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Internship Opportunities

As a courtesy, Public Policy Administration at UMSL posts opportunities for those interested in internships in public policy, administration, or the nonprofit sector. Please refer to the listings for job details, and application information. If you are enrolled in a Public Policy Administration program at UMSL, and you plan to apply for an internship and receive university credit for it, please contact the PPA internship coordinator, Prof. Terry Jones, at terry.jones@umsl.edu.

 



Fund Development Intern - Unpaid Position
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois - Glen Carbon, Ill.
Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Under supervision of the Director of Fund Development (FD) of the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, intern(s) will provide a high level of customer service including potential and current donors and all GS supporters. This includes maintaining databases and completing data analysis to support Fund Development needs, research methods, and outcomes for the Girl Scout experience.

INTERNSHIP SEMESTERS

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois will offer internships that coincide with college semesters, and are as follows:

  • Spring Internships (mid-January through the first week of May)
  • Summer Internships (mid-May through mid-August)*
  • Fall Internships (mid-September through mid-December)

COMPENSATION

Internships with Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois are not paid, but offer valuable hands-on experience. This experience allows students to explore areas of interest and decide if this is an area for a potential career. This internship opportunity can provide support towards earning college credit.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Responsible for the data research and entry of donors 
  • Assist the Fund Development Assistant and FD team with the database transition
  • Assists with donor prospecting and FD data analysis
  • Assist with FD projects, including fundraising campaigns
  • Provides additional support for FD events and preparation, including “Leading Ladies” and the “United We Lead” Gala (*Summer 2019 will support Gala) 
  • Other duties as assigned, as related to FD
Requirements
  • Detail-oriented, able to follow directions, and take initiative when needed
  • Outgoing professional demeanor with a friendly personality
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under time constraints
  • Ability to manage confidential information and documents with discretion.
  • Ability to effectively work with a diverse group of people.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Ability to build trust and establish rapport quickly.
  • Possess the ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule (as necessary relating to events)
  • Willingness to perform tasks that involve the ability to exert light physical effort which may include some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling objects and materials of moderate weight (20-25 pounds). 
  • Understanding and acceptance of the Girl Scout promise, law, beliefs, and principles. Willingness to become a member of Girl Scouts of the USA.

Click here to apply.

Community Engagement Intern (2018-2019)
Job Description: Seeking a highly motivated, personable and organized college student who is passionate about establishing and maintaining strong communities. The ideal candidate is organized, enthusiastic, and able to see opportunities in obstacles.
Interns should be able to commit 4 hours per week, although there is room for flexible hours/duration. Interns would have the opportunity to attend all Hyde Park Neighborhood Association events and network with politicians, city and government officials, and other professionals. Responsibilities: Membership Engagement & Events:
- Recruitment of Hyde Park residents – both homeowners and renters
- Assist the Membership and Fundraising Committee coordinate pre- and post-event communications
- Track and make contact with new property owners, homeowners and renters in Hyde Park.
- Facilitate introductions between home owners and renters both proactively and by request
- Take on ad-hoc projects on an as-needed basis
Qualifications:
- Exceptional people skills and high level of empathy
- Well-rounded and able to talk about a wide range of topics with ease
- Highly organized and attentive to detail
- Experience with WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Evite and Goggle Docs
Location
- Remote and attending meetings in Hyde Park and other neighborhoods occasionally.
All candidates must be 21+. Perks include lots of invites to social events from other organizations, entrance to all Hyde Park Neighborhood Association events and $20 stipend per month. You will use your personal automobile and computer.
Social Media Intern (2018-2019)
Job Description: Seeking qualified candidates interested in a future career in public relations and digital media.
Interns should be able to commit 4 hours per week, although there is room for flexible hours/duration. Interns would have the opportunity to attend all Hyde Park Neighborhood Association events and network with politicians, city and government officials, and other professionals. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist with the creation and implementation of social media content (images/graphics/gifs, copy, short videos, etc.) and day-to-day account monitoring.
- Assist with media relations including: pitching, drafting press releases, scheduling, developing talking points, etc.
- Provide response to residents, and others in a timely and professional manner via social
- Conceptualize and pitch ideas for social media.
- Assist with media monitoring and reporting of social analytics
Qualifications
- Current college student at Sophomore, Junior or Senior level seeking a degree in public relations, communications, journalism or related degree
- Excellent ability to communicate in person, print, and electronically to variable audiences
- Writing and copyediting experience
- Experience with developing messages for social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Snap Chat, and other social media platforms)
- Basic experience with Adobe creative suite (Photoshop, Illustrator) is a plus
Location
- Remote and attending meetings in Hyde Park and other neighborhoods occasionally.
All candidates must be 21+. Perks include lots of invites to social events from other organizations, entrance to all Hyde Park Neighborhood Association events and $20 stipend per month. You will use your personal automobile and computer.
Grant Writing Intern (2018-2019)
Job Description: The Grant Writing Intern will assist with the identification of appropriate grantors and the execution and submission of grant requests. This position would require an intern with strong research, writing, and analytical skills.
Grant Writing Interns should be able to commit 6 hours per week, although there is room for flexible hours/duration. Interns would have the opportunity to attend all Hyde Park Neighborhood Association events and network with politicians, city and government officials, and other professionals. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Research available and applicable grants and fundraising opportunities.
  • Create spreadsheet outlining grantor requirements and application deadlines.
  • Assist in compliance and reporting requirements for grantors/funder.
  • Assist with draft full grant proposals for submission.
  • Write solicitations for potential donors.
  • Write compelling nonprofit documents in preparation for grant.
  • Write text for posters, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, informational materials and for materials which will be distributed to the general public.
  • Working closely with the Board of Directors.
  • Qualifications
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude.
  • Organized, reliable and multitasking abilities.
  • Punctual and accurate communicator, responsive to email, telephone calls and direct communication from staff.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills.
  • Use computers, technology, tools, and information systems effectively.
  • Experience with fundraising events a plus
  • Location
  • Remote and attending Committee & Board Meetings in Hyde Park.
  • All candidates must be 21+. Perks include lots of invites to social events from other organizations, entrance to all Hyde Park Neighborhood Association events and $20 stipend per month. You will use your personal automobile and computer.

