Brooks College Integrative Learning and Advising
An internship is no longer an option to be competitive in today’s job market, but a requirement. It will provide you the opportunity to do and see what you’ve been learning in the classroom. In addition, it’s a great way to find out if a particular career or work environment is a good fit for you. And don’t forget….it’s not all about what you know, but who you know (and who knows you!). An internship will open the door to your professional network and hopefully lead to a permanent position upon graduation!
What is an internship?
An internship is a way for you to get hands-on, supervised experience in the field you are studying. You are able to apply the concepts you are learning in the classroom to a work environment. An internship may be paid or unpaid, last at least one semester (concurrently with classes or independently) and depending on the organization and time of year, you may work full or part-time. You may also elect to receive academic credit for you internship, or do it for the experience alone.
The Brooks College Office of Integrative Learning and Advising would like to provide you with some unique internship opportunities that have recently come to our attention. If interested, please contact me ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Some of the deadlines are fast-approaching, and I want to make sure we have time to prepare. I will be happy to help you through the process.
1) Intern for GROW’s Board of Directors: GROW (Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women) is a non-profit organization, Women’s Business Center, dedicated to helping local entrepreneurs build their businesses by providing relevant training and resources. Another opportunity to intern with the AWE Committee (Alliance for Women’s Entrepreneurs) will be coming in January as well.
2) Creative Youth Center Program Intern: Creative Youth Center is a start-up non-profit writing and tutoring center that prepares kid’s for life’s everyday adventures by supporting their writing and amplifying their voices.
Study Abroad in Europe
About the Humanity in Action Fellowship - Handout.pdf
Encourage tomorrow’s leaders to lead lives of action and responsibility!
Check out this opportunity and contact our office if you are interested!
or 616-331-8200, we would be happy to discuss this opportunity with you!
Women and Gender Studies and The Women's Center in Cape Town
The Women and Gender Studies program in Cape Town, South Africa combines a strong academic program with service to the community. The program, provided in partnership with the Women’s Center, focuses on women and gender issues in the region and explores global feminist perspectives. Participants examine how issues such as reproductive health, education, violence, political representation and Apartheid have intersected to impact the role of women within various societal and class structures.
The substantial service-learning component is provided through SHAWCO, a non-governmental organization based in Cape Town. SHAWCO has years of experience guiding students in their work with adults and children in one of six local township centers that focus on education, health, social and community issues. This format allows students to move beyond the classroom and become a part of the communities they are studying.
In addition to service learning and academic lectures, students will experience the Cape of Good Hope, Boulders National Park, the District Six Museum, the Iziko Slave Museum, Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, and an overnight stay at a private game reserve. Students may also tour Soweto and visit the Apartheid Museum, Hector Peterson Memorial and the Nelson Mandela House in Johannesburg.
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GoodTemps, a division of Goodwill Industries, is a unique social venture and 501 (c) 3 nonprofit. Our company acts as a traditional staffing company in terms of recruiting and placing staff for local businesses. What sets us apart is that we focus on hiring, training, and advancing persons with barriers to employment, whether those barriers involve homelessness, poverty, disability, criminal background, single parenthood, displacement due to outsourcing, English as a Second Language, etc.
This month, we will be recruiting for three interns: two Case Management Interns and one Grant Research / Social Metrics Intern. The Case Management Intern will assist in programs that help raise the workers’ quality of life, financial literacy, and job advancement. This position will provide a unique blend of business, human resources, and social service experience. The Grant Research Intern will assist with focus groups, program research, and possibly grant writing. Please note that the position is for Winter 2013; we would prefer to receive applications by January 3rd, but will accept applications through the end of January.
Case Management Intern Description: http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/sMkxdHksXb3p/
Grant Research / Social Metrics Intern Description: http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/4NKMHHDjxkh4/
Amanda (Koning) Whitmore, Case Manager/Supports Coordinator
GoodTemps Temporary Staffing Services
950 W. Norton Ave. - Suite C
Muskegon MI 49441
Office: 231.739.9010 Ext. 242
Follow the Link to the following Careers in Non-profits from the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Grand Rapids:
Vice President of Finance - Heart of West MI United Way
Development Positions - VanAndle Institute
Office Manager/Developmnet Assistant - Adoptive Family Support Network
Financial Literacy Coordinator - United Church Otreach Ministry
Major Gifts Officer - American Red Cross
Raiser's Edge Database Coordinator - Pheonix Society for Burn Survivors
Program Director - Ministry with Community
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