Policy & Advocacy Internship
The Jails Project at the ACLU of Southern California is soliciting applications from enthusiastic individuals interested in working on a prisoner reentry and grassroots mobilization initiative this Spring 2012.
The Jails Project monitors conditions of confinement in L.A. County jails. The L.A. County jail system is the largest in the nation, with a daily population of approximately 18,000 inmates. As a result, L.A. County has the highest number of individuals in the nation leaving jail and reentering communities. Many of these men and women encounter a variety of obstacles finding opportunities for employment, housing, and public benefits. In an effort to curb recidivism, the Jails Project has launched a new initiative aimed at mitigating some of the barriers to reentry.
The Reentry Initiative aims to assist one of the most vulnerable populations of inmates - those with physical or mental disabilities - overcome barriers in accessing public benefits and assistance upon release. In addition, it aims to mobilize and train those individuals and communities most affected by mass incarceration to ensure their inclusion in policy-making and political change. We are looking for two types of interns: policy interns and community organizers.
Intern responsibilities will include:
- Assisting with research on reentry policies and conducting policy analysis, particularly regarding issues that impact inmates with disabilities
- Assisting with the implementation and facilitation of our Civics and Advocacy Training curriculum in high-impact communities
- Community organizing, including canvassing neighborhoods, speaking with local businesses and community groups, and recruiting at visiting hours at local jail facilities.
*Hours:* Flexible schedule, involving 15-35 hours per week and a 10-12 week commitment. Morning or afternoon shifts available from 9 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday, and some Saturdays.
*Qualifications:* A demonstrated commitment to social justice and advocacy. Career interests in law and public policy and/or community organizing are preferred. Computer skills (i.e. MS Office) are required. Applicants who are familiar with the criminal justice system and prisoners’ rights as well as those who have teaching experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual English/Spanish is helpful.
Please send a cover letter and resume via e-mail to:
Ronald Chatters, III
Jails Project/Soros Justice Advocacy Fellow
No phone calls, please. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible. *This is an unpaid internship.* However, students may intern for academic credit if their school permits.
APALC's Youth and Parent Leadership Development (YPLD) is looking for part-time interns for our Family Forum and Parent Leadership Programs in Los Angeles. A small stipend and parking is provided.
Founded in 1983, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for civil rights, providing legal services and education, and building coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEGAL CENTER
2012 FAMILY FORUM INTERNSHIP
The Family Forum is an annual event designed to empower leaders through creating a space for
tangible community solutions. We are seeking a part-time (10-12 hours/week) intern with a
background in event planning, outreach and working with immigrant communities, preferably with
the Asian Pacific Islander or Latino community. This internship offers the opportunity to support an
ongoing effort for social justice driven work in the San Gabriel Valley. The Family Forum is also a
partnership with APALC’s Parent Leadership Program (Lincoln Heights, San Gabriel Valley) and the
Student Leadership Network (San Gabriel Valley).
During the spring of 2012 interns will provide logistical support and outreach for the annual Family
Forum. APALC seeks 2-3 interns for this period, for a minimum of 10-12 hours per week. Small
stipends are available depending on language capacity and hours worked. Parking is provided, and
mileage will be reimbursed.
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEGAL CENTER
2012 PARENT LEADERSHIP INTERNSHIP
The Parent Leadership Program (PLP) guides and empowers immigrant parents to be advocates for
their children’s personal and academic success as well as to become leaders in their school
community. The PLP develops intergenerational/ intergroup relations, and equips parents with
leadership skills to create sustainable systemic change in their communities. This internship offers
the opportunity to support PLP programs in Lincoln Heights and in the San Gabriel Valley.
APALC seeks 2-3 interns for a minimum of 10-12 hours per week. Small stipends are available
depending on language capacity and hours worked. Parking is provided, and mileage will be
Summer Internship Opportunity-Breakthrough Collaborative is a national organization that gives undergraduate college students the opportunity to intern as teachers working with high-achieving, low-income students. For 8 weeks in one of 35 locations across the country, college students work to improve the skills of their students to help them stay on the college path.One of Princeton's Review's Top Ten Internships and a partner of Teach for America, Breakthrough is truly a remarkable experience. Even for those uninterested in teaching as a career, the internship provides an incredible chance to improve one's leadership and communication skills.
