE]

Mission: Village Health Works (VHW) is a joint American-Burundian non-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate health care in a dignified environment while treating the root causes of illness, poverty, violence, and neglect in collaboration with those we serve. The organization’s operations are based in Kigutu, in southern Burundi, with support from offices in NYC. VHW’s approach integrates clinical services with education, food security, economic development, environmental protection, music, and the arts. VHW’s central program is a clinic that conducted 45,022 patient consultations in 2018 and has 4 inpatient wards. A hospital that will add surgical and emergency obstetrical capacity is currently under construction. In preparation for the hospital’s planned opening in 2021, VHW is building a supply chain and establishing procurement practices to ensure the efficient and timely delivery of items such as medical equipment and medicines.

Position Responsibilities: Operations/Administrative

Position Details: The Volunteer Supply Chain Analyst works under the supervision of the Project Manager and the Director of Procurement. This position will support VHW’s procurement of goods ranging from medical equipment, medicines, and IT equipment, to copy paper, construction materials, and vehicles, among other supplies, in support of our programs. Specific daily responsibilities include: researching and sourcing vendors to diversify our suppliers for new and unique items, as well as matching need specifications against vendor offerings, sending out requests for quotations, analyzing bids for best value, making purchase recommendations, and issuing purchase orders.

This role will also support on operations projects, ranging from VHW’s electricity solution for the hospital to the new staff housing VHW plans to build in support of incoming hospital staff.

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Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored between the Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship and the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI). The primary affiliation is with the Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship, and the secondary affiliation is with HGHI. The intern selected for this internship will have the obligations and benefits of an intern in both programs.