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North Carolina Community Action Association
4428 Louisburg Road, Suite 101
DescriptionThe North Carolina Community Action Association (NCCAA) is seeking motivated, highly organized undergraduate and graduate students to serve as interns in 2013. The internship will provide students the opportunity to learn about poverty alleviation efforts, programs and strategies in North Carolina and the United States while developing their research, organization, communications and outreach skills.
NCCAA’s mission is to be the unified voice that promotes institutional change and self-sufficiency for low income citizens in North Carolina. To achieve its mission, NCCAA engages in capacity building, public advocacy and coalition building to enhance the work of its network of 42 community action and limited-purpose agencies and their partners in communities across the state.
Interns Will Work in One of the Following Focus Areas:
Advocacy: Identifies needs and issues that impact the low-income community and works proactively to engage key stakeholders to develop strategies and measurable outcomes to improve these issues or areas of concern.
Capacity Development: Supports overall training efforts to strengthen board governance, organizational leadership, programmatic and fiscal development that creates measurable outcomes to enhance the quality of life for the family, agency and community served.
Communications/Public Relations: Assists in the implementation of multiple communications streams that target the customers served, as well as, community stakeholders. This includes but is not limited to the development of news releases, newsletters, reports, social media and special event coordination/development that highlight accomplishments, strategies and goals for empowering the family, community or agency served.
Technology & Database Management: Supports integration of technological enhancements that improve customer service, data collection, reporting and communications with key stakeholders, as well as web development support, social media and information infrastructure management.
RequirementsQualifications: Passion for improving communities and strong personal values that align with NCCAA's Vision and Mission. The ideal candidate will be a mature, organized student with a passion for social justice and a desire to develop their research, project management and communications skills while learning about non-profit development. Entrepreneurial-minded and ability to plan, organize, and execute events, highly organized, detail-oriented, and possess outstanding follow through skills, strong relational and analytical skills, ability to multi-task, to work effectively both independently and part of a dynamic team. Applicants should possess strong oral, written and organizational skills, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; Internet and other research tools; social media tools; and data management. The internship is unpaid, but academic credit may be available.
• Spring ’13 Internship begins the week of January 14, 2013 and ends the week of April 29, 2013. Accommodations made for graduating seniors and academic credit-seeking students. Applications received until positions filled.
• Summer ’13 Internship begins the week of May 20, 2013 and ends the week of August 5, 2013. Applications due by February 15, 2013.
• Fall ’13 Internship begins the week of September 9, 2013 and ends the week of December 2, 2013. Applications due by April 30, 2013.
Contact: Interested students should send a cover letter to email@example.com. Also for more information about the North Carolina Community Action Association, visit: www.nccaa.net.
Time Commitment: Undergraduate students: 10 hr. minimum per week; Graduate students: 15 hr. minimum per week
For more information on NCCAA, please visit www.nccaa.net. Applicants can also email cover letters and/or resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.