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Internships for Fall 2014


Crittenton Women’s Union is a Boston-based nonprofit innovator dedicated to developing new pathways to economic self-sufficiency for low-income women. Its unique approach—combining direct service programs (housing, alternative education, workforce development, and family stabilization), independent research, and public advocacy—helps 1,400 people annually break the cycle of poverty and build better futures.

CWU is an EEO/AA/ADA/ADEA employer and actively seeks to diversify its workforce. Therefore, all qualified applicant, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability or veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply.


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For more information or questions, contact Jeff Swallom, or 617.259.2950

Positions Available:


Research and Innovation Data Specialist Intern

Internship Title: Research and Innovation Data Specialist Intern

Position Description:
Crittenton Women's Union (CWU) transforms low-income women's lives through innovative social service programs, applied research, and effective advocacy so they and their families can attain economic independence. The Research and Innovation department at CWU has recently developed a new database called the CWU Resource Hub and need help keeping the website maintained and transferring data from an email listserv to the website. Our Data Specialist Intern will work closely with the Research Assistant with data entry of old/current/new resources and help manage the database.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Enters data by using an established procedure and through a detailed web based interface.Interviews with staff and potentially program participants.
  • Maintains data entry requirements by following data program techniques and procedures.
  • Verifies entered data by reviewing, correcting, deleting, or reentering data.
  • Troubleshoot errors and inform Research Assistant of any glitches with the database.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Proficient with Windows OS and strong typing skills
  • Proficient in Internet related applications such as Microsoft Outlook and Web Browsers
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines
  • Self motivated, detail oriented, and organized
  • Experience with JavaScript, HTML/CSS a plus

Internship level: Undergraduate/graduate school level encouraged to apply
Pay level: Volunteer/unpaid
Shifts Available: Seeking minimum of 8 weeks, flexible weekly hours. Prefer minimum of 10 hours per week.
Location: One Washington Mall, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02108

Application Instructions: To be considered for this internship please include a short writing sample (1-5 pages) in the cover letter as well as addressing the qualifications for this internship. Please click on the button below to complete the online employment application.

Certificate Program Intern

Internship Title: Certificate Program Intern

Position Description: The MMC-B Certificate program is seeking an intern to work closely with the Program Coordinator, assisting with raising awareness of a new program, building resource data bases as well as performing administrative duties. This is an exciting time to be involved with Crittenton Women’s Union and MMC-B to gain valuable experience in workforce development and education.

Intern duties would include:

  • Assist with developing data bases in the following areas:
    - Scholarships for women
    - Boston-based resources in training, education, career development
  • Perform administrative tasks such as required

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work on teams
  • Certificate Program InternCertificate Program InternStrong interpersonal communication skills

Shifts Available: Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 3 PM (hours and schedule flexible within time frame)
Internship Level- Undergraduate and Graduate students encouraged to apply
Pay level: Volunteer/non-paid/Intern
Location:  One Washington Mall, Bostton, MA 02108.  

How to apply: To be considered for this internship please click on the link below to complete the online employment application.

Institutional Advancement Intern

Internship Title: Institutional Advancement Intern

Position Description:  The Institutional Advancement (IA) Department at Crittenton Women’s Union is seeking an intern for the fall 2014 term. The intern will be an important part of the IA Team, working closely with the Development Associate and Community Relations Coordinator and providing support for the four key fundraising responsibilities of the department:  1) helping to carry out the holiday gift drive to women and children in shelter; 2) event logistics for our Live! Work! Thrive! Gala, Team CWU’s Tufts 10K for Women Team, and other one-time fundraising events; and 3) some assistance with database management projects. Training will be provided.  

Intern duties would include:

  • With the Development Assistant, co-lead the coordination and implementation of CWU’s Annual Holiday Gift Drive for clients and their children
  • With the Community Relations Coordinator, assist with planning and execution of donor, fundraising and public relations events (Live! Work! Thrive! gala, young patrons events, report releases, sporting events, etc.)
  • Interact with departments throughout the organization to gather information about various programs for materials and projects
  • Write newsletter articles, press releases and other general assignments
  • Update and maintain clippings archive and press kit materials
  • Research, compose, and post features, event recaps, photos with captions and other content for CWU social networking sites (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc.)
  • Assist with maintaining and updating CWU’s website - training will be provided
  • Limited work with fundraising database entry (The Raiser’s Edge) as needed – training will be provided
  • Input on other administrative projects that arise to support the IA team throughout the semester 

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • A strong interest in Crittenton Women’s Union’s efforts to help low-income women become financially self-sufficient
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Initiative and ability to follow-through on all assigned tasks
  • Ability to work well independently and also as part of a team
  • Timeliness and professionalism
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong knowledge of web and electronic media
  • Ability to effectively utilize social networking technologies
  • Strong writing, interpersonal, research, and organizational skills
  • Flexibility and a good sense of humor
  • Research and project management experience helpful
  • Basic HTML knowledge or skills – a plus
  • Experience using Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, and/or InDesign – a plus
  • Experience with still and video photography – a plus

Shifts Available: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (flexible) up to 16 hours per week (Flexible hours within time frame)
Internship Level: Undergraduate and Graduate students encouraged to apply.
Pay level: Unpaid/Volunteer.
Location:  One Washington Mall, Third Floor, Boston (Government Center)

How to apply: To be considered for this internship please click on the link below to complete the online employment application.



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