Citizen Schools Unpaid Internship Opportunity

Citizen Schools Massachusetts is looking for a summer intern to support our Program team. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain firsthand experience with a leading education reform non-profit. Throughout the summer, our intern will develop foundational project management skills, learn how to build effective relationships with key internal stakeholders, learn basic event planning, and refine their organizational skills.

About Citizen Schools:

Citizen Schools is a national nonprofit that operates in six states and serves over 5,000 students annually. We aim to transform education through innovative expanded learning time programs at public middle schools. Using a rigorous, evidence-based pedagogy, we provide academic support, a culture of high expectations and “apprenticeships” (hands-on, project-based learning courses taught by volunteer professionals) to students in underserved neighborhoods. As a result, our students develop the skills, knowledge, and beliefs they need to succeed in middle school, advance towards college, and become leaders in their careers and communities. The Massachusetts region currently serves five MA Department of Education schools and nearly 700 students in Boston and Somerville by engaging hundreds of volunteers annually. You can learn more about Citizen Schools by clicking here.

Start Date: June 5

Commitment: 35 hours per week

Length of internship: 12 Weeks (June 5-August 15)

Location: Boston, MA

Benefits: Monthly Transportation Stipend

Responsibilities include:

Event Planning

  • Support in the execution of our End-Of-Year Celebration
  • Plan and coordinate the Summer Welcome event

Human Resources

  • Support in the planning and coordination of personnel training
  • Support in the on-boarding of new personnel
  • Manage the personnel directory database
  • Assist in organizing and compiling confidential personnel paperwork


  • Commitment to Citizen Schools’ mission to help all children discover and achieve their dreams
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize tasks given limited time and resources
  • Ability to proactively identify and solve problems
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Drive platforms
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Enrolled in a U.S. Department of Education accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • Experience with Salesforce and Box is a plus

Next Steps:

Apply here with a cover letter that addresses the following questions:

    • Why are you interested in working for Citizen Schools?
    • Why are you interested in this role and what skill(s) do you think you possess that would help you excel in this internship?

Citizen Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status.