Municipal Volunteer Program

Internships

Parks and Recreation
Students in a museum studies program may apply for a seasonal (May-October) Parks and Recreation Department internship at Ushers Ferry Historical Village. Interns perform curatorial duties such as exhibit design and development and collections management. Contact Ann Cejka at 319-286-5763 or a.cejka@cedar-rapids.org for more information.

Library

The Cedar Rapids Public Library considers internships for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students on a case-by-case basis based on Library needs and student goals. Previous areas of focus for internships include library information and science, marketing, communications, and children’s programming. If you are interested in interning at the Library, please email volunteer@crlibrary.org. In your email include the following information: name, educational institution, required hours for internship, approximate starting and ending dates, area of interest, and any other information that you need to include.

*NEW* AmeriCorps VISTA member
The City of Cedar Rapids is partnering with Volunteer Iowa to place an AmeriCorps VISTA member into service for the City. The VISTA program is a full-year commitment, where members help build capacity at nonprofit organizations and public agencies. Goals of the program include aiding partner organizations with: private sector resource engagement, local-level volunteer service coordination, and individual and community empowerment.

Our Community Outreach and Engagement VISTA member will assist in the development of additional volunteer engagement capacity, including oversight of a pilot Snow Buddy Program. The member will also implement strategies to support municipal age-friendly, climate-action, and neighborhood-planning efforts alongside other outreach and engagement projects and processes.

VISTA members receive several benefits from AmeriCorps, including a living allowance, choice of end-of-service, education award or cash stipend, leave time, health benefits, and more. The official listing on My AmeriCorps can be found here: Community Outreach and Engagement VISTA


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