Nonprofit Internships

Students:
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 opportunity directly on GVSU'S Laker Jobs. This website is coordinated by Career Services.

 

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Art, Humanities, and Recreation
(Arts, Culture, & Humanities, Sports & Recreation)

"Catch All" Internships

(Miscellaneous tasks like answering phones, checking emails, organizing, and some accounting duties)

Education
(Early Childhood Education, Children & Youth Education, Adult Education, Schools, Literacy)

Environment and Wildlife
(Animal Welfare, Environment Welfare, Sustainability)

Event Management

Health Services
(Individuals with Disabilities/Mental Health, Health & Wellness, HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse Prevention)

Human Rights
(Peacemaking & Nonviolence, LGBT, Diversity & Inclusion)

Human Services
(Hunger, Poverty/Homelessness, Domestic Violence, Family Services, Women's Issues, Youth & Children Services, Senior Services, Military & Veteran Services, Immigrant & Refugee Services, Disaster & Emergency Preparation & Services)

Marketing
(Working with computers, design, social media, etc.)

Nonprofit Administration

Public and Societal Benefit 
(Civic & Community, Government, Public & Legal Services, Criminal Justice)

Video Production

 

Note:
Religious and Faith-Based Services are denoted by * International opportunities are denoted by **

 

ART, HUMANITIES, AND RECREATION


ARTS, CULTURE, & HUMANITIES

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

There are currently no nonprofit internship opportunities within this category at this time.

 

SPORTS & RECREATION

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

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)

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"CATCH ALL" INTERNSHIPS

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

Family Futures - Nonprofit Accounting Internship

This internship opportunity currently exists for a student wishing to gain practical experience in the area of nonprofit accounting. This internship provides experience in accounts payable, bookkeeping, computer skills, and may include program specific budgeting and preparation for various reports. Internship is unpaid, beginning January 4th, 2016; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. If interested, please contact Bryana Hopkins at 616-855-5461 or at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Posted 11/23/2015.

Duties & Responsibilities
- Entering Accounts Payable
- Entering Accounts Receivable
- Reconciling bank statements
- Reconciling General Ledger accounts
- Maintenance and reconcilement of employee benefits
- Entering payroll journal entries
- Entering General Journal entries
- Filing
- Contract management
- Grant file management
- Human Resource responsibilities
- General administrative, clerical, and receptionist support

Qualifications
- Current Junior or Senior in relevant field of study or with an interest in the accounting/financial field
- Strong Excel, Word, and Outlook skills
- Strong written/verbal communication skills
- Independent worker with the ability to take direction and work well with others
- Strong attention to detail
- Commitment to at least 15 hours per week

Family Futures
Family Futures provides many internship opportunities. With a variety of specialties that work for all majors, they are a great way to gain real-world experience in the non-profit sector. You can also earn college credits, gain marketable experience, increase your social network, and work with a diverse and fun staff. Best of all, you'll gain the satisfaction of helping to make a positive difference in the lives of countless West Michigan families. Internships available in Nonprofit Accounting, Violence Prevention, Childhood and Community Development, Communication fields from Nonprofit Administration to Biostatistics. You can apply at any time for the summer (May through August) and fall (September through December) 2015 semesters. We will begin reviewing applications in February 2015 for summer and in June 2015 for fall. For the complete list of internships and application please visit http://www.familyfutures.net/join-us/internships/. (616) 454-HOPE (4673) ext. 149 or email internship@familyfutures.net updated 2/3/2015

Lake Michigan Academy - Office Intern/Accountant Intern
Lake Michigan Academy is looking for someone who can answer phones, enter payroll, and help reconcile monthly bank statements with our accountant and operations manager. This is an on going position for an office intern who can help file sensitive materials. Pay is negotiable. For more information, contact Julie French at 616-464-3330 or jfrench@mylma.org.

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).

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/advertising, 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 Email: corey.eastown@gmail.com Phone: 616.451.3025 Mail: 415 Ethel Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 Website: www.eastown.org

Clark Retirement Community- Volunteer Database Assistant
The Volunteer Database Assistant assists Clark's Foundation department with maintaining accurate, current and reliable information in the donor database. The time commitment is 4-6 hours a week, with flexible times of volunteering. Tasks include: mailing list management, enter returned mail address corrections, assist in producing letters and envelopes, folding and stuffing mailings, and provide related assistance for special projects. Skills include: Windows-based computer proficiency required. willingness to learn new applications, excellent organizational skills, with high level of accuracy and attention to detail, capable of handling personal donor info with tact, sensitivity and confidentiality, and being able to work independently and/or as a team. Other qualifications include: Being at least 18 years old and be able to work on-site at the Franklin address. Previous experience with data entry is required. Work will take place in a professional, business setting and volunteer must dress appropriately. Application process - Complete and submit application - Complete TB testing (at no charge to you) - Attend a general 1 hour orientation. For more information on this internship, please contact Wade Burge at wadeb@clarkretirement.org or 616-452-1568. Posted 3/12/2014.

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EDUCATION

ADULT EDUCATION

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

Literacy Center of West Michigan -  AmeriCorps ESL-Family Literacy Instructor

The Literacy Center of West Michigan is seeking passionate, community oriented bilingual individuals to support adult clients in the Family Literacy Program. These individuals will serve as advocates for clients as they attend weekly English language classes and learn how to support their children’s educational development. The ideal candidates for this full-time position will be detailed-oriented, passionate about building relationships and strengthening communities, autonomous, and have excellent written and spoken control of English and Spanish. This position requires the selected candidates to be screened and approved through the national AmeriCorps program. This is a full time position for 6 months and it begins on December 2015 or January 2016. Total living stipend is $6,265 (distributed biweekly). To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter specific to the position to: Deidre Deering (ddeering@literacycenterwm.org) Posted 10/27/2015

CHILDREN & YOUTH EDUCATION

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

Cook Library Scholars Program ~ Summer Internship
The Cook Library Scholars program seeks to prepare students for success in college, career and beyond. The internship will run from  Monday – Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm during the month of July. A flexible schedule is needed if more time is needed for June or August. Volunteers must commit to one full semester for the required hours of the internship. Responsibilities include: Providing directed academic assistance to small groups and individual students in grades K-9th, demonstrate mastery over relevant academic content areas for students in K-9th grade math and writing, motivate students to challenge themselves, maintain a friendly and supportive atmosphere, work effectively with program staff and others, and more. Spanish-speaking can be beneficial, but not necessary. Requirements for the internship are: a High school diploma and currently attending college, must undergo criminal background check, and have previous experience tutoring or working with children. Detail oriented and strong organizational skills are also required. Please submit a cover letter and resume to library@gaah.org, with the attention of the Cook Library Center Director. please call (616)475-1150 with any questions. Posted 11/18/2015. 

City Year ~ Give a Year Partnership
City Year is hiring over 3,500 young adults from all majors to decrease the dropout rate. Apply by November 15th. City Year is an education focused nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. At City Year's 25 urban locations across the United States and two international affiliates, teams of highly-trained corps members serve full-time in schools as tutors, mentors and role models. By focusing on attendance, behavior and course performance, which identify students who are at risk of dropping out, corps members are uniquely able to help students and schools succeed. During your 10 months of service with City Year, you receive a monthly living stipend, a uniform, a transportation pass, health insurance, federal student loan forbearance, a $5,645 AmeriCorps education award, and eligibility to apply to over 80 exclusive graduate school scholarships. For more information and to apply go to cityyear.org or contact Marcus Sumrall Regional Recruitment Manager at msumrall@cityyear.org or 313.443.2072. 11/6/2014


EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

There are currently no nonprofit internship opportunities within this category at this time.


