Internships With ARC

If you are passionate about the well-being of the city and want to learn how to do community research in Boston, our internships are an excellent place to serve and grow. At the intersection of churches, social issues, and research, ARC internships help you develop skills and perspectives that will shape you for the rest of your life.

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BETA Internship Program connects talented student learners with urban ministry practitioners. We recruit interns who will contribute to EGC’s research priorities while receiving support that advances their goals for professional and personal development. The BETA program entails a competitive application and interview process, orientation, training, and cohort meetings.

Associate-level BETA Internships are for those with significant ministry or related research experience. BETA Associates are given training and professional development support on par with staff and are expected to be more self-directed in their work.

Research Fellows are highly qualified scholars who do independent research funded through a university or hospital, in partnership with EGC.


Current Openings

ARC Communications Intern

EGC Publications Lab (PubsLab) translates city learnings, social science, and Biblical reflection into relevant, readable publications that offer pathways to action in the city. A communications intern assists the PubsLab team in generating content for the EGC web site, blog, and social media.

An EGC communications intern may contribute to the PubsLab in any of the following ways:

  • Draft blogs from EGC research data, interviews, or other resources

  • Copy edit, line edit, and/or proofread blogs

  • Plan and write social media content

  • Upload content to the blog and create reader response pathways

  • Conduct and/or transcribe interviews with city ministry leaders

  • Create infographics from research data

  • Brainstorm and develop marketing campaigns

  • Volunteer with EGC programs and write program spotlight articles

  • Journalistic research and event reporting

  • Tag video footage for use in EGC documentaries and blogs

Relevant skills/interests may include:

  • Clear, compelling, relevant online writing

  • Diversity- and inclusion-minded communication

  • Excellent written skills for editing at various levels

  • Collaboration with an editorial team

  • Social media competence

  • Multi-media integration

  • Journalistic research and interviews

  • Online marketing

  • Video editing

ARC Urban Issues Data Research Intern

Data researchers work closely with ARC staff and EGC partners to support research question design, data collection, and data analysis for (primary and secondary) qualitative and quantitative research projects and case study development. Ideally, candidates will have completed at least one qualitative or quantitative research, statistics or data visualization course.

Current areas of research focus:



One of the greatest takeaways was to see how faith and work intersected at a place like EGC. Often, topics such as homelessness and urban education are ones I learn about in school and are not discussed in the church, so to spend time at an organization that serves as a bridge between churches and the city was eye-opening.
The staff at EGC are deeply invested in and excited about their work, and I think their foundation in Christ and hope of the Gospel allows them to work with energy and cohesion uncommon in most work environments.
I also had the opportunity to see how research can be an extension of my faith, looking into where God is working and where Christians can continue to help.
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