Boston College PULSE Program 2020-2021

After reviewing this page carefully, please fill out the Application Form (linked below).

Organization Mission

At Haley House, we believe in food with purpose and the power of community. Since 1966, Haley House has sought radical solutions to complex societal problems and built innovative models as creative alternatives to the status quo. Begun as a soup kitchen, Haley House has grown into a multifaceted organization deeply rooted in two Boston neighborhoods: the South End and Roxbury.

Our organization has expanded creatively in direct response to the needs of those who come to our doors, hungry in so many ways. Today, our work falls under the following five branches: Food & Meals (Soup Kitchen, Elder Meal, Food Pantry, Community Tables), Social Enterprise (Haley House Bakery Cafe), Education & Training Programs (Transitional Employment Program and Take Back the Kitchen Nutrition & Cooking Classes), Urban Agriculture (Thornton Urban Farm & McKinley Collaborative Garden) and Affordable Housing.


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Tasks and Expectations

The PULSE program is a year-long placement beginning in September of 2020 and ending in April of 2021. Scheduling should remain consistent for the entire academic year (fall and spring semesters).

Placements: Due to COVID-19, direct service in our soup kitchen is currently suspended. This year, PULSE students will serve for four hours each week in one of the following roles:

  1. Administration & Development Support (Grant-Writing, Fundraising, Events etc.) 
  2. Website/Coding/Design Support 


Haley House 2020 Programs and Placements

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Administration & Development Support

Haley House is seeking an Administration & Development Support Intern who wants to gain hands-on experience in non-profit management. Are you excited about researching, writing, and preparing grants to support the Haley House mission? Do you love editing and organizing documents and spreadsheets? Do you want to learn how non-profits track and manage donor relations? In this position, you’ll get an inside look at how nonprofits run, and gain valuable skills in the process.




Four hours per week (between 9 am and 5 pm), determined by volunteer and supervisors, and consistent each week.


— Assist in measuring, tracking, and reporting program impact
— Conduct prospective research for grant-writing
— Assist with data entry and back-end organization
— Produce and distribute community outreach materials (e.g., flyers)
— Perform other tasks as needed


Website/Coding/Design Support

Haley House is seeking an intern who has experience with web app development, CMS (WordPress) development and support, and/or web and print design. Do you enjoy writing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript? Have you worked with WordPress or another CMS before? Do you get a kick out of making websites (or print material) look great and make sense to end users? In the Haley House 2020 Website/Design Internship, you’ll get a chance to play a pivotal role in upgrading Haley House’s website to use the most recent technology available within a WordPress framework.




Four hours per week (between 9 am and 5pm), determined by volunteer and supervisors, and consistent each week


— Assist in editing and updating the website
— Support transitions in logistical/tracking mechanisms
— Help to research and employ new strategies of back-end organization
— Create/Design flyers, posters, physical mailings, and other media
— Perform other tasks as needed



Please use the following link to apply to join Haley House for PULSE 2020-2021 and to sign up for a virtual interview.  

Click here for the Haley House Application

If you have any questions, please email Grace McEnery (