Lumpkin Summer Institute for Service Learning

The Lumpkin Summer Institute for Service Learning offers students the opportunity to work in Boston-based non-profits geared toward social change and community engagement. A hallmark of the program is that Lumpkin interns live together and learn from each throughout the summer through personal and group interactions. If Covid conditions allow, Wellesley Career Education will again arrange accommodations for Lumpkin interns during Summer 2022. If the College is able to arrange housing, the intern stipend is $2,500; if this is not possible, the stipend is $4,000 stipend and interns will be responsible for arranging and paying for housing. 

The majority of these opportunities are funded by Lumpkin internship funds; three placements are funded by Wellesley's Frost Center for the Environment. 

Click on the links below to explore internship opportunities in these Lumpkin areas:

Please note: While we hope all Signature Internships for Summer 2023 will be in person, the final decision will be made in Spring 2023 and will depend on global health conditions.

Eligible class years: Sophomores

For more information about our Signature Internships and application process, please consult our Signature Internships Website

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

In order to participate in the program, students must be rising juniors during the internship summer and are required to:

  • Work a total of 300 hours over 8-10 weeks (not including mandatory weekly seminar)  
  • Attend weekly seminars coordinated by Wellesley Career Education. Topics include many aspects of the not-for-profit work environment as well as personal and professional development activities
  • Complete all required seminar work (e.g., readings, reflections, reports)
  • Participate in the Tanner Conference

For more information about our Signature Internships and application process, please consult our Signature Internships Website.

 

INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, & YOUTH SERVICES

Internships that help train volunteers and improve the volunteer experience for underserved populations as well as internships in curriculum development and teaching for low-income youth.

CitySprouts

(Cambridge and Boston, MA)  awaiting internship confirmation for Summer 2023

CitySprouts is a non-profit school garden program that works with public schools to build capacity to integrate the school garden into teachers’ curriculum and the school culture. CitySprouts partners with 21 public schools in Cambridge and Boston, MA. Our Middle School Program consists of both afterschool and summer programming with a goal to make the experience of garden-based learning accessible to all young people.

CitySprouts’ Summer Program is based in Cambridge and Boston and provides 90 youth (ages 11-14) with hands-on learning through growing, harvesting, preparing and eating healthy food in an urban garden. With an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the summer program fosters a strong connection to their natural urban environment through working and learning in the garden.

Job Title: Education Intern
Placements available: 2
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores
Format: In-person

Job Description: CitySprouts is seeking energetic, diverse, and outgoing interns to provide essential support to the Summer Program. CitySprouts Summer Interns can expect a significant learning opportunity as well as opportunities for career exploration. Summer Interns typically work in pairs, directly with a CitySprouts Garden Educator and will also: 

  • Receive training in:
    • Urban agriculture
    • Teaching about food and the environment
    • Managing youth groups in an outdoor setting
    • Building relationships with and teaching middle school youth
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Collaborate with a garden maintenance team as stewards for multiple school gardens
  • Engage in daily lesson and activity planning in inquiry and project-based curriculum
  • Help build youth’s STEM, social-emotional, gardening, and cooking skills

The CitySprouts Summer Internship is an opportunity to gain first-hand experience working in the heart of a growing nonprofit organization. Interns will be given significant responsibility toward making the summer program a successful experience for all participants, as well as in representing CitySprouts to young people, families and the larger community. Interns report to the Program Manager. Work hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday (may be subject to change).

All members of CitySprouts staff, including interns, are expected to uphold the following expectations: 

  • Be curious, open and willing to try new things
  • Express enthusiasm for the CitySprouts program in the garden, in the neighborhood and on field trips
  • Approach the physical labor of garden maintenance with energy and a positive attitude
  • Stay mindful of the impact adults have on young people and foster a positive & respectful relationship between youth, other Interns and CitySprouts staff
  • We expect Interns and staff to be thoughtful and reflective about how their own identities affect interactions with youth and each other
  • Our office and summer sites are spread across Boston and Cambridge. Not all of our sites are directly accessible from Public Transportation or walkable. It is important that you have a plan for transportation across the city. We've found those who have access to bikes or cars are most successful when commuting to our summer sites. 

