Summer Internships at Haley House
May 27-August 16, 2013 | Deadline to apply: March 15, 2013
Haley House, a 46-year-old non-profit in Boston, operates a soup kitchen, food pantry, community garden, and housing program in the South End and a Bakery Cafe in Dudley Square. Haley House is seeking three (3) interns for summer 2013. Internships are unpaid though room and board are provided. Priority will be given to applicants who have the potential to extend their summer internship into a longer-term commitment (1-year minimum) to Haley House’s Live In Community, a group of residential volunteers who co-manage Haley House’s direct services. All three interns will share a primary placement at Haley House’s soup kitchen and will have distinct secondary placements in other aspects of the organization’s work. Descriptions of each placement are as follows:
Primary Placement: Haley House Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry
1. Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry: Summer interns will assist the Live In Community members in the operation of Haley House’s 46-year-old soup kitchen. Interns will be expected to work 2-3 shifts in the soup kitchen, where they will cook and share a meal with guests and fellow volunteers. Interns will also help manage our weekly food pantry and clothing room.
Secondary Placements: McKinley Garden, Social Media, and Take Back the Kitchen
1. McKinley Garden: Got a green thumb, construction skills, or teaching experience? The McKinley Collaborative Garden Project, or “McKinley Garden” for short, is Haley House’s newest adventure in urban community agriculture. As a summer intern place in the garden, you’ll be doing everything from planting seeds to assisting with garden classes for K-12 students in McKinley’s summer academy. We are particularly interested in candidates who have knowledge of sustainable agriculture best practices and have experience in garden design and construction.
2. Social Media and Advertising: Have experience using Facebook, Twitter, Photoshop, InDesign, and other social media or design tools? This internship will use all of those skills and will have the added perk of working closely with our Bakery Cafe’s Marketing Director to advertise and coordinate special events, including but not limited to the Summer CoffeeHouse series on Thursday nights at Haley House Bakery Cafe.
3. Take Back the Kitchen (TBK): TBK is Haley House’s cooking class program that focuses on teaching healthy, homemade meals to youth ages 8-16. TBK classes are housed at Haley House Bakery Cafe in Dudley Square. The TBK intern will be responsible for assisting Chef Instructors before, during, and after classes to ensure that students remain engaged, the appropriate information is gathered, and the kitchen space is left clean and organized. Cooking and teaching experience is preferred, though not required. Note: All secondary placements are subject to change and, if they do change, will be updated accordingly. Also, we are particularly interested in candidates who have experience in Dreamweaver (or advanced knowledge of HTML, CSS, Java), Microsoft Access, and Excel. Please make note of such skills both in your application and on your resume.
Additional Internship Information
As mentioned before, Haley House’s summer internship is unpaid but room and board are provided. Interns will reside with the live in community in a 5-story brownstone that contains the soup kitchen, Haley House's administrative offices, and three floors of living and community space. 23 Dartmouth Street is in the heart of Boston's very desirable South End, a neighborhood that was once the “skid row” of the city but over the years has been transformed by gentrification. All three interns will share one dorm-style bedroom. Food is shared in a common kitchen on the top floor. As residents of the community, interns will participate in house chores and weekly community dinners.
For further details about the Summer Internship contact Mary Ashton or begin the application process by completing the summer internship form. The deadline for submitting the application is March 15, 2013. We will inform you of our decision by March 29, 2013. The expected intern commitment is May 27 – August 16, 2013, with reasonable flexibility for special circumstances. This internship is structured to accommodate the summer availability of most college students but is open to applicants of all backgrounds and life stages.