Program Services Internship (Boston and Cape Cod Offices)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is among the largest and most effective one-to-one youth mentoring agencies in the country and is seeking energetic individuals to work with a diverse and dynamic team, in a fast-paced environment at either our Boston or Cape Cod and Islands offices. Interns will assist in volunteer enrollment, youth enrollment, and match support “Big/Little” relationships. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the not for profit sector and mentoring in particular.
Assist with community recruitment of volunteer “Bigs” and youth “Littles”
Assist in the enrollment, assessment, and matching of volunteer Bigs
Assist in the facilitation of training for “Bigs” and “Littles”
Identify and assist in activities for Bigs and Littles
Research and catalogue resources (housing, recreational, therapeutic) for families and Bigs.
Work with the Site/School Based Mentoring team to make and support school and site based matches.
Update information for youth waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Sister.
Provide other administrative support as needed
Availability a minimum of 10-12 hours per week during fall/spring semester and/or availability to work 20+ flexible hours per week during summer break (2 months minimum requirement). Will include some evenings and weekends. Could also be a year long internship.
Goal-driven junior, senior or graduate student
Working knowledge of Microsoft computer software
Strong time-management and organizational skills a must
Ability to self-motivate and stay on task
Bi-lingual and mentoring experience a plus!
Compensation: Unpaid. If applicable can be used for school course credit.
Additional: This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the not-for-profit sector. You will work in a “hands-on” environment with individuals who respond daily to critical community issues. This is also a great chance to develop above-entry-level skills.