Shockey Consulting

Paid position. Hourly rate based on experience. 10 plus hours per week.

Shockey Consulting focuses on public engagement, planning and management consulting for local government.  We are looking for an energetic and resourceful individual with a passion for thoughtful public decision-making.  Learn more about Shockey at www.shockeyconsulting.com.

Engagement work:

  • Research for engagement plans- demographics for communities, stakeholder research
  • Communications for project outreach – social media messages, press releases, presentation slides, etc. (We do a lot of this!)
  • Meeting attendance and documentation, small group facilitation
    • Often involves unglamorous but necessary work of gathering and “schlepping” public meeting supplies

Planning work:

  • Demographics and trend research for comprehensive plans
  • Review of municipal land use plans and policies
  • (if possible) Mapping

Skills needed:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Willing attitude – our work varies and we jump into a lot of situations, from intercept surveys with people at a bus stop to facilitating meetings with elected officials. Must be up for a little adventure!
  • InDesign, GIS, visualization software a plus

Contact: Beth Quindry, 314.497.3126, beth@shockeyconsulting.com

Special Assistant for Community Based Projects
St. Louis County NAACP

Through direct interaction with citizens of the St Louis Metro Region, this particular individual will have an opportunity to provide exceptional support and outreach for St. Louis County’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. By providing quality, substantial and impactful support, you will have a unique opportunity to advance the strategic programs and fundraising initiatives of the St. Louis County NAACP.

Required Skills:

  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office
  • The ability to keep track of data information
  • Remote flexibility to participate in a weekly conference
  • The ability to physically check mail and correspondence at the local headquarters and restock office supplies as needed
  • The ability to work from various offices of designated officers, committee chairs, or appointed NAACP officials for a maximum of two business days a week. 
  • Track and provide progress on strategic program initiatives 
  • Manage the calendar and schedule of the local branch president
  • Strong technical and analytical skills 
  • Innovative thinker who is positive, proactive, and readily embraces challenges

Reporting: Reports to the President of the St. Louis County NAACP and any other designed appointed official within the local branch.

Compensation: This is a part-time position. Pay based on the time commitment available from student.

Students should send a copy of their cover letter and resume to John Gaskin at: johngaskiniii@gmail.com .