There will be aninformation session about Breakthrough onWednesday, February 15th at 8PM in Smith Campus Center Room #214 (RSVP and learn more athttp://www.facebook.com/events/289769344411690/).
Students can access the application and find out more about the internship at http://www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/teach/apply.
The final deadline for applications is February 27th, but applications are ROLLING.If you can't make the information session, or want to get started on your application now, set up a one-on-one meeting with a campus recruiter by emailing email@example.com today!
Camp AmeriKids, a summer camp for children living with HIV/AIDS, is looking for caring, responsible, energetic and fun counselors for our 2012 season. A volunteer counselor team is responsible for the 24-hour supervision of a cabin and maintains a camper to counselor ratio of about 2 to1. Counselors spend each day of the one week camp session with their cabin group as they rotate through a schedule of activities and participate in new and exciting workshops provided by the program staff. The cabin counselor's enthusiastic participation in all aspects of camp, from meals and activities to nightly special events and cabin chats, is crucial in creating a memorable camp experience for our campers. Counselors are expected to be role models, sources of energy and ideas, and are a key part of the Camp AmeriKids community. Room & board at our site in Warwick, NY provided. Volunteers can apply for one or both of the following sessions:
Session One: July 31st – August 7th
Session Two: August 11th – August 18th
Applications are available on our website www.campamerikids.org. Please contact them if you are interested in more information.
EDUCATE KIDS • REDUCE YOUR CAMPUS CARBON FOOTPRINT • LOWER COMMUNITY ENERGY USE
Energy Service Corps is a joint project between CALPIRG and AmeriCorps. CALPIRG, (CAL for California, and PIRG for Public Interest Research Group) is a student directed non-profit organization working across California with college students to tackle over use of dirty energy this school year. We’re starting by educating kids K-12, ensuring that the next generation understands about energy, the environment and what they can do to create a better world! We’re also getting out to help their parents and neighbors save energy and save money through quick energy surveys to help them find savings and connect them to local resources. And to get communities started, we’ll help local shelters and community centers start saving right now, by organizing volunteers to come together to seal up cracks around windows and doors, change out old light-bulbs and do other hands-on projects to stop energy waste right away.
Our interns take on leadership roles in every aspect, and our volunteers help them achieve our goals along the way – from teaching local school children fun and interactive lessons about energy and the environment, to leading energy surveys of local buildings, and bringing together community groups, VIPs, volunteers and the media around big service projects. Members forge partnerships with community and faith-based groups, meet with local and state officials to encourage their participation in community projects, contact the media to write about energy efficiency and adapt educational activities to fit the needs of local communities and to appeal to a wide range of age groups – all in an effort to foster long-term community stewardship and increase energy efficiency across California.
This year alone, our ESC members will educate 30,000 kids and arm 7,500 people with the tools they need to save energy & the environment.
5C student have an opportunity to become interns and apply for the AmeriCorps Scholarship. Candidates for the scholarship must be able to complete a minimum of 300 hours of service during the academic year (about 10-12 hours/week). Accepted applicants will receive a $1,208 education award upon completion of the term through AmeriCorps. The education award may be used to pay for school or to pay off qualified student loans, and is good for 7 years. Applications are due by October 19th, 2012.
If interested in volunteering, interning, or just curious to find out more information contact our 5C Campus Organizer, Melanie Frank at Melanie@energyservicecorps.org
To Apply for the AmeriCorps Scholarship: APPLICATION DEADLINE OCTOBER 19th, 2012
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Are you ready to change the world? Interested in serving for a full-year position from August 2012- June 2013? Submit a completed application before February 15, 2012 to receive an admissions decision by March 2012!
Apply Now- www.cityyear.org/joinus
City Year is an AmeriCorps education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation.
At City Year’s 23 locations across the United States and two international affiliates, teams of young people called corps members serve full-time in schools for 10 months as tutors, mentors and role models. By focusing on attendance, behavior and course performance, corps members are uniquely able to help students and schools succeed.
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children in your local community?
You can! CLASP kids need You!
