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)

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)

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Nonprofit Administration

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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

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

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EDUCATION

ADULT EDUCATION

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

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

 

CHILDREN & YOUTH EDUCATION

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park - Summer Education Intern

This Internship opportunity is for students with energy and who enjoy having a blast while still learning practical skills and gaining experience with kids! You will serve as a teacher aid and prepare a wide variety of materials for children. Strong moral and ethical values are a must and having an outgoing personality/enjoying working with children are also plusses! Orientation starts the beginning of June and the deadline for the application is May 15th! The internship would be one weekend a month and may include physical exercise as well! For more information, please contact Anna Wolff at awolff@meijergardens.org or 616-974-5225. Posted 2/9/2016.

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. The deadline for this application is May 30th! Updated 3/24/2016.


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)

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

SCHOOLS

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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! 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)

Grand Rapids SymphonyDevelopment Fund and 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 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 and limited evening and weekend hours may be required. Applicant must have their own transportation, but free parking is provided. Some responsibilities would include working with Symphony events, connections, and mail. Skills in event planning, social networking, and Microsoft applications would be helpful! The deadline to apply is April 8th! To apply for this internship, please submit cover letter and resume to: Corey Holcomb at cholcomb@grsymphony.org or for questions call 616-454-9451-(x115). Updated 3/29/2015.

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

Family Futures - Two Internships to offer: Special Events Internship

This internship is for anyone looking for experience in hospitality, event planning, and community outreach. This is an Internship for this coming Fall; deadline for the application: July 29th. For more information please contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or email at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Updated 3/29/2016

Campaign Support Internship

An opportunity for a student interested in learning about local politics and supporting a campaign for a potential Kent County children’s millage. This is an Internship for this coming Fall; deadline for the application: July 29th. For more information please contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or email at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Updated 3/29/2016

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.

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HEALTH SERVICES

 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

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

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

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

Family Futures - Volunteer Services Internship

Gain knowledge and experience in the general principles of prevention and non-profit work along with volunteer management best practices, relationship building, and project coordinationThis is an Internship for this coming Fall; deadline for the application: July 29th. For more information please contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or email at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Updated 3/29/2016

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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. 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 Futures - Two Internships to offer: Parent & Family Engagement Internship

This intern will have the opportunity to work in a diverse early childhood environment, sharing time between Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC) and Family Futures’ Connections program, focusing on parent engagement, planning fun family events, and program coordination. This is an Internship for this coming Fall; deadline for the application: July 29th. For more information please contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or email at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Updated 3/29/2016

Dating Violence Prevention Internship (Family Futures)

Family Futures empowers teens with the skills and knowledge needed to develop healthy dating relationships through our Resources Against Violent Encounters program (RAVE). This intern will support programming by being organized and dedicated to outreach. This is also an Internship for this coming Fall; deadline for the application: July 29th. For more information please contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or email at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Updated 3/29/2016


FAMILY SERVICES

(Newest opportunities posted at the top of each section)

Family FuturesSocial Services Program Administration Internship

Healthy Start is a unique primary prevention collaborative for supporting parents in Kent County that is coordinated through Family Futures. Gain practical experience in the area of social work program management. This is an Internship for this coming Fall; deadline for the application: July 29th. For more information please contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or email at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Updated 3/29/2016

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)

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). To visit our career and jobs page click hereUpdated 3/31/2016

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

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


WOMEN'S SERVICES

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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. There is no specific deadline for this Internship. For more information please contact Amy Brower at programs@secomministries.org or call 616-635-6380. Updated 3/31/2016.

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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Family Futures - Three Internship Opportunities: Childhood Development Internship

These interns support the Connections program through providing data entry, processing the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), supporting families with community resources and referrals. These interns have the chance to learn about child development, learn about quality improvement projects and an opportunity to shadow a parent coach. This is an Internship for this coming Fall; deadline for the application: July 29th. For more information please contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or email at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Updated 3/29/2016

Biostatistics Research Internship

This is an internship 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. This is also an Internship for this coming Fall; deadline for the application: July 29th. For more information please contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or email at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Posted 3/29/2016

Neurodevelopment Internship

An unpaid internship opportunity is currently available for a graduate student in Psychology or a related field with an interest in childhood and youth brain development. This is also an Internship for this coming Fall; deadline for the application: July 29th. For more information please contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or email at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Posted 3/29/2016

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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. This could also include working with the social media aspect of the organization. Another important skill is the ability to communicate in Spanish both orally and in writing and work with people of many different cultural and ethnic backgrounds! 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.

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 - Three Internships to Offer: Business Intelligence Internship

This is an internship for a student with a unique combination of business and computer science skills. The business intelligence intern will work directly with Family Futures’ data analyst, supporting the technological infrastructure and environment of the organization. This is an Internship for this coming Fall; deadline for the application: July 29th. For more information please contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or email at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Updated 3/29/2016

Marketing Internship

Includes social media support, event planning and brand management. The intern will gain experience in print design, web content editing, copywriting, public relations, and project management. This is also an Internship for this coming Fall; deadline for the application: July 29th. For more information please contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or email at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Updated 3/29/2016

Non-Profit Accounting Internship

This internship provides experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, bookkeeping, computer skills, and may include program specific budgeting and preparation for various reports. This is also an Internship for this coming Fall; deadline for the application: July 29th. For more information please contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or email at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Updated 3/29/2016

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.

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 the Internship Opportunities page hereUpdated 3/31/2016

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NONPROFIT ADMINISTRATION

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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.

Family Futures - Three Internships to Offer: Nonprofit Administration Internship

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. Masters level students preferred. This is an Internship for this coming Fall; deadline for the application: July 29th. For more information please contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or email at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Updated 3/29/2016

Fund Development Internship

This intern will work with our Resource team to develop and implement fundraising efforts for 2016, gaining experience in fundraising, research, and our donor database. This is an Internship for this coming Fall; deadline for the application: July 29th. For more information please contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or email at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Updated 3/29/2016

Interdisciplinary Internship

This a project-based opportunity that allows for a cross-departmental experience. It is highly flexible and requires a significant amount of independence. This position is typically reserved for Masters level students. Examples include data analysis, research and program improvement. This is an Internship for this coming Fall; deadline for the application: July 29th. For more information please contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or email at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Updated 3/29/2016

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PUBLIC AND SOCIETAL BENEFIT


CIVIC AND COMMUNITY 

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Right to Life of Michigan - Communication/Education Department Unpaid Internship

Right to Life of Michigan is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian, nonprofit organization of diverse and caring people united to protect the precious gift of human life from fertilization to natural death. We work on behalf of defenseless or vulnerable human beings, born and unborn, within our identified issues of abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and assisted suicide. This Internship runs from June-August 2016 and Intern schedule will allow flexibility as needed. We prefer 2-3 days per week approximately 4 hours daily within the 8:30am-5:00pm time frame. Please send resume and cover letter to Office Manager careers@rtl.org and the deadline is Thursday, April 22, 2016. For more questions, please contact Elisa Prusko at careers@rtl.org or 616-532-2300! Posted 4/7/2016

Family Futures - Community Education Internship

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. Support this program with outreach, research, and event coordination. This is an Internship for this coming Fall; deadline for the application: July 29th. For more information please contact Bryana Hopkins 616-855-5461 or email at bhopkins@familyfutures.net. Updated 3/29/2016

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.

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

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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. 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

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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!