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Youth Development and Education
    • Assist the Garden Educator in teaching a team of summer middle school interns about STEM topics, growing food, garden care, healthy cooking, science of the garden, food justice, community service, and the natural environment
    • Work with the Garden Educator to plan inquiry and project-based activities and lessons for interns related to the above topics 
    • Mentor middle school youth and encourage their leadership skills
    • Chaperone youth on field trips to local farms, food pantries and grocery stores
  • Urban Agricultural Skills
    • Work as part of an afternoon garden maintenance crew, perform routine tasks such as watering, weeding, harvesting and planting
    • Complete special garden maintenance and construction projects with garden crew
  • Cooking and Food 
    • Responsible for pantry inventory and cookbox organization at internship site
    • Responsible for guiding cooking and maintaining safety during youth meal preparation

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to sophomores. 
  • Fluency in a second language strongly preferred
  • Ability to do physical work outside
  • Experience with youth supervision and programming

Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center 

(Boston, MA)  awaiting internship confirmation for Summer 2023

Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center (BNC) is a beautiful 67-acre wildlife sanctuary located in the heart of a bustling city. In the twenty years since its inception, the BNC has grown into a vibrant urban community nature center which offers a host of programs including summer camps, nature preschool, school-age programs, public programs and accessible, organic food programs. The sanctuary is open to the public year-round with two miles of trails and boardwalks through meadows and wetlands, home to over 150 species of birds, 40 species of butterflies, and more than 350 species of plants. 

Sustainable farming is at the heart of Boston Nature Center’s goal to demonstrate the connection between people and land and the impact of food transportation on climate change. Increasing the equitable access to local food in the greater Boston region while decreasing the carbon footprint of Boston’s food system, is part of Mass Audubon’s mission to build and support climate resilient city communities.  

Job Title: Education Intern
Placements available: 2
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores
Format: In person

Job Description: In this summer program, interns will participate in farmers markets in Boston neighborhoods (designated as environmental justice communities) to provide access to healthy affordable organic food and climate change education and action opportunities. While working alongside Mass Audubon staff to provide fresh vegetables grown at our sister sanctuary the Farm at Moose Hill, summer interns will have the opportunity to provide educational activities for children and resources on climate change for community members.  During the rest of the week, the interns will work alongside the Garden educator in ten educational garden plots located at the sanctuary in the Clark Cooper Community Gardens. The garden education team will work children and young adults to care for the garden, learn sustainable farming techniques and to harvest the plots. Children visit daily from our on-site nature preschool and summer camp as well as from summer programs from across the city to engage in garden fun, sustainable farming, and to enjoy garden vegetables and fruits harvested by their own hands. 

Responsibilities 

  • Assist with farm stand(s) in local neighborhoods.  
  • Create climate change and food resources and activities for farmers markets.  
  • Teach environmental education programming that is age-appropriate and culturally responsive to children and young adults.  
  • Work with garden educator to create activities focused on climate change and sustainable food systems. 
  • Work with garden educator to maintain ten educational garden plots through planting, weeding and care.  
  • Work hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday to Saturdays with occasional evening programs.   

What You Will Learn 

  • Hands-on/minds-on environmental education with a focus on climate change and food systems.
  • Creation of developmentally appropriate and inclusive educational materials. 
  • Community engagement that values diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. 
  • Teaching techniques for working with children and adults in the outdoors. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Sophomores who are interested in working with children, community members and have a sense of fun. 
  • Interested in spending the summer working outdoors and with people of diverse backgrounds while connecting people of all ages to the world around them and inspiring them to act on its behalf. 
  • Interested in the areas of environmental studies, food systems, gardening, education or related field.  

