Programs Intern

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Description

The student will assist in maintaining peer support program essentials and also be a part in developing new, innovative changes for our Talk MS (self-help) Groups. Summer term only: The student will also help with pre-camp work, which could include filing, tracking applications, calls to screen campers, and program development.

Time Commitment and Stipend:
14 to 16 hours a week during the regular business hours of Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5pm, with the exact days and times to be determined according to intern schedule. An education stipend is awarded to those who complete 100-600 hours per semester. (The average is $500/240 hours of service), this amount is applied directly toward tuition.

Responsibilities

Peer Support:
• Assist with follow up to clients interested in starting their own Talk MS Group (possibly including the following)
o Initial phone call, assemble packet
o Follow up for paperwork and next steps
o Work with Communications Department sending out surveys and doing follow up
• Interview and follow up with Talk MS Group leaders (possibly including the following)
o Collecting personal stories, advice, story ideas, etc. For TMS newsletter
o Assist in creating/producing TMS newsletter and distribution
• Attend Talk MS Groups as needed
• Assist with Program in a Box ideas/projects
• Other administrative duties as needed
Camp Hope:
• Make calls to parents regarding applications and paperwork
• Assist in organizing paperwork using filing system and spreadsheets
• Help brainstorm & research new activities for camp
• Possibly reach out to professionals for assistance camp or non-cash donations (food mostly)

Requirements

Must be at least 18
Must be enrolled with a university/college at the time of the internship
Must be available for 14-16 hours per week between Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm

Qualifications:
• Knowledge of or experience/interest in working with individuals with disabilities (preferred but not required)
• Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint)
• Great communications skills – listening and talking. Talking on the phone is a big part of this position – must be comfortable making calls!
• Organization skills and ability to multi-task
• Drive and initiative to take outline of project and make it their own – ability to work fast and efficient with little supervision
• Desire to help and make a difference in the lives of individuals with MS


Physical Requirements:
• Able to stand for extended periods and tolerate heat (not on a daily basis)
• Position may require long periods of standing and carrying heavy objects (not on a daily basis)

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