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Graduate Research Assistant
Creating Whole Communities, Community Innovation and Action Center

Duties: Creating Whole Communities is seeking a graduate research assistant for the fall 2019 semester (with work beginning in August) to assist with CWC activities. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to continue the position for the spring 2020 semester. The position will be awarded on a competitive basis.
The graduate research assistant will work 20 hours per week during the semester with the faculty and staff of Creating Whole Communities on the following:
• Support for the annual Neighborhood Leadership Academy, including developing course materials, attending sessions and maintaining participant records, creating newsletters and emails, etc. The graduate student must be available to attend Academy sessions (Dates still to be determined.). • Support CWC’s work to convene and conduct research around inclusive development policies and practices. • Support for Creating Whole Communities’ community programming such as What’s Brewing, including making session arrangements, confirming speakers and developing promotional materials. • Updating websites and social marketing pages, updating mailing lists, and creating print materials. • Other duties as assigned.

Experience: Applicants must have an overall GPA of at least 3.00 and be enrolled in an UMSL graduate master’s program for a minimum of 5 credit hours to be considered for the position. Experience with social marketing tools and Excel spreadsheets, along with strong written and oral communication skills are desired. 

For information on Creating Whole Communities go to: cwc.umsl.edu 

Work hours: Normal business hours

Hours per week: 20

Hourly salary: $17

Application: To apply, please submit the following: 

Instructions: Transcripts (current and/or undergraduate) Resume Name of an UMSL faculty member who can provide a recommendation A letter or personal statement explaining your interest in this position A writing sample (e.g. a paper for a course)
Submit to: Paul Evensen Ph.D. Center Director 314.488.0394 ciac.umsl.edu evensenp@umsl.edu Please use the SUBJECT LINE: “Last Name, First Name-Graduate Research Assistant | Creating Whole Communities" 

Contact: Paul Evensen, Ph.D., 314-488-0394 evensenp@umsl.edu

Job Code: 1388

Graduate Research Assistantship
Community Innovation and Action Center

Duties: The Des Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration and the Community Development Specialist at the Community Innovation and Action Center at UMSL are seeking a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. The GRA will conduct scholarly and applied research on neighborhoods as well as assist in data tracking and program development for UMSL’s Anchor Institution initiative. UMSL participates in the national Anchor Learning Network, tracks community and institutional indicators across a range of issues on a quarterly and annual basis, and is currently building out its programs and initiatives around its anchor institution strategies.

The selected candidate will work flexible hours Monday to Friday starting August 19, 2019 and ending May 31, 2020. The Graduate Research Assistant is expected to work 20 hours per week.

The graduate assistant will work with the faculty and staff at the Community Innovation and Action Center on the following: Support literature reviews and quantitative analysis needs of the Des Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration • Assist the Community Development Specialist at CIAC in gathering data on institutional and community metrics for UMSL’s Anchor Dashboard and Strategic Plan tracking • Support engagement and program development for UMSL’s Anchor Institution Initiative • Other duties as assigned 

Experience: Applicants must have an overall GPA of at least 3.00 and be enrolled in an UMSL graduate master’s program for a minimum of 5 credit hours to be considered for the position. Experience with statistical and mapping tools and Excel spreadsheets, along with strong written and oral communication skills are desired.

For information on Community Innovation and Action Center visit https://ciac.umsl.edu.

Work hours: Normal work hours

Hours: 20 per week

Hourly salary: $17 an hour

Application: To apply, please submit the following: 

Instructions: Transcripts (current and/or undergraduate) Resume Name of an UMSL faculty member who can provide a recommendation A letter or personal statement explaining your interest in this position A writing sample (e.g. a paper for a course) 

Submit to:
Paul Evensen Ph.D. Center Director 314.488.0394 ciac.umsl.edu evensenp@umsl.edu. 
Please use the SUBJECT LINE: “Last Name, First Name-Graduate Research Assistantship"

Contact: Paul Evensen, Ph.D., 314-488-0394 evensenp@umsl.edu

Job Code: 1389

 

Student Support Roles & Expectations

DESE Early Childhood Education Needs Assessment 2019

Background

The Community Innovation and Action Center (CIAC) at the University of Missouri St. Louis, in partnership with Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA) and the Institute of Public Policy (IPP) at the University of Missouri, will conduct a needs assessment on early childhood services across the State of Missouri as part of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) Federal Preschool Development Grant. This needs assessment helps to inform strategic planning and will incorporate both existing and new data. Data sources include State departments of education and health as well as community listening sessions with service providers, families, and community stakeholders.