St. Stephen’s Youth Programs

(Boston, MA) awaiting internship confirmation for Summer 2023

The B-SAFE Program (The Bishop’s Summer Academic & Fun Enrichment Program) is a full-day academic and enrichment program serving young people from first grade through high school. St. Stephen’s Youth Programs runs ten B-SAFE programs in six Boston area neighborhoods. The goal is to provide each young person with a comprehensive Circle of Care and build a community where all people feel safe, feel big, and feel connected. Each site includes academic programs in reading, writing and math; peace-building and conflict resolution; visual and performing art workshops; science activities; recreational activities; and many field trips. By contributing to their academic and interpersonal skills, B-SAFE helps young people advance learning in school and become leaders in their communities. 

B-SAFE serves young people in neighborhoods that have limited summer academic programming and that have been identified as “hot spots” for violence. The program serves elementary and middle schoolers who qualify for some form of public assistance and who would not otherwise have access to high-quality, affordable summer programs. For high school students, B-SAFE offers counselor training, leadership opportunities, and employment. Last summer, B-SAFE served more than 660 youth across its locations 160 of these were teens with paid jobs and internships. 

Job Title: Academic Intern
Placements Available: 2
Eligible Class Year: Sophomores
Format: In-person

    Job Description: Academic Interns serve as members of B-SAFE's academic team, with a special focus on adapting and implementing the summer curriculum. B-SAFE is a well-established program with experimental components. Interns will work in a creative and high-energy environment. Skills you will learn and/or expand upon may include:

    • Curriculum Design: Work with other members of the Academic Team to design and create Numbers (Math and STEM), Word (Humanities), Visual Art, Health and Wellness, and Social Emotional Learning lessons for grades 1 through 8
    • Teaching: Train and support the teaching specialists hired to teach these lessons for the summer on the content of the curriculum. Serve as a specialist at one site for the subject of the curriculum developed (Word, Numbers, Art, Health and Wellness). Teaching young people directly will add to the experience an Academic Intern can offer to specialist colleagues.
    • Teamwork/Collaboration: Support partner organizations who will run specialty days at all six site locations. Fun at Home Days are a 3-hour block of time once a week. The Academic Team works collaboratively with other youth-serving organizations and trainers who offer a fun and educationally enriching theme.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Sophomores with interest in non-profit and community development work
    • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
    • A “can-do” attitude, flexibility, sense of humor, and grace under pressure are essential characteristics for doing this job well 
    • A creative and entrepreneurial spirit to figure out the best way to help create systems in an effort to standardize the teaching and education happening in multiple sites

    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

    Internships at non-profit organizations that invest in the critical needs of low-income communities, help families break the cycle of poverty, are dedicated to advancing equity, or support historical and cultural institutions that serve the Boston community.

    BlueHub Capital

    Formerly known as Boston Community Capital (Boston, MA) awaiting internship confirmation for Summer 2023

    BlueHub Capital (formerly known as Boston Community Capital) is a nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI). Since its founding in 1985, BlueHub Capital has invested $2 billion in projects and has leveraged over $9 billion in public and private investment in underserved communities nationwide. The organization reinvigorates communities by financing affordable housing, child and youth programs, schools and health care facilities; renovating commercial real estate in distressed neighborhoods; introducing solar power to help contain energy costs of low-income families; and lending to homeowners facing the threat of foreclosure.

    BlueHub Capital’s effectiveness relies on its network of strong relationships in the communities it serves as it brings national resources that support local projects. The organization raises and deploys capital from institutions, government and individuals to support projects that create opportunities in low-income communities. Through its three main affiliates, BlueHub Capital offers a broad range of innovative financial tools united by a common purpose: connecting low-income communities with the resources and capital they need to thrive:

    • BlueHub Loan Fund: Lending for community and economic development 
    • BlueHub SUN: Foreclosure prevention through mortgage lending
    • BlueHub Energy: Development of energy resiliency and renewable energy in low-income communities

    Job Title: Finance and Community Development Intern
    Placements available: 1
    Eligible Class Year: Sophomores
    Format: Most likely hybrid

    Job Description: BlueHub Capital’s diverse stakeholders include impact investors, financial institutions, foundations, community organizations, policymakers and public officials to fulfill its mission of building healthy communities where low-income people live and work. The organization develops and strengthens these relationships through a series of strategic outreach and communications efforts. The Lumpkin intern will work closely with the VP of Learning and Impact Measurement and the Communications and Data teams on a range of strategic outreach efforts to support BlueHub Capital’s SUN and Loan Fund affiliates.   

