HomeWorks Trenton

HomeWorks Trenton is a free, after-school residential program for marginalized high school girls in Trenton, New Jersey. Our mission is to inspire and equip young women from marginalized communities to achieve their potential and positively transform the world around them by providing a supportive and educational residential environment. From Sunday nights to Friday mornings, our 11 scholars live in our dorm and are transported to and from their public schools. Every afternoon, the girls engage in programming related to our four pillars: academics, life skills, women empowerment, and civic engagement. Then, they eat a family-style meal and stay overnight in our dorm with two full-time staff.

Our HomeWorks team is filled with passionate and dedicated people, both paid and volunteer, who strive to provide the best for our scholars and our community. (We have centered our work through our connection with the Trenton community, our scholars, and each other. Each team member, whether they are the Executive Director, the House Sister, a Programming Leader, or a Volunteer Tutor, brings their own experiences and perspectives to shape the HomeWorks experience for our scholars. Having Princeton University students on our team would be mutually beneficial; the Princeton students will learn about the workings of a community-based nonprofit organization and work alongside dedicated professionals, while both the HomeWorks organization and our scholars will receive needed assistance in management tasks and we will gain new and broader perspectives, which will help shape our team.

City/State

Lawrenceville, NJ 

Internship Description

General Operations & Administration Intern: Under the supervision of the HomeWorks Trenton Development and Program Manager, the Non Profit Management Intern will provide assistance and development to the organization’s core programs and administrative functions. Specific duties will be discussed during interviews but may include the following: interacting with HomeWorks’s key stakeholders including scholars and their family members, community partners, donors, board and committee members and staff, planning events, assisting in creating programming, general support to financial, HR, operations and marketing departments. Some duties will take place in the office while others will require that he/she/they to be on site, interacting with the scholars and their families. Interns must be committed to the mission of HomeWorks, and be respectful, including maintaining confidentiality, of the community it serves.

Marketing Intern: Under the supervision of the HomeWorks Trenton Development and Program Manager, the Business Marketing Intern will work with the HomeWorks staff to create and update business and marketing materials, and develop branding and content for specific stakeholders, including HomeWorks’ scholars, their families, donors, and community partners. You will also evaluate our current marketing platforms, which include Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, our HomeWorks’ blog, and newspapers; you will identify or create strategies to improve HomeWorks’ online outreach. Specific duties will be discussed during interviews but may include the following: creating a marketing strategic plan and business plan, updating success measures, conducting evaluations on HomeWorks’ outreach, writing weekly blog posts, submitting articles to newspapers, making promotional material on Canva and other design platforms, and relating the HomeWorks’ brand on different social media platforms. Some duties will take place in the office (or on Zoom if necessary) while others will require he/she/they to be on site, interacting with the scholars and their families (dependent on COVID-19 developments). Interns must be committed to the mission of HomeWorks,and be respectful, including maintaining confidentiality, of the community it serves.

We strongly believe that HomeWorks Interns will benefit both personally and professionally here as you interact with all levels of our community. We believe that the personal interactions between the HomeWorks staff, scholars, volunteers and Interns will be interesting, dynamic and challenging. We also know that the Interns will add value to HomeWorks as they bring fresh perspectives, opinions and ways to be creative and solve problems. We also believe that our scholars and the entire HomeWorks community will offer our Interns new perspectives on their own lives.

# of weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Public Transit Housing  Format
10 Flexible  9:00am  5:00pm Yes No In Person

Housing Information

There may be potential housing options (Ex: a community house in Trenton) that we may be able to refer the intern to if they were in need of housing.

Internship Qualifications

● Strong commitment to HomeWork’s mission, values and scholars
● Professional, reliable, and demonstrates verbal and written communication skills.
● Strong attention to detail with very good organizational and follow-through skills
● Ability to be flexible and maintain confidentiality
● Honesty
● Ability to take ownership and accountability
● Ability to take initiative
● Ability to work independently as well as collaborate as part of a team
● Be able to juggle multiple tasks

Writing Sample Requirement

  • None

Special Requirements

  • Background check
  • Vaccinations
  • While it is rare, there may be times where we will ask interns to help us during night/dinner time or weekends, if our organization is hosting a donor event, orientation for scholars, moving day etc.