For more information about our internship program, visit our page here.
If you are looking for an internship or volunteer opportunity right now, there are many ways to connect with businesses and organizations. If there's a certain interest or skill that you would like to explore, try reaching out to a local business or organization with a phone call or a professional email. Lots of local businesses are interested in having short term interns.
Take some time to identify a specific staff person (Human Resources is a good place to start!) and introduce yourself. Feel free to ask if they are in need of an intern or if they could use some volunteer help for a short term project.
I am happy to help you work on the right language to use if you have questions about this! Additionally, before you agree to work in any business or help out anywhere, make sure it's cleared with your parents and that it is a safe environment. We do background checks on all mentors we use in our program, and we want you to be safe out there if you find something on your own.
In addition, here are some related programs and volunteer opportunities that we highly recommend!
Newton Community Farm
The Newton Community Farm is a non-profit community farm that provides locally grown produce to Newton Farmers' Markets, local food pantries and their own farm stand. Opportunities for volunteering include joining the Field Crew, assisting as an Event Organizers and helping with Communications.
To volunteer, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and note your name, interest, and information about yourself relevant to the work you are interested in doing.
More volunteer information via Newton Community Farm's Website HERE
Newton Food Pantry
The Newton Food Pantry provides food and personal care products for over 650 Newton residents. The Food Pantry is run entirely by volunteers. There is a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, including stocking shelves, making home deliveries and assisting with composting.
To connect with Newton Food Pantry, visit their website HERE
Center For Civic Engagement @ Newton North
The Center for Civic Engagement seeks to provide opportunities for Newton students to participate in community service, civics, and leadership. Visit CCE's website HERE to learn more or visit them on Facebook.
Help Around Town
Help Around Town is a free community job board designed for youth. Register at http://www.helparoundtown.com to find flexible local jobs such as babysitting, running errands, and yard work.
Please feel free to contact Quinn Etchie, Youth Services Director at email@example.com with any questions about Summer Opportunities, or visit our Middle School Summer Resource Guide for more ideas!