    Eligibility Requirements: 

    • Sophomores with interest in finance and community development work
    • Experience working in/partnering with low-income and BIPOC communities
    • Interest and experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research
    • Strong data analysis skills
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Curiosity and questions about the challenges that low-income communities face
    • An interest in applying finance tools to create social change

    Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath)

    (Boston, MA) awaiting internship confirmation for Summer 2023

    Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath) is a Boston-based nonprofit that disrupts poverty through direct services, advocacy, research, and a global learning network. Our mission is to transform people’s lives by helping them move out of poverty and to provide other institutions with the tools to systematically do the same.

    EMPath is known worldwide for our coaching approach, which is founded on the belief that each pathway out of poverty is different. We are at the helm of a movement to shift thinking from human services to human development, and to create lasting pathways to economic mobility for all.

    Economic Mobility Exchange: The Economic Mobility Exchange (“Exchange”) is a global learning network, with over 140 members world wide all focused on disrupting poverty. Through this network, we provide the resources, knowledge, & tools for these organizations to implement Mobility Mentoring-informed programs. The Exchange is staffed by a capable Member Relations team, focused on relationship building, recruitment, and graduated engagement and learning as well as a capable operations team focused on process, special projects, and building the systems to support exponential growth in membership. 

    Job Title: Intern
    Placements available: 1
    Eligible Class Year: Sophomores
    Format: Hybrid

    Job Description: Working within the Exchange global learning network, you will work collaboratively as part of a team. A significant part of this internship is customizable to the selected intern’s interests and areas of growth. The main project in years past has been supporting and coordinating the Annual Member Survey, a process where we learn more about how organizations are implementing Mobility mentoring as well as their general satisfaction with membership. The specific tasks of the survey and other projects are designed based on your interests and skills – they may include data analysis, creating and designing an annual member report, designing and implementing a research project focused on practices that support economic mobility, testing and supporting the build out of content on a learning management system. Specific projects to be determined with supervisor.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Sophomores with interest in non-profit and community development work
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills
    • A genuine sense of curiosity in learning what strategies/approaches to supporting economic mobility work well and why, and uncovering the challenges people and organizations experience

    YW Boston

    (Boston, MA) awaiting internship confirmation for Summer 2023

    As the first YWCA in the nation, we have been at the forefront of advancing equity for 150 years. We have remained a leader through generations by turning the support of those that envision a better Boston for all into creative, effective programs that make positive change. We have a deep understanding of the problems of racial and gender inequity, and we know what works – engaging people and organizations at all levels. Our programs that educate and empower reach middle school girls, police officers, corporate executives, high school youth leaders, policymakers, and Boston area residents of all walks of life. Everyone we connect with learns what they can do to promote equity in their personal life, social circle, workplace, school, or neighborhood.

    Job Title: Research and Evaluation Intern
    Placements available: 2
    Eligible Class Year: Sophomores
    Format: Hybrid

    Job Description: The Research and Evaluation intern will be actively involved in supporting the data collection, entry, and analysis related to YW’s Programs department. The intern is expected to be a thought partner with the Director of Research and Evaluation, as well as with program staff, to improve the processes and data collection approaches at YW. Skills you will learn and/or develop further may include: 

    • Research and Analysis:
      • Survey relevant literatures to support the program efforts at YW, and identify innovative approaches to measuring progress of individuals and organizations in their efforts to create more inclusive, equitable, and diverse workspaces.
      • Support data entry and analysis for YW programs, including developing new ways of reporting to diverse audiences and stakeholder groups. This can include the opportunity to develop and modify data visualization dashboards.
    • Teamwork and Collaboration:
      • Participate in data evaluation meetings to support organization-wide data practices.
      • Work with program staff to improve their data collection and entry processes.

