You are here

Community-Based Learning Intern Program

Meet the 2019-2020 CBL Interns!

CBL Interns hold weekly office hours and are available to meet with students to discuss their CBL experiences, to review CBL-related assignments, and to talk more about opportunities offered through the Donelan Office and the J.D. Power Center. 


Applications for the 2020-2021 CBL Intern Program are closed. Applications for the 2021-2022 CBL Intern Program will be available in January, 2021. Questions? Conctact the Donelan Office.

Qualifications/Requirements:
1. A desire to build community with other students interested in community engagement.
2. Prior completion of at least one community-based learning course or equivalent community  
    engagement experience.
3. A strong interest in learning more about community-based learning and Worcester non-profits.
4. Strong communication and leadership skills.
5. Engagement at a CBL site through a CBL course, community-based work study or community service.
6. Attendance at a CBL Intern Training the day before classes in the fall semester.

The CBL Intern Program is an opportunity for Holy Cross students to:

1. Join a community of students and staff interested in civic engagement and community-based learning.
2. Increase their knowledge of social problems, local non-profits, and the City of Worcester.
3. Deepen their understanding of community-based learning.
4. Build their communication and leadership skills through working with community partners,
    students, faculty, and staff.
5. Have priority selection to participate in the 2021 Non-Profit Careers Conference if desired.

CBL Interns serve through:
1. Serving as a liaison between the Donelan Office, community partners, and CBL students and faculty.
2. Visiting CBL classes with a Donelan Office staff member at the beginning of each
    semester to help answer student questions about doing CBL.
3. Attending and assisting at the CBL Fair (typically in the afternoon of the last day of drop/add).
4. Assisting in the placement process by advising students and helping to coordinate logistics.
5. Assisting in the facilitation of reflection sessions as requested by faculty members, students,
    staff, and/or community partners.
6. Promoting community-based learning to other students during the registration process.
7. Assisting in the recruitment and selection of future CBL interns.
8. Serving in an advisory capacity to the Donelan Office.
9. Being present in the Donelan Office for one "office hour" each week.