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

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

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

Event Management

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

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

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

Marketing

Nonprofit Administration

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

Video Production

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ART, HUMANITIES, AND RECREATION

ARTS, CULTURE, & HUMANITIES

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SPORTS & RECREATION

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EDUCATION

ADULT EDUCATION

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CHILDREN & YOUTH EDUCATION

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

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LITERACY

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SCHOOLS

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND WILDLIFE

ANIMAL WELFARE

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ENVIRONMENTAL WELFARE

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

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! We are currently looking to fill positions for the following internships: Journalism and Blogging, Policy, Fund Development and Events, Water and LID, and Zero Waste Events Intern. Posted 1/26/2016.

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EVENT MANAGEMENT

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

The Grand Rapids Red Project - Special Event Coordinator Internship

The Special Event Coordinator will directly assist in improving one of Grand Rapids Red's 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 communication with people inside and outside of the project, maintaining records of plans, coordinating, and database software use. Also coordinating volunteers and updating list of tasks for future events will be needs. No specific application due date (fall and summer internships available!). If interested, please contact Brian Keeley at brian@redproject.org for more information. Updated 4/5/2016

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HEALTH SERVICES

HEALTH & WELLNESS

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HIV/AIDS

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INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES/MENTAL HEALTH

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION

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HUMAN RIGHTS

LGBT

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

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PEACEMAKING & NONVIOLENCE

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HUMAN SERVICES

DISASTER & EMERGENCY PREPARATION & SERVICES

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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. No specific due date for the application. For more information, please contact Irene Roberts at irene.roberts@grcourt.org or 616-632-5640. Updated 4/5/2016


FAMILY SERVICES

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HUNGER

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IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE SERVICES

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MILITARY & VETERAN SERVICES

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POVERTY & HOMELESSNESS

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SENIOR SERVICES

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WOMEN'S SERVICES

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

Positive Options - Internship Opportunities

Positive Options (Allendale) has internship opportunities for students interested in non-profit, social work and health care administration and Internship opportunities focus on office management and client care. Internship applications must be received one month prior to start date, as an extensive screening process is used for all volunteer positions. Intern periods are Fall (Sept-Dec) and Winter (Jan-Apr).  Applications can be accessed at our office and the process requires photo ID, completed app with references and sign Back Ground check release. An interview will then be arranged. See the facebook page here. For more information, contact Sandy Ohlman 616-895-1893 or via email: sandy.ohlman@lpcenters.comUpdated 4/7/2016

 

YOUTH & CHILDREN SERVICES

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MARKETING

(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.

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. 

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NONPROFIT ADMINISTRATION

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

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.

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. 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.

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PUBLIC AND SOCIETAL BENEFIT

CIVIC AND COMMUNITY 

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

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.

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. Outreach and networking will be a large part of the Interns job! 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 info on deadline for applications go here! For more information, contact volunteer@ppmchoice.orgUpdated 4/5/2016

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

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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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VIDEO PRODUCTION

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

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. No application deadline and internships are offered all semesters! For more information, please contact Julie Way 616-459-4788 or via email at julie@grcmc.orgUpdated 4/5/2016

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.

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Additional internships with nonprofit organizations (and for profit organizations) can be found on http://www.gvsu.edu/lakerjobs/.

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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 visit the Career Center on Allendale's campus at 206 Student Services Building or on the Pew campus downtown at 101-B DeVos Center. The career center has a multitude of services including career and major exploration, internship and job searching, resume and cover letter help, interviewing and networking, and more! The offices are open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. To make an appointment to come in, call 616-331-3311 (Allendale campus), or 616-331-6708 (Pew campus).