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Community Assistance Network
7900 E. Baltimore St
DescriptionCommunity Assistance Network, Inc. (CAN) is a local Baltimore County non-profit organization, established in 1964 as part of a national network of over 1,000 Community Action Agencies. Community Action Agencies were established over 45 years ago as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty legislation known as the 1964 Equal Opportunity Act.
We are one of 17 members of the Maryland Community Action Partnership and one of more than 1,000 agencies who make up the National Community Action Partnership. This network was designed to work in partnership with the community to develop, strengthen and support programs that reduce vulnerability among the poor as well as promote growth, stability and self-sufficiency. CAN offers a weatherization service, local food pantries, homeless shelters, outreach programs, utility assistance, eviction prevention, and an afterschool program.
CAN is looking for enthusiastic interns interested in marketing and networking experience in the nonprofit sector. Our agency is growing and is in need of dedicated and dependable individuals looking for a rewarding experience making a tangible difference in the lives of current Baltimore County residents.
ResponsibilitiesResearch local community partnership opportunities
Assist Community Resource Specialist with presentations for self-sufficiency workshops
Actively participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions
Assist Community Resource Specialist in case management projects with clients
Attend partnership meetings to strengthen the community network
Prepare and coordinate grant drafts
Clerical work involved, general office experience preferred
Interest in Business, Communications, Non-profit, Public Policy or Marketing preferred
Assist Administrative Directors in day-to-day tasks
*The intern will be responsible for an end-of-term presentation on the community partnerships built/strengthened, individual families helped, as well as workshops they were able to contribute to and learn from.
RequirementsTo be considered for this part-time opportunity, you will have to have a demonstrated interest in social work, community service, or local politics as well as excellent research and writing skills, fluency with new developments in social media and be a quick learner with the ability to work well independently. A strong attention to detail and accuracy are also a must.
The ideal candidate will be able to work at least 15-20 hours per week for 12 weeks, have a valid Maryland driver’s license, access to a vehicle, and a positive attitude. Familiarity with Microsoft Office also important; Adobe suite, video software and photography experience would be helpful, but are not required.
Pursuing degree in Social Work, Political Science, Communications, Non-Profit Management, or Marketing
Prefer students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, but will consider other circumstances
An interest in strengthening the Baltimore County