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Internship Opportunities

Research Analyst Intern - Community Impact
The Mission Continues
St. Louis, MO
Program Strategy Internship
The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2007, we are on a mission to connect veterans with under-resourced communities.  We’re empowering veterans to continue their service, while empowering communities with the talent, skills and preparedness of veterans to generate visible impact.  The Mission Continues has been recognized by the Draper Richards Foundation as one of the country's most socially innovative non-profit organizations.
This summer, The Mission Continues is offering an exciting opportunity to aspiring young professionals across the country to serve with our team!  Interns will be empowered to build upon their current skill set, gain leadership experience and develop a new network through our Summer Internship Program.  We are looking for college-level students, or recent graduates, that are passionate about civic leadership and veteran empowerment. Have other obligations this summer (i.e. working part-time somewhere else)?  Traveling to Europe for two weeks? That’s fine!  We’re flexible and can discuss schedules later.
You should know that we have five core values at The Mission Continues and we expect our interns to adhere to each one this summer: Work Hard, Trust, Learn & Grow, Respect and especially, Have Fun!  We want you to grow personally and professionally, but at the same time, find great joy through our mission and programs.  After you serve with us, our hope is that you continue serving in your community and empower others to follow your lead!
THE OPPORTUNITY
The Research & Program Evaluation Team examines the impact that The Mission Continues has on program participants and the communities in which we operate. This team covers all aspects of survey development, data collection, analysis and reporting.  This summer, the Research & Program Evaluation Team is seeking two Research Analyst Interns; one internship will be geared towards community impact, and the other will be focused on veteran impact.  Both interns will help strengthen the impact of the research team by participating in the data and reporting process that will contribute to strengthening our impact in communities and veterans throughout the country.  For the Research Analyst Internship - Community Impact position, you will report to the Research & Evaluation Manager and this position will be based out of our St. Louis office.  This is an hourly position and you will be expected to work on a part-time 20 hours/week.  $18-25 per hour, depending on experience. 
 
The Research and Evaluation Team helped develop and implement a new organizational framework, the Empowered Veterans Index. Part of the framework relies on consistent program evaluation and assessing the outcomes outlined in the framework. As we eye 2020, we are embarking on an ambitious plan to provide all of our programs with information to strengthen and improve programming as it relates to the Empowered Veteran Index, as a framework and evaluation tool. Community impact is one of the three pillars in our Empowered Veteran Index - your efforts will help inform the ways in which we will maximize our impact in communities both short term and long term.
A successful candidate for this role will be pursuing or has a master’s degree in a topic that is complementary to impacting long-term change regarding populations, communities, or policies (e.g., public policy, public administration, social work, community development, community leadership, community work, etc.). Bachelor’s degree + experience will also be considered.
WHAT YOU WILL DO: 
- Work closely with the Manager, Research & Evaluation to participate in the collection, analysis, and review of research and evaluation data
- Assist in the review of our progress to-date and identify themes and trends regarding our nationwide impact in communities
- Co-write one of our quarterly community impact reports that will inform how we  can better contribute to making long-term sustainable changes in communities
- Develop spreadsheets and databases to support cross-functional projects with various teams
- Conduct literature reviews to support projects and proposals that will help inform evolving best practices in making a positive impact in communities
- Synthesize information and data gained through community partner surveys
- Identify themes from field interviews and help prepare a report that will contribute to strengthening our volunteers’ knowledge and experience in serving in communities
- Attend and support one service project with your local platoon
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR: 
- A passionate individual who is excited to position The Mission Continues at the forefront of the national service movement
- Experienced in both qualitative and quantitative research (higher priority: quantitative research)
- Familiar with large data sets, including data cleaning, analysis and reporting
- Background in community development, community impact, collective impact, or social impact research 
- Professional communication skills
- Has a passion for contributing to long-term positive change and working with veterans by using data and research to drive positive social change
- Strong writing and data management skills with the ability to critically understand and interpret complex data sets
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
- Military service is a plus
- Familiarity with Salesforce or other donor database system is a plus
- Prior experience working with diverse populations
- Experience with Qualtrics 
If the above speaks to you, we’re excited to learn more about you!  Please APPLY by 3/27. All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check.
For more info and to apply, click here.

Development (Fundraising) Intern
Vitendo 4 Africa

Vitendo 4 Africa is seeking an outgoing and organized Development Intern to assist the Development Department in developing donor database, develop relationships, and develop strategies for fundraising to support the annual operating costs of V4A.
The job includes significant contact with partners, directors, community leaders, and friends of the program. Activities include outreach, generating awareness in support of our mission, data management, strategic planning, and public relations related to fundraising programs and campaigns.
The internship runs from approximately June 1st to August 15th, 2019 Candidate will work in our Hazelwood office.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Development Intern will assist with fundraising efforts, specifically: -
- Events
- Database management
- Corporate and Foundation grants
- Researching prospective individual donors
- Stewardship calls and letters
- Generate gift acknowledgements
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential
- Excellent internet research skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
- Knowledge of database operations.

To apply, please e-mail cover letter and resume to info@vitendo4africa.org .