    Eligibility Requirements: 

    • Sophomores with an interest in mission driven organizations, social justice issues (particularly at the intersection of race and gender), and interest in using data to tell stories and measure social change. 
    • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and willingness to learn
    • Strong data analysis skills (e.g. proficiency with excel and comfort describing data trends)
    • Strong written and oral communication skills

    MassVOTE

    (Boston, MA) awaiting internship confirmation for Summer 2023

    MassVOTE was founded in 1999 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to advance voter participation and fair elections through its legislative advocacy and voter participation work. Today MassVOTE works on a nonpartisan basis to increase voter registration, education, and participation in historically underrepresented communities in Massachusetts. We do this with the ultimate goal of promoting social, political, economic, environmental, and racial justice. Our work aims to promote a culture of active political participation by providing individuals, local community groups, and civic organizations with the tools they need to organize, register, and educate voters, with an emphasis on historically disenfranchised communities. MassVOTE also builds civic coalitions to advocate for democratic reforms that make the electoral process more accountable and accessible to all.  

    Job Title: Intern
    Placements available: 1
    Eligible Class Year: Sophomores
    Format: Hybrid (If the public health situation permits, this position will be hybrid remote and in-person. Ideally, it will be in-person two days a week. They will try to make sure these days overlap with the rest of MassVOTE’s interns and fellows.)

    Job Description: By joining MassVOTE, the Fellow will have the opportunity to truly become a part of the MassVOTE team. The Fellow will meet one-on-one with MassVOTE staff, as well as attend meetings and events with us. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to network with a variety of affiliated organizations and coalition partners from across Massachusetts. 

    The Lumpkin Fellow will work with MassVOTE staff on a variety of projects, including:  

    • Raising awareness around the 2022 Primary and State elections. This includes creating infographics, organizing candidate forums, crafting social media content, and more. 
    • Researching and analyzing public policy related to voting rights.
    • Crafting communications-related materials, like press releases and op-eds.
    • Attending meetings with state and municipal officials, community advocates, and more.
    • Assisting with administrative tasks as necessary, such as organizing press lists. 

    Alongside these tasks, Lumpkin Fellows will join all MassVOTE interns and fellows in creating a summer research project. This project is in some way related to voting rights, but how it is related and the form it takes is entirely up to the Fellow to decide. Fellows will research, outline, draft, and ultimately complete their summer project with the guidance and feedback of a MassVOTE staffer. Upon completion, this project will then be posted to the MassVOTE website. Ideally, the Fellow will be able to use this project as a writing sample for academic and professional purposes.  

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Open to Sophomores 
    • Innovative mindset – it is encouraged that Fellows speak up on the issues they care about and projects they are interested in
    • Ability to handle multiple projects on tight deadlines
    • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
    • Attention to detail
    • Strong writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills
    • Interest in politics, policy, and/or community organizing
    • Fluency in another language, such as Spanish, is a plus, but by no means required

    If the public health situation permits, this position will be hybrid remote and in-person. Ideally, we will be in-person two days a week. We will try to make sure these days overlap with the rest of MassVOTE’s interns and fellows.

    Massachusetts Historical Society

    (Boston, MA) awaiting internship confirmation for Summer 2023

    Founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society is an invaluable resource for American history, life, and culture. Its extraordinary collections tell the story of America through millions of rare and unique documents, artifacts, and irreplaceable national treasures. 

    As the nation’s first historical society, the MHS strives to enhance the understanding of our nation’s past and its connection to the present, demonstrating that history is not just a series of events that happened to individuals long ago but is integral to the fabric of our daily lives. Its collections are accessible to anyone with an interest in American history. Beyond research, the MHS offers many ways for the public to enjoy its collections including engaging programs, thought-provoking exhibitions, publications, seminars, and teacher workshops. 

