This 10-week, full-time fellowship combines a structured learning program with hands-on experience working to support immigrant advocacy and build grassroots capacity across the Commonwealth.

The Summer Fellows spend roughly a third of their time learning about community organizing, immigrant rights, the MIRA Coalition, and a particular intersecting theme of their choice. Roughly another third of their time is devoted to field visits to MIRA member organizations across the state, supporting MIRA organizing activities such as rallies and visits to the State House, and supporting the administrative duties of the Organizing Team. 

The third core component of the program is coordinating MIRA’s signature capacity-building program, Democracy School, a series of half- and full-day workshops which the Fellows co-teach, leading sessions on topics such as “how to build grassroots power.”

Ideal candidates are:

  • Experienced in community or student organizing
  • College seniors, graduate students, or recent college grads looking for hands-on experience
  • Excellent with people, in person, by phone and in writing; always kind and engaging
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, and happy to come up with ideas or take a project and run with it

We strongly encourage immigrants, refugees and first-generation Americans to apply. This program is unpaid, but we will gladly work with you to ensure you can earn college credit. The program starts the first week of June.

To apply, please email Joel Rivera at Please include a cover note explaining why you’d like this internship, what you hope to get out of it, and why you’re a good fit based on the list above; your résumé.