CLASP is a nonprofit, nondenominational organization that offers after-school homework help, tutoring and mentoring to children in grades K-6 who attend Claremont elementary schools. Our programs for the 2011-2012 school year began on Sept. 19th, and resumed on January 9th. We currently have over 150 students enrolled and a waiting list of students who want to start tutoring with us when we get more volunteers.
CLASP is only able to operate because of the generous donation of time by our wonderful volunteer tutors. As a volunteer tutor you will help individuals or pairs of students with their homework. You can volunteer as little as 1 day a week for 2 hours and make a huge difference in the lives of these children, who otherwise would not receive the academic support they desperately need.
“Be the Change. VOLUNTEER. You Can Make a Difference.”
If you would like to work with CLASP kids, please contact
Call or Text: (909) 204-0127
Student volunteers needed for activities with residents at Claremont Manor retirement community.
Want first-hand experience in the rapidly-growing field of senior services or need community service credits?
Claremont Manor's late afternoon and weekend activities program may be just what you are looking for.
Contact Vern Jahnke at Claremont Manor in Claremont at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone :909 626 1227 ext. 153 or 951 232 4647
The Community-Based Enterprise Education Program (C-BEEP) is. The program’s goal is to place university students within County departments as student interns for the completion of specific projects, research or studies ordered by the Board of Supervisors or developed by a County department. C-BEEP internships are unpaid and projects are carefully designed to offer each intern a practical and meaningful work experience. Participants normally spend
8-16 hours per week at their internship unless noted differently on the project description.
C-BEEP applicants must be junior, senior or graduate level university students who are currently enrolled in good academic standing and will be completing their internships for academic credit at a C-BEEP partnering educational institution. Upon joining the program, interns must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the internship site. As a general rule, interns are expected to be available at least eight (8) hours a week.
How to apply to the program?
Please click on the Current Internship Projects link below and identify 2-3 projects you would like to work on. After you have identified the projects, please Click here to complete the application process.
To view a listing of Current Internship Projects, please Click here.
If you do not find your educational institution listed or for additional information, contact the Department of Human Resources by email at email@example.com or at (213) 893-7810.
Community Engagement Center Summer Internships
TWO Internship Positions Available: 20 hours per week for 12 weeks
Compensation: $11.50 per hour
Internship Period: May 29, 2013 – August 16, 2013
PRIMARY PURPOSE/GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The purpose of a CEC summer internship is to act as a liaison to community partner sites in order to bridge the spring and fall semesters when community partners experience significantly less Pitzer student involvement. Interns will assist in delivering programs and services to the sites in addition to some clerical work with CEC. The positions available are as follows:
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
One internship is available to work with Camp Afflerbaugh-Paige a youth detention camp located in the hills of La Verne. Programming consists of tutoring, art, and/or poetry instruction, as well as coordination of a summer Borrowed Voices program.
One internship is available to work with the Pomona Day Labor Center and the Fernando Pedraza Community Coalition (both are programs/projects of the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center –PEOC). Projects include teaching ESL, Spanish literacy instruction, the PEOC newsletter, computer literacy/ website updating and programming around health and legal issues and more. Must be fluent Spanish speaker.
- 1) Assist in the direction, administration, curriculum development, and coordination of site programming. Coordinate activities related to the programs.
- 2) Assist in the active promotion of CEC, its sites, and its activities.
- 3) Provide support as needed for evaluation purposes. Prepare written materials related to CEC programming.
- 4) Assist with the transition between outgoing and incoming Urban Fellows in order to meet the needs of the center and community partner site.
- 5) Perform other duties specific to the position, as needed.
Please submit (electronically only) your resume and a cover letter which specifies your site preference, describes your background experience, reason for seeking the position AND indicate whether or not you will be enrolled in summer courses. Your submission must also include one letter of recommendation and a one page essay about your interests, experience, and philosophy around community engagement work.
DEADLINE to APPLY: 4/2/3 by 3 pm. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 607-8184.