    The MHS collections are particularly well-known for extensive holdings of personal papers from three presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. The collections contain many famous documents including Paul Revere's own account of his famous ride and Abigail Adams’s famous "Remember the Ladies” letter to John Adams, where she advocates for the rights of women to be included in the founding of the United States. In addition, the MHS holds several imprints of the Declaration of Independence, and Thomas Jefferson's architectural drawings, among many other treasures. 

    Job Title: Development Intern
    Placements available: 1
    Eligible Class Year: Sophomores
    Format: Hybrid 

    Job Description: The Lumpkin Summer Intern will work in the Development Department. 

    • Information Management: Work with a Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system called Blackbaud Altru on data entry, integrity and cleanup.  
    • Communications: Develop web and social media content for development, including organizing photos for use in event follow-up and promotion, creating photo slideshows, and tagging donors for photo archiving. 
    • Administrative: Provide administrative support to the team, which involves tasks like scanning, filing, copying, maintaining records (both hard copy and virtual) and data entry. 
    • Non-profit Management: In addition to the responsibilities described above, the intern will attend occasional staff meetings and complete other tasks as assigned by her supervisor, the Assistant Director of Development under the direction of additional Development team members.  

    We will also provide the opportunity for the intern to have tours and conversations with other departments at the MHS in order to gain a window into the world of non-profit operations as well as the specialized industry of a historic research archive and library. Tours could include the special collections, preservation lab, art and artifacts, education, publications, Adams Family Papers and public programs departments. 

    Eligibility Requirements: 

    • Students with interest in non-profit work and information systems or fundraising. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication 
    • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel 
    • Familiarity with Google Drive, Sheets, Docs, etc. 
    • Data entry experience in a database strongly preferred 
    • Good sense of humor

    HEALTH PROMOTION & LEGAL SERVICES

    Use marketing and communications skills to promote health-related initiatives and support events. Join an immigration legal services team or learn how legal problem-solving strategies are used to advance health equity in society.

    The Dimock Center

    (Boston, MA) awaiting internship confirmation for Summer 2023

    Founded in 1862 as the New England Hospital for Women and Children, the Dimock Center heals and uplifts individuals, families, and its community. Recognized nationally as a model for the delivery of comprehensive health and human services in an urban community, The Dimock Center provides over 19,000 people annually with convenient access to high quality, low cost health care and human services that might not otherwise be available to the communities it serves. Operating on a nine-acre campus in Roxbury, The Dimock Center serves communities in Boston and across the state, providing comprehensive, culturally-competent Health and Community Care, Behavioral Health Services, and Child and Family Services. 

    Job Title: Marketing and Communications Intern
    Placements available: 2
    Eligible Class Year: Sophomores

    Job Description: The Marketing and Communications intern will be actively involved in supporting the operations of the Office of Development & External Affairs through various communication and marketing initiatives and projects. Managed by Manager of Marketing and Communications, she will primarily be responsible for increasing community engagement for its Annual Road to Wellness 5K Walk/Run event in September through various marketing channels, including social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), event Website, community outreach and e-newsletters. This role will also include helping with any pre-event logistics.  Skills you will learn and/or expand upon may include:

    • Digital Marketing: Create, manage and implement comprehensive social media and editorial calendar for Sixth Annual Road to Wellness Walk/Run event. Generate social media and other engagement ideas/campaigns. Update event website (Word Press)
    • Communications and Outreach: Write and post weekly participant profiles for all media channels, including Web. Write short articles for the newsletter, Website. Write press releases and media advisories.
    • Project Management: Write, edit, proofread and manage Communications projects, including some light design work; coordinating t-shirt production and other event collateral.
    • Coaches and Athlete Support: Staffing the Saturday training sessions at Franklin Park as needed (8:30am-10:30am)
    • Logistics: managing the RunReg database, responding to inquiries from participants, sending communications to participants, processing donations.

     Eligibility Requirements: 

    • Sophomores with interest in non-profit and community development work. 
    • Strong organizational skills, great attention to detail
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong technology skills – able to learn quickly and teach others how to use the RunReg platform.

