Internships

2016 Summer Unpaid Internship Program

Our 2016 intern cohort is filled–thanks to all who applied!

About the Program

Our summer internship program is for rising sophomore, junior, and seniors in college interested in working with an organization that meets the needs of struggling youth in the areas of education, social and emotional well-being, and community engagement. Summer 2015 was our second cohort of interns.

“I’m so grateful for my time at Domus; when I look back on it, it’s had quite an impact on my future aspirations, applying to jobs, and things I’ve been working on at school, too–it was so easy to talk about my time at Domus during job interviews!” –Michael C., 2015 intern

Program Objectives for Interns

  • To enhance the disposition, knowledge, and skills of young people who are interested in supporting an organization to meet the needs of struggling kids in the areas of education, social and emotional well-being, and community engagement
  • To provide interns with tangible new skills acquired during their internship
  • To provide interns with a portfolio of work deliverables/accomplishments
  • To provide interns networking opportunities and contacts with professionals in the field
  • To broaden the horizons of young leaders
  • By acquiring organizational knowledge, an intern can be at a competitive advantage over job applicants without internship experience

What the 2015 Interns had to say:

  • “This internship confirmed that I would like to work for a nonprofit in the future.”
  • “I really liked all the different aspects of the position. Even in down time, I always had something interesting to work on.”
  • “Our team project was challenging and rewarding. I improved skills in customer service and organizing.”
  • “I loved being part of the team—good energy and good people.”
  • “I loved being able to engage with all the different Domus staff members.”
  • “I really liked the work structure: we were given instruction, but also had a lot of freedom so it helped us learn better time management.”
  • “I would definitely like to work for Domus again, as an employee or volunteer.”
  • some sage advice

Download the application here.

2016 Program Details

  • Seven internships are available.
  • Applications accepted January 1, 2016-March 1, 2016.
  • Interviews conducted by March 29; rolling admissions (the positions may be filled prior to 3/1/16); accepted candidates notified by April 8, 2016.
  • Mandatory orientation dates: May 19 and 20, 2016, 10am-3:30pm
  • Program Dates: May 23 – August 4, 2015
  • Location: Stamford, CT (some travel to Bridgeport and New
    Haven; travel will be reimbursed)
  • Typical schedule: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am-3:30pm
  • Full program description, including expectations and characteristics of a Domus intern: Domus Summer Intern Overview
  • Using your own laptop is preferred but not required.
  • Interns will have opportunities to interact with staff at all levels and with each other.

Position Descriptions

If you have any questions regarding the Domus Internship Program, please email us at internships@domuskids.org.