This Week at the Career Center: Reclaim Childhood, Columbus House Inc., and The Tobin Project

reclaimchildhoodIntern, Reclaim Childhood: Reclaim Childhood is a 501(c)(3) certified non-profit organization based out of Amman, Jordan that employs the positive impact of sport and play to empower marginalized Arab girls and women. Reclaim Childhood offers a unique summer internship opportunity for students and young professionals to come work for us over the summer in Amman, Jordan. Every intern will gain hands-on experience in coaching our girls and women on sports and leadership, learn the dynamics and critical inputs of a non-profit organization, and have the chance to live abroad in the Middle East. (Deadline: Friday, April 25)


columbushouseVarious Positions, Columbus House, Inc.: In the U.S., Veterans make up over 26% of the homeless population with many more at risk for becoming homeless. In Connecticut between 3,000 and 4,000 Veterans do not have a home. Women and young vets aged 18 to 24 are increasingly unemployed and underemployed, are living in substandard conditions, and are at far greater risk of becoming homeless. Men and Women who have fought for our country should never have to fight to keep a roof over their heads. The Veterans Recovery Project of Connecticut is a multi-site AmeriCorps VISTA project consisting of a collaboration of organizations in the New Haven and Bridgeport areas that serve Veterans experiencing homelessness, unemployment, legal issues, and serious mental illness. (Deadline: Friday, April 25)


Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 12.08.14 PMPolicy and Development Assistant, The Tobin Project: The Tobin Project seeks a highly motivated and organized self-starter to join our small but growing team in Harvard Square as the Policy & Development Assistant. This is a key role in the organization and is an unparalleled opportunity to be intimately involved with the inner workings of an entrepreneurial, mission-driven non-profit. The Policy & Development Assistant will work closely with the Director of Policy & Communications to support our development and policy efforts. The position will be especially suitable for individuals considering future careers in the non-profit and public policy arenas. (Deadline: Friday, April 25)


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.