Internship opportunities with amherst community connections
ACC recognizes the importance of internships among students and recent graduates in the five-college area. The goal of our internship program is to promote and foster advocacy efforts among Amherst's college-aged population.
Through our internship program, ACC has produced an environment that cultivates creativity and skills-based learning in a hands-on environment. Interns can work directly with our participants through case work, which is great for students interested in social work or other careers where interpersonal communication with customers or clientele is necessary. Behind-the-scenes interns can learn about web design, social media, fundraising, grant research, and running a non-profit. Or you can dabble in both! We love to have a wide variety of interns with a wide variety of interests and career goals!
An ideal intern would be someone who is accountable, motivated, works well individually and in group settings, has strong oral and written communication skills, and enjoys working with a diverse group of people.
Our interns are required to commit to 12-hours a week within our flexible schedule and dedicate at least one semester (or the summer) to the position. Prior experience with advocacy and case work is not necessary-we will provide training. We prefer interns with strong communication, writing, and technological skills as well as interns who are independent in their work. However, ACC provides an atmosphere that allows growth in all of these aspects.
Intern positions are unpaid, but for those who have successfully interned at ACC for a semester or a summer, we have two paid internship positions. Please apply if you are eligible for the federal work study program at your institution!