Community Engagement Center Urban Fellowships
Urban Fellowship, Community Engagement Center (1 part-time & 1 full-time position available)
Pitzer College seeks energetic, dependable, well-organized, and self-motivated Pitzer graduates for Urban Fellowships with the Community Engagement Center (CEC). As graduates of Pitzer, these individuals will use their experience in community work to serve as a liaison between the College and community partner sites to guide the ethical practices of community-based education among students, faculty and staff. There are three community partner sites requiring Urban Fellows (one full-time Fellow that will be the liaison for two sites and a second Fellow that will be half-time for the third site). The community partner sites include: 1) Prototypes, a women’s social and health services recovery center, 2) Camp Afflerbaugh-Paige, a high school located in a local juvenile detention facility, and 3) the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, a site providing employment and legal services to day laborers.
Employment Term: July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 (possible one-year renewal)
Essential Functions: There are two, temporary staff positions available; one full-time position and one half-time position. Reporting to the Assistant Director of CEC, these liaison positions support the Center as follows:
- A. Assist in the direction, administration, curriculum development, and coordination of community partner site programming to ensure quality control in the management of the day-to-day operations.
1) Direct students and faculty to, and coordinate activities for, the program.
- B. Plan and manage the recruitment process of volunteers, work study interns, and course-based interns. Work closely with faculty to place students into programming sites. Interview and select all students interested in working with the community site.
- C. Monitor student weekly internship hours and coordinate transportation to and from sites.
- D. Provide support for Pitzer courses that have a social responsibility component.
- E. Cultivate and manage campus relations to ensure sustainability and success of the program.
- F. Provide specialized ethics training for internship work at partner sites, oversee internship progress, provide preparation and debrief meetings, field feedback, and coaching to all student interns.
- G. Prepare and submit reports on site fiscal and programmatic performance. Assist with grant and other report writing as needed.
- H. Participate in campus and department activities including staff meetings and events.
- Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: The individuals must possess knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
The following are the minimum qualifications required for these positions:
- 1. Proficient and effective written and oral communication skills in English.
- 2. Fluent Spanish language speaking skills are required for the individual assigned to the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center partner site.
- 3. Strong organizational, management and leadership abilities.
- 4. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in order to satisfy key projects on schedule.
- 5. Demonstrated ability to use intermediate and some advanced functions of recent versions of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook), the internet and web-based forms.
- 6. Ability to comprehend and manage basic fiscal matters such as budgets.
- 7. Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with campus faculty, staff, and students and the members and staff of the community partner site.
- 8. Commitment to Pitzer and CEC mission and values
- 9. A valid driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the College’s insurer. Must be able to provide own transportation to the partner sites.
- 10. Ability to transport students in college-owned, large-capacity vans to and from sites, fieldtrips, and other destinations.
- Education: Must have a completed Pitzer College bachelor’s degree.
- Experience: Must have experience directing the work of others, including providing verbal and written feedback. Must also have some previous experience in community work and student organizing. Previous experience working with our partner sites would be a plus.
- Hourly Rate: $14.42 per hour. Medical and dental benefits only, beginning January 1, 2014.
- To Apply: Only qualified applicants please. The deadline to apply is 3:00 pm on Thursday, April 4th, 2013. Please visit our online recruitment site to complete your application, https://pitzer.peopleadmin.com/postings/237, and have the four following documents ready to upload:
- 1. A Letter of Interest addressing how you satisfy the required knowledge, skills and experience for the position;
- 2. A chronological resume with employment dates;
- 3. One letter of recommendation; and
- 4. A one-page essay identifying your interests, experience, and philosophy regarding community engagement work.
- Candidates from diverse backgrounds are very strongly encouraged to apply.
- For more information email email@example.com or call (909) 607-8184.
Unpaid internship at the Eastside Cafe in El Sereno, 5469 Huntington Drive, East Los Angeles. Student will work with the Bungalows Collective to move forward with a long-term project developing abandoned bungalows into a community center. Duties include community outreach, event organizing, legal research, budget and matching grant fundraising work, tabling at local music and other community events, and other duties. Most meetings are Sunday afternoons from 2-4 pm, though the meeting time may change; occasional early morning meetings during the week. Number of hours are flexible, but probably 8-10 hours per week, some of which student may complete off site. Bilingual Spanish-English or some Spanish language skills preferred. Transportation required (once a week minimum) with vehicle gas funding available through the Community Engagement Center at Pitzer College; access possible by bicycle or bus from Cal State LA Metro stop or Mission Avenue Gold Line stop.
