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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.

  • Communication Internship for Summer 2018. This opportunity for students will provide an increase in experience to assist in writing and publishing our weekly eNewsletter, design flyers, brochures, graphics, and other marketing material, and development social media and website content. For more information on this opportunity, click here.
  • Exchange Internship for Spring and Summer 2018. 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.
  • Farmers Market Intern for Summer 2018 or longer. Since 2004, the market has served as a community hub where neighbors can find locally grown and produced foods, ready-to-eat dinner options, and a convivial atmosphere in which to socialize and build community. The market is held every Wednesday year-round: outdoors in the ANC parking lot from late May – October, 2:30-7pm; and inside the Allen Market Place from November – early May, 3-6:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Art in the Market Internship start in March to October 2018. They will recruit and develop relationships with artists, musicians, and performers to be featured at the farmers market. For more information, click here.
  • Hunter Park GardenHouse Internship for Spring and Summer 2018. 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.
  • Market Walk Internship for Summer 2018. 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.
  • Outreach Internship for Summer and Fall 2018. This is an outstanding opportunity for students to increase their knowledge of community resources, view social justice issues first-hand, and hone their communication skills with a diverse population. By staffing what is known as the “living room of the neighborhood”, interns provide information and referrals to community programs. They will learn eligibility and the application process for the Ingham Health Plan, state assistance programs through the Department of Human Services, emergency food distributions and local housing resources and guide neighbors through those processes.weekly outreach table at Allen Farmers Market, providing information to Market shoppers.  Interns all will conduct our annual warm weather survey of the neighborhood surrounding the Center to determine neighbor needs and emerging trends/issues. For more information on this position, click here.
  • Youth Programs Internship for Spring and Summer 2018. 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 from 4:00-5:00pm, and Youth Service Corps (ages 11-17) is held Monday & Wednesday from 3:30-5:30pm. For more information, 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, Pa Vang, at volunteer@allenneighborhoodcenter.org

To learn more about a particular opportunity, please contact ANC’s Volunteer Coordinator, Pa Vang, at 517.999.3919
or volunteer@allenneighborhoodcenter.org.