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Internship Opportunity- Information for Agencies
Hosting an Intern with Dartmouth Partners in Community Service
Thank you for your interest in hosting a Dartmouth intern through the Dartmouth Partners in Community Service (DPCS) Internship Program!
DPCS provides funding and support for students to engage in community service internships in the United States. Agencies play a vital role in our program. As educational partners, they provide opportunities for Dartmouth students to learn about the non-profit sector, a social issue, and about themselves- all while receiving quality service that meets an identified organization and community need! To list your agency with DPCS, please see the directions and criteria below.
Directions to list your internship with DPCS:
1. Read the criteria below and ensure your organization is a good match for DPCS. If not, you can still list you internship at Dartmouth through the Center for Professional Development
2. Complete the attached Internship Description Form and email it back to DPCS@dartmouth.edu
3. Remember, this only lists your organization as an opportunity for Dartmouth students seeking an internship, it does not guarantee you an intern.
4. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at DPCS@dartmouth.edu or 603-646-3350.
Criteria for DPCS Internship Positions
- Non-Profit Agency: Community Service Organizations must be non-profit and politically non-partisan. By federal law, lobbying projects are excluded from our funding.
- Must take place within the United States
- Meaningful Service: Interns should be engaged in work that fills a defined need and contributes to the work of the agency.
- 60% Direct Community Service: Interns should devote approximately 60% of their time to direct community service, defined as work in which volunteers engage personally with those being served, providing labor that fills an identified community need. Examples of direct service include teaching, youth programming, work with the elderly, medical work that involves direct engagement with patients, hands on environmental work, and direct community organizing. Activities such as research, shadowing, public policy, office support, fundraising, advocacy and event planning may be part of an internship, but are not considered direct service, and must not constitute more than 40% of the proposed internship.
- Advocacy agency internships must provide interns with direct service experience through contact and action with people and/or the issue.
- School, hospital, and camp, placements must involve service to groups assessed to be specifically disadvantaged or challenged in some way.
- Research-based projects, which do not involve direct contact, are not allowed.
- Interns are eligible to serve in faith-based social service organizations, but the work of the internship must not include specifically religious work.
- Organizations must not promote, support, or engage in actions that violate or compromise Dartmouth College’s policy on discrimination: Dartmouth College is committed to the principal of equal opportunity for all its students, faculty, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. For that reason Dartmouth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or military or veteran status in its programs, organizations, and conditions of employment and admission.