Internship is available to students from any college as a volunteer position, and may possibly be arranged for academic credit. Internship satisfies Pitzer's social responsibility educational objective.
For more information about the internship or credit options or the Eastside Cafe, contact Joe Parker, International and Intercultural Studies at Pitzer, office Broad Center 213, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also take a look at the Eastside Cafe facebook page or their website: http://eastsidecafeechospace.blogspot.com/
If you have been thinking of helps others this year, here is a great opportunity. We have two programs that need Mentors/Tutors one is for youth and the other one is for adults returning to school.
Fresh Start Ministries and
Community Services, Inc.
1556 South Sultana Ave.
Ontario CA 91761
Office: 909 988-7942
Fax: 909 988-0102
Environmental Justice Internship
HELP FROM LOT TO SPOT MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN AN L.A. COMMUNITY!
Ever wish you could help empower local communities? Do you want to improve your social advocacy skills? Are parks, gardens and green space your passion? Do you speak Spanish?
If you answered YES to all, From Lot to Spot has the internship for you!
From Lot to Spot is a non-profit organization that strives to address the need and inequity of park/green space in underserved neighborhoods. As an intern at From Lot to Spot you will have the opportunity to work closely with and learn from the organization’s Executive Director. You will benefit from this unique mentorship opportunity for the next generation’s leaders and anyone interested in social advocacy.
Ideal candidate will be a socially conscious, out going, energetic person that loves to interact with people!
As an intern at From Lot to Spot you will:
Educate community members about potential green projects
Learn about social advocacy and community engagement
Organize and attend community events and meetings
Implement fundraising and development campaigns
Update and maintain social media outlets
Help maintain internal files
Visit project sites
Candidate must be current college or graduate student
Position is eligible for credit as arranged through your school
Interested candidates please email cover letter and resume to Karla Cortez at email@example.com
Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy
The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow works as a general research assistant on a variety of research projects and reports. Research tasks may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. Attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also an integral part of the fellowship program. Applicants should have at least a bachelor's degree in a social science discipline, statistics, or women's studies. Graduate work is not required. Applicants should have strong quantitative and library research skills and knowledge of women's issues; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, and graphics software a plus. Qualitative research skills also a plus.
Research areas for 2012-2013 include:
- The quality of women’s jobs, including wages, access to health insurance, paid sick leave, and workplace flexibility.
- Increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women.
- Strategies for improving child care access, affordability, and quality.
- Older women's economic issues, including social security and pensions.
- The economic status of women and girls, women of color, and immigrant women across the United States.
All Fellows are also responsible for a certain amount of general office work, including such tasks as responding to information requests, photocopying, assisting in maintaining the library, and answering telephones.
Compensation for the fellowship is $25,500 over the 9-month period, plus health insurance and a public transportation stipend. The positions are full-time and generally span the academic year (September-May), but starting and ending dates are somewhat flexible. IWPR is committed to diversity and encourages people of all ethnic, cultural, economic, and sexual orientations to apply.
Mail a cover letter, a resume, a list of relevant classes taken (this list can be included with the resume), a 3-7 page writing sample, and two confidential (sealed) letters of recommendation to the address below.
Institute for Women's Policy Research
1200 18th Street NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20036
Applicants may email the above materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. However, letters of recommendation must be emailed or sent by mail to the Fellowship Coordinator directly by the recommender.
Applications for the 2012-2013 Fellowships are due by March 1, 2012. Please note that only complete applications will be considered. Applicants will be contacted only if selected for an interview. Questions may be addressed to the Fellowship Coordinator via E-mail at email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
In August 2011, INSAN Foundation launched a pilot project. For the past months, working with other churches, organizations, and schools, we have been helping homeless, needy, and seniors; we also delivered backpacks, school supplies, hygiene kits, and winter clothing. Similarly we have many upcoming events in the future months, including during the summer.
