Join Our Team

The Jonnycake Center of Westerly is a small non-profit serving the communities of Westerly, Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton since 1975. The agency has an emergency food pantry, social service office, adult training facility and a retail thrift store which also serves as a source of free clothing and household goods for clients.


Social Services Intern

Come join a busy and growing social services department, ideal for students looking to gain experience in social services and learn about different programs and resources in Rhode Island.



  • Support daily social service activities for a growing department that oversees multiple assistance programs and a food pantry
  • Support activities of holiday programming, including Adopt-A-Family registration
  • Assist the Director of Social Services with clerical and administrative needs, including organizing and planning
  • Perform other duties as required



  • Current college student (required)
  • Interest in pursuing a social science as a career (preferred), such as social work, psychology, or sociology
  • Experience in customer service and working with others (preferred)
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail, does well in stressful situations



Please send resume and cover letter detailing your interest in this position as well as your availability, to Sarah Cote, Social Services Program Director, at No phone calls please.


We love to have fun and we’re confident you’ll be part of the fun when you’re on our team! We offer a collaborative team environment and discounts for all of our volunteers! If you’re interested in being an intern on our team, email us today!


Note: this is a volunteer position. Estimated time commitment: 10-15 hours per week for fall semester, with possibility for extension to spring.