LITERACY

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

Literacy Center of West Michigan - AmeriCorps Positions
Gap year positions with a living stipend and educational award. Applicants are being actively sought. This is a great opportunity for a recent grad, and particularly those interested in service, social justice, literacy, the nonprofit sector and the Spanish speaking population. The Literacy Center of West Michigan is seeking highly-motivated individual to serve as a Volunteer Recruiter for the Family Literacy Program. This individual will build relationships with community partners, recruit and manage volunteers for monthly Family Activity Night events. This service will support parents in area schools learning English as a Second Language and developing strategies to support their children's literacy. The ideal candidate for this full-time position will be detailed-oriented, able to work independently, have experience either coordinating volunteers or supervising others, and be an excellent communicator. This position requires the selected candidate to be screened and approved through the national AmeriCorps program. Click here for a more detailed description.
Additionally, LCWM is seeking highly-effective instructors to help parents in area schools learn English as a Second Language, and develop strategies to support their children's literacy. The ideal candidates for this full-time teaching position will be detailed-oriented, experienced, and autonomous. This position requires the selected candidates to be screened and approved through the national AmeriCorps program. Click here for a more detailed description.

 

SCHOOLS

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

There are currently no nonprofit internship opportunities within this category at this time.

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND WILDLIFE


ANIMAL WELFARE

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

There are currently no nonprofit internship opportunities within this category at this time.


ENVIRONMENTAL WELFARE

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

Metro Health Hospital - Sustainability Unpaid Internship
This internship provides the candidate a look at managing a sustainability program at the organizational-wide level. Tasks include: drafting reports for departmental audits, entering energy, water and waste data as part of our tracking and reporting system, attending and recording minutes for sustainability committee meetings, assistance in communication within and outside of the organization, post updates to internal website, etc. The deadline to register is April 15th, 2016, you must also be a junior or senior class standing to qualify for this internship. Please contact Jennifer DeVries at jennifer.devries@metrogr.org for more information. Posted 2/3/2016. 

WMEAC

Interns are such an important part of the WMEAC team! WMEAC hosts interns from many colleges and universities with backgrounds in many areas! Most WMEAC internships are on a volunteer basis, with all the benefits of hands-on experience in an environmental nonprofit. We have welcomed writers, those with social media marketing interests, biology and resource management majors, engineering and sustainability majors and others. WMEAC interns leave with new skills, a portfolio of work, a letter of reference, and WMEAC's appreciation.  Check out the internships we are offering this fall to find one that’s right for you! Posted 1/26/2016.

We are currently looking to fill positions for the following internships:

  • Journalism and Blogging
  • Policy
  • Fund Development and Events
  • Water and LID
  • Zero Waste Events Intern

Metro Health Hospital

This internship provides the candidate a look at managing a sustainability program at the organizational-wide level. Tasks include: drafting reports for audits, entering energy, water and waste data, attending and recording minutes, assistance in communication within and outside of the organization, etc. Beginning January 1st, hours 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Internship is unpaid.  If interested, contact Jennifer DeVries at 616-252-7009 or at jennifer.devries@metrogr.org. Posted 11/18/2015.

Gazelle Girl Half Marathon ~ Sustainability Committee
Organizers of the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon are proud to continue striving for a zero waste event! This means that we are making an active effort to strive for the most sustainable economic, social, and environmental best practices. We are committed to setting a notable example and have a vision of a world where responsibly produced sporting events are the norm. The Gazelle Girl Half Marathon is seeking 4 unpaid intern committee members to assist in managing the sustainability and zero waste component of the event. This position requires 5-10 hours a week from November 1, 2014-April 24, 2015. All day availability is necessary on April 18 and April 19. These individuals will report to the Sustainability Coordinator of the event. Interested candidates should email a letter of interest noting any relevant experience to Chelsea Brehm at brehmch@gvsu.edu.

West Michigan Environmental Action Council
The West Michigan Environmental Action Council has several fall internships in water and low impact development, journalism, policy, communications, marketing, and many more. Most WMEAC internships are on a volunteer basis, with all the benefits of hands-on experience in an environmental nonprofit. They have welcomed writers, those with social media marketing interests, biology and resource management majors, engineering and sustainability majors and others. WMEAC interns leave with new skills, a portfolio of work, a letter of reference, and WMEAC's appreciation. For more information visit wmeac.org/jobs.

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EVENT MANAGEMENT

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce- Community EXPO & Annual Dinner and Meeting

Our EXPO will be held on March 19, 2017, and our Annual Luncheon will be held on March 23, 2017. The volunteer/intern would manage registration via eventbrite, create marketing materials, write press releases, design posters, plan menus, put together center pieces, manage FB posts etc. Please call Rose Zainea-Wieten at 616-997-5164 or email rwieten@coopersville.com for details. Check us out on Facebook!

The Grand Rapids Red Project - Special Event Coordinator Internship
The Grand Rapids Red Project is a small, yet rapidly growing nonprofit organization. Since 2011, Red Project has grown from a staff of 1 to now 12 employees (with a couple more coming!). While the immense growth was the direct result of successful programming and reporting, it has also generated its own set of challenges. Now, Red Project has greater fundraising needs to sustain the growth as well as to effectively reach a greater audience. The Special Event Coordinator will directly assist in improving one of our major events by assisting in the planning, implementation, and documentation for Dining Out For Life® (April 28, 2016) or the Walk To Stop HIV (September 2016). Responsibilities include: Maintain and organize records of planning steps and stages for special event, assist with coordination of special event and operational needs, assist in communication with vendors, volunteers, staff, and donors, learn and use database software used for the event, identify and implement marketing improvement strategies, coordinate with volunteers and planning committee, update list of tasks for future events, and to identify and record improvements for future events. If interested, please contact Brian Keeley at brian@redproject.org for more information. Posted 12/14/2015. 

Family Futures - Special Events Internship

An unpaid internship opportunity currently exists for a student wishing to gain experience in the event planning field. Depending on the semester of the internship, the intern will report to the Chief Advancement Officer or Volunteer Manager while working on a larger team to provide support to other areas of the organization as needed, including fund development, volunteer services and programming. The intern will gain experience in public relations, event planning, solicitation of funds, and project management. They will also learn about general administration, clerical, and receptionist support. This internship will provide hands-on experience in the nonprofit sector. For more information please contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or email at bhopkins@familyfutures.netPosted 11/24/2015
Duties & Responsibilities:
-Coordinate Family Futures representation at local Community Events
-Meet, greet, and build relationships with current and future supporters.
-Aid in the planning and execution of our annual Service to Children Awards or Hope Circle
-Work with partner community organizations to plan and execute the annual Kent County Resource Fair (Fall & Winter only)
-Network with local venues, caterers, businesses and organizations to create a successful event
-General administrative, clerical, and receptionist support

Family Futures - Campaign Support Internship

Family Futures is a parent-focused West Michigan nonprofit dedicated to building safe and strong families. Every semester, Family Futures is fortunate to have dedicated interns from a wide-range of backgrounds that donate their skills and time to support our work throughout the community.
An unpaid internship opportunity is currently available for a student interested in learning about local politics and supporting a campaign for a potential Kent County children's millage. The Campaign Support intern will work closely with the Volunteer Manager and Executive Director. See below for a description of duties. For more information please contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or email at bhopkins@familyfutures.netPosted 11/19/2015

Duties & Responsibilities:
-Conduct research and complete literature reviews as needed
-Work with data to find necessary information
-Meet and work with community partners
-Develop and hand out campaign information at community events
-Attend and take minutes at community meetings
-Coordinate campaign volunteers as needed

Grand Rapids Symphony - Development Events Internship
The Grand Rapids Symphony seeks an intern to work with the Development department coordinating fund-raising events and broadening outreach through community engagement. This position reports to the Patron Engagement & Communications Coordinator. This is an unpaid, 10-15 hours per week part-time internship position. Office hours are negotiable Monday through Thursday between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. Limited evening and weekend hours may be required. Applicant must have their own transportation, parking is provided. To apply for this internship, please submit cover letter and resume to: Samara Napolitan (616-454-945-1110), Patron Engagement & Communications Coordinator at snapolitan@grsymphony.orgPosted 11/5/2015.

