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

Career Opportunities

There are currently no career opportunities available.

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.