Senior Discovery Group Summer Internship


Cause Areas


Mon May 01, 2017 - Thu Aug 31, 2017


1611 E. Kalamazoo StreetLansing, MI 48912


The Senior Discovery Group of Allen Neighborhood Center has been meeting for the last sixteen years for "pretty good coffee and great conversation." The group meets every Wednesday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Allen Market Place on Lansing’s Eastside. This is a lively group of seniors who look forward to coffee, treats, and a presentation by a different speaker each week. Topics addressed by guest speakers range from music, culture, weather, life stories, neighborhood building, health, gardening, and more!

Internship Activities

  • Recruit and schedule guest presenters for the group
  • Aid with the setup and take down of the meeting space for the day, including prepping coffee and snacks
  • Assist speakers with use of SMART TV, for their PowerPoint and other presentations
  • Prepare and provide weekly handouts of community events that may be of interest to the group
  • Generally support these elders during their two hour weekly gathering


  • Commitment to serve a minimum of 6 hours per week (May 2017 - August 2017). Semester internships are also available.
  • Desire and ability to engage with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods.
  • Ability to function independently and in a team environment.

We are able to partner with academic institutions to provide this internship for college credit.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to Volunteer Coordinator:, 517-999-3919.

Also complete our internship form found at:

More information about the Allen Neighborhood Center can be foundon our



  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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