IDEAS Jobs, Internships, and Communities

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IDEAS stands for…

Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable, Accessible, and Socially Just

Started in June 2020, the IDEAS career development campaign is designed to surface and promote inclusion-focused communities and opportunities from Emerson College’s partners. Students and alumni can connect with these opportunities by exploring this webpage and by subscribing to our monthly newsletter using the link below.

Looking for more information? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Upcoming Events

Have you ever wanted to stay in Boston or Los Angeles for an internship but it has been simply too expensive for you? Consider applying to the Summer 2022 Emtern program, where housing is fully provided by Emerson College!

Emtern Summer Experience

Need support for your summer internship? Do you want to remain in Boston or go to Los Angeles for the summer? Looking for more industry connections?

The Emerson Intern Summer Experience, or Emtern Summer Experience for short, offers undergraduate rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to receive in-depth professional support while pursuing a summer internship in either Boston or Los Angeles.

About the Program

The Emtern Summer Experience was designed as a way to support students completing low-pay or unpaid internships with Boston and Los Angeles-based employers. This program is an opportunity for students who have been unable to do an internship due to economic hardship and provides more access to experiential learning.  The experience is available to any student pursuing a professional experience during the summer, including academic and for-experience internships. Historically underrepresented students are encouraged to apply. The program provides students with the following:

  • On-campus accommodations,
  • A required professional development series,
  • The opportunity to connect with alumni in the arts and communication throughout the summer. 

The series is organized by Emerson College’s Board of Advisors and the Career Development Center.


Students accepted into the program will receive free on-campus housing from Emerson’s Boston or Los Angeles campuses. Housing is provided between May and August. 


Students accepted into the program are required to attend a series of weekly professional development dinners and workshops, organized by Emerson College’s Board of Advisors. These discussion-based events will focus on a variety of career topics, including personal branding, networking, and much more.

Important Reminders: In light of COVID-19, accommodations will be provided based on state and local guidelines. Students accepted into the program will be notified of their housing status as soon as a decision is made.

The professional development series for the 2022 cohort will be conducted in observance of social distancing and gathering guidelines. Events may happen virtually, in-person, or a combination of both formats, as public health allows.

Applicants will be informed of our plans for this year as soon as they are finalized.

How to Apply

Given the high level of interest in this program, students are required to turn in a completed application to be considered for this opportunity. Applications must include information regarding the internship(s) a student intends to apply to, or the internship(s) a student has already applied to. A written component describing the student’s interest in the program is required as well.

Students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Rising Junior or Senior
  • Demonstrated Financial Need*

Students do not need to have a confirmed Summer internship to apply to the program, however, they will need to provide evidence of internships they intend to apply to or applications they have already submitted. Students are encouraged to use the Career Development Center to assist with their search.

Internships must be completed within the timeline of the program (mid-May through mid-August). Please be aware that this is a highly competitive program for current students. The offerings for the program, along with its eligibility requirements are outlined below.

The deadline to apply for Summer 2022 is January 28, 2022.

*Financial need is determined by Emerson College’s Office of Financial Aid.

Current Opportunities

Spring Program Development Internship at Get Girls Going

Get Girls Going, Boston is looking for a spring development program intern to join our team. Our ideal candidate is a self-starter, ambitious, and reliable committed to our mission.
Get Girls Going (GGG)  is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers Black teen girls to create social enterprises that solve problems in the world, and in doing so equips them to be leaders that challenge racial and gender inequities that prevent them from success. As a way to increase the representation of true leadership in business, Get Girls Going (GGG) runs a 6- week summer incubator alongside yearly workshops and events for black teen girls in high school between the ages of 15 and 18 that are looking to start businesses and social enterprises of their own. GGG’s vision is to develop the future of business leaders in America through entrepreneurship education, mentorship, and social justice. 
The ideal candidate will have previous experience with program management duties. Strong communication, documenting and organizing skills is a must. This internship is geared toward a college student or recent college graduate who is looking to get experience working with a startup non-profit organization. 

  • Plan, organize, and facilitate workshops and events
  • Example workshops include but not limited to: panel discussions, guest speakers, hands on activities
  • Promote programming, events and updates on all official GGG social media outlets.
  • Attend and participate in weekly team meetings 
  • Document systems, contacts, logistics, and communications that you create which are pertinent to workshop success. 
  • Strategically partner/collaborate with other organizations that are aligned with GGG mission and vision to bring value to events and workshops. 
  • Assist with the logistical creation of the summer programming schedule.


  • Must be enrolled in a accredited University or can have a bachelor’s degree
  • 1 years of experience organizing projects or events 
  • Experience working with populations served at GGG 
  • Excellent organizing and event planning skills 
  • Flexible and self-motivated
  • Detail oriented, with the ability to prioritize under deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, specifically Word and Excel, as well as Internet search tools.
  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills
  • Understanding of organizations mission, vision and goals. 

Time Commitment:

Spring Development/Program Internship is a 13 week commitment. It will run from February 7, 2022 – May 6th, 2022. You will be asked to work 15 hours a week. No benefits are available to temporary and seasonal employees. Sick time and time off can be discussed with the hiring manager. 

Compensation: Stipend (TBA)

Equal Opportunity Employer: Get Girls Going (GGG) is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. In compliance with federal, state and local laws, all hiring decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are deeply committed to building diverse candidate pools for all positions and creating a work culture and environment inclusive of all. Women of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline to apply: February 14, 2022

How to apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to

Development & Events Intern at Project Hope Boston, Inc.