Community Communications Internship
UM-St. Louis

Responsibilities:  The UMSL Community Communications Intern will be responsible for developing a monthly electronic newsletter covering university and community news pertinent to the neighborhoods immediately surrounding the campus. To develop this monthly newsletter, the intern will work with the Director of Community Outreach & Engagement and members of Anchor Institution team.  The core responsibilities for this position are:

  • Producing a monthly newsletter
  • Writing and tracking stories
  • Building a system for managing newsletter content
  • Maintaining relationships with UMSL departments and public partners to source stories and developing a relational database
  • Working with editorial contacts for feedback on content and messaging
  • Tracking and analyzing newsletter performance
  • Managing web page to assure updated content and connection to the newsletter
  • Developing materials to support outreach and increased readership

Required skills:  Excellent writing and research skills, proficiency with technology, professional communication and relationship management, and evaluation skills

Requirements:  Currently enrolled UMSL undergraduate or graduate student

Hours:  Interns may earn up to six (6) academic credit hours* for this experience. 10 hours per week/150 hours per semester for three (3) credit hours* per semester.

*Students must coordinate with their academic advisors if they have any questions about receiving academic credit for an internship. Different majors allow for different credit hours.

Timeframe:   Review of applications will begin immediately; applications accepted until position is filled.   Interviews will be held by invitation.  Internship begins in August 2018 or at earliest date available.

To apply:  Email completed application form and cover letter along with any additional information (e.g., résumé, letter of recommendation) to Patricia Zahn, Director of Community Outreach & Engagement, at zahnp@umsl.edu

Student Internship/Practicum Experience
Daughters of Charity Foundation of St. Louis - Ascension

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care.

Major Job Functions: When applicable
Assist staff in responding to general grant requests and evaluation of grant reports.
Assist with communication projects (i.e., website, foundation reports)
Prepare written analysis on trends, policies and opportunities in the focus areas.
Work on collaborative group projects and funding initiatives when available.
Assist in implementing evaluation processes for DCFSL programs.
Perform sector-related research and data collection as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned
Personal Skills, knowledge, and abilities

The successful candidate for this student intern position requires a desire to learn the range of foundation grants management, nonprofit management, and advocacy for persons who are poor. They must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and a willingness to function as part of an interdisciplinary team is required.

The student should want to learn competency in: planning, organizational development, event organizing, and project management, including: meeting deadlines, analysis/research, quality attention to detail, follow-up and information monitoring, judgment, organizational awareness, customer service, and initiative. The candidate will learn the practical understanding of nonprofit financial statements. DCFSL seeks candidates who possess the following:

Ability to initiate work, problem solve, and make decisions with a minimum of direct supervision.
Ability to interact with a wide variety of people and work effectively in collaborative relationships.
Have excellent writing skills and is highly organized with an ability to manage multiple and complex tasks.
Ability to utilize evidence-based practice to the work and apply academic and personal learning objectives to practicum experience.
Have knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency with current computer business and desktop publishing software, e.g., Microsoft Office products.
Ability to convey a professional and competent appearance and demeanor.
Strong interpersonal and communication (both written and oral) skills.

Qualifications

Education:          Enrolled in a Social Work graduate degree, Public Policy Management, Public Health, or Nonprofit Management program at an accredited college or university. Ssecond-year student preferred.

Experience:       Prior experience in professional nonprofit work settings is preferred but not required.

Variances may be allowed in the above qualifications for education and/or experience dependent upon the attainment by the candidate of the appropriate level of skills development required for the position.

Reports To: Claire V. Hundelt, MSW Program Manager, Daughters of Charity Foundation of St. Louis

4600 Edmundson Rd.
St. Louis MO 63134
claire.hundelt@docfdn.org
www.daughtersofcharityfdn.org

Click here to apply for Student Internship/Practicum Experience - Daughters of Charity Foundation of St. Louis - Ascension.

Students who would like to use the internship for college credit should contact PPA Internship Coordinator Terry Jones at terry.jones@umsl.edu

 

The University of Missouri-St. Louis Public Policy Administration posts these internship opportunities as a service. We make no particular recommendations regarding internship organizations or locations. We make no representations or guarantees about positions posted. Public Policy Administration is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions or other aspects of internships. It is your responsibility to investigate these opportunities. If you are enrolled in a Public Policy Administration program at UMSL, and you plan to apply for an internship and receive university credit for it, please contact the PPA internship coordinator, Prof. Terry Jones, at terry.jones@umsl.edu