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.
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. Family Futures is currently recruiting for their 2014 internships. Applications are due November 29th, 2013.
They are specifically looking to fill the following positions:
- Fund Development (1): This intern will work with our Resource team to develop and implement fundraising efforts for 2014. Experience in fundraising, grant writing and research is a plus!
- Volunteer Services (1): Gain knowledge and experience in the general principles of prevention and non-profit work along with volunteer management best practices, relationship building, and project coordination.
Read more about their internship opportunities here.
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan
Planned Parenthood is seeking an intern to coordinate their Affordable Care Act (ACA) Implementation Plan in local communities. This position will entail development, tracking, planning, and execution of outreach opportunities including tablings, educational presentations, community trainings, and enrollment events. The position provides the opportunity for interns interested in Community Organizing, Volunteer Management, and Non-Profit Management to network with community organizations, coalition partners and individuals as well as to develop programs, events, and administration skills.
The Affordable Care Act Implementation (ACAI) Intern will seek out opportunities for outreach opportunities in their community, coordinate with local coalition partners and organizations to host enrollment events, and seek opportunities for community education on the ACA. This position will also involved recruitment and training of volunteers, tracking training certification and activities, as well as general administrative functions related to ACA Outreach. The Intern will, in conjunction with the Field Organizer, develop an ACA Outreach plan and calendar for the duration of the internship and will be responsible for achieving mutually set goals based on the intern’s needs, availability, and abilities. The Intern will also complete Certified Application Counselor Online Training and be responsible for adhering to rules and regulations for ACA Enrollment.
The minimum time commitment would be three months, however the hours are flexible around schedules, with more opportunities potentially available after the initial time commitment. For more information, contact email@example.com.
TRiO Talent Search
The TRiO Talent Search is looking for a Tutor/Activity Assistant that will assist in tutoring and mentoring for LOFT afterschool programing for high school students. This position includes the following principal activities:
- Face-to-face leadership and mentoring
- Assisting in developing, preparing and leading daily lesson plans
- Engaging in program activities including group field trips
- Providing weekly lesson plans to the Site Coordinator
- Communicating with parents
- Maintaining records of attendance, arrival times, and departure times
- Helping to supervise bus transportation and dismissal process
- Maintaining supervision of children at all times
- Following student discipline guidelines as outlined by program coordinator
The position will begin early October, Monday-Wednesday from 3:15pm-5:15pm. Students interested in applying must carry at least six (6) credits in order to be considered for the position. Transportation to and from work site needed to Ottawa Hills High, Central High or Union High Schools. Students also need three to six months childcare/youth-related experience or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, the ability to interact with people of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles, and the ability and desire to work with high school age youth. They would like candidates with strong abilities in math/science at the high school course levels and/or English/History. For more information, contact Sarah Keranen-Lopez at 616-331-7112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids is looking for an unpaid student intern to assist in development, promotion, and implementation of the aquatics programs. Responsibilities include working with the Aquatics Director in developing year aquatic programs to meet the community needs. This position can be 20-40 hours per week, has flexible hours between 5:00AM to 11:00PM and may include weekends. For more information visit www.gvsu.edu/lakerjobs (Search Job ID: 15569381)
Bethany Christian Services
Bethany Christian Services is looking for an Employment Services Intern. As an intern, you will learn about the refugee process in general and culture - specifically on the Burmese, Bhutanese, and Iraqi resettlement groups. You will work closely with staff to learn the policies and procedures inherent in providing employment services to client and the MG contract requirements related to employment services. You will also work alongside staff to provide employment services to MG clients, including: providing initial in-take/assessment, completing required employment and DHS forms, arranging interviews including transportation and interpretation if necessary, working with clients one on one (or group setting) to enhance employability, provide bus training to clients if necessary, and problem-solving to overcome client barriers to employment. For more information, please visit www.gvsu.edu/lakerjobs (Search Job ID: 15570483).
West Michigan Environmental Action Council
The West Michigan Environmental Action Council has several summer internships in graphic design, journalism, office administration, policy, communications, marketing, and event productions. For more information visit www.gvsu.edu/lakerjobs.
Steepletown Neighborhood Services
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
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
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County is Hiring for two positions!
2) AmeriCorps Community Outreach & Marketing Position
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.
Mercy Health Saint Mary's
There are various internships available but be sure to apply by November 16th, 2013. Visit www.gvsu.edu/lakerjobs for more information on each specific internship position.
YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
There is a College Readiness Program Intern position available which includes assisting with the planning and implementation of activities for middle & high school youth designed to support their pursuit of higher education. All applications are due by November 30, 2013. For more information visit www.gvsu.edu/lakerjobs.
Michigan Masonic Museum and Library
There is a Museum and Library Intern position available which includes learning to operate and catalog with the Resource Mate, automated library cataloging system, and learn how books are circulated, cataloged, and shelved, answer phones, and be challenged with historical research requests. All applications are due by December 15th, 2013. For more information visit www.gvsu.edu/lakerjobs.
Please click here for a list of our expired Non-Profit Internships.
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