NOW HIRING – Updated 7/28/2020

Fall Seasonal Programs Intern

Job Type: Internship
Location: 105 Adams St, Quincy, Massachusetts
Time commitment:  10 hours a week
Salary: $575 stipend
Contact: Emily Ryan / Eileen Kelly
Email: eryan@interfaithsocialservices.org / ekelly@interfaithsocialservices.org

Since 1947, Interfaith Social Services has been providing South Shore residents with the resources necessary to support a healthy and fulfilling life. Our unique team of clinicians staff and volunteers deliver compassionate programs focused on alleviating hunger, providing mental health counseling and emergency financial assistance to community members in need.

We are looking for an intern to assist in overseeing our fall seasonal programs. Our Seasonal Programs Intern must have exceptional organization skills, attention to detail, be incredibly reliable and have a strong desire to serve those in need. Intern will work directly with the Pantry Manager and the Family and Children Program Coordinator to oversee coordination with donors and community contacts, program promotion and overall distribution of services. The fall season is the busiest time of the year for Interfaith. Clients that are served in our food pantry are also eligible to receive backpacks full of school supplies, Halloween baskets for their children, Thanksgiving meals and holiday gifts. Each year, we register 900+ clients for Thanksgiving, distribute Halloween baskets to 300+ children and provide holiday gifts to close to 700 children.

Responsibilities will include the tracking and organizing of all incoming donations, coordinating delivery of donations with community partners, assisting with the distribution of Halloween baskets, Thanksgiving meals and holiday gifts. Intern will be cross-trained on filling grocery orders in the pantry and covering the front desk and will be expected to help in those areas as needed.

Intern must be comfortable going out to client cars and speaking face-to-face with clients.  Part of the holiday registration process is a short interview with a client about their child’s interests.  Interfaith supplies masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer.

COVID-19: Interfaith Social Services is following guidance from the CDC and local health officials and has implemented protective measures to limit person to person contact.  Our building is being professionally disinfected regularly. We strive to continue providing exceptional service as well as food and emergency assistance to our neighbors in need.

Below are some of the extra precautions we are taking to mitigate the spread of this virus. We are confident that having these protective measures in place will allow us to continue serving our clients as we closely monitor this evolving crisis.

  1. Staff are meeting daily to monitor new developments and change procedures accordingly.
  2. We are following state guidelines concerning travel restrictions.
  3. All staff and volunteers are sanitizing hands and high traffic surfaces regularly.
  4. Food pantry clients wait in their cars instead of in the food pantry waiting room. Volunteers go out to their cars to check clients in.

The applicant must feel extremely comfortable communicating with our clients, donors, volunteers and business contacts. Must also be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

Time commitment: 10 hours a week starting early September up until the Christmas holiday week. Must be available Nov 21. Schedule can be somewhat flexible between the hours of 9am and 3pm, Monday – Friday.

This internship will be paid a $575 stipend. Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to Emily Ryan, eryan@interfaithsocialservices.org.

Contact Interfaith

105 Adams Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Phone: 617-773-6203
info@interfaithsocialservices.org
Tax ID: 04-2104853