Nonprofit Internships (expired)
DeGraaf Nature Center - Naturalist Internship
At the DeGraaf Nature Center in Holland, Michigan. Naturalist-interns become part of an on-going environmental education program that serves area schools and the general public. Weekend lectures, field trips, natural history walks and special events for the general public are also provided. West Michigan is rich in wooded dunes, lakes and wildlife and is an ideal place to teach many environmental concepts. Interns will teach, plan and implement programs and classes. A project dealing with wildlife, conservation or a subject that the intern is familiar with is also expected. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about the operation of a community nature center; budgets, staffing and maintenance. Training and supervision provided. Position is 26-28 hours per week. A minimum of 6 months employment is desired. Pay is $8.00 per hour. Housing and utilities provided in a historic 1870s farmhouse.
Qualifications: College student or graduate with significant coursework in biology, natural resources, environmental education, fisheries and wildlife, outdoor recreation or a related field. A strong interest in teaching a variety of people about natural history and the environment is required.
Starting Date: Mid-September
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to: Robert Venner, Director; DeGraaf Nature Center, 600 Graafschap Road, Holland, MI 49423. (616) 355-1057. E-mail: email@example.com
Gazelle Girl Half Marathon Zero-Waste Internship
The Gazelle Girl Half Marathon is seeking a paid intern to manage the zero-waste component of the event. This position requires 5-10 hours a week from Nov 1, 2013 - Apr 18, 2014. All day availability is necessary on April 12 and April 13. Committee meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month (Excluding Nov/Dec where the meetings are the 3rd Thursday) from 1-2pm.
The Zero-Waste intern is responsible for:
- Developing a plan to insure zero-waste at Expotique and Half Marathon
- Recruit and manage 'green team' volunteers for events
- Develop educational tools and social media plan for zero-waste initiatives
- develop incentive program used for rewarding spectators and participants who model green behavior at event
- work with race committee staff to help purchase sustainable products for the event
- help secure a zero-waste sponsor
- relocate all waste after event
- provide a report of materials diverted and suggestions for next year's event
For more information, or to apply, contact Matt Denbesten at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. Posted 3/26/13
West Michigan Refugee Education and Cultural Center
West Michigan Refugee Education and Cultural center is looking for unpaid student intern during the winter semester from January to June, 2013. The intern will assist with planning and organizing program events; assist with maintaining daily program procedures; ensuring a clean working environment; attend all trainings offered, and perform other duties as assigned.
- 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
The Institute of Philandthropy and Service
The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service has been training college students to be leaders in their community for almost 15 years and is now accepting applications for this summer’s program! This fast-paced eight week academic internship program will allow students from around the world to dive head first into the nonprofit sector while they live, learn, and intern in Washington, DC. IPVS is the ideal program for students ready to learn the practical, philosophical, and ethical components of leadership in the nonprofit sector. If you apply by the priiority deadline of December 5, 2012, you will receive a 5% tuition discount.
Contact: Kristen Wright
Breakthrough Believers Recovery and Healing Services
Breakthrough 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
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.
West Michigan Environmental Action Council
There is a Warehouse Management Software Development Internship position available. The application can be found at www.gvsu.edu/lakerjobs and should be completed and submitted by January 17th, 2013.
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