Roles

  • Student GIS Analyst

Position Summary: Under supervision of the Health & Community Data Scientist at the Community Innovation and Action Center (CIAC), student would acquire and manipulate various forms of data at the zip code, county or Census geography level in order to create maps using GIS software. This work will support a statewide early childhood education needs assessment being conducted by CIAC for the State of Missouri. Schedule is flexible with range of hours from 10-30hrs/week starting in late May thru end of Sept minimum (possibly extending through end of 2019 depending on student availability and project needs).

Qualifications:

  • 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
  • GIS/mapping experience which could include formal coursework in GIS or related experience using either

ArcGIS or QGIS software.

  • Student would also be expected to document their work for sharing with supervisor and team members

Education and/or Experience:

Preference for candidates working towards a graduate degree in social work, public health, public policy, or business. Other valuable experience or knowledge includes early childhood education, nonprofit or education sector, and work representing underserved communities.

Compensation: Paid

Application Process: Please send resume and cover letter to bencooper@umsl.edu.

  • Student Data Analyst

Position Summary: Under supervision of the Health & Community Data Scientist at the Community Innovation and Action Center (CIAC), student would acquire and manipulate various forms of data related to early childhood education. This work will support a statewide early childhood education needs assessment being conducted by CIAC for the State of Missouri. Schedule is flexible with range of hours from 10-30hrs/week starting in late May thru end of Sept minimum (possibly extending through end of 2019 depending on student availability and project needs).

Qualifications:

  • 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 managing/cleaning/merging multiple datasets
  • Experience developing and maintaining data documentation
  • Experience compiling data for summary and/or presentation including data tables, charts, graphs, etc.
  • Preferred software languages include SAS, STATA, and R (open to others as well)

Education and/or Experience:

Preference for candidates working towards a graduate degree in social work, public health, public policy, or business. Other valuable experience or knowledge includes early childhood education, nonprofit or education sector, and work representing underserved communities.

Compensation: Paid

Application Process: Please send resume and cover letter to bencooper@umsl.edu.

Community Development Intern
Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corporation (WUMCRC

Location: 4400 Chouteau Ave, St. Louis, MO

Organization Overview: Please visit our website @ www.wumcrc.com

Position Overview:

Throughout the course of the internship, the candidate will become involved in neighborhood planning, data collection and analysis, GIS mapping, program development and implementation as well as a host of special community development-oriented projects. The preferred candidate must possess the following skills:

  1. Communication (verbal and written)
  2. Time management
  3. Critical thinking
  4. Research & analytical
  5. Self-Direction & ability to take initiative
  6. Familiar with ArcGIS, Adobe, Microsoft, and R

Primary Responsibilities:

Projects:

  1. Under the direction of the WUMC Executive Director and other WUMC Staff, lead and implement the following projects: a. Development Mapping
  2. Neighborhood Profile Projects i. Research Neighborhood Demographic Data for targeted communities
  3. Economic Development Analysis i. Maintain and Update a Business Inventory along the main economic corridors in our service area.
  4. Annual Reports

Various Holistic Approaches:

Under the direction of WUMC Staff, assist in the holistic approach to community development, which includes:

  • Physical Development Tracking
  • Safety and Security Initiatives
  • Forest West Property Inventory
  • GIS Mapping
  • Employer Assisted Housing Program
  • Other (as needed) related duties

Position Type: Internship (approximately 20 hours/week: independent contractor). This position may require evening and weekend attendance. Ideal candidates should be willing to commit to at least 12 months; time frame is flexible if need be.

Salary: $11/hour

Contact Info: For questions please call Jes Stevens at (314) 747‐2333 or email j.stevens@wustl.edu .

Application Requirements: Please send your resume, a cover letter, and a sample map or data analysis to Jes Stevens, j.stevens@wustl.edu.

Neighborhood Safety & Security Intern
Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corporation (WUMCRC)

Location: 4400 Chouteau Ave, St. Louis, MO

Organization Overview: Please Visit our website @ www.wumcrc.com

Position Overview:

Throughout the course of the internship, the candidate will become involved in safety initiatives, data collection and analysis, GIS mapping, program development and implementation as well as a host of special community development-oriented projects. The preferred candidate must possess the following skills:

  1. Communication (verbal and written)
  2. Time management
  3. Critical thinking
  4. Research & analytical
  5. Self-Direction & ability to take initiative
  6. Willingness to learn: ArcGIS, Adobe, and/ R

Primary Responsibilities:

Projects:

  1. Under the direction of the WUMC Executive Director and other WUMC Staff, lead and implement the following: a. Monthly crime maps, statistics, alerts and presentations
  2. Review crime trends and current supplemental patrol strategies
  3. Research innovate crime‐related initiatives, grants, strategies and solutions
  4. Update neighborhood safety and security website (www.fpsesafe.wordpress.com).
  5. Assist in the planning for National Night Out

Various Holistic Approaches:Under the direction of WUMC Staff, assist in the holistic approach to community development, which includes:

  • Physical Development Tracking
  • Safety and Security Initiatives
  • Forest West Property Inventory
  • GIS Mapping
  • Live Near Your Work Program
  • Other (as needed) related duties

Position Type: Internship (approximately 20 hours/week: independent contractor). This position may require evening and weekend attendance. The successful candidate must be willing to commit to at least 12 months.

Salary: $11/hour

Contact Info: For questions please call Jes Stevens at (314) 747‐2333 or email j.stevens@wustl.edu .

Application Requirements: Please send your resume, a cover letter, and a sample map or data analysis to Jes Stevens, j.stevens@wustl.edu.

Intern
Waldorf School of St. Louis

The Waldorf School of St. Louis is seeking an intern to assist our administrative team on projects this summer. The student would be supervised by Dalbir Sahdev, our Business Manager for the past 6 years.  We are on strong financial footing thanks in large part to his leadership. Dalbir has 30+ years experience in corporate finance and management. 

Our school is located in the North Webster neighborhood of Webster Groves. We were founded 25 years ago. We have about 75 students from pre-K to 8th grade.  To support our growth, we have expanded our campus by purchasing and renovating two buildings nearby.

An intern will help us with the following tasks, and will be seen as a valued member of the admin team, which consists of the Business Manager, the Enrollment Coordinator, and the Admin Coordinator. The intern would be invited to participate in executive committee meetings, board meetings, and social functions.  

  1. database management for fundraising campaign
  2. financial accounting - chart of accounts
  3. electronic filing system organization
  4. assisting with the transition / move into the renovated buildings
  5. volunteer coordination

See the organization's website for more info: http://waldorfstl.org/  

Interested students may email their resume to Board President Mary Ann Merz at boardpresident@waldorfstl.org. Interested students also may email or call Mary Ann Merz at 314-277-5262 with any questions. 

 

 

Community Development Internship
City of Florissant, Mo.

The Community Development Department, in cooperation with the University of Missouri- St. Louis, will offer the opportunity for public service and Community Development experience to either a graduate or undergraduate student looking to meet public sector internship requirements.

Objectives

Internship objectives include:

Fostering knowledge of the City of Florissant & Community Development

Cultivating relevant experience in future public sector workers

Creating opportunity to obtain field experience of the administration of federal funded programming and citizen participation techniques at the municipal level

Description

As our programs are federally funded, the internship would provide exposure to local municipal government, as well as federal funds and regulations. Community Development work is based in community engagement and service to low-to-moderate income residents which are excellent skills for future public servants to obtain.

The role of the Community Development Intern is to gain experience in the field of Community Development and local government administration. The intern would shadow the current Community Development specialist, learn housing resource programs, assist with brainstorming and idea planning, and attend applicable meetings. They are expected to learn the role of housing resource departments and Community Development Block Grant funding in a local municipality.

The position would be unpaid, however, hours can potentially be arranged to accommodate coursework and current employment. Total number of hours would be agreed upon to reflect the 150-hour or 300-hour requirements of university internships, whichever is commensurate to their program.

Interested students who are in the UMSL PPA program should contact PPA Internship Coordinator Terry Jones at terry.jones@umsl.edu

Graduate Research Assistantship
Municipal Government Archives Collections Research

Creating Whole Communities Research Fellow, Napoleon Williams III, is seeking a graduate research assistant for a short-term, paid opportunity for a student interested in engaging municipal administrators and other local government personnel in archival collections research. The selected candidate will work flexible hours between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday starting in April and ending July 26th. The Graduate Research Assistant is expected to work roughly 220 hours. The position will be awarded on a competitive basis and the selected applicant will receive a $16 per hour stipend.
The graduate assistant will have the following responsibilities:
• Perform collection, copy/scan, arrange, and delivery of archival documents including but not limited to council meeting minutes, codes, ordinances, and various other archival documents and records.
• Handle confidential and sensitive data with integrity.
• Communicate and coordinate with local government administrators and project supervisor.
• Complete and submit time sheet.
Applicants must have an overall GPA of at least 3.00 and be enrolled in a minimum of 5 credit hours to be considered for the position. Candidates should demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:
• Self-motivated with a high level of responsibility to complete tasks in a timely manner and make significant progress without direct supervision.
• Strong verbal communication, problem-solving, and task-oriented skills.
• Developed research skills
• Proficient knowledge of municipal government structures and operations.
• Flexibility in adjusting to new work-related requirements as they arise.
• Strong computer skills, able to leverage technological resources.
To apply, please submit the following:
✓ Transcripts (current and/or undergraduate)
✓ Resume
✓ Name of an UMSL faculty member who can provide a recommendation
✓ A letter or personal statement explaining your interest in this position
✓ A writing sample (e.g. a paper for a course)
Application deadline: April 15, 2019
Submit to: Napoleon Williams III
(917) 297-4711
nwf35@mail.umsl.edu
For information on Creating Whole Communities go to: cwc.umsl.edu

Light The Night Internship
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Internship Description:

Light The Night is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s nationwide evening fundraising walk to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by blood cancers. Friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams, consumers help by donating at retail outlets and corporations provide sponsorship support for the event.  Participants walk along a one-mile route, carrying illuminated lanterns – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of a loved one.  Our 2019 Walk will be held on Saturday, September 28 in Forest Park.

The Internship
Event interns will work closely with the Light The Night staff. Interns will work on but are not limited to, the following tasks:

  • Updating and/or designing flyers, thank you cards, invitations, event materials
  • Updating Social Media/Creating email content
  • Tracking donor/team/participant information including daily metrics reporting
  • Coordinate all aspects of mailings to participants/teams (including captain kits)
  • Welcome calls to newly registered teams
  • Coordinate volunteers (hospital blitz, POP distribution, retail partner visits)
  • Maintain inventory and supply list for Light The Night event
  • Planning Kids Area at Light The Night
  • Plan Remembrance Pavilion & Memorial tent at Light The Night
  • Attend Team Captain meetings (when schedule permits)
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications, Hour and Compensation
Event interns should be college students studying communications, marketing, public relations, non-profit management or a related field. Social Work and Human Services students will be accepted if they have an interest or knowledge in fundraising and marketing communications. Successful candidates will have the following qualities and skills:

  • Energetic
  • Well-spoken and personable
  • Organized, with a sharp attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent Interpersonal & Writing Skills
  • Results-oriented
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Publisher, or Adobe InDesign and PhotoShop is a plus

The Event intern will work a minimum of 10 hours per week. Internships generally last a semester, but students are welcome to stay longer. Event Internships are available during the spring, summer and fall. Students must be able to arrange transportation to and from the LLS office, events, etc. Some events may require the student to work nights or weekends when available.

Interns are not paid, but where college credit is available for internships, that can be arranged and the agency will meet all school requirements. Additionally, because these internships are unpaid, we make sure that the interns gain meaningful experience and create work they can put in a portfolio.

Important Dates

  • LTN Kickoff – July 16th @ The Cheshire 5:30 – 7:00pm
  • LLS Night @ at the Ballpark – September 14, 2019
  • Light The Night – September 28, 2019 @ Forest Park

Are you ready to help change the face of cancer? If so, join us and help make a lasting impact. Those interested or requesting more information, please send your resume to Meredith Albus, Senior Campaign Manager, at Meredith.Albus@lls.org or call 314-590-2238.

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 .

 

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