About Project HOPE Boston

Project HOPE Boston works in partnership with families so they can move up and out of poverty. We do this by being a catalyst for change in the lives of families and in the systems that keep them poor; developing and providing family support solutions for homelessness and poverty; and advocating for just public policies that strengthen families. Founded by the Little Sisters of the Assumption, today Project HOPE offers an array of services to assist families in gaining the resources and skills to overcome their impoverished circumstances. Project HOPE’s innovative approach and evidence-based practice have led to it being at the forefront of efforts in the city to move families beyond homelessness and poverty. Working at Project HOPE offers an exciting opportunity to be a part of a growing organization continuously responding to the changing needs of the families it serves, especially during the pandemic.

Responsibilities, activities, hours:

This is a unique opportunity to work in a non-profit and support the needs of the Development Department, with focus on managing Project Hope Boston’s social media pages, as well as all elements of internal and external communications. This includes special events, program updates, mail and email appeals, business solicitations, and more. You will succeed here if you possess extreme attention to detail, creativity, resourcefulness, and a collaborative, open-minded spirit.

This position does not involve direct-service to the women and families we serve at Project Hope Boston, but it is imperative to possess a sensitivity to others, an appreciation for different life experiences and choices, and to be able to communicate these in a respectful way. The expectation in 2022 is for this to be a hybrid position, with opportunities for in-person and remote-work (work schedule arranged by mutual agreement). This position reports directly to the Development Manager. This position is for 18-20 hours per week, suggested 4 days per week starting January – May 2022 (with possibility for extending into summer 2022). There is flexibility with work schedules should school conflict, with the ability to reduce hours or work when you are able.  

Responsibilities include:

  •  Find/create images that appeal visually to and engage our audience
  • Write copy for our social media pages that is informed, engaging, and relevant
  • Organize a posting schedule
  • Stay up to date with current events and happenings in the Roxbury/Dorchester area, as well as nationally and globally
  •  Participate in staff meetings in order to learn from and communicate with program staff, which often translates into communications
  •  Work collaboratively with the Development team to send email communications 
  •  Draft email outlines, write copy, and create media to be shared with our community
  • Help with event promotion and communication, primarily through social media and email (annual Rise & Shine breakfast and Boston Marathon team)
  •  Continuously further your knowledge of Project Hope Boston and the work we do so that you can best represent the organization
  •  Research organizations/businesses in the community similar to us, that interest us, and that we should engage with
  •  Interact with our database, Salesforce, including (but not limited to) entering in-kind donations, running reports and donor touchpoints 

Who we are looking for:        

A creative, enthusiastic and compassionate individual with a strong commitment to our mission as well as:

  •  Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Interest in fundraising, special events, and public relations/communications
  • A commitment to racial equity and anti-racist
  • The ability to work on multiple tasks at once
  • Proficiency in Google Apps Suite; a plus if you have experience with website management, graphic design (Adobe, Canva, etc.), and a variety of social media platforms
  • Professionalism, organization, and self-starting approach to work is highly desired

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume as attachments to Development Manager, Keyton Sheely at Please write “Development & Events Internship – Your Name” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please answer the following questions:What resonates most about Project Hope Boston’s mission and values to you? What do you hope to gain from this experience, both personally and in your professional development?

Application Deadline: January 21, 2022

Home International Center for Journalists

ICFJ is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting a diverse and international workplace. We offer a competitive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, partial tuition reimbursement, and generous annual leave.

Program Intern

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks a paid intern for our programs department. The internship is a great opportunity to build foundational experience in how international programs are run by coordinating various selection processes, maintaining databases, conducting due diligence, tracking expenses, monitoring and evaluating projects, communicating impact through the web and social media, researching media innovation for project development and other administrative tasks.


  • Help recruit program participants
  • Assist ICFJ staff with various steps of the selection process
  • Assist ICFJ staff with all logistics regarding program participants
  • Assist in the implementation of workshops/trainings
  • Assist ICFJ staff with communications with partners
  • Maintain databases with contact information and project results
  • Process expense reports and update financial tracking systems
  • Assist in managing social media. (Twitter, Facebook, web analytics, etc.)
  • Assist in conducting program evaluations and writing reports
  • Provide administrative support as needed

Selection Criteria:

  • Intern must be enrolled in a degree-granting program during the internship or be a recent graduate
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter
  • Strong attention to detail and highly developed organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Experience with HR, logistics, event planning, research, databases, finances, administrative tasks and spreadsheets are preferred
  • Proficiency in a foreign language is a plus

The internship is for 25 hours a week with a minimum three-month commitment from January through May 2022.

How to apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter here. Only complete applications will be considered.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Additional Resources:

Frequently Asked Questions

What does ‘diversity and inclusion focused’ mean in regards to these opportunities?

The jobs and internships posted through IDEAS include opportunities which are exclusive to underrepresented applicants. IDEA also hosts jobs and internships shared by employers who hope to recruit more diverse talent.

Will I receive support in applying to these positions?

Absolutely. We encourage you to connect with our career counseling staff via Handshake for hands-on support in preparing or submitting your application. Our office can also support you when it comes to professional interviewing, networking, or starting your next position.

Who can I talk to about these positions?

You can learn more about IDEAS jobs and internships by contacting the Career Development Center at You may also contact employers themselves using information provided through each opportunity that has been posted. We encourage you to review our Networking Resources if you decide to contact an employer directly.