Cardinal Internship Deadlines: Maji Safi, Ascend Learning, LIFT and more

cambridgeadvisorygroupAnalyst, Cambridge Advisory Group: Cambridge Advisory Group is the second-largest privately held actuarial and benefits firm in the United States, providing services on qualified and non-qualified health and welfare benefits. Cambridge works for more than 40 Fortune 200 companies as well as several State and Federal regulators and agencies. We provide consulting services on both retirement, and health and welfare. Great opportunity to work with an intimate team and do substantive work. (Deadline: Tuesday, March 11)


ascendlearningHumanities Curriculum Development Intern, Ascend Learning: Ascend Learning’s mission is to develop a scalable solution to the underachievement of economically disadvantaged children – a network of urban, college-preparatory, K-12 charter schools, operating with widely available human and financial resources, and posting achievement levels equal or superior to suburban schools educating students from middle-class families. The Humanities Curriculum Development intern will be responsible for supporting 5th and 6th grade Ascend Humanities and Social Studies teachers with a variety of projects. (Deadline: Tuesday, March 25)


brooklynbridgeparkconservancySummer Associate, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy: A non-profit organization, the Conservancy has worked for over twenty-five years to ensure the creation, adequate funding, proper maintenance, public support, and citizen enjoyment of Brooklyn Bridge Park through partnership with the public sector, development of programming, and active promotion of the needs of the park and its constituents. Ideal applicants have an interest in small and large-scale events, working with volunteers and an ability to lead small projects independently or with groups. An interest and background in environmental education, aquatic ecology and kayaking is welcome.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience by working at a small but fast-paced office where associates can expect to acquire practical knowledge about environmental education, aquatic ecology, horticulture, maintenance and operation of public space and event management and production. (Deadline: Tuesday, March 25)


LIFTSummer Advocate, LIFT: LIFT seeks driven and independent leaders to serve as Senior Summer Advocates. Senior Summer Advocates work one-on-one with low-income community members (LIFT clients) to find jobs, secure housing, enroll in public benefits, and obtain referrals for services like childcare and healthcare. Senior Summer Advocates are also responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of LIFT. We look for individuals who are passionate about community development and are committed to LIFT’s anti-poverty mission. (Deadline, Tuesday March 25)


MSG_logo2cFellowship Intern, Maji Safi: Maji Safi Group (Clean Water Group) is a disease prevention project that educates communities in rural Tanzania about waterborne and water-related diseases. They are currently hiring for multiple internship positions: water testing, ceramic filter feasibility report, and sports coaching. (Deadline: Tuesday, March 18)




Assistant to the Executive Director, Sustainable South Bronx: The Assistant to the Executive Director will provide support to Michael Brotchner, SSBx’s Executive Director (and Wesleyan class of 1995). The Assistant’s responsibilities will be very diverse and will include work related to every component of the organization’s work: program development, fundraising, administration, and finance. This is a terrific opportunity for someone interested in a future career in the nonprofit sector, as it will provide a great viewpoint from which to observe – and participate in – the activities of a nonprofit organization on a day-to-day basis. (Deadline: Tuesday, April 15) 


NED_logoNational Endowment for Democracy (NED): NED is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world.  They are currently seeking interns for the Africa Department, the Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs, the Center for International Media Assistance, and the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program. More information can be found at The National Endowment for Democracy is an equal opportunity employer. (Deadline: Thursday, May 1)


Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare.