Cardinal Internships: Social Impact & Civic Engagement

The “Cardinal Internship” designation refers to opportunities with companies or organizations where alumni, parents, and friends of Wesleyan are especially interested in hiring Wesleyan students. The variety and caliber of the internship hosts speak to the excellence and adaptability of a Wesleyan education and, as one might expect, many of the positions are with groups working for social and environmental change. While a full list of these opportunities can be found on CareerDrive, we’ve begun to pick out the internships that are with organizations doing work related to social impact or civic engagement. Many of these applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so make sure to apply early! Check back for updates, and remember to apply for grants and academic credit to make unpaid positions more feasible.

Student Life Assistant at Link Community Charter School
– Newark, NJ
– Due May 12

Outreach / Food Pantry Intern at Amazing Grace Food Pantry
– Middletown, CT
– Due May 12

Summer Advocate at LIFT
– Bronx, NY
– Due May 12

Executive Office Intern at NYC Department of Small Business Services
– New York, NY
– Due May 19
– From Sarah Krauss ’00

Social Enterprise Intern at reSET Social Enterprise Trust
– Hartford, CT
– Due May 19

Interpretation Ambassador at Fredrick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
– Brookline, MA
– Due May 19

Events Volunteer at Row New York
– New York, NY
– Due May 21
– From Roxy Capron ’14

Creative “Commie” Intern at H2knO
– Boston, MA
– Due May 28
– Isaac Hunnewell ’06 is the Executive Director

Marketing and Communications Intern North End Arts Rising: Buttonwood Tree
– Middletown, CT
– Due May 28

Editorial / Content Volunteer at Afropop Wordwide
– Brooklyn, NY
– Due June 1
– Led by Sean Barlow ’79 and Banning Eyre ’79

Past deadlines: Keep these opportunities in mind for next year!

Social Enterprise Internships at GatherWell

Summer Intern/Fellow at BlueLabs

Machon Kaplan Summer Intern Program at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Common Ground High School, Urban Farm, and Environmental Education Center

Summer Intern at Creative Artists Agency

Spring and Summer Internships at the Bipartisan Policy Center

Summer Internships at the Bronx Defenders Office

Internships at Groundwork Bridgeport

GIS Mapping and Radio Program at Maji Safi Group

Forensic Social Work Intern at Lawyers for Children

Summer Institute at Shining Hope for Communities

Dance Intern at Dancing Grounds

Paid internship in civic leadership through the Hope Reichbach Fund

Legal Intern at Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

Policy Intern at the Poverty Action Lab

Research Intern in the Open Technology Institute at New America

Spanish-English Ramble Intern at the Connecticut Forest & Parks Association

Legal and HR Intern at Women’s Health USA

Summer Intern at the Lalela Project New York and Western Cape, South Africa

Summer Associate at Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

Theater Camp Intern at Helen Hayes Youth Theater

Policy Intern at the NYS Task Force

Finance Intern in the Wesleyan Investments Office

Publishing Intern at CHOICE

Program Intern at Recess

Accounting, Communications, Graphic Design, and E-Learning internships at the Society for Neuroscience

Summer Intern at Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Humanities Curriculum Development and Data Analytics interns at Ascend Learning

External Relations Intern at Henry Street Settlement

Internships with the Center for International Private Enterprise

Summer Intern at Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

America Forward Policy Intern (D.C.) and Finance Assistant (Boston) at New Profit

Yale Bulldogs on the Lakes Intern at Hmong College Prep Academy

Summer 2015 Business Analyst at JooMah

Climate Intern at NextGen Climate

Volunteer Intern at Grassroots Soccer

Summer Intern at National Endowment for Democracy

Documentary Film Intern at Public Policy Productions

Tree Nursery Supervisor at Groundwork Bridgeport