Internships and Jobs of the Week: Social Impact, Education, Law & Government

Full-time AmeriCorps Positions with Playworks:

Apply today to change the lives of kids in our community during the 2020-2021 school year- expected start date of August 2020!  Do you believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid? If you are motivated and you possess leadership experience, we want you to join our team to bring your passion for play to a school near you.  Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to get kids physically active and transform children’s social and emotional health. We believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid and are changing school climates by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. 

In addition to a stipend and benefits, AmeriCorps members receive an educational award that can be used to pay off student debt or be put toward future educational programs.  As a Playworks AmeriCorps Member (aka Recess Coach), you will improve the school climate at a local elementary school by ensuring that every kid gets to play every day. 38 positions throughout the country! You’ll be on-site, every school day, making a difference on the playground and in the school community. Head over to Handshake to find out more and to apply.

Summer Internship: Are you interested in nonprofit management, art, and environmental science?

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, located on 13.5 acres in Summit, NJ, is listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places.  The only arboretum in Union County, Reeves-Reed Arboretum is one of the largest open spaces in the City of Summit and an oasis and educational resource in one of the most densely populated regions of New Jersey.  The Arboretum provides the public with environmental science education, horticulture programs, cultural experiences and historical awareness opportunities. The organization has provided summer and academic-year internships  in the past for our students who have assisted with the educational and horticulture programs. For more information, contact their Volunteer Coordinator, Trish Cassin at

Are you interested in teaching and supporting education in underserved areas?

Check out this opportunity in NYC with Summer Teaching Fellows 

Time Commitment: June 9th thru mid-August 2020; 30 hours/week

Summer Stipend: $3000 + 2 monthly MetroCards

To learn more visit:

Please apply using this link and attach a brief cover letter and resume.

Questions can be directed to Delia Kim Sorto ( We will be accepting resumes on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.

Summer Internship in the U.S. Senate

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), Office of the Ranking Member, Democratic Staff, seeks unpaid interns and law clerks for the summer of 2020. The positions offer students of all class years and majorts the opportunity to gain substantive experience in a Senate office while participating directly in the legislative process.

The HELP Committee works on a wide range of issues in the areas of health, education, labor, workforce, pensions, and oversight. These are unpaid internships so be sure to apply for an internship award from the Career Center to help! Find out more and how to apply on Handshake.

Summer Internships with Save the Children

Save the Children has posted over 20 internship opportunities in three different locations (DC, CT, KY) on Handshake, Drew’s job portal. These include a Humanitarian Policy Intern in Washington DC, where you would Support Save the Children’s advocacy work by conducting research on the U.S. government’s humanitarian response efforts, maintaining databases, taking minutes for internal and external meetings, drafting and editing communications materials (invitations, thank you letters, meeting notes, website content, PowerPoint presentations, fact sheets, etc.), attending and reporting out on Congressional hearings and briefings as well as NGO coalition working group meetings, and attending internal agency meetings and training sessions with the opportunity to learn about Save the Children’s programs and gain professional skills. Internship runs from June 2 – August 7. Head to Handshake and search for Save the Children to apply.

Paid Summer and Fall Internships with the The Land Conservancy of New Jersey

The Land Conservancy of NJ  has several paid internships available in our Stewardship Department. The work of the Stewardship Interns would take place primarily in Mount Olive Township. These internships can be either a part-time or full-time opportunity. The successful candidates will be expected to have a car in order to get to our locations.

Position Description:

The Stewardship Interns will assist with landscaping and restoration activities including mowing, weed trimming and removal and treatment of invasive species, including monitoring invasive plant removal by goats and sheep (minimal or no direct contact with animals). They will also assist with property baseline and monitoring reports at our Preserves. Familiarity with handheld GPS units and the Forest Service iTree software a plus.  Interns will assist with maintenance and events at the Community Garden. Applicants should have enthusiasm for the outdoors and the ability to work in typical weather conditions. These positions will be entirely outdoors and will begin as soon as possible. 

How to Apply: 

These positions are available immediately, and can extend through mid November.  These are paid internships. The Land Conservancy of New Jersey can work with the candidate’s educational institution to provide documentation of internship status for academic credit. Please email your resume to: Include “Stewardship Internship” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

Posted by Greg Townsend
Greg Townsend Director, Center for Internships and Career Development Greg Townsend