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Summer Internship 2020

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Covenant House International | New York, NY
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Covenant House International


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Published 13 days ago

June 2, 2020
March 31, 2020
Unpaid internship

Organization Description:

Founded in 1972, Covenant House is the largest charity across the hemisphere serving homeless, trafficked and runaway youth. Located in 31 cities across 6 countries (Canada, the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua) Covenant House offers a broad range of essential services to help youth move from poverty to opportunity and from homelessness to hope. These services include emergency shelter, transitional and supported housing, food, clothing, legal aid, medical care, educational services (including high school diploma programs and GED certificate programs), job training and placement services, childcare and parenting support programs.

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The application process for the 2020 Summer Internship Program is open.*

*Accepted candidates will receive notification by Thursday, April 30th, 2020.

Covenant House invites the best and the brightest to come, not merely to observe, but to join us as active and trusted members of our team in the battle against youth*

homelessness. Designed for high-achieving juniors, seniors, and graduate students,

*Covenant House International’s Summer Internship Program offers accepted applicants the opportunity to experience first-hand the workings of the largest privately-funded agency serving youth facing homelessness in the Americas. Covenant House chooses a select group of students each summer to participate in a 10-12 week immersion working with project teams and strategic initiatives that are central to the organization’s success.

We provide interns with as much educational and experiential value as we can in exchange for their hard work and dedication to their summer’s projects. Interns gain great experience not just in general non-profit management, but in research, business writing, project management, finance, human resources, development/ fundraising, marketing, issues of youth homelessness, advocacy, and the use of technology in carrying out a non-profit organization's mission.

Requirements

Exceptional college juniors, seniors, and graduate students are invited to apply

and must have a current minimum GPA of 3.0. There is no requirement relating

to course of academic study, and we welcome applicants of all backgrounds to

apply.

Program Dates & Hours

Dates

Our application window for the 2020 program is from February 3rd, 2020 until March 31st, 2020.

2020 Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, and we will no longer accept

applications once all openings are filled.

The program will begin June 2nd, and end on August 7th, 2020.

How to Apply

Admission works on a rolling basis, and we will accept high-quality applicants

throughout the submission window. Please see the following important dates for

the summer 2020 program:

Application Window Opens: February 3rd, 2020

Application Window Closes: March 31st, 2020

Send the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 500 -1,000 word essay answering “What motivated you to apply to Covenant House

and how you feel that this internship opportunity will contribute to your career

goals?”

The application process consists of the following steps:

Pre-Screening

All applicants must submit BOTH required documents (resume and essay) before being considered eligible for admissions review. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

First Review

All completed applications will undergo an initial review by the admissions committee, who will determine which applicants will be offered an interview.

The Interview

All applicants who reach the interview stage will be given several potential interview dates and times, as well as an in-person or phone interview option.

Background Check

A background check will be conducted on each selected candidate before acceptance to the program. Selected candidates will be required to submit two professional reference letters.

Notification of Acceptance

Due to the high volume of applications, only accepted applicants and those who

make it to the interview stage will be informed of the admission committee’s

decision. At this stage, accepted applicants will be offered a position for the

summer and will begin to coordinate scheduling and preparation materials.

Please note that admission to the summer internship program is competitive.

The hands-on experience that we offer draws high levels of interest, and as

much as we would like to, we simply cannot accommodate every applicant.

All applications are given equal rigor in the review process and are subject to the

same standards of admission.

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Organization Description:

Founded in 1972, Covenant House is the largest charity across the hemisphere serving homeless, trafficked and runaway youth. Located in 31 cities across 6 countries (Canada, the United States, Mexico, Guatemala…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Temporary
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Entry level

Level of Language Proficiency

English written & verbal

English written & verbal

How to Apply

The application process consists of the following steps:

Please submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 500 -1,000 word essay answering “What motivated you to apply to Covenant House

and how you feel that this internship opportunity will contribute to your career

goals?”


The application process consists of the following steps:

Please submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 500 -1,000 word essay answering “What motivated you to apply to Covenant…

Location

5 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001

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