The CSLC receives internship notices from non profit organizations on a regular basis. Opportunities will be posted here as they are received. These opportunities are arranged by the date they are posted, with the most recent at the top. Additional internships with nonprofit organizations (and for profit organizations) can be found on http://www.gvsu.edu/lakerjobs/.
Nonprofit Organizations & Community Partners:
Please note that the CSLC encourages nonprofit organizations to additionally post their internship opporunity directly on GVSU'S Laker Jobs. This website is coordiated by Career Services.
EPA Summer Interns
Sustainable Communities Intern; Communications Intern
Interns must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program to apply, although summer interns do not need to be attending classes. All internships will be housed in US EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC. Internships will be unpaid (although a subsidy is offered to offset commute costs), and moving/relocation costs will not be provided. Start and end dates are flexible.
The Office of Sustainable Communities is committed to providing interns with substantive work opportunities. Interns will gain exposure to a wide range of environmental issues and have ample opportunity for growth. OSC offers a rich learning experience with a significant amount of responsibility for very capable individuals.
Two positions are being advertised; applicants are invited to select one or both for consideration. For both positions, OSC is seeking candidates that possess superior oral and written communication skills; are quick learners; demonstrate strong analytic skills in reviewing and collecting information; and work well in a fluid, dynamic environment. Knowledge of sustainable development/smart growth and/or land use/environmental planning issues is highly desired. For more information visit the GVSU Sustainanble Community Initiatives Page!
GoodTemps, a division of Goodwill Industries, acts as a traditional staffing company in terms of recruiting and placing staff for local businesses. What sets them apart is that they 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. They have three internship postions available: 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. These positions are for Spring/Summer 2013 and the applications should be in by April 15, but they will accept applications through the end of May. For more information, visit the Job Board or contact Amanda Whitmore at 231.739.9010 Ext. 242 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted 3/26/13
Steepletown is looking for a video production intern to create short documentaries on its work on the lower West Side. Steepletown’s mission is all about turning hope into opportunity. One area is with older youth who come to Steepletown to complete their GED. Our purpose is to help these young adults complete their GED and successfully transition to the next step, whether its college, other post-secondary training, or a job that can actually meet their economic needs and goals. Steepletown has an event on March 23 called Taste the West Side. We need at least three short documentaries produced on each of the three speakers that night. Steepletown is also interested in a longer documentary, i.e. up to 5 minutes, which tells the story of our work. There is no time frame for producing that video.
Contact: Dick Bulkowski, Steepletown Director
- Currently enrolled in college with a major in International relations, Education, Social work, Public Administration, or any related field.
- Strong communications and writing skills.
- Ability to work with children of all ages ranging from kindergarteners to High school.
- Must have excellent organizational skills and be detail-oriented.
- Broad computer skills required, including word processing and databases.
- Ability to work with diverse populations and culturally competent.
- Ability to work as a team and passion for the mission of West Michigan Refugee Education and Cultural Center.
- Previous experience working with children preferred
Contact: Genevieve Sabala Email: Genevieve@westmirefugee.org Phone: 616.247.9611
Internship Positions in Washington, DC Office
Internship Positions in New York City Office
Breakthrough Believers Recovery and Healing ServicesBreakthrough Believers Recovery and Healing Service (dba) BBRHC began in September of 2009. Our full-time volunteer Program Director has put in more than 7,000 hours of professional service volunteer time since 2009. In 2012 we are hoping to hire an executive director for our organization. Our organization has grown tremendously since we began and one volunteer cannot continue to handle everything on their own. We graciously accept donations of certain in-kind, professional services. If you are a service professional in any of the following areas please contact us: grant writers, therapist, social workers, CAC-certified addiction counselors, counselors, web programmers, interns, CO-OP, practicum, program coordinators, office assistant/administration, van drivers, medical billing and coding, and accountant. You can also volunteer your non-professional services by helping in many ways including serving on a committee, the board, intake coordinators, administrative services, team leaders, mentors and in many other ways.
Contact: Pamela Duvall-Bateman
Mail: 2340 Dean Lake Rd (New Community Church), Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
Northwest Food Pantry - Holiday Program Facilitator Intern
10-15 hours per week, unpaid, fall semester
This internship will be at Northwest Food Pantry and will be a minimum of 10 hours per week on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the day. The intern will oversee and facilitate the Holiday Giving Network at the pantry which involves coordinating volunteers, interviewing clients and processing applications, and project based management. This is a terrific opportunity for resume building. Additional responsibilities involve general pantry assistance including interaction with pantry participants and volunteers. Not necessary but beneficial if intern has a Spanish major or minor and can translate for pantry clients.
Contact: Sarah Boluyt
Access of West Michigan - Hunger and Poverty Intern
10-15 hours per week, unpaid, fall semester
This internship will be within the Hunger Response and Poverty Education programs at Access of West Michigan. The intern will have opportunity to assist in programming and facilitating the County Wide Food Drive and the Holiday Giving Network, will help with poverty simulations, and will have the opportunity to spend time assisting in Kent County pantries working with Food Stamp Outreach and engaging with the issue of food insecurity and local hunger. This internship has opportunity for creativity and innovation as we would like an intern to spearhead a project of their choice to implement during their time with us based on our program needs.
Contact: Emma Rosauer, Hunger Response Director-Access of West Michigan
Phone: 616-774-2175 x5
Mail: 2850 Kalamazoo SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49560
Eastown Community Association
The Eastown Community Association is currently taking applications to fill multiple unpaid student intern positions. The ECA is looking for students interested in gaining valuable experience in the non-profit/community development area. Intern projects will include, but are not limited to: Grant writing and research, coordinating events, fundraising, social media management, webpage design, marketing/advertisin, and communications. If you are interested in any of the internship opportunities please send your resume and a brief cover letter stating "Why" you are applying for the position. This opportunity can be used to receive academic credit, as well.
Contact: Corey Yunke, Community Organizer-Eastown Community Association
Mail: 415 Ethel Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Family Futures is a nonprofit organization located downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan at the Riverview Center. For more than seventeen years, Family Futures has worked to support families and to shape a community that protects children from child abuse and neglect. Read about their internship opportunities here.
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County
West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) - BetterBuildings for Michigan Outreach Specialist Intern
BetterBuildings for Michigan is a program of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth (DELEG) which seeks to distribute energy efficiency-focused, federal stimulus dollars to assist residential property owners in achieving meaningful and immediate gains in energy-efficient housing. The West Michigan Environmental Action Council has partnered with the City of Grand Rapids to introduce the program to 1500+ homes in the City of Grand Rapids during the in the fall of 2011 and early 2012. The implementation of the program will employ highly focused and organized outreach efforts directly the targeted sweep neighborhoods.
Bethany Christian Services-
PARA (Programs Assisting Refugee Acculturation) Fund Development Intern
The main focus of this internship is event management. You will get hands-on experience with planning our two largest fundraisers—Stride & Ride (walk-a-thon) and the annual Art Auction. In addition to event management, there will be many opportunities to learn the facets of fund development, including donor cultivation and engagement. Qualifications include experience with event planning, willingness to submit to a background check, excellent organizational and communication skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office. Must be available 10-15 hours a week. Hours are flexible, this is an unpaid position, and course credit is available. To apply, please send resume to Joi Dupler at email@example.com.
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