For this we would like to extend our invitation to you, your student organizations, and colleagues within to join us as volunteers during the summer for some meaningful rewarding experience in helping those in need. Those students who are still on campus can utilize their spare time for more productive engagements. You may join us individually on behalf of your clubs.
For more information please contact
P O Box 874, Walnut, CA 91789
INSAN for the betterment of fellow humans-45 years of service
Kizuna, is a Japanese American Los Angeles based non-profit organization. Kizuna's mission is to build a vibrant Nikkei community by: Creating an empowering culture and environment. Engaging and advocating for the community by igniting the passion of young Japanese Americans. Building collective identity through multi-generational and multi-ethnic collaborations. We do this by offering multiple programs for Japanese American youth. Below is a brief description of a program available for college students.
The Nikkei Community Internship (NCI) is a paid 8-week summer internship for college students interested in leadership development and community exposure. Participants will be placed in community-based organizations where they will work for 4 days a week on community projects such as youth development, social services, fundraising, etc. Interns will also spend one day a week learning about the Japanese American community, leadership skills, and how to network with leaders. NCI provides participants with leadership development, hands-on work experience, network building, and mentorship. The deadline to apply for NCI is March 8
For more information about NCI or to learn more about Kizuna, visit www.kizuna-la.org
You have the opportunity to volunteer with the Prison Education Project (PEP), which is expanding educational opportunities for inmates at the California Institution for Men (CIM), the California Institution for Women (CIW), the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC), and the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility (VYCF). Cal Poly Pomona Professor, Renford Reese, is the founder/director of PEP. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), Office of Correctional Education (OCE) and CIM, CIW, CRC, and VYCF are embracing a progressive and innovative approach to supplementing and expanding educational opportunities for their incarcerated students. Enhancing the educational services will promote the developmental growth of the inmate population and should prove to contribute significantly to the transformation of their lives. The ultimate goal is to provide these inmate students with the cognitive tools necessary to function as productive citizens, which will also translate to recidivism reduction.
Pitzer students have the opportunity to volunteer at one of these correctional facilities once per week (90-minute sessions) for seven weeks. Students can choose between facilitating Academic Orientation presentations or tutoring in Math or Literacy in the prison's pre-GED program.
For more information please contact Tricia Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for caring individuals, who will help provide youth, who are at risk of educational failure with academic and social support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement and a constructive example. Our academically focused mentoring program puts more emphasis on building a one-on-one relationship between a mentor and a mentee. It also gives mentors more flexibility to spend time talking with their mentees about both academic and non-academic issues.
Community Senior Services—a non-profit organization whose mission is to “connect, people, information, resources and communities to enrich the lives of older adults”—is launching a new membership program called REAL Connections. The program is targeted to those age 50+ who live or work in the Inland, Pomona and San Gabriel Valleys. REAL Connections is designed to enable adults in our community to enjoy vibrant lives through volunteering; connecting with neighbors; and accessing trusted programs, resources and vetted services. REAL Connections is in the final stages of program development in anticipation of officially launching the program and membership services in Spring 2012.
REAL Connections seeks a part-time Marketing Intern to assist with various pre-launch marketing and promotion activities. The Marketing Intern will help to define and have a key role in implementation of the REAL Connections marketing program including advertising, PR, communications, web updating, and events. This assignment is expected to start in early January and extend through the academic semester.
Areas of Involvement + Responsibilities
Support execution of membership marketing action plan
Organize and (as requested) staff REAL Connections outreach events such as open houses, information sessions, and community events
Assist in membership recruitment efforts; e.g. manage member prospect database, send and respond to e-mails, handle inquiries, phone follow-up.
Follow up with Charter Members as requested
Update and place ads according to marketing plan; Monitor ad placement
Media: Website, Social Media, and Visual Media
Update and maintain the REAL Connections website
Maintain monthly online calendar and “Upcoming Events” section of website
Establish, maintain and monitor REAL Connections presence on Twitter and Facebook
Take photos/videos and organize visual media library
Assist with creation and distribution of REAL News electronic and print newsletters
Support creation and distribution of promotional materials (e.g. brochure) and mailings
Maintain and update distribution lists for marketing pieces based on program needs
Secure/purchase mailing lists as requested
Support marketing, membership development and outreach including assisting with PowerPoint presentations, collateral and other materials needed.