Duties Include: 
Assist with event details including coordination and execution of events 
Participate in a variety of positions and represent the Symphony at events and concerts 
Researching and connecting with various community groups
Design tickets and postcards for events 
Work with vendors to order event supplies
Update online events calendars with GRS events
Proof-read copy including letters, scripts and invitations 
Prepare and complete mailing projects 
Perform online research 
Assist with donor relations project coordination 
Assist with event set-up and clean-up 
Office maintenance such as filing, stocking, and re-shelving items 

Competencies/Requirements: 
The ability to represent the Symphony and interface with all levels of staff, volunteers and donors while maintaining tact, diplomacy and confidentially is essential 
Excellent professional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to compose, edit and proof correspondence and documents is required 
Knowledge of social networking is desired 
Graphic design experience is preferred 
Creative ability to efficiently and effectively translate ideas into action 
Must be a high-energy, self-starter with extraordinary organizational skills 
The ability to prioritize assignments and see work through from start to completion 
The stamina necessary to execute an event with accuracy under pressure 
High level of multi-tasking abilities with an attention to detail 
Ability to communicate with people of various backgrounds and to work cooperatively and with flexibility with a variety of individuals is needed 
Mature person who has an interest in event coordination and donor relations is preferred. 
Competency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and Outlook is needed

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 jdupler@bethany.org.

Special Olympics Michigan - Marketing and Events Intern
Special Olympics Michigan is looking for an intern to assist the Events and Marketing Department with general responsibilities to help strengthen Special Olympics Michigan Inc's (SOMI) presence in Grand Rapids (Area 11) and the state of Michigan. Qualifications include proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint), strong writing skills (A.P. style required), knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and In Design preferred, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work independently when Development Staff is out of the office. Working remotely is allowed, interns make their own hours. Internship runs September/October - February/March *Please note that this is an unpaid internship. Please contact Krista Paulin at kcpaulin@somi.org if you're interested. 

Family Futures - Fund Development Internship
An unpaid internship opportunity currently exists for a student wishing to gain experience in the Fund Development field has opened up with the Family Futures team. The intern will report to an Advancement Officer while working on a larger team to provide support to other areas of the organization as needed, including marketing, event planning and programming. The intern will gain experience in public relations, event planning, fund development, solicitation of funds, and project management. They will also learn about general administration, clerical, and receptionist support. Responsibilities include supporting the Family Futures Resource Team, meeting, greeting and building relationships with current and future sponsors, soliciting in0kind donations from local businesses, aiding in the planning of the annual Service to Children Awards sponsors, assisting in expanding relationships with the business community, leading the grant research process for other interns, providing support for donor relations, as well as general administrative, clerical, and receptionist support. Contact Bryana Hopkins at (616) 855-5461 or intership@familyfutures.net for further information. Posted 12/1/2014. 

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HEALTH SERVICES

 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

Family Futures - Neurodevelopment Internship

This internship opportunity is currently available for a Master's level student in Psychology or a related field with an interest in childhood and youth brain development. The Neurodevelopment intern will work directly with Family Futures' Chief Program Officer. Internship is unpaid, beginning January 4th, 2016; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. If interested, please contact Bryana Hopkins at 616-855-5461 or at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Posted 11/23/2015.

Duties & Responsibilities
- Completing literature reviews related to neurodevelopment, toxic stress, high school graduation, for a human center design project designed to reduce the high school dropout rate
- Researching/reviewing resources related to early childhood and youth brain development and applying resources to existing Family Futures programs
- Supporting development of community education related to child maltreatment, early childhood neurodevelopment, and adverse health effect (ACE) disparity reduction

Qualifications
- A minimum commitment of at least 15 hours per week
- Master's level student preferred
- Educational background in psychology/neurodevelopment or a related field preferred
- Strong research skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Experienced in Microsoft Products, specifically Word, Excel and Access
- Good critical thinking skills

Department of Health and Human Services - Internship
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has an innovative kiosk application system called MIBridges. We are seeking interns to manage the lobby area and assist clients with online applications. Interns will help by assisting clients in completion of electronic applications and explain program requirements. They will also become familiar with agency programs and policies, and navigate and troubleshoot online application system - MIBridges. And finally, they will interact personally with DHHS staff and clientele. For more information, please contact Colene Johnson 616-248-9568 or via email at johnsonc18@michigan.govPosted 11/5/2015

Metro Health Hospital - Community Health & Wellness Unpaid Internship
Metro Health Hospital is looking for an intern to assist in the Community Outreach Department with planning and implementing community health screens, educational classes and events. Research and compose health literature. Assist in daily clerical tasks. Please contact Jennifer DeVries at jennifer.devries@metrogr.org or by calling 616-252-7009 for more information. Posted 11/4/2015. 

HIV/AIDS

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

There are currently no nonprofit internship opportunities within this category at this time.


INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES/MENTAL HEALTH

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

There are currently no nonprofit internship opportunities within this category at this time.


SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

There are currently no nonprofit internship opportunities within this category at this time.

 

HOSPITAL VOLUNTEERING

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HUMAN RIGHTS


LGBT

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

There are currently no nonprofit internship opportunities within this category at this time.


DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

There are currently no nonprofit internship opportunities within this category at this time.

 

PEACEMAKING & NONVIOLENCE

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There are currently no nonprofit internship opportunities within this category at this time.

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HUMAN SERVICES

DISASTER & EMERGENCY PREPARATION & SERVICES

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

There are currently no nonprofit internship opportunities within this category at this time.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

61st District Court Domestic Assault Response Team - Victim Advocate Intern

The 61st DCDART has an opportunity for students looking for an internship. Interns will help with providing victim advocacy to victims (and families) of domestic violence. They will also help by providing continual support throughout the judicial system. Interns will work along with staff members in responding to calls for service from the police department. Duties will include active listening, factual documentation, and report writing. For more information, please contact Irene Roberts at irene.roberts@grcourt.org or 616-632-5640. Posted 1/19/2016.

Family FuturesParent & Family Engagement Internship

An unpaid internship opportunity currently exists for a student wishing to gain practical experience working in a diverse early childhood environment, supporting the Connections program and sharing time between both Family Futures and Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC). Family Futures partners with ELNC to reach the most vulnerable children in our community to ensure that they have the opportunity to reach their full potential. This intern will help support enrollments, encourage engagement, assist with planning fun family events, and will gain experience in program coordination and connecting with clients through the distribution of reminder materials and support sessions. For more info on duties see below. For more info contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or at bhopkins@familyfutures.netPublished 11/24/2015.