    MLPB (Formerly known as Medical Legal Partnership | Boston)

    (Boston, MA) awaiting internship confirmation for Summer 2023

    MLPB believes in the power of justice to advance health.  We equip health and human services teams with problem-solving strategies that disrupt the evolution of a person's social, economic or environmental need into a legal — and health — crisis. Through robust training and technical assistance support, we help workforce partners understand their unique capacities to unlock access to a range of health-promoting benefits, services, and legal protections — for which many individuals, families, and populations are eligible.   

    A person’s social, economic and environmental context matters for health. Health-related social needs (HRSN) — like poor housing conditions, energy insecurity, food insecurity, and interpersonal violence — can derail their care plan or worsen their health status. HRSN drive avoidable care utilization and related system costs, and perpetuate harmful health disparities. Effective organizational responses to people’s HRSN are critical to furthering health equity. MLPB provides doctors, social workers, and other human services professionals with legal advice and services to help ensure patients’ social needs are met.

    Job Title: Non-Profit/Community Development Intern
    Placements available: 1-2
    Eligible Class Year: Sophomores

    Job Description: The MLPB intern participates in all aspects of the organization’s work. They will be exposed to the real-time development of legal care as a component of healthcare quality improvement and the emerging implementation of the Accountable Care model. The intern is expected to pitch in on tasks related to running a non-profit office without administrative support staff. Skills you will learn and/or expand upon may include:

    • Research and analysis: Conduct legal research and writing, policy analysis
    • Teaching: Develop training for health & human services staff 
    • Data Management: Perform data entry and analysis support for medical research studies involving social determinants of health and health disparities
    • Teamwork and Collaboration: Participate in coalitions and public health Communities of Practice, and work on community lawyering projects to address health-harming inequities 
    • Administrative: Perform administrative tasks as needed. 

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Sophomores with interest in non-profit and community development work 
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills
    • An interest in public health, equity, social justice, and/or legal services

    INTERVENTION & SUPPORT SERVICES

    Provide communications, outreach, and operations support to organizations that help survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

    Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

    (Boston, MA)  internship confirmed for summer 2022

    Founded in 1973, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) provides free, confidential support and services to survivors of sexual violence ages 12 and up and their families and friends. BARCC works with survivors regardless of when the violence was done to them, and its goal is to empower survivors to heal and seek justice in ways that are meaningful to them. BARCC also works with a wide range of organizations and communities, including schools, colleges, and police, to advocate for change. 

    Powered by roughly 50 staff and over 200 volunteers, BARCC assists thousands of sexual violence survivors and their families, friends and communities each year. The organization serves 29 cities and towns in the Greater Boston area—a population of approximately 4.6 million​ people. BARCC provides its volunteers training in how to respond to survivors and create cultures that prevent sexual violence in the first place.

    Job Title: Marketing and Communications Intern
    Placements available: 1
    Eligible Class Year: Sophomores
    Format: Hybrid

    Job Description: The Lumpkin intern will work with BARCC’s marketing and communications manager on projects to support increasing BARCC’s reach, engagement, and thought leadership. Skills you will learn and/or expand upon may include: 

    • Communications and Marketing: Help develop social media strategy and analysis; maintain website
    • Research: Conduct research on current issues related to BARCC’s work
    • Administrative: Support internal communications and help answer main office phone line
    • Creative: Contribute to graphic design and video production projects

    Eligibility Requirements: 

    • Sophomores with interest in nonprofit and community development work
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills
    • Strong skills in social media and Google suite (Google drive, docs, etc.)
    • Skills in graphic design and video production are a plus

    RECENT LUMPKIN INTERNS

    2021

    • Avalon Swanson ‘23, Dennis Conservation Land Trust
    • Beatrice Chen ‘23, CitySprouts
    • Charoline Francois ‘23, The Massachusetts Historical Society
    • Catherine Wang ‘23, EMPath
    • Chloe Benson ‘23, YWBoston
    • Eliza Huefner ‘23, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
    • Eman Khatri ‘23, MLPB
    • Erin Olson ‘23, CitySprouts
    • Francesca Lameiro ‘23, St. Stephen’s Youth Programs
    • Kaitlyn Wang ‘23, The Dimrock Center
    • Karina Zimmerman ‘23, Dennis Conservation Land Trust
    • Lucia Ann Van Hanken ‘23, BlueHub Capital
    • Tasi Petra ‘23, MassVote
    • Valerie Tseng ‘23, MLPB