Assist in identifying and implementing strategies to promote membership, services and image
Assist with writing and distributing monthly press releases
Identify PR and media opportunities and respond as appropriate (e.g., news release, article copywriting and placement, photo opportunities)
Monitor non-paid print and media coverage and determine ROI
Research and Analysis
Assist in gathering demographic data on targeted members/consumers
Suggest strategies and tactics for reaching new audiences.
Analyze and compile reports.
Achieve working familiarity with Community Senior Services and REAL Connections history, mission/vision, and current programs
Adhere to organizational and program identity guidelines
Attend team meetings and be willing to contribute to team activities as requested.
Assist with other tasks as assigned
The Marketing Intern will report to the Director, Member Services and work in close collaboration with internal agency executives and staff, an external consultant, and REAL Connections members and volunteer leadership.
Qualifications + Capabilities
This internship requires a creative, high-energy individual capable of working with minimal supervision or as part of a team. Bachelors or masters degree in process in a relevant field such as marketing, communications, public relations, business administration, or graphic design with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher is required. Relevant experience in these areas, nonprofits or senior services a definite plus. Position requires individual to be flexible and customer service oriented. Organizational skills and attention to detail/deadlines critical. Must have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office; working familiarity with social media (Facebook, Twitter); web design/maintenance experience a plus. Must have reliable transportation.
Part-time 12 hours per week, for 18 weeks. The position has a stipend of $1,725.00, at a rate of $8 per hour; this is a non-benefited position. Some evening or irregular work hours will be necessary.
Community Senior Services
141 S. Spring Street, Claremont, CA 91711
Contact: Brandi Orton, Director Member Services
Communications Intern Job Description
Intern will work closely with the Communications Department Director to prepare written materials, including articles, newsletters, and all other projects as assigned.
- Intern will assist in content creation for blog, press releases, newsletters and other projects as assigned.
- Intern will assist in pitching stories to the media.
- Intern will assist in managing social media/networking sites (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Linkedin etc).
- Student should be in public relations, marketing, mass media, communications, or professional/creative writing specialization programs or a related field of study, and will train with the Communications Director for one week prior to starting the position.
Public Relations majors
or related field
Intern must have excellent writing/research skills, and will need to submit two written pieces: one piece of previously written material (college papers will do fine), and one piece explaining why he or she would be a good candidate in less than 700, and a minimum of 250 words.
Must have good time management habits
Has proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, Excel) products and the willingness to learn new programs
Is familiar or willing to learn Adobe Photoshop
Video editing skills are a plus
Is passionate about the creative or marketing industry
Has strong organizational skills
College students that are in their Senior year or
Recent graduates (Bachelors or higher)
Intern will need to complete a minimum of 15 hours per week during our regular business hours (M-F, 8:30 am to 5:30pm) for 20 weeks.
Intern will receive a $500 stipend at the end of internship period.
909.886.2994 (ext. 107)
TIYYA works alongside the International Rescue Committee (Glendale, CA) to help refugees from ALL backgrounds to settle in the California region. We do not discriminate people’s religion, ethnicity, tribes, clans or nationalities.
Our goal is to help raise awareness about the experiences that many refugees go through to arrive in the US safely. We have a team of readily available volunteers and donors to assist with the distribution of basic necessities such as furniture and other household items. Our team of volunteers also assist with ESL tutoring, translation, transportation and community support.
Positions Currently Available:
Intern Event Planner
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Shukry at email@example.com
Urban Farm Therapy
Uncommon Good is partnering with Tri-City Mental Health to create a community wellness component at their farm in Pomona. Luis Resendez oversees the horticultural therapy program and is an urban farming therapist. If any staff/students are interested in visiting the site and sharing in the development of a "teaching farm" you are welcome to email Luis Resendez. They will have classes on topics that relate to food and wellness including yoga, garden basics, horticultural therapy, stress management and we're always looking for guest speakers. All classes are FREE and open to the public.
For more information, See the attached brochure Community Urban Farming Brochure
Feel free to email Luis at Lresendez@tricitymhs.org with any questions.