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McCafferty Career Center Funding + Internship Support

The Emmanuel College Career Center has several funding opportunities made possible through generous gifts from donors such as Leslie Ferrick McCafferty.

The McCafferty Internship stipend allows students to receive funding for an otherwise unpaid experience. The McCafferty Internship Stipend will award a limited number of $1000 stipends to students who are participating in unpaid internships at off-campus organizations during the FALL and SPRING semesters. The deadline to apply is the last day of the course drop deadline each semester. This stipend is not available during the summer terms.

Students must meet the following criteria to apply for an McCafferty Internship Stipend:
Current student in good academic standing with a minimum of 32 credits completed at Emmanuel College.

  • Demonstrated financial need.
  • Enrolled in an academic department’s internship course or INT1010 Independent Internship.
  • Student must begin internship by the second week of classes. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis.
  • Student may not have received an McCafferty Internship Stipend in the past.
  • Practicum sites are not eligible due to DESE licensing regulations

  • A professional staff member from the internship site must be assigned to supervise the intern and complete an evaluation on the student’s performance at the end of the term.
  • Practicum sites are not eligible due to DESE licensing regulations.

  • Applications for a McCafferty Internship Stipend must be completed by the academic course drop deadline.
  • Students must have an internship offer at the time of the application and the Internship Form in HireSaints must also be completed by the time the application is submitted.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the McCafferty Stipend Committee and winners will be announced during the first week of October for the fall semester and the first week of February for the spring semester.
  • This stipend is not available during the summer terms.

McCafferty Internship Stipend Application is now closed.

The Enterprise Mobility Foundation™ Internship Transportation Stipend is a $300 stipend offered to support travel costs for students completing off campus unpaid internships.  The intent of the stipend is to encourage students to take advantage of internship opportunities that might require students to incur significant transportation costs. The stipend is awarded on a rolling basis while funds last.

The Enterprise Internship Transportation Stipend may not be used for parking pass fees.

  • Current student in good academic standing with a minimum of 32 credits completed at Emmanuel College.
  • Enrolled in an academic department’s internship course or INT1010 Independent Internship.
  • Student must begin internship at the start of the semester. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis.

The Enterprise Internship Transportation Stipend may not be used for parking pass fees.

  • Distance or difficulty traveling to the internship site will be prioritized.
  • Students with access to direct public transportation routes will not be prioritized.
  • Nursing Clinicals and Student Practicums are qualified to apply

There are no remaining stipends available for the Spring 2024 semester.

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis while funds last.
  • Students will need to complete the HireSaints Internship Form, in addition to the stipend application.
  • Eligible expenses include Uber/Lyft (when public transportation is not available), Bike, Train/Commuter Rail, Bus, Mileage, Tolls and Parking to and from internship site.

Boston based organizations will host students in unpaid internships, while students are receiving a $1500 stipend. Students will complete the day to day work of the internship, while exploring the different professional paths within that organization or industry. Students will take part of several professional development assignments through the INT1010 Independent Internship course while in the program.

Summer housing + a $500 gift card for food is also offered to students who are in need of housing.

The Program Runs from May 27, 2024 through August 10, 2024

Funding for this program is made possible through the Yawkey Foundation.

  • Students must be enrolled in INT1010 Independent Internship and complete all assignments.

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)

ABCD’s network of neighborhood offices are the first point of contact for many individuals and families in need of critical services. The Field Operations Volunteer will assist staff in the daily operations of the neighborhood program.

Internship Description

Assist with the client intake process, i.e. filling out applications, answering client inquiries and providing information about ABCD services; provide front desk and phone coverage, conduct research of other referral agencies and community resources, perform data entry into the ClientTrack system, assist with food pantry operations, and assist with classroom facilitation for our summer youth programs. One intern will be located at the Central Office at 178 Tremont Street, while the other intern will be located at the Parker Hill/Fenway location at 714 Parker Street.

AIDS Action Committee (Youth on Fire)

The Youth On Fire drop-in center was established in the fall of 2000 to provide a welcoming and non-judgmental environment for homeless and street-involved youth. YOF is open five days a week and serves young people between the ages of 14 and 24. Often the behaviors necessary to survive on the streets put these youth at a higher risk for contracting HIV. YOF serves the physical and mental needs of these youth.