    2020

    • Ana Luisa McCullough '22, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
    • Anna Mervosh '22, MassVote
    • Caitrin Spottiswoode '22, MLPB
    • Chantal Valdivia '22, CitySprouts
    • Chelsea Chen '22, BlueHub Capital
    • Erin MacQueen '22, St. Stephen's Youth Programs
    • Lily Cuellarsola '22, The Massachusetts Historical Society
    • Margaret Bolan '22, Boston Health Care for the Homeless
    • Maria Zapata '22, YW Boston
    • Sara Khim '22, EMPath
    • Sydney Pierce '22, St. Stephen's Youth Programs

    2019

    • Aminah Praileau '21, Irish International Immigrant Center
    • Megan D'Alessandro '21, St. Stephen's Youth Programs
    • Phoebe Woodruff '21, EMPath
    • Sophie Dowdy '21, Boston Area Rape Crisis
    • Soren Kernan '21, The Dimock Center
    • Vanessa Delarca '21, YW Boston
    • Alexandra Gago '21, Renewal House
    • Caroline Witten '21, Blue Hub
    • Shreya Huilgol '21, Medical Legal Partnership

    2018

    • Camille Brunetti '20, Action for Boston Community Development, Boston, MA
    • Margarita Forbes '20, YMCA Boston, MA
    • Lyba Khan '20, Economic Mobility Pathways, Boston, MA
    • Rachel Korkodilos '20, The Dimock Center, Boston, MA
    • Claudia Lamprecht '20, Primary Care Progress, Boston, MA
    • Sharon Lu '20, St. Stephen's, Boston, MA
    • Maya Nuñez, '20, Irish International Immigration Center, Boston, MA
    • Sarah Nwafor '20, Renewal House, Boston, MA
    • Emmet Odegaard '20, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, Boston, MA
    • Alexandra Stanford '20, Medical Legal Partnerships, Boston, MA
    • Christine Yi '20, Boston Community Capital, Boston, MA

    2017

    • Sianna D. Casey ‘19, Renewal House, Boston, MA
    • Catherine H. Gooding ‘19, Economic Mobility Pathways, Boston, MA
    • Hawah M. Kallon ‘19, Action for Boston Community Development, Boston, MA
    • Hayley A. Liebenow ‘19, The Dimock Center, Boston, MA
    • Rebecca T. Leu ‘19, Primary Care Progress, Cambridge, MA
    • Christina A. Okezie ‘19, St. Stephen's B-SAFE Program, Boston, MA
    • Julia P. Renfroe ‘19, Medical Legal Partnership, Boston, MA
    • Esa Tilija ‘19, Boston Community Capital, Boston, MA
    • Madeline R. Wood ‘19, Irish International Immigrant Center, Boston, MA
    • Michelle A. L. Yu ‘19, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, Boston, MA
    • Sitara A. Zoberi ‘19, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, Boston, MA

    2016

    • Mikayla E. Blinzler ’18, Renewal House, Roxbury, MA
    • Emily J. Boyk ’18, St. Stephen’s B-SAFE Summer Program, Boston, MA
    • Kelsey R. Campbell ’18, The Dimock Center, Roxbury, MA
    • Chetna Mahajan ’18, Economic Mobilities Pathway (EMPath, formerly Crittenton Women’s Union), Boston, MA
    • Leilani N. Stacy ’18, Boston Community Capital, Boston, MA
    • Sydney A. Stewart ’18, St. Francis House, Boston, MA
    • Zichun (Michelle) Wang ’18, Medical-Legal Partnership, Boston, MA
    • Katie J. Yan ’18, Action for Boston Community Development, Boston, MA