Duties and Responsibilities:
-Processing and managing partner enrollments
-Develop, organize and maintain parent engagement materials
-Networking with various community organizations
-Quality Assurance/Process Improvement
-Community outreach
-Coordination, planning, and marketing for events
-Assist in planning parent recognition activities and events
-Assist with various program aspects when needed
-Written and Verbal communication
-General Administrative, clerical, and receptionist support

Family Futures - Dating Violence Prevention Internship

Family Futures is a parent-focused West Michigan nonprofit dedicated to building safe and strong families. Every semester, Family Futures is fortunate to have dedicated interns from a wide-range of backgrounds that donate their skills and time to support our work throughout the community. An unpaid internship opportunity currently exists for a student to gain practical experience supporting a teen dating violence prevention program in local middle schools and high schools through Family Futures Resources Against Violent Encounters (RAVE) program. For more info on duties see below. For more info contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or at bhopkins@familyfutures.netPublished 11/19/2015.
Duties & Responsibilities:
· Coordinate RAVE requests and prepare materials
· Program data entry and reporting
· Working and networking with local community organizations
· General administrative, clerical, and receptionist support
· Assist with coordination of meetings, activities, and events for teen advisory council
· Research statistics and information regarding teen dating violence, bullying, and domestic violence

Family Futures - Violence Prevention Intern
An unpaid internship opportunity currently exists for a student to gain practical experience in child abuse/neglect, child development and violence prevention through the Community Education program. Throughout Kent County, Community Education provides educational sessions on preventing abuse through Mandated Reporter Trainings and RAVE. Resources Against Violent Encounters (RAVE) is a teen dating violence prevention program offered to area middle and high school students. Learning objectives and responsibilities for this position include attending and assisting in coordinating community trainings and presentations, coordinating RAVE requests and preparing materials, data entry and reporting for programs, planning, preparing and executing violence prevention community events, researching for grant applications and to maintain quality of programs, working and networking with community organizations, working with Microsoft Office Suite and other technology, as well as general administrative, clerical, and receptionist support. For more information, please contact Bryana Hopkins at (616) 855-5461 or intership@familyfutures.net. Posted 12/1/2014.


FAMILY SERVICES

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

Family FuturesSocial Services Program Administration Internship

An unpaid internship opportunity currently exists for an individual wishing to gain practical experience in the areas of social work program management and client contact within the Kent County Healthy Start program. Healthy Start is a unique primary prevention collaborative for parents in Kent County that is coordinated through Family Futures. For more info on duties and responsibilities please see below! For more info contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or at bhopkins@familyfutures.netPublished 11/24/2015.

Duties & Responsibilities:
-Gain knowledge of the general principles of prevention work as they apply to parents and families.
-Gain experience in program development, coordination, and statistical evaluation.
-Learn about the community's role through community-wide trainings and related networking.
-May participate in grant research, early childhood research, and management of various resources.
-Support the growth of the Healthy Start program through development and management of resources.
-Support program maintenance and quality through data entry and data analysis.
-Assist in program quality through participation in program accreditation activities and quality improvement committee meetings.
-Participate in active client contact by conducting program screening phone calls.
-Assist in general administrative, clerical and receptionist support duties.
-Generate innovative ideas for supporting new parents and program marketing efforts.

Howell Nature Center - Camp Counselor
The Howell Conference & Nature Center's Summer Resident Camp is a Christian camp owned by the Presbytery of Detroit. Our Resident Camp Counselors will help kids take their next step with God by providing age-appropriate faith lessons every morning and evening. Throughout the week, staff will guide campers in a variety of activities while teaching our five key values: faith, self-worth, leadership, fellowship, and FUN! There are both Day Camp Counselor and Residential Camp Counselor positions. Click on the links to find out details of each opportunity. For more information contact Matthew Grant at MattG@howellnaturecenter.org. Posted 2/6/2015


HUNGER

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

There are currently no nonprofit internship opportunities within this category at this time.

 

IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE SERVICES

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

West Michigan Refugee Education and Cultural Center - Marketing Intern

The mission of the West Michigan Refugee Education and Cultural Center (WMRECC) is to support refugee children and families to gain the necessary skills for seamless and successful integration into the community. This is done through providing comprehensive educational support and youth development services, along with fostering cultural knowledge and understanding. The marketing intern assists the Executive Director in building a strong media presence both on-line and through formal media relations. Duties of the intern would include promoting on social media, blogging, updating contact lists, assist with marketing duties, and work with the Executive Director to send out press releases! Excellent experience for anyone looking for work with either refugees or marketing! For more information, please contact Salome Campbell at salome@westmirefugee.org or 616-247-9611! Posted 2/4/2016.

 

MILITARY & VETERAN SERVICES

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

There are currently no nonprofit internship opportunities within this category at this time.

 

POVERTY & HOMELESSNESS

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

There are currently no nonprofit internship opportunities within this category at this time.

 

SENIOR SERVICES

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

There are currently no nonprofit internship opportunities within this category at this time.


WOMEN'S SERVICES

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

SECOM - Bead of Hope Intern
Beads of Hope at SECOM is a women's small business providing low-income women in the SECOM neighborhood an opportunity to be creative, learn business skills and earn extra income. The Beads of Hope Intern is responsible for assisting the Program Director in increasing the sales potential of the Beads of Hope micro-enterprise and providing Beads of Hope members with small business and creative skills training.
Position is unpaid, however, the schedule can be flexible to meet the needs of the intern. The Beads of Hope currently meets weekly on Wednesdays from 9:30am-11am. The volunteer The intern will be responsible to: Meets weekly with the Beads of Hope group and Program Director. Assists in planning and implementing weekly group meetings. Manages and updates social media sites for Beads of Hope. Takes photographs, manages and updates online sales sites for Beads of Hope. Develops and implements plan for marketing and selling Beads of Hope items in local stores, craft fairs and online. Attends craft sales with group members to assist with sales and language translation. for more information please contact Amy Brower at programs@secomministries.org or call 616-635-6380. Posted 11/11/2015.

Positive Options - Internship Opportunities
Positive Options (Allendale) has internship opportunities for students interested in non-profit, social work and health care administration. Internship applications must be received one month prior to start date, as an extensive screening process is used for all volunteer positions. 
Applications can be accessed at our office. The process requires photo ID, completed app with references and sign Back Ground check release. An interview will then be arranged. Applications do not guarantee acceptance into the program. Internship opportunities focus on office management and client care; record keeping, case notes, intakes, and written/verbal communications between centers. Confidentiality is critical as the center deals with medical and personal information and extensive training is provided. See the facebook page here. For more information, contact Sandy Ohlman 616-895-1893 or via email: sandy.ohlman@lpcenters.comPosted 11/5/2015

YOUTH & CHILDREN SERVICES

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

Family Futures - Neurodevelopment Internship

This internship opportunity is currently available for a Master's level student in Psychology or a related field with an interest in childhood and youth brain development. The Neurodevelopment intern will work directly with Family Futures' Chief Program Officer. Internship is unpaid, beginning January 4th, 2016; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. If interested, please contact Bryana Hopkins at 616-855-5461 or at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Posted 11/23/2015.

