The purpose of the CBL Interns (formerly CBL Scholars) is to offer experienced CBL/NPCC students an opportunity to deepen their engagement with non-profits in Worcester and community-based learning, while enabling the Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning to better serve students, community agencies, and CBL faculty. In this manner, it is intended to be both a service and learning program.
CBL Interns will have an opportunity to:
1. Join a community of students and staff interested in civic engagement and community-based learning.
2. Increase their knowledge of social problems, local non-profits, and the City of Worcester.
3. Deepen their understanding of community-based learning.
4. Build their communication and leadership skills through working with community partners, students,
faculty, and staff.
5. Enroll in an optional 1 credit fall CBL course entitled, "Community Engagement & Social Responsibility" that is only available to CBL Interns and SPUD Leaders.
6. Have priority selection to participate in the 2014 Non-Profit Careers Conference if desired.
CBL Interns will be responsible for:
1. Serving as a liaison between the Donelan Office, community partners, and CBL students and faculty.
2. Visiting CBL classes with a Donelan Office staff member at the beginning of each semester to help answer student questions about doing CBL.
3. Attending and assisting at the CBL Fair (typically in the afternoon of the last day of drop/add).
4. Assisting in the placement process by advising students and helping to coordinate logistics.
5. Assisting in the facilitation of reflection sessions as requested by faculty members, students, staff, and/or community partners.
6. Promoting community-based learning to other students during the registration process.
7. Assisting in the recruitment and selection of future CBL interns.
8. Serving in an advisory capacity to the Donelan Office.
1. A desire to build community with other students interested in community engagement.
2. Prior completion of at least one community-based learning course or equivalent community engagement experience.
3. A strong interest in learning more about community-based learning and Worcester non-profits.
4. Strong communication and leadership skills.
5. Engagement at a CBL site through a CBL course, community-based work study or community service.
6. Attendance at a CBL Intern Retreat that will occur on Monday, August 26th.
For more information or application instructions, please contact Lauren Buckley (email@example.com or 508-793-3007).