Join the Schwartz Center Team!

The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare is an independent, nonprofit organization based at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Our mission is simple, but compelling: to promote compassionate care so that patients and their healthcare providers relate to one another in a way that provides hope to the patient, support to caregivers, and sustenance to the healing process. We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Development & Events Intern – Fall 2017
  • Communications Intern – Fall 2017

Development & Events Intern – Fall 2017

The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening relationships between patients and their clinical caregivers; our programs are run in hospitals and healthcare sites across the country.  The Schwartz Center relies on charitable contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to carry out its work, so our development staff is engaged in a variety of fundraising activities.  Development Interns are an essential part of the development team. They provide day-to-day office support for fundraising activities, work extensively with the fundraising database, and assist in preparations for mailings and events.  Development Interns receive training and build skills in The Raiser’s Edge, a fundraising software program used by many non-profit organizations.

Duties Include:

  • Researching potential funders;
  • Helping with preparations for events;
  • Updating donor information in the database;
  • Transcribing meeting notes;
  • Organizing materials for mailings;
  • Preparing donor acknowledgement letters;
  • General administrative support, which includes filing, photocopying, scanning, etc.;
  • Assisting with other development and events activities as needed.

Internship Period and Commitment: The Schwartz Center is seeking 1-2 Development Interns for the summer. Internships are part-time and unpaid with an expected commitment of 10 or more hours per week.  The schedule is negotiable, but must fit within the standard Monday – Friday work week.

Location:  We are located at 100 Cambridge Street in Boston. It is across the street from the Bowdoin MBTA station on the Blue Line, and less than a 10-minute walk from Haymarket Station on the Green and Orange Lines as well as a 10 minute walk from Charles/MGH on the Red Line.


  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a higher education degree program and arrange to obtain college/university credit for their internship.
  • Development Interns must be mature, reliable, detail-oriented, and self-driven, with a strong commitment to the quality of their work.
  • Applicants should have an interest in fundraising or non-profit organizations and have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word and Excel is required; previous office experience is preferred.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Christina Parks at

Communications Intern – Fall 2017


The Communications Intern will assist the Schwartz Center in communicating its mission and programs to internal and external audiences via traditional and social media. This is a Monday-Friday position (schedule is negotiable) with 16-hour week minimum commitment during the fall 2017 semester (September – December). The intern will work directly with the organization’s communications manager and communications associate and will be assigned independent projects with room for personal input and creativity.

Duties Will Include:

  • Drafting content for the organization’s e-newsletter, program emails, website and social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Conducting Internet and other research and analysis
  • Conducting media monitoring, analysis and reporting
  • Developing media lists and maintaining other list databases
  • Monitoring media coverage
  • Drafting press releases and other media outreach material
  • Assisting at events and with other communications activities, as needed


We are seeking public relations, journalism or communications majors with strong writing and communications skills, knowledge of social media, and an interest in health care and nonprofit organizations. Applicants must be mature, organized, reliable, detail oriented and self motivated with a strong commitment to high-quality work products and the ability to work in a small, fast-paced and deadline-driven office setting. Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word and Excel is required. The position is unpaid, but academic credit is available. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a higher education degree program and arrange to obtain college/university credit for their internship.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Andrea Greenberg at