Volunteer Programming Internship – Fall 2024

May 13, 2024

Website New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is currently seeking a Volunteer Programming Intern to assist with the daily operations of the Office of Volunteer Programs & Internships. Additionally, the Volunteer Programming Intern will assist with the management and expansion of our event-related opportunities including, but not limited to, One-Shot Volunteer positions and volunteer appreciation programming. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, self-starter looking to increase the profile of service and volunteerism benefiting the Blue Planet.
This position will report to the Manager of Volunteer Programs & Internships and will be an active participant in a dynamic team of four (including three staff positions) who work to connect the community of Greater Boston with service opportunities benefiting the Blue Planet.
Duties/Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Assists with volunteer appreciation event development, planning, coordination and execution as needed
  • Assists in developing opportunities for New England Aquarium’s One-Shot Volunteer program, including conducting research, outreach to potential partner agencies, recruitment, and onsite attendance/management
  • Assist with all communications and marketing on behalf of the One-Shot Volunteer program including e-blasts, print marketing, targeted participant recruitment and online listings when appropriate
  • Assists in writing quarterly e-newsletters and other email announcements to volunteers
  • Answers high volume of telephone calls, responds to voice mail and email messages
  • Files, photocopies, data entry and manages data within Volgistics, a volunteer management database
  • Manages volunteer applicants and tracks pending applicants
  • Performs position related duties as assigned
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all New England Aquarium staff, volunteers, interns and applicants


  • Requires minimum of 2 years of completed undergraduate study
  • Interest in the fields of civic engagement, volunteer administration, communications, adult development, human resources, education, psychology, and other social sciences
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented; strong analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving abilities; ability to work independently as well as on a team
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, communication (verbal and written), and relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated experience working in a fast paced environment and customer service experience strongly preferred
  • Preferred experience working with diverse racial/socioeconomic populations and familiarity with NEAq programs
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and GoogleDocs required, familiarity with Hands-On-Connect and Salesforce preferred

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Apply by:
June 01, 2024

To apply for this job please visit serve.neaq.org.