There are a variety of opportunities for people to get involved with Rise’s efforts in the St. Louis region.

Internships and Practicums

Concentration Practicum for Fall 2021 – Spring 2022

Rise invites graduate students who are professional, collaborative and independent self-starters to join our team for two-semesters to fulfill their concentration practicum.

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To apply, submit your resume and a cover letter to Brian Hurd, Technical Assistance Program Manager via email to [email protected]

2021 Rising Star Internship

Rise invites students who are professional, collaborative and independent self-starters to join our team from May 2021 – September 2021 for a summer Rising Star Internship.

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To apply, submit your resume and a cover letter to Brian Hurd, Technical Assistance Program Manager via email to [email protected]

The Young Friends and Young Professionals Board

Rise supports the Young Friends and their executive board, the Young Professionals. This is a group of young professionals in the St. Louis area who volunteer their time on service projects to help make the region better. Learn more about this organization here. 

Additional Internship / Practicum Information

For both the open internship and practicum opportunities, the following information applies:

Some of the duties of Rise interns and may involve a role working with:

  • CDFI/Minority Contractor Load Fund administration
  • Development and evaluation of outcome measures
  • Coordination of quarterly group training classes/seminars
  • Individualized technical assistance support
  • Housing, neighborhood and community planning
  • Development, administering and monitoring of social service enrichment plans
  • Administering Collaborative Grant Program
  • Support of Rise’s Community Development Technical Assistance Program Committee
  • Predevelopment – and housing development
  • Construction management
  • Asset management
  • Development and marketing
  • Advocacy and community engagement
  • Contributing to writing grant applications

Many interns and practicum students have gone on to work for affordable housing development companies, urban planning consultancies, banks/financial institutions, tax credit equity firms, all levels of government along with community development corporations and other nonprofit community service organizations.

Volunteer Opportunities

As a non-profit, Rise is always looking for people to lend their time; especially during the Rise-Up festival. Email us for more information.

Note that while one of our core functions is real-estate development, we do not seek volunteers to assist in the physical construction of properties.

Career Opportunities

Currently there are no career opportunities available at Rise.