BRIDGES offers a variety of opportunities for college students and recent college graduates to gain valuable experience while making the Memphis community a better place. Opportunities include a variety of part-time professional internships in the fall and spring as well as full time summer opportunities. If you are interested in working with the Bridge Builders program this summer as an AmeriCorps member, click here now.
HOW TO APPLY: Read about the internship opportunities available and fill out the application below. NOTE: All BRIDGES internships require a high school degree or equivalent.
BRIDGES Internships (position titles link to full position descriptions)
Bridge Builders Facilitator – APPLY NOW for Spring 2017/Fall 2016 – Serve as a trained facilitator in BRIDGES youth program, leading groups of 10-20 adolescent youth through experiential learning activities and discussions focused on community, leadership and justice. One-year commitment preferred.
Bridge Builders Summer Event Planning Intern – APPLY NOW for Summer 2016 – BRIDGES will host a large-scale event for 2000 middle and high school youth from the Greater Memphis area in early August 2016. BRIDGES is seeking at team of summer interns to assist in the planning and coordination of this event. Interns responsibilities include recruitment and marketing, large-scale event planning and logistics, and designing an event that embraces youth empowerment and unity in the Greater Memphis area. This internship begins in early June and continues through mid-August. Candidates interested in summer 2016, should apply in spring 2016.
Bridge Builders Change Adviser – APPLY NOW for Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Assist the Bridge Builders CHANGE team in guiding and supporting a group of 12 middle and high school student leaders in the design and implementation of a one-year, issue-based youth campaign. Position starts the last week in July with a five-day youth and adviser training retreat and requires a one-year commitment (August-May). Interested candidates for the 2016-17 school year, should apply in spring 2016.
Team BRIDGES Facilitator Intern -APPLY NOW for Fall 2016/Spring 2017- Serve as a trained facilitator in Team BRIDGES programs. The intern will be responsible for leading and/or co-leading groups of 15 – 20 adolescent youth or adults through experiential learning activities and discussions focused on values-based approaches to leadership development. The intern will be trained in all equipment used for the position including facilitation tools, rock climbing equipment and high ropes course safety gear.
All internships are unpaid (unless otherwise specified) and require an average of 10 hours per week during the school year or 25-30 hours per week during the summer. Selected candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for academic credit through their college or university. Interns must pass a background check and drug screen prior to the start of any internship.