Duties & Responsibilities
- Completing literature reviews related to neurodevelopment, toxic stress, high school graduation, for a human center design project designed to reduce the high school dropout rate
- Researching/reviewing resources related to early childhood and youth brain development and applying resources to existing Family Futures programs
- Supporting development of community education related to child maltreatment, early childhood neurodevelopment, and adverse health effect (ACE) disparity reduction

Qualifications
- A minimum commitment of at least 15 hours per week
- Master's level student preferred
- Educational background in psychology/neurodevelopment or a related field preferred
- Strong research skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Experienced in Microsoft Products, specifically Word, Excel and Access
- Good critical thinking skills

 

Family Futures - Childhood Development Internship

Family Futures is a parent-focused West Michigan nonprofit dedicated to building safe and strong families. Every semester, Family Futures is fortunate to have dedicated interns from a wide-range of backgrounds that donate their skills and time to support our work throughout the community. An unpaid internship opportunity currently exists for a student wishing to gain practical experience working in a highly administrative, non-profit environment within the Connections program. The responsibility of a Childhood Development intern is to facilitate the growth of the program by helping in the coordination and management of database, mailing tasks, and researching local community resources. Interns will also gain experience in early childhood development by sending requested critical developmental information to program participants as needed. For a description of duties, please see below. For more information, contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or at bhopkins@familyfutures.netPublished 11/19/2015.

Description of Volunteer Duties:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· Research community resources/events and child development
· Quality Assurance/ Process Improvement
· Coordination of complex mailing processes
· Management of multifaceted data entry
· Written and Verbal communication
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities
· Organization and maintenance of resource materials
· Networking with various community organizations
· Assisting with various program aspects when needed
· Community outreach
· General Administrative, clerical, and receptionist support

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MARKETING

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Metro Health Hospital - Marketing Unpaid Internship
Metro Health has a position available for a marketing intern to assist with duties such as aiding Marketing and Internal Communications departments with writing of internal news articles, website content, letters and other projects as assigned. Also to assist with development and execution of marketing plans, produce and manage digital content on Metro Health website, internal employee intranet, and social media sites, maintaining media clippings system, coordinating internal communications distribution to hospital and off-site staff, and to assist with special events planning. The candidates must have excellent writing, editing, project management, customer service and communications skills. Knowledge of Associated Press Stylebook is preferred. Candidates must also have experience in web content management with an understanding of HTML coding, social media and electronic communications methods and be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, also must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.  The deadline to register is April 15th, 2016. If interested, please contact Jennifer DeVries at jennifer.devries@metrogr.org for more information. Posted 2/3/2016. 

Beads of Hope Intern - SECOM Resource Center

Beads of Hope at SECOM is a women's small business providing low-income women in the SECOM neighborhood an opportunity to be creative, learn business skills and earn extra income. The Beads of Hope Intern is an unpaid internship and  is responsible for assisting the Program Director in increasing the sales potential of the Beads of Hope micro-enterprise and providing Beads of Hope members with small business and creative skills training. The schedule: Approximately 3-5 hours per week, exact schedule to be determined (February 2016 - May 2016). Some hours may be on weekends during craft sales. If you are interested, please contact Amy Brower at 616-452-7684 or at programs@secomresourcecenter.orgLocation. Posted 1/21/2016.

Areas of Responsibility:
" Meets weekly with the Beads of Hope group and Program Director.
" Assists in planning and implementing weekly group meetings.
" Manages and updates social media sites for Beads of Hope.
" Takes photographs, manages and updates online sales sites for Beads of Hope.
" Develops and implements plan for marketing and selling Beads of Hope items in local stores, craft fairs and online.
" Attends craft sales with group members to assist with sales and language translation.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Desired:
" Ability to work well with others in a team approach
" Walking, standing, bending, and carrying of small and light objects required
" Ability to guide and work with persons of diverse ages, ethnicities, cultures and economic status
" Ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish, both orally and in writing
" Interest and experience in crafts or visual arts

The Grand Rapids Red Project - Marketing Specialist Internship
The Grand Rapids Red Project is a small, yet rapidly growing nonprofit organization. Since 2011, Red Project has grown from a staff of 1 to now 12 employees (with a couple more coming!). While the immense growth was the direct result of successful programming and reporting, it has also generated its own set of challenges. As you are probably already aware, many nonprofit organizations are challenged by marketing, and Red Project is no exception. The Marketing Specialist will have the unique opportunity to manage Red Project's social media, marketing campaigns, document and assess impressions, and provide welcomed insight to the marketing strategies and editorial calendar. Duties of the marketing specialist include: Create social media content and assist with management of social media accounts (Facebook, twitter, and Instagram), collect media impressions and record impact of media campaigns, implement marketing campaigns as designated in the editorial calendar, assist with organizational communications, create marketing materials for special events and email communications, and provide welcomed insight and improvement to editorial calendar and marketing strategies. If interested, please contact Brian Keeley at brian@redproject.org for more information. Posted 12/14/2015. 

The Grand Rapids Red Project - Database Specialist Intern
The Grand Rapids Red Project is a small, yet rapidly growing nonprofit organization. Since 2011, Red Project has grown from a staff of 1 to now 12 employees (with a couple more coming!). While the immense growth was the direct result of successful programming and reporting, it has also generated its own set of challenges. Red Project now requires improved forms of communication, data collection, and information management. The Database Specialist will provide technical assistance and insight to the customer relationship management (CRM) software, namely CiviCRM, and improve communication systems for the volunteers, donors, and clients. Some responsibilities include: Organize records and information using CiviCRM, update volunteer, donor, and client information using CiviCRM, prepare data to be uploaded and organized in CiviCRM, communicate with volunteers and donors to retrieve current information, identify communication improvement strategies, assist with database improvement plan and prioritization, and more! Please contract Brian Keeley at brian@redproject.org for more information. Posted 12/14/2015. 

Family Futures - Marketing Internship

This internship opportunity currently exists for a student wishing to gain experience in the Communication/Marketing field. The intern will report to the Advancement Assistant while working on a larger team to provide support to other areas of the organization as needed, including fund development, event planning and programming. Internship is unpaid, beginning January 4th, 2016; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. If interested, please contact Bryana Hopkins at 616-855-5461 or at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Posted 11/23/2015.

Duties & Responsibilities
· Gain experience in print design, web content editing, copywriting, public relations, fund development, and project management.
· Learn about nonprofit brand management
· General administration, clerical, and receptionist support.
· Social media content generation, management, and evaluation
· Online advertisement and marketing campaigns

Qualifications
· Interest in working in marketing, public relations, event management, graphic design, and web editing
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Ability to work on a team, but be comfortable working independently
· Ability to multitask and effectively manage time
· Knowledge of design concepts
· Working knowledge of InDesign and/or QuarkXPress page layout software
· WordPress website platform experience preferred
· Database experience preferred
· Interest in Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram
· Commitment to at least 15 hours per week per semester

Family Futures - Community Education Internship

Family Futures is a parent-focused West Michigan nonprofit dedicated to building safe and strong families. Every semester, Family Futures is fortunate to have dedicated interns from a wide-range of backgrounds that donate their skills and time to support our work throughout the community. An unpaid internship opportunity currently exists for a student to gain practical experience in prevention of child abuse and neglect, child development, and family support through the Community Education program. Family Futures Community Education program provides Mandated Reporter Training (MRT) and other educational opportunities throughout the community with the intention of shaping a community that protects children. For info on volunteer duties see below. For more information contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or at bhopkins@familyfutures.netPublished 11/19/2015.

