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2015 WAICU Nonprofit Internship Program Are you looking for an enriching summer internship experience? Do you want to enhance your résumé with hands-on work experience? Do you have a passion for making
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2015 WAICU Nonprofit Internship Program Are you looking for an enriching summer internship experience? Do you want to enhance your résumé with hands-on work experience? Do you have a passion for making a meaningful contribution? Through the generous support of two benevolent foundations, WAICU is currently able to offer summer internships. Spend your summer working for a great nonprofit organization. All of our internships are paid. Student interns receive a $2,000 summer stipend and a $3,000 scholarship in exchange for 400 hours of work over 10 summer weeks. Interns gain valuable experience in the nonprofit sector and get a summer of amazing experiences. Internships are located throughout Wisconsin, and offer a wide range of opportunities for many different majors. Interns are selected by the nonprofit organizations to which they apply. QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS To be eligible for the WAICU Nonprofit Internship Program, an applicant must: 1. Be currently enrolled at a WAICU-member college or university 2. Possess and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better 3. Achieve/maintain full-time status as an undergraduate attending school during the following academic year (NOTE: Students graduating BEFORE the Fall 2015 term ARE NOT eligible for the program) 4. Complete 400 hours of service over 10 summer weeks 5. Demonstrate an interest in civic engagement in the nonprofit sector in one or more of the following areas: administration, program management, community outreach, finance, fund development, marketing and public relations, communications, human resources, technology, and other related areas (students from all academic areas are encouraged to apply) HOW TO APPLY To apply for any of the WAICU Nonprofit Internship Program opportunities, please your cover letter and résumé to Mark Navarro, WAICU director of outreach, at Students may apply for more than one internship position, but must submit a separate cover letter and résumé for each position. Page 1 Applications must be received by Friday, February 27, 2015; however, internship sites may select candidates prior to this deadline, so it is in your best interest to apply as early as possible. POSITION DESCRIPTIONS JEFFERSON COUNTY Jefferson County Literacy Council (Jefferson, WI) JCLC is a small nonprofit adult literacy council that works with adults learning English as a second language, working on completing their GEDs, digital literacy, health literacy and citizenship. The general duties of the intern would be working on webpage enhancement, Facebook and other digital marketing materials for the organization along with some data entry work; going into the community to hand out marketing materials; working on the summer school program marketing by setting up child care for the learners and working closely with the instructional coordinator and possibly tutoring; fundraising and event planning; attending monthly board meeting; and other experiences to enhance the intern s time at JCLC. The intern would work closely with the Executive Director but also with the program and instructional coordinators. There may be a few Saturdays that would be required and independent work that could be done from home to complete the 400 hours. Spanish-speaking skills are not required but are helpful. Rainbow Hospice Care, Inc. (Jefferson, WI) As a healthcare provider of hospice services, we are constantly striving to improve our technology uses to stay better connected with our donors, patients and families and care partners. We are looking for ways to engage our constituents through technology while being mindful of HIPPA restrictions on protected health information. Working directly with our IT Director to help with users and the multitude of problems they encounter with electronic medical records will be a primary responsibility. We are also pursuing special projects to help engage our physician referral community. A working knowledge of hardware and the ability to learn new software would be preferred. Critical thinking skills and a problem solving attitude are required. This position will be exposed to non-profit management, fundraising, volunteer management and nursing and social services end users on a daily basis. The ability to engage with staff and volunteers to problem solve is critical. MANITOWOC COUNTY The Haven of Manitowoc County, Inc. (Manitowoc, WI) An internship at the Haven will provide a hands-on learning experience that includes practical application of knowledge, observation, professional opportunities and mentorship. Duties and responsibilities of an intern at the Haven will be to provide some case management for guests of the Haven, coordinate and assemble mass fundraising mailings, assist with special event planning (such as a rummage sale or garden fair), provide support to Associate Director, assisting staff on special projects (organizing donations, or helping set up a booth at a job fair) and general office tasks. An intern will be expected to complete assigned tasks in a professional Page 2 and timely manner. An intern must report to the Haven at 7:45a.m. and work until 4:00p.m. If unable to work for the day, an intern will be expected to notify the Associate Director or Shelter Monitor in accordance with The Haven leave policy. Potential interns will be expected to meet with associate director prior to start of the internship and must pass a background check. The Associate Director will supervise the intern s daily duties in a safe environment with the necessary tools and equipment to help the intern perform intended services. The Associate Director will offer feedback on goals and assist the intern in meeting learning objectives. The intern must be willing to assume more autonomy and responsibility as he or she demonstrates increased competence. A potential intern of The Haven should be willing to work with homeless individuals, have some background in human services, and must display competent verbal communication. A general understanding of issues related to homelessness, addiction and poverty would be an added benefit. Hope House of Manitowoc County (Manitowoc, WI) An internship opportunity at Hope House of Manitowoc County will include a wide array of learning experiences for any individual seeking to enter the human services realm. General functions of an intern will include assisting staff and volunteers in providing general shelter coverage, greeting guests seeking