Allen Neighborhood Center offers outstanding opportunities for students to increase their knowledge of community organizing and the non-profit sector through a wide array of focus areas.

All internships will work to increase knowledge of community resources, view social justice issues first-hand, and utilize communication skills with a diverse population. We are happy to offer credit/non-credit positions for student interns.

  • Exchange Internship for Summer 2017.  The Exchange (food hub) connects local farmers and food producers with commercial buyers (grocers, restaurants, schools, hospitals, individuals buying in bulk, etc.), and offers growers and food producers with a variety of business-related workshops. For more information on this opportunity, click here.
  • Hunter Park GardenHouse Internship for Summer 2017. The GardenHouse serves as a demonstration site and hub for year-round garden education. Neighbors volunteer to grow food, flowers, and community; and youth develop job and life skills in service to the neighborhood. For more information, click here.
  • Youth Programs Internship for Summer 2017. Our Youth Programs are free and provide job and life skills, gardening and nutrition education. Take Root Garden Club (ages 5-10) is held Tuesday & Thursday, 10am-12pm, and Youth Service Corps (ages 11-17) is held Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-12pm, along with a farmers market shift on Wednesday from 2:30-7pm. For more information on this position, click here.
  • Market Walk Internship for Summer 2017. Market Walk is a program of Allen Neighborhood Center designed to improve the physical activity and fresh produce consumption of adults and teenagers, through a structured walking program.  Market Walkers will accumulate mileage/fitness hours and redeem them at the weekly Allen Farmer’s Market for tokens to be used for purchase of produce from farmers or vendors. Facilitated Market Moves sessions will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-7pm and Saturday mornings from 9-11am. For more information on this position, click here.

Internship Forms

Internship Applicants: Apply online here. Or, please download, print and complete the following, or stop by ANC to complete: Internship Application and Background Check Consent Form (PDF)

All internship applicants should also provide a cover letter and resume with the Internship Application.

Drop completed forms off at the office or mail them to:

Volunteer Coordinator
Allen Neighborhood Center
1611 E. Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48912

Or E-mail the documents to the volunteer coordinator, Sam Bigley, at

To learn more about a particular opportunity, please contact ANC’s Volunteer Coordinator, Sam Bigley, at 517.999.3919

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