Description of Volunteer Duties:
Duties & Responsibilities
· Attend and assist in coordinating community trainings, presentations, and events
· Program data entry and reporting
· Planning, preparing and executing violence prevention community events
· Working and networking with community organizations
· Technology (internet, e-mail, phone, Access, Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
· General administrative, clerical, and receptionist support

Family Futures - Business Intelligence Internship

Family Futures is a parent-focused West Michigan nonprofit dedicated to building safe and strong families. Every semester, Family Futures is fortunate to have dedicated interns from a wide-range of backgrounds that donate their skills and time to support our work throughout the community.  An unpaid internship opportunity currently exists for a student wishing to gain practical experience in business intelligence, applying a unique combination of business and computer science skills in a nonprofit setting. The business intelligence intern will work directly with Family Futures' data analyst. 

Duties & Responsibilities of the intern include:
-Data extractions using pre-designed and/or custom SQL queries
-Data validation
-Dashboard design
-Database design
-Computer assembly
-Analysis of data
-Work with program staff to generate data as needed
-Assigned technology research
-Design and develop resource guides for staff

Required Qualifications
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Access and Excel
- Able to quickly learn high level software
- Critical thinking
- Strong multi-tasking
- Able to meet deadlines
- Able to work independently
Preferred Qualifications:
- Major in business with a minor in computer information systems OR a strong background in computers
- Knowledge of programming languages: SQL, VBA, HTML, CSS, PHP, Web development, JavaScript/JQuery
- A minimum commitment of at least 15 hours per week
- Friday availability is preferred

The internship would begin in January of 2016.  Please contact Bryana Hopkins for further information at bhopkins@familyfutures.net or at (616) 855-5461.  Posted 11/13/15.

Metro Health Hospital - Communications and Marketing Department Unpaid Internship

As an intern the student would aid the Communications and Marketing departments with writing of internal news posts, external media, site content, letters and other projects as assigned.  They would also assist with the development and execution of communications plans, manage employee intranet website, etc.  Skills required include excellent writing, editing, project management, customer and communications skills. Preferred knowledge of Associated Press Stylebook.  The intern must currently be a junior/senior level undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor's degree. The internship must be required for your degree.  Specifically targeting students seeking a degree in communications, public health, marketing, journalism, health communication, event planning, or English.  The deadline to apply is December 15 as the internship would run from January - May of 2016.  For further information please contact Jennifer DeVries at jennifer.devries@metrogr.org or at (616) 252-7009.  Posted 11/13/15.

WGVU Public Media - Development Internship

WGVU Public Media has an exciting internship opportunity to gain professional experience while expanding your resume by working alongside the Fund Development Department to assist with special projects and fundraising efforts for a PBS and NPR television and radio station. The Development Internship at WGVU Public Media will be instrumental in increasing our fund development efforts. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in working in the non-for-profit industry.  Responsibilities of an intern include the following:
- Assist with general development efforts and duties for station events 
- Update member comments in database
- Administrative duties and support for Annual Kids Clubhouse Party
- Maintain volunteer information
- Update matching gifts and pledges
- Reconcile sustaining members continued financial support
- Update website content as needed
- Social Media communication efforts
- Other duties as assigned.
Positions are available each semester: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.  This opportunity is for students interested in learning about non-profit organizations and welcome to all majors.  Qualifications and skills required include effective verbal and written communication skills, good interpersonal skills, ability to demonstrate MS Office experience, ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy, ability to problem solve and work independently, ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of individuals within the organization and within the community at-large, and ability to be professional and maintain confidentiality.  Please contact Kishen Newton for further information if interested at newtonki@gvsu.edu or at (616) 331-6680. Posted 11/11/15.

Special Olympics Michigan - Marketing and Events Intern
Special Olympics Michigan is looking for an intern to assist the Events and Marketing Department with general responsibilities to help strengthen Special Olympics Michigan Inc.'s (SOMI) presence in Grand Rapids (Area 11) and the state of Michigan. Qualifications include proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint), strong writing skills (A.P. style required), knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and In Design preferred, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work independently when Development Staff is out of the office. Working remotely is allowed, interns make their own hours. Internship runs September/October - February/March *Please note that this is an unpaid internship. Please contact Krista Paulin at kcpaulin@somi.org if you're interested. 

West Michigan Environmental Action Council
The West Michigan Environmental Action Council has several fall internships in water and low impact development, journalism, policy, communications, marketing, and many more. Most WMEAC internships are on a volunteer basis, with all the benefits of hands-on experience in an environmental nonprofit. They have welcomed writers, those with social media marketing interests, biology and resource management majors, engineering and sustainability majors and others. WMEAC interns leave with new skills, a portfolio of work, a letter of reference, and WMEAC's appreciation. For more information visit wmeac.org/jobs.

Habitat for Humanity of Kent County
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County is Hiring for two positions! 1) We are seeking new AmeriCorps members to work with our YouthBuild Department and Volunteer Department! 2) AmeriCorps Community Outreach & Marketing Position This full time AmeriCorps member will be assisting the Development Team on special events, newsletters, web-site updates and social media opportunities. If you are interested in either of these opportunities please contact ewhelan@habitatkent.org for more information.

Family Futures - Fund Development Internship
An unpaid internship opportunity currently exists for a student wishing to gain experience in the Fund Development field has opened up with the Family Futures team. The intern will report to an Advancement Officer while working on a larger team to provide support to other areas of the organization as needed, including marketing, event planning and programming. The intern will gain experience in public relations, event planning, fund development, solicitation of funds, and project management. They will also learn about general administration, clerical, and receptionist support. Responsibilities include supporting the Family Futures Resource Team, meeting, greeting and building relationships with current and future sponsors, soliciting in0kind donations from local businesses, aiding in the planning of the annual Service to Children Awards sponsors, assisting in expanding relationships with the business community, leading the grant research process for other interns, providing support for donor relations, as well as general administrative, clerical, and receptionist support. Contact Bryana Hopkins at (616) 855-5461 or intership@familyfutures.net for further information. Posted 12/1/2014.

Neighbors of Belknap Lookout ~ Communications/Marketing
Neighbors of Belknap Lookout (NOBL) is a neighborhood association located near the Michigan Medical Mile/GVSU downtown campus. We are currently taking applications to fill a unpaid internship position. NOBL is looking for a student to assist our Marketing Committee with website design, social media management, marketing and volunteer database creation and management. Duties will include: working with volunteers and staff on all marketing/branding aspects of our organization. Hours will vary depending on the student's school schedule. Knowledge of Excel and Weebly website design is helpful, but not necessary. For more information on the internship, please contact Kristi DeKraker at 616-454-8413 or noblgr@gmail.com. Posted 10/28/2014.

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NONPROFIT ADMINISTRATION

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

Family FuturesNonprofit Administration Internship

An unpaid internship opportunity currently exists for a student wishing to gain practical experience in the area of nonprofit administration. This is a unique internship for those seeking experience in a leadership position, where skills like time management, community collaboration, project management, and organization are key. This intern will report to the Chief Advancement Officer. Please see list of duties and responsibilities below. If interested, please contact Bryana Hopkins at 616-855-5461 or at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Posted 11/25/2015.