services, orienting guests to the facility and program of Hope House of Manitowoc County, readying guest bedrooms for new families entering the shelter program, assisting in the procurement and organization of donations, and providing program information to enrolled families. Some specific duties will also include facilitating a children's group that will be held at the same time as Life Skills groups and/or parenting groups, coordinating activities for the children of the shelter throughout summer, and assisting in coordination of fundraising events. It is generally expected that any individual choosing an internship position with Hope House of Manitowoc County will pass a background check, to be completed prior to the inception of the internship. An intern with Hope House of Manitowoc County will report directly to the Director of Hope House. It will also be anticipated that an intern will work very closely with Hope House's Case Manager and will thus treat the case manager as a supervisor as well. Any individual interested in an internship with Hope House of Manitowoc County should be willing to work with homeless families and individuals in an unbiased manner while focusing on dignity. Lakeshore Humane Society (Manitowoc, WI) Lakeshore Humane Society is looking for a Medical Care Intern for The intern would focus in our medical department assisting and training with our medical specialist and volunteer veterinarians. The intern will assist with the responsibility for the effective and efficient daily operation of the Medical Lab, ensuring that all animals are properly cared for and humanely and safely handled. Duties would include but are not limited to assisting with all animal medical processing to include vaccinations, medical assessment, working with local veterinarians for scheduling of procedures, assisting with euthanasia, and assisting foster families. Projects required during the internship include inputting all medical history and procedures into shelter database, as well as updating MSDS binder with all current chemical usage. Expectations of intern to be comfortable and enjoy working with animals, ability to work independently, prompt, polite and quick learner. Potential interns must have an interest in shelter medicine and be competent in computer and database inputting. Previous medical experience desired but not required. The Medical intern would report to shelter Medical Specialist and adhere to policies. Page 3 Manitowoc County Domestic Violence Shelter (Manitowoc, WI) Interns at the Domestic Violence Center (DVC) receive training to provide advocacy to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Depending on the intern s ability, maturity, and comfort level, interns take crisis calls, learn about community resources for the purposes of making referrals, assist with case management of victims using shelter services, assist with legal advocacy for victims and assist shelter clients in goal-setting and problem solving. Depending on the intern s interest, an intern could also observe and/or assist with Family Fun Night, Women s Support Group, Children s Support Group, and Homework Club. Interns also assist with community events that the DVC is involved in. This coming summer promises to be an exciting one since the DVC will be moving to the new shelter. Specific projects an intern would undertake depend on the intern s abilities and interests. Previous interns have developed and then modified the Welcome Packet for shelter residents, planned and facilitated support groups, updated community resource information, researched and presented information on specific topics to staff and/or board members (depending on needs at the time), and organized groups or workshops for shelter residents specific to their needs at that time. There may also be projects and opportunities to work with survivors for sexual assault. Interns may set their own schedule but they are responsible for providing their schedule to their mentor and being at the DVC when they are scheduled. Interns are expected to maintain the strict confidentiality policy and laws provided for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, act and dress in a professional manner, and be open to learning about domestic violence and sexual assault and their effects on the victims and families. Interns report to the Assistant Director-Programs. Manitowoc County Historical Society (Manitowoc, WI) Enjoy planning and facilitating youth education programs and educational public events? Get hands-on learning experience while helping to bring history alive for various age groups at the Manitowoc County Historical Society. The Society plans an ambitious offering of programs and services during the summer months at our two sites: The Heritage Center and Pinecrest Historical Village. During our busy summer season, we offer large scale events such as our Buffalo Bill Wild West Show and Founder s Day and also have a strong and successful summer camp schedule and pre-school activities. The intern will help plan and coordinate summer events and educational programming for various age groups but mostly youth ages 5 to 13. Candidates should be comfortable working with the public for tours and education programs. The intern will be supervised by the Executive Director of the Society. Additional requirements include reliable transportation and the ability to walk moderate distances to conduct tours. Southfield Townhouses Neighborhood Network Learning Center (Manitowoc, WI) The summer intern will have the opportunity to help create educational programs that will provide personal growth development for youth and adults living at a low-income housing complex of approximately 400 residents. On site activities will include summer camps, field trips, community gardening, literacy programs, Feed the Kids, summer harvest celebration, classes, and life skill development opportunities. The intern will create monthly newsletters, attend advisory board meetings, develop unique programs, and work with volunteers, residents and community partners. The intern is expected to build and maintain trusting relationships with residents while offering supportive services. During your summer internship you will work closely with the manager of the Learning Center. You will also have the opportunity to create a portfolio of your dynamic learning experiences. Page 4 Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve (Two Rivers, WI) Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve is seeking a motivated student to teach environmental education programs, aid in program design and help orient visitors to the nature center. Other duties include habitat restoration work such as the removal of invasive plant species and planting of native