Bridging The Gap is offering the following unpaid internship. This internship is a terrific way for individuals with an entry-level nonprofit background to learn how to develop a solid volunteer program.
Program: Volunteer Services Management
Name of Internship: Volunteer Services Management Internship
Length of Internship: January through May, 2018
Basic Internship Description:
Bridging The Gap engages volunteers across several programs, totaling more than 1,600 unique volunteers and 8,069 volunteer hours last fiscal year. This internship will support Bridging The Gap’s Volunteer Services Manager in volunteer recruiting, retention, and appreciation efforts. The intern will learn the tools necessary to develop and maintain a thriving volunteer base within a non-profit that relies on volunteer engagement.
The intern will work directly with the Volunteer Services Manager in a supporting role to expand the capacity of volunteer engagement. Some responsibilities may include: data entry and records management, researching volunteer programs, engaging and cultivating volunteers in the corporate, private, and public sectors, creating volunteer recruiting posts, and exploring new technologies to engage more volunteers. The intern may also assist in developing a volunteer appreciation plan.
This internship is open to students studying Non-Profit Administration/Leadership/Management. Student applicants must have completed an entry level non-profit class; non-student applicants must have equivalent experience.
Must be energetic, positive and a team-player. Must have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office, ability to input information across a variety of online platforms. Must be comfortable in engaging with the public. Social media skills and some environmental knowledge is preferred, but not required.
Time Commitment Days/Wk: Flexible Hours/Wk: 6 to 8 hours
Equipment Needed (include all needs including phone, computer, etc.):
Phone, computer, email account, reliable transportation.
Availability for Work to Be Done From Home:
To apply for an internship, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Amy Smith, Volunteer Services Manager. In the letter, please state the internship you are applying for, why you are interested in interning with BTG, your availability (how many hours a week you are available/which days or hours), relevant skills and experience you have, and the timeframe during which you will be available for the internship. We will contact you if we wish to schedule an interview.