Duties & Responsibilities:
-Develop time management skills to meet task deadlines.
-Attain ability to work independently, take direction, and work well with others.
-Gain knowledge of the general principles of prevention and non-profit administration.
-General administrative and clerical support
-Human resource research and support
-Attend Community events and meetings as needed
-Create and modify documents using Microsoft Office.
-Input data in various program databases and spreadsheets, assist in analyzing results
-Program development
-Database management
-Assist with Special Projects

Family FuturesGrant Administration Internship

An unpaid internship opportunity is currently available for a graduate student in Public Administration, Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership or related field wishing to gain experience in grant research, development, reporting and writing. The Grant Administration intern will work directly with Family Future's Chief Program Officer. Please see list of duties and responsibilities below. If interested, please contact Bryana Hopkins at 616-855-5461 or at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Posted 11/24/2015.

Duties & Responsibilities:
-Disseminate between Government, Corporate and Family Foundation grant opportunities to determine what opportunities most align with Family Futures mission and values
-Research new funding opportunities that align with Family Futures mission and values
-Assemble grant opportunity portfolio and fact sheets to be reviewed by the Chief Program Officer and Executive Director
-Draft Letters of Inquiries, Cover Letters and Grant Proposals as assigned by the Chief Program Officer
-Work in team environment to monitor programs success to ensure grant objectives and goals are met
-Help gather and format internal data to creatively and professionally illustrate grantors success
-Research trends, evidenced based practices and latest data on early childhood development to ensure Family Futures maintains an innovative and competitive edge when applying for grant opportunities
-Help manage Microsoft Access grants database

Family Futures - Interdisciplinary Internship

This internship opportunity currently exists for a student wishing to gain experience in the Liberal Studies/Interdisciplinary field. The intern will report to the Volunteer Manager while working on a larger team to provide support to other areas of the organization as needed, including fund development, event planning, communications and marketing, volunteer services, research and programming. Internship is unpaid, beginning January 4th, 2016; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. If interested, please contact Bryana Hopkins at 616-855-5461 or at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Posted 11/23/2015.

Duties & Responsibilities
- Support Family Futures programs and staff by conducting research, evaluating program operations, completing necessary projects
- Meet, greet, and build relationships with current and future supporters, volunteers and community partners
- General administrative, clerical, and receptionist support

Qualifications
- Preference is given to graduate students
- Willingness to learn new things
- Interest in working in multiple departments
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to multitask and effectively manage time
- Ability to work independently
- Commitment to at least 15 hours per week per semester

Family FuturesVolunteer Services Internship
This internship opportunity currently exists for a student wishing to gain practical understanding of nonprofit Volunteer Management. This position will provide a well-rounded experience in prevention and nonprofit work as well as volunteer management best practices and project coordination. Internship is unpaid, beginning January 4th, 2016; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.  If interested, please contact Bryana Hopkins at 616-855-5461 or at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Posted 11/18/2015.

Duties & Responsibilities
- Support Family Futures programs and staff by coordinating day to day volunteer projects.
- Assist in coordinating volunteer appreciation and professional development opportunities.
- Meet, greet, and build relationships with current and future volunteers.
- Set-up and coordinate volunteer orientations.
- Aid in monthly program reporting, outcomes and evaluation.
- Create monthly volunteer newsletter spotlighting a volunteer, explaining monthly outcomes, promoting volunteer accomplishments and upcoming opportunities.
- Network with local colleges, universities, businesses and organizations to recruit volunteers
- Update and navigate Raiser's Edge database
- Support Internship program
- General administrative, clerical, and receptionist support.

Qualifications
- Currently a junior or senior in relevant field of study
- Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
- Possess strong relationship building skills
- Possess strong organizational and planning skills
- Ability to commit at least 15 hours per week to assigned projects

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 tabling, 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 volunteer@ppmchoice.org.

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/advertising, 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 Email: corey.eastown@gmail.com Phone: 616.451.3025 Mail: 415 Ethel Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 Website: www.eastown.org

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PUBLIC AND SOCIETAL BENEFIT


CIVIC AND COMMUNITY 

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

Challenge Detroit Fellowship

Challenge Detroit’s vision is to attract individuals from across the country as well as retain talent from the city and region through a one-year fellowship program. Over the course of a year, fellows live, work, play, give and lead in Detroit. They work for top top regional companies, while partnering monthly with nonprofits to address issues and opportunities facing the community. In four years, Challenge Detroit has supported the creation of over 125 jobs, generating more than $5 million in economic value to the local economy. Challenge Detroit is now accepting applications for the fifth class of Fellows through Sunday, March 6, 2016. 

Challenge Detroit will select approximately 30 innovative leaders from Detroit and across the United States to live, work, play, give and lead in Detroit for one year beginning in September 2016. Fellows will:

  • Engage in monthly team challenges, in partnership with area non-profits, designed to positively impact the city and region;
  • Work at one of the top companies in the region;
  • Receive a $36,000 annual salary plus benefits typical of host company;
  • Live in Detroit;
  • Participate in a leadership development program; and
  • Receive perks such as memberships to various organizations, discounts, event access, and more.

Each Fellow will work at one of Challenge Detroit host companies for four days a week. Companies include major corporations such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), smaller ventures such as Saroki Architecture, and nonprofits such as Goodwill Industries. Each company will employ a Challenge Detroit Fellow for one year. Posted 2/5/2016. 

Metro Health Hospital - Community Health and Wellness Unpaid Internship
Metro Health Hospital is looking a Community Health and Wellness intern to assist in the Community Outreach Department with planning and implementing community health screens, educational classes, and events, research and compose health literature, assist in daily clerical tasks, promote, facilitate, and attend community events, and provide support for Metro Health Farm Market. Candidates must have Strong writing and communication skills, a proactive and upbeat attitude, strong phone skills, quality organizational skills, customer service oriented, ability to work on a team, and proficient in Microsoft Office software. The deadline to register is April 15th, 2016. If interested, please contact Jennifer DeVries at jennifer.devries@metrogr.org or by calling 616-240-8369. Posted 2/3/2016.

Habitat for Humanity of Kent County
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County is Hiring for two positions! 1) We are seeking new AmeriCorps members to work with our YouthBuild Department and Volunteer Department! 2) AmeriCorps Community Outreach & Marketing Position This full time AmeriCorps member will be assisting the Development Team on special events, newsletters, web-site updates and social media opportunities. If you are interested in either of these opportunities please contact ewhelan@habitatkent.org for more information.

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/advertising, 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 Email: corey.eastown@gmail.com Phone: 616.451.3025 Mail: 415 Ethel Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 Website: www.eastown.org

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 tabling, 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 volunteer@ppmchoice.org.

Clark Retirement Community- Volunteer Database Assistant
The Volunteer Database Assistant assists Clark's Foundation department with maintaining accurate, current and reliable information in the donor database. The time commitment is 4-6 hours a week, with flexible times of volunteering. Tasks include: mailing list management, enter returned mail address corrections, assist in producing letters and envelopes, folding and stuffing mailings, and provide related assistance for special projects. Skills include: Windows-based computer proficiency required. willingness to learn new applications, excellent organizational skills, with high level of accuracy and attention to detail, capable of handling personal donor info with tact, sensitivity and confidentiality, and being able to work independently and/or as a team. Other qualifications include: Being at least 18 years old and be able to work on-site at the Franklin address. Previous experience with data entry is required. Work will take place in a professional, business setting and volunteer must dress appropriately. Application process - Complete and submit application - Complete TB testing (at no charge to you) - Attend a general 1 hour orientation. For more information on this internship, please contact Wade Burge at wadeb@clarkretirement.org or 616-452-1568. Posted 3/12/2014.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

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There are currently no nonprofit internship opportunities within this category at this time.