species, trail maintenance and writing short articles for the newspaper. The intern should have experience working with people, public speaking and working in the outdoors. Training will be provided, but successful candidates should be comfortable working in a team setting, have experience with children and have an active interest in the natural world. The intern will work primarily with the Assistant Director/Education Coordinator, but also with the Director and Land Management Coordinator. MILWAUKEE COUNTY Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI) This summer our intern will be working in the Resource Development Department at Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin learning about and participating in all aspects of our fundraising program. Our intern can expect to be involved in a wide variety of projects, events and tasks. Assignments will include assisting with special events including Grateful Plate, Miles for Meals and others as assigned. Duties will include grant and prospect research, communicating with donors, crafting fundraising letters and s, and data entry. Our intern will have the ability to work closely with all staff members in the Resource Development Department with the hopes of providing them with a well-rounded and comprehensive intern experience. Good communication skills, attention to detail, ability to work on multiple projects and willingness to learn are essential. The intern will be supervised by the Resource Development Manager. HeartLove Place (Milwaukee, WI) The incumbent of the internship will be responsible for supporting the Family Resource Center Program Coordinator in all of the following duties and responsibilities; leading various youth focused activities (playing games, sports, art classes and book clubs), leading various Teen Center activities, mentoring program participants, communicating with parents as needed, preparing reports on attendance, program progress and outcomes, monitoring youth and teens in the program, assisting with homework, chaperoning field trips, developing and organizing activities, programs and volunteers service projects for youth participants, assisting with family events as needed, assisting with participant enrollment, recruiting and marketing as needed, overseeing the weekend basketball. Intern expectations include dependable, punctual, strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office, and (ideally) mentoring experience ideal. The selected intern will be responsible for assisting with program activities, and events; and must exhibit a willingness to learn and achieve program goals. These goals will be discussed collaboratively with the incumbent of the internship opportunity, the Program Coordinator, and the Executive Director. Lutheran Special School & Education Services (Milwaukee, WI) Lutheran Special School & Education Services (LSSES) is seeking an intern to assist the development/pr department during the summer months when school is not in session. General duties would include assisting with special events, marketing correspondence, volunteer Page 5 recruitment, sponsor solicitation, donor relations, and data entry/office coordination. There will also be tasks involving social media, publications, promotional materials, and website content. The intern would be closely involved with the planning and executing of our Krankin for Kids charity bike ride, scheduled for September 12, Ideally, the intern should have experience with Microsoft Word and Excel and possibly Adobe InDesign, as well as social media outlets. The candidate should be self-motivated and disciplined to be able to work in a non-structured, sometimes non-supervised, environment. He/she should also be flexible to attend meetings, miscellaneous seminars, workshops etc. as needed during the summer. The intern would be mainly supervised by the Director of PR/Communications. Notre Dame Middle School (Milwaukee, WI) There are three main areas in which a WAICU intern would assist during the summer months at Notre Dame Middle School. First, we strive to keep all of our students active and engaged during the summer months and have a robust summer activities program. We collaborate with many outside organizations to make summer camps available to our students, and we provide various opportunities throughout the summer directly on site. The WAICU intern would assist the Director of Enrichment in the implementation and supervision of these summer programs, having the opportunity to plan and implement an activity of their own, visit and check-in on students attending camps, and help with any administrative responsibilities to ensure the success of these programs. Additionally, at Notre Dame, we require summer school for all of our students who are behind grade level in reading or math. Around 40% of our students participate and we seek to provide highly individualized and focused attention for every student during the month of classes. Working with the Assistant Principal, the WAICU intern would find ways to support our summer school as a tutor, classroom teacher assistant, lunchroom supervisor, or in other ways. Finally, a WAICU intern would spend some of their time, particularly during the month of June when summer school is not in session, assisting in the development office or at the front desk with clerical responsibilities, including making copies, typing up important documents, filing, etc. We are looking for someone with strong communication and people skills, a high level of organization, ability to manage various responsibilities at the same time, and some experience working with youth, ideally of middle school age and in an urban setting. Spanish language skills are always desired, but not required. This person must possess a positive attitude, flexibility, creativity, and a lot of energy. Wisconsin Conservatory of Music (Milwaukee, WI) This position will have the opportunity to work with all three departments at the Conservatory: Education, Marketing/Development and Administration. General duties include assisting with Conservatory camps, registration and database entry. Providing the highest level of customer service in all areas of customer relations and supporting all education programs, classes and special events as requested. Specific projects include assisting with the 30 Ways 30 Days Campaign and the summer camp report. The position reports to the Chief Operations Officer. Skills required include some or all of the following: strong communication skills; knowledge of and experience with graphic design, web design and social media; experience with video editing and production; knowledge of business and education practices, and appreciation for music educ
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