Internship Description

This position has three primary responsibilities: (1) Engage homeless youth through relationship-building that maintains professional boundaries and allows members to receive help in their self-stated goals (2) Assist in maintaining and creating a safe space through response to member needs, center organization, and tasks assigned by case managers (3) Learn and understand YOF systems for referrals, data, education and harm reduction, and how the latter coincides with the services that Youth On Fire provides to the homeless youth community. An intern will be trained in: Harm Reduction 101, Trauma-informed services, HIV/AIDS, STIs 101, Overdose Prevention and Narcan Administration

Catholic Charities – St. Ambrose Family Shelter

The St. Ambrose Family Shelter was established in 1989 and has grown over the years from a 10-family shelter to a 19-family shelter that includes an extensive Stabilization and Outreach Program. The shelter provides food and shelter for all families during their stay, along with basic needs and cooking, dinning and laundry tools. Clothing, PPE, and other personal needs are provided on an individual need basis.

Internship Description

As an intern, you will be tasked with a variety of duties depending on the day. At times, this may include direct care work such as answering the phone, taking messages, and checking families in and out. However, most of the time your tasks will include helping with food donations, volunteer service days, and whatever else is needed on that day. We receive food donations on a consistent basis and do our best to get the donations out to the community as quickly as possible. In the summer, we work in our community giving garden quite a bit. Any service days that are scheduled will likely revolve around the garden, and we also schedule employee garden days to keep the garden maintained. Other miscellaneous duties may include setting up rooms for new families, grocery shopping, and donation pick up/drop offs. The best fit for this position would be someone who is flexible and willing to work as a member of a team.

Fenway Community Center

The Fenway Community Center is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our mission is to serve as a gathering place to share information, deliver programs, and provide services that enrich the lives of all Fenway residents. We provide programming for all ages in arts, wellness, enrichment, and civic engagement. Given our small staff size, the intern will have the opportunity to work closely with all staff and experience all aspects of running a successful non-profit. We are looking for a professional that is both organized and flexible to assist in the day-to-day operations and administration of current and new programs under the direct supervision of the Executive Director.

Internship Description

Assist in program/event development, outreach, and execution

Outreach and promote Fenway Community Center and its programs in the community (create and post flyers, assist with social media, attend neighborhood events, etc.)

Collect and compile data into non-profit data management software

Office administration and organization (including ordering supplies, making copies, completing invoices, etc.)

Sociedad Latina

Since 1968, Sociedad Latina has been working in partnership with Latin youth and families to end the cycle of poverty, inequality to access of health services, and lack of educational and professional opportunities in our community.  We introduce innovative solutions to the most critical problems facing young Latinas today. Our approach celebrates our diverse Latin@ heritages and enables young people to forge identities with deep roots in Latin culture. Our model supports positive creative youth development from ages 11 to 21, empowering a community that values young people and enables them to be leaders in their neighborhoods.

Internship Description

A typical day begins with three hours of academic instruction in the morning and three hours of enrichment in the afternoon. Tiered instructional support is provided by certified ESL/SEL teachers, with students grouped by ELD level within grade ranges (e.g. grades 9-10, 10-11, etc.) Our morning academic sessions, which align with Boston After School & Beyond’s ACT Framework, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Project-Based Learning Standards, cover College & Career Readiness units. In the afternoon, youth participate in enrichment clubs with Sociedad Latina’s youth development staff and trained consultants. Our enrichment clubs include sexual health education, music mastery, entrepreneurship and STEM exploration. Each program will combine arts and activism (“artivism”) to address a social justice issue in the community and develop creative problem solving towards these issues. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred

A program application must be completed to be considered for the program.

A cover letter and resume are required to be uploaded as part of the program application (see button below).

Internship sites will directly interview candidates and select interns.

Summer 2024 Applications are closed

There are no parking passes left for the Spring Semester.

The McCafferty Career Center manages an extremely limited number of parking passes each semester.

The parking pass has a fee of $500 per semester.

Not all students who apply for a parking pass will receive one.

Students must be enrolled in an internship, practicum, or research course for the graduation requirement.

Internship Parking Passes are only available to students who are enrolled in an internship course for the graduation requirement.

There are no parking passes left for the Spring Semester.


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Leslie Ferrick McCafferty Career Center
WSC 316
400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115


Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm