Stage posté par CalSERVES
Publié le : 25 janv. 2013
Are you passionate about service? Do you want to make a real difference while gaining relevant professional experience?
CalSERVES, an organization in partnership with Americorps, is seeking an intern to advocate for funding in the communities who need it most.
Internship duties may include:
The Advocacy Intern position grants meaningful experience while using your skill set to support statewide and local AmeriCorps projects. This position will give you the opportunity to lead, educate, and strategize in community outreach and advocacy.
AmeriCorps is a federally-funded community service program. Across the country, more than 83,000 AmeriCorps members who serve each year are helping communities respond to disasters, improve education, expand economic opportunity, provide health services, protect the environment and support veterans and military families. In the past 17 years, more than 706,000 AmeriCorps members have given 860 million hours of service to America, mobilizing tens of millions of volunteers and improving the lives of countless citizens.
In 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution to eliminate funding for the Americorps program. The resolution did not make it through senate with the help of advocates for Americorps. Today, Americorps funding is still struggling.
Approximately 2-10 hours per week, flexible with your schedule.
Minimum commitment of 2 months. Duration of internship can vary based on your needs. Positions are available for January Intercession, Spring semester, Summer, or Fall semester 2013.
All majors welcome. Knowledge of Political Science is a plus. This position is designed for a Junior or Senior Undergraduate, or a first/second year Graduate student. College Freshmen, Sophomores, and non-students are also encouraged to apply. We are looking for candidates who:
This internship is designed to provide professional and leadership experience for a résumé for an individual looking to work in the education field, nonprofit industry or other professional settings. We will provide ample training and coaching. Upon completion of the internship the intern may utilize the supervisor as a reference and request letters of recommendation for future job applications. This position may be taken for college credit. This position is unpaid.
If you have questions or want more information, contact Meghan Schuttler, CalSERVES AmeriCorps VIP Fellow, at Meghan.Schuttler@calserves.org.
How to apply
To apply, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "CalSERVES Advocacy Intern." Attach a cover letter and résumé, including at least 2 references.