Student Worker
Deaconess Foundation

Positon Summary
Under the supervision of Deaconess Foundation staff, the student work will provide administrative and operational support to the Deaconess Foundation’s and Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being’s strategic objectives. Tasks will include office support, event management and planning, research, and organizational evaluation. The student worker may work on special projects as well, depending on their interest and needs of Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being. Such projects may include, for example: evaluation of public outreach strategies, best practices for organizational management, coalition building. The student worker will have access to Deaconess Foundation’s daily operations, weekly supervision, staff meeting and events. The student worker will also collaborate closely with regional funders, non-profit organizations and grassroots groups on organizational outcomes. Most work will occur at the Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being at 1000 N. Vandeventer Ave. 63113 during regular weekday business hours.

Qualifications
• Professional deportment and presentation
• Strong communication (oral, writing and presentation) skills
• Solid organizational skills with specific attention to details
• Ability to work independently and complete work tasks in a time-sensitive environment
• Experience in working in a diverse setting is a plus
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Proof reading
• Ability to operate office equipment
• Ability to lift 30 pounds

Education and/or Experience
Student with a preference given to candidates working towards a graduate degree in social work, public policy/affairs, public relations, or business. Other valuable experience includes: project management, community organizing, philanthropy and service to children and youth.
Compensation: Paid, MSW/BSW course credit offered
Application Process: Please send resume and cover letter to Davidn@deaconess.org

Internships
World Trade Center St. Louis

The World Trade Center St. Louis is accepting internship applications for Winter/Spring 2019. Deadline: Positions open until filled

There are four internships available (click the internship title to see the description):  

- Events Marketing Intern
- International Research Intern
- Immigration Communication and Social Media Intern for St. Louis Mosaic Project
- Immigration Community Development Assistant

Internship requirements: 15 to 20 hours per week
Procedure: Send a cover letter/resume to: Karen Gentles at internships@worldtradecenter-stl.com

Please note, WTC is a nonprofit organization and internships are unpaid.

Volunteer Advancement Intern

Seeking experience in volunteer recruitment, training, management, recognition and evaluation in programming built on best practices, then this internship is for you! This role supports LCMS Volunteer Connection volunteers who serve our LCMS ministries and entities within the International Center in St. Louis MO.

Contact Person:

Maureen Lenz, Volunteer Connection, Manager

            314-996-1629 or Maureen.Lenz@lcms.org

24:1 Municipal Services Web Marketing intern
City of Pagedale or Pine Lawn, St. Louis, Mo.

Description:

In partnership with the 24:1 initiative through Beyond Housing, the municipalities in the 24:1 region are seeking a marketing intern to reimagine their web presence. The intern will help ensure compliance with government regulations for city website content and accessibility, refresh the design, create content that helps connect the community to information they find useful, and help tell the stories of the local municipalities.  

Initially the intern will focus on redeveloping the website for the City of Pagedale, but there will likely be opportunities to replicate these efforts for other municipalities in the 24:1 region as the City of Pagedale’s website enters the maintenance phase. The intern will work out of the offices of the City of Pagedale or Beyond Housing headquarters as agreed upon by the entities and intern. The intern will officially report to the Special Assistant to the CEO of Beyond Housing, but will be accountable to multiple stakeholders, such as individual municipalities and the manager of Municipal and Government Affairs.

About the 24:1 Initiative

Building on a strong reputation as an effective partner in the region, Beyond Housing has convened a broad coalition of residents and stakeholders to take a community-wide approach to community empowerment for the 24 municipalities served by the Normandy Schools Collaborative in North Saint Louis County, MO. Formed out of feedback from the community, the 24:1 Initiative is a collaborative partnership between from residents, elected officials, businesses, community leaders, school district administrators, and non-profits in the region with the shared vision of strong communities, engaged families, and successful children. Through its municipal affairs function, Beyond Housing helps the now 23 municipalities coordinate community initiatives and consolidate buying and political power. Some of the major achievements to date include facilitating the 1st municipal merger in St. Louis County and creating 2 police cooperatives that serve 13 communities total.

More about Beyond Housing: www.beyondhousing.org

The City of Pagedale: https://www.cityofpagedale.com/

Responsibilities:

  • Research regulatory requirements for municipality websites
  • Develop content in compliance with requirements
  • Use basic graphic design skills to format website
  • Maintain relationships and accountability to multiple stakeholders
  • Scope project requirements and develop a work plan
  • Create other pieces of marketing or communications collateral as needed

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with web development (WYSIWYG editors) and basic coding concepts or ability to learn
  • Familiarity with digital graphic design
  • Strong English writing skills
  • Interest in community development and social equity
  • 1+ years volunteer or work experience
  • Demonstrated self-motivation, communication, and time management skills
  • Preferred majors: Business Administration, English, Social Work, Communication, Public Policy Administration, Political Science

Compensation: Stiped TBD

Hours per week: Flexible with school schedule, approximately 10

How to apply:

Send application materials to Kalin Pearce at kpearce@beyondhousing.org, including:

  1. Cover letter (300 words or less in email body describing what you want to learn from this position, highlighting relevant skills, and including your general availability – bullet points are acceptable)
  2. Resume (1 page)
  3. Optional: example of a web page(s) you’ve edited (.pdf attachment or link at the bottom of the cover letter)

 

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