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Community Impact Internship – Fall, Spring, Winter & Summer (ongoing)
United Way of Dunn County is a community change organization and we are on a mission to change lives in Dunn and Pepin County forever. We unite the smartest minds, the biggest hearts, and the most hardworking hands from all walks of life to tackle some of Dunn County’s toughest challenges.
ABOUT THE POSITION
We are looking for an individual who can work proactively and under our Executive Director and Gifts in Kind Coordinator to help foster relationships for local volunteers and work with families and individuals who are facing difficult times. This hands-on experience with the community impact division of United Way is perfect for students looking to expand their knowledge of the nonprofit sector and gain valuable skills that are highly transferable in the nonprofit workforce. You will gain insight into the grant making process, how to foster and create relationships between area nonprofits, learn about and facilitate volunteer experiences all while gaining valuable skills through working in a nonprofit setting. This is an unpaid volunteer position, but includes a variety of incredible benefits like: a flexible schedule, a relaxed environment, opportunities to network in the community, free goods to enhance your daily living, extra professional development opportunities and more!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
We value all of our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your goals. The community impact internship is perfect for students who are seeking experience to develop greater understanding of the nonprofit sector and working with individuals and families who are struggling. United Way is unique due to its stance as an indirect service provider that works closely with partner organization’s projects through providing funds and evaluating their work in the community as well as through a local direct-service program that provides free household goods, furniture, clothing, hygiene items and more to community members in need. Through an internship with United Way, you will learn the ins and outs of the operation and management of nonprofit operations. You will familiarize yourself with the grant making process. You will learn about working directly with individuals and families who are struggling. You will gain valuable insight into how the direct service community works in Dunn and Pepin County. Reinforce your studies and gained knowledge with practical application and experience in the real world. You will also learn how to work in a professional environment and have ample opportunity to network with our staff, other professionals in the non-profit and for-profit industries, and community leaders.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
You will work collaboratively and independently to help in all aspects of the community impact division of United Way of Dunn County. Your responsibilities may include: • Assisting in fostering cooperation between nonprofit organizations • Aiding in the facilitation of meetings and discussion regarding projects • Transcribing notes from meetings with board members, area nonprofits, and departments within United Way itself • Participate in United Way events • Help prepare planning for new grant structures • Assist with volunteer recruitment • Assist with program participant intake • Work with a donation program that handles new goods to be given to the community • Assist with promotion of impact on social media outlets • Plan and promote special events • BUILD A STRONGER COMMUNITY!
HOW YOU WILL KNOW IF YOU’RE A GOOD FIT
You have a strong work ethic, and a desire to directly impact the lives of others. You’re full of awesome ideas and are able to put yourself and those ideas out for others to see. You are very detail oriented, have a great work ethic, and can meet deadlines. As the ideal Candidate you are: • Pursuing a degree in management, nonprofit studies, psychology, human development, vocation rehabilitation or community engagement. • Fluent in the use of Microsoft programs • Positive and friendly, and able to thrive both in a collaborative environment and autonomously. • Proactively solving problems, both technically and creatively, with constant attention to process improvement. • Motivated, resourceful, and have a strong work ethic; you are able to self-manage and take projects from beginning to end, and deliver results on or before deadline while retaining high quality of work. • Willingness to take on a wide variety of tasks at the request of supervisors and other professional staff • YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
WHAT MAKES UNITED WAY A GREAT PLACE TO INTERN?
We treat our interns as staff members, and we treat our staff members as family. You’ll be exposed to a challenging, energetic environment, while also kicking back with a cool team during staff activities and different public events. Our culture rests on the values of inclusiveness, passion, compassion, excellence, innovation, and risk-taking. You’ll be able to further develop your skills and gain hands-on experience that can be transferred to your future career. You’ll receive supervision and support through weekly check-ins with direct supervisor and other United Way staff. Boost your resume with a well-known organization!
HOW TO APPLY
Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Ashley DeMuth, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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United Way of Dunn County
1620 Stout Rd
PO Box 3266
Menomonie, WI 54751