GOVERNMENT

Kent County Democratic Party - Political Organizing, Communications, Fundraising Positions

Are you looking for an opportunity to break into politics? Want to establish lasting connections and gain campaign experience? Interning for the Kent County Democratic Party is a great way to learn about state politics and the campaign processes that propel Democratic candidates into office. The Kent County Dems are always looking for interns to contribute their time, hard work, and creative thought toward planning for the 2016 election. The program is designed to give a well-rounded experience, including substantial responsibilities in working with top Democratic staffers in Michigan. Positions are open in the following areas: Political Organizing  Committee – working with local Party organizations, elected officials, candidates and constituencies of the Party to elect Democrats; training of Party members; voter registration and education; issues conferences, and many other activities. Assist with maintaining database and other important data related projects. Communications Committee – working to get the Democratic message out to members and to the public through radio, TV, print media, phone, fax, the internet, and other means, as well as doing issue research and writing. Utilize skills in web design and online marketing to assist the political organizing and the communications committees with various internet based projects, assist with the design and maintenance of Party website. Assist with event planning and promotion. Other duties as assigned. Fundraising Committee – working to raise money for the Party by events, direct mail, telemarketing, membership, donor development programs, and other means. Be available to work certain fundraising events as needed, particularly on Saturdays, once per month. Learn how to put the “fun” in Fundraising! Party events need Party ideas, planners, invitations, hosts who love to provide TLC to Party guests. E-mail your resume to Callie Melton at melton.callie@gmail.com or call 616-443-4744 for more information. Posted 8/31/2015


PUBLIC & LEGAL SERVICES

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Family Futures - Fund Developmental Internship

Family Futures is a parent-focused West Michigan nonprofit dedicated to building safe and strong families. Every semester, Family Futures is fortunate to have dedicated interns from a wide-range of backgrounds that donate their skills and time to support our work throughout the community.
An unpaid internship opportunity currently exists for a student wishing to gain experience in the Fund Development field. The intern will report to the Chief Advancement Officer while working on a larger team to provide support to other areas of the organization as needed, including marketing, event planning and programming. The intern will gain experience in public relations, event planning, fund development, solicitation of funds, and project management. They will also learn about general administration, clerical, and receptionist support.
Duties & Responsibilities:
· Support Family Futures Resource Team
· Meet, greet, and build relationships with current and future supporters
· Solicit in-kind donations from local businesses
· Aid in the planning of our annual Service to Children Awards sponsors
· Assist in expanding relationships with the business community
· Lead the grant research process for other interns
· Provide support for donor relations
· General administrative, clerical, and receptionist support

Required Qualifications:
· Willingness to learn new things
· Interest in working in public relations and fund development
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Ability to multitask and effectively manage time
· Ability to work on a team
· Commitment to at least 15 hours per week per semester
Preferred Qualifications:
· Experience with Raiser's Edge software preferred but not required
· Experience in grant writing preferred but not required
· Exposure to previous fundraising events preferred but not required

The internship would begin in February of 2016.  Please contact Bryana Hopkins for further information at bhopkins@familyfutures.net or at (616) 855-5461.  Posted 11/20/15.

Family Futures - Biostatistics Internship

Family Futures is a parent-focused West Michigan nonprofit dedicated to building safe and strong families. Every semester, Family Futures is fortunate to have dedicated interns from a wide-range of backgrounds that donate their skills and time to support our work throughout the community.  A paid-stipend based internship opportunity is currently available for a biostatistics graduate student wishing to gain experience analyzing large data-sets to determine trends, interpret significance in data, and identify correlations and potential causations all related to early childhood research. The biostatistics intern will work directly with Family Futures' leadership team and be co-supervised by our Data Analyst and Early Childhood Program Specialist. The intern will have the opportunity to work with researchers already embedded in our organization's early childhood developmental data as well as network with researchers, statisticians and epidemiologists in the Kent County area.  

Duties & responsibilities of the intern include:
-Analyze over a decade of developmental screening data to identify significant trends based on demographics (age, gender, race, ethnicity, income, geography, parental education, etc.).
-Identify correlations and potential causations in children's development based on demographics, gestational age, length in service, and other factors.
-Develop framework for future early childhood research focused on children's cognitive, social and emotional development.
-Work with local university researchers to support early childhood research utilizing Family Futures data.
Qualifications for the position include:
- A minimum commitment of at least 15 hours per week                                                                                                                       -- Bachelors Degree in statistics or related field; pursuing Biostatistics graduate degree
- Independent worker who thrives on being challenged
- Ability to communicate effectively with a team of non-statistician collaborators

The internship would begin in January of 2016.  Please contact Bryana Hopkins for further information at bhopkins@familyfutures.net or at (616) 855-5461.  Posted 11/13/15.

 

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VIDEO PRODUCTION

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The Geek Group - Video Production Intern
The Geek Group is seeking people interested in volunteering to help with the production of educational videos that are made freely available on the web. The focus is both on the sciences, as well as how the world around us works and how things are made. Production is ongoing through the entire year, focuses on multiple different shows, and the Geek Group is always seeking people who are eager to learn new things and share them with others. An A/V intern will be tasked with assisting in the production process of the educational and promotional videos we make, as well as assisting in some of our live/radio broadcasts. Depending on which discipline a student chooses to pursue with the group, duties can vary. Common jobs can include: editing, assisting in camera work, sound recording, light construction work (set/studio builds, ongoing improvement of area overall), music composition, 2/3D animation, graphic design, etc. Please contact Elizabeth Stack at elizabeth.stack@thegeekgroup.org or by calling 616-375-0501 for more information. Posted 12/2/2015.

GRTV/Grand Rapids Community Media Center - GRTV Internship
GRTV's internship program offers a unique hands-on experience for someone interested in the field of video, film and television production. Internships are 1-3 credits and run January-May, June-August, and September-December. Includes: One-year CMC membership, Location TV Certification, FCP Editing Certification, and Studio Certification. Our interns work as studio production assistants for the regularly scheduled program "Weekly View." The show focuses on community non-profit organizations and profiles interesting events taking place in the area that may not get coverage anywhere else. There is also an opportunity to work with other GRTV staff on various programs including sporting events, concerts and political events, etc. Interns will produce nonprofit PSAs in our studio each week, including setting up the studio, directing and recording video, and editing segments for a full half hour show. Other projects are assigned based on the intern's interests and skill set.  For more information, please contact Julie Way 616-459-4788 or via email at julie@grcmc.orgPosted 11/5/2015.

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 Email: dick@steepletown.org
Phone: 616-635-0259

Family Futures - Video Production Intern
An unpaid internship opportunity currently exists for a student wishing to gain practical experience in video production through shooting and editing videos to help support our work and programs, including Connections, Healthy Start, and Community Education. You must be able to work both independently and with many different people throughout the community. Responsibilities include setup, lighting, and recording of interviews, editing informational and promotional videos, recording events/lectures for area programs, adhering to the branding standards of Family Futures, streaming videos online and creating DVDs, working with program staff and community programs, as well as general administrative, clerical, and receptionist support. For more information, please contact Bryana Hopkins at (616) 855-5461 or intership@familyfutures.net. Posted 12/1/2014.

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The Community Service Learning Center encourages students to consider participating in the following community service and volunteer opportunities. Please note that the CSLC does not assume responsibility for the opportunities listed by non-GVSU organizations nor provide transportation to those opportunities. To RSVP as a volunteer, please contact the organization directly, but don't forget to log your service entry in Service Tracker!

Please click here for a list of our expired Non-Profit Internships.