Careers and Internships

When you work at Girls Group, you empower young people to find their voice, define their goals and dreams, and move forward in the world with pride and self-confidence. 

Internships are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in several disciplines including social work, education, public policy, public administration, and general studies. Girls Group interns can expect to work collaboratively with a team of programming staff and interns, families, and community partners to establish a vibrant community of support for participants.

Social Work Internships: Girls Group offers both BSW and MSW field placements through neighboring universities including Eastern Michigan University, The University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Michigan State University, Concordia and more. Social Work interns establish developmental mentoring relationships with participants by co-facilitating weekly programming sessions, supporting agency wide special events, and supporting agency leadership with special projects or initiatives. Universities manage the field placement process, so interested students should contact their college or university field liaison to begin the application process.

Education Internships: Girls Group accepts Education students who are interested in gaining real-world experience with facilitation, advising, program design, and interpersonal practice skills. Interested students should speak with their college and send their resume to [email protected] along with a brief statement of what they hope to gain from the internship.

Public Policy or Public Administration: This internship position offers an immersive community-engaged learning experience focused on social determinants of health, positive youth development, and nonprofit management. Interested students should speak with their college and send their resume to [email protected] along with a brief statement of what they hope to gain from the internship.

General Studies Internships: Students who have an interest in positive youth development, group facilitation, interpersonal practice, and client skill development are well-suited for this internship. Interested students should speak with their college and send their resume to [email protected] along with a brief statement of what they hope to gain from the internship.

Current Job Openings

Program Coordinator

This position will establish and maintain positive long-term relationships with middle & high school participants to help them find their voice, define their goals and dreams, and move forward in the world with pride and self-confidence. The Program Coordinator will work collaboratively with a team of programming staff, local schools, families, and community partners to establish a vibrant community of support for participants.

  • Facilitating weekly in-school group programming sessions
  • Facilitating weekly summer enrichment programming sessions
  • Establish developmental mentoring relationships with participants
  • Coordinating family engagement, school partnerships, and special celebration events

Program Specialist, College & Career

The College & Career Program Specialist is responsible for working with Girls Group high school juniors, seniors, and graduates 4-6 years post-high school who are on their college and career journeys. This position is primarily responsible for:

  • Establish developmental mentoring relationships with participants
  • Co-facilitating skill building workshops and weekly group meeting
  • Supporting annual celebrations, reunions, and special events

This position will establish and maintain positive long-term relationships with college & career participants to help them find their voice, define their goals and dreams, and move forward in the world with pride and self-confidence.

Program Specialist, Middle School & High School

The Middle School and High School Program Coordinator empowers young women to achieve emotional and economic self-sufficiency by ensuring they graduate from high school and begin their college or career journeys. This position is primarily responsible for:

  • Establish developmental mentoring relationships with participants
  • Co-facilitating skill building workshops and weekly group meeting
  • Supporting annual celebrations, reunions, and special events

This position will establish and maintain positive long-term relationships with middle & high school participants to help them find their voice, define their goals and dreams, and move forward in the world with pride and self-confidence.

Staff and interns at community event
Mentor and participants
Mentor leading activity at in-school program
Staff and interns at event