INTERNSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Trinity Boston Foundation values all those who play a role in enabling change for the youth of Boston. Without the work of committed volunteers, we could not reach this city’s young people in such profound ways. Please browse the following roles for ways you can get involved. For general inquires, please contact Erin Truex. Download our engagement one pager here.
Volunteer with Sole Train: Boston Runs Together, a community building and mentoring program that uses running as a vehicle for setting and achieving seemingly impossible goals.
- Practices are between 8am-4pm (1 hr), 1-2 days/week Monday-Friday
- 4 weekend races/community events
- September-June, culminating with Boston’s Run to Remember (5 mile or half marathon race)
- Join a supportive community of caring individuals who bring out the best in young people and adults!
- No running experience required!
Interested? Contact: Nathaly Figueroa.
This summer, ride your bike with purpose! Register as a Team Trinity Rider in the Rodman Ride to support Trinity Boston Foundation's TEEP (Trinity Education for Excellence Program, the character development program for Boston Public middle and high school students.)
Team Trinity community rides and activities will prepare you for the 25, 50 or 100 mile Rodman Ride events, and help you raise the $1,500 or more needed to participate.
Interested? Contact: Donna Desilus, 617-536-0944 x339
TBCC demonstrates its commitment to clinical education through its internship program which aims to develop and sharpen core therapeutic competencies with our 3 Essential Community Practices (ECP) of Restorative Justice, Racial Equity, & Trauma Informed Practice.
Our training program integrates these practices into our training curriculum. The core of our program involves embedded clinical work that occurs within systems and organizations working directly and indirectly with Youth of Color. Interns will have the opportunity to learn macro skills in working within systems as well as clinical skills for one to one clinical work with youth and youth workers. Clinical components include but are not limited to: 1:1 counseling; milieu-based support; group facilitation; and restorative justice circle practice.
Training components will include but are not limited to: individual & group clinical supervision focused on individual clinical work; training in the integration of psychology and spirituality; tracking of client outcomes; training in 3 ECP’s; and group supervision/training in systems-based work. Additionally, interns are encouraged to explore and integrate various therapeutic orientations involved in providing services to youth and youth workers.
Given that we work with populations whose schedules are governed by the Boston Public School calendar, interns are expected to begin in September and end in June, at least a week after the Boston Public School calendar ends for the summer.
While it is possible and at times necessary to arrange for the internship to start or end during the summer months, most interns will have a September start date. Interns typically work 22-24 hours per week. Wednesday is a required working day; remaining hours may be spread from Monday-Friday. Interns are required to keep at least 3-4 hours available (5:00pm to 8:00pm) on weekday evenings where they can meet with clients in our offices.
Applications are due January 7th, 2019. To apply, submit your resume and application online, here.
For more information, download the TBCC Internship Description
Contact: Asha M. Ragin, Ph.D. | firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to help our students in TEEP succeed, academically and personally, we do our best to provide them with mentors who can help them excel and face the challenges the adolescence presents. Our tutors offer support to both middle school and high schoolers, primarily in Math, English, and Science and are requested on an as-needed basis.
More consistent tutoring and mentoring opportunities exist within the Roadmap to College curriculum. Volunteers help our students prepare for the ISEE entrance exam to college-prep high schools. Once in high school, our students work with college mentors who aid in the college visitation, application, and selection process. This role is taken very seriously by our staff and our students and is a great opportunity to help a young person make significant steps in their young adult lives. Contact: Priscilla Andrade.
The McCormack Middle School library is always looking for eager participants to help spread love of learning throughout the school. With both isolated and long-term opportunities available, being a library volunteer is a great way to be a positive influence for our students at McCormack. Volunteers help host teacher appreciation events, library clean-up days, and science fair nights, among other things throughout the year. Our volunteers who can give time consistently each week act as Literacy Buddies to middle school students, reading with them once each week. Contact: Sophia Brion-Meisels.
Our enthusiastic team of fundraising and event-planning gurus could always use and extra hand on upcoming projects. For anything from one-off assistance with events to longer-term internships within the department, we invite a phone call or email from you expressing your interest and availability.
We are always looking for new talent for our planning committees. If you would like to contribute to the growth and strategy of the organization in a major way, please consider a place on one of the following: Governance Committee, Development Committee, Finance Committee, Programs Committee, or Bostonians for Youth Event Committee. Contact: Erin Truex.