Interns at Rosie’s Place work alongside staff, joining in our efforts to improve the lives of poor and homeless women. Interns gain valuable non-profit experience, enhance academic studies and provide community service. All internships are unpaid, but some students receive financial support or course credit through their colleges.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to handle a variety of demands in a fast-paced environment
- Highly organized
- Passion for social justice and a commitment to furthering the mission of Rosie's Place
Fall 2019 Internships
Rosie's Place will offer two internship experiences this fall: a direct service and an administrative fundraising role. Rosie's Place fall internships happen September through December. Positions allow for some flexibility with start and end dates as well as total number of hours. Although specific times are flexible, internship hours must be sometime Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm. We ask that students are able to commit to spending 15+ hours per week at Rosie’s Place for the duration of their internship.
See descriptions below and click here to apply. Only complete applications will be considered. We will begin review applications in mid-July and will notify all applicants once the search has concluded in August.
Administrative - Fundraising
Since Rosie’s Place accepts no government funding, fundraising and positive communications are critical to our ability to provide hope for poor and homeless women. Close to $10 million is raised annually through a variety of means including direct mail, grant writing, and special events such as a 2,000-attendee corporate luncheon and spring gala.
Fundraising intern responsibilities may include:
- Running our summer Farm Donations Program
- Assisting with special event planning including correspondence and phone solicitation
- Placing news stories and creating a social media presence
- Researching article topics and newsletter ideas
- Performing administrative tasks
- Learning how to use Raiser’s Edge fundraising software and volunteer management software
The direct service intern at Rosie’s Place will work hands on with guests in our Food Pantry, Dining Room and/or Front Desk making them feel welcome and assisting with whatever they may need. The Front Desk at Rosie’s Place is oftentimes the first place that a woman in crisis comes for help. Women are welcomed by our Front Desk staff and invited to rest, regroup and spend time in a safe place. The Front Desk team works to understand the needs of guests and help them access the myriad services available while creating a welcoming and supportive atmosphere. Women living on the street know that they can count on us for a place to launder their clothes, take a shower, store their belongings in a locker or rest in our Sitting Room, all free of charge. We also provide guests with lifelines like a mailing address and use of computers and phones.
Many of those same guests rely on the Rosie’s Place Dining Room and Food Pantry to make ends meet and alleviate hunger in their lives. An average of 2,000 women visit our Food Pantry each month and leave with 20-40 pounds of healthy food for them and their families. While many pantries distribute pre-bagged groceries, our guests “shop” free of charge among shelves set up like a grocery store, choosing which items they would like from our selection of grains, canned goods, fruits & vegetables, meat, dairy products and more. In addition, every day an average of 220 poor and homeless women and their children can count on having a healthy lunch and dinner in our bright and welcoming Dining Room. Another 60 women enjoy breakfast Monday through Friday and brunch on weekends.
Direct Service intern responsibilities may include:
- Welcoming women to Rosie’s Place at the front desk
- Answering questions and referring guests to programs in person and over the phone
- Helping women sign up for showers, laundry, phones or computers
- Taking phone messages, copying, faxing and checking mail for guests
- Handing out toiletries and making up toiletry kits
- Escorting guests one-on-one or restocking items in the food pantry
- Creating guest photo ids and assisting guests with scheduling pantry visits
- Helping to plan nutrition-based food demos or other activities to engage with guests
- Preparing, serving and cleaning up after meals
- Assisting in other direct service programs as needed