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Bridging the Gap Community Center
3916 Old Lexington Rd.
DescriptionThe Bridging the Gap Community Center for the Bridge Project is seeking Interns for the Bridge Project. The Bridge Project mission is to support under-served middle school age children through athletic, educational and enrichment programs to help them achieve academic success, develop the personal skills and traits necessary to reach their goals and grow as individuals of sound character and reputation.
The Bridging the Gap Community Center is a small grass root and community focused, but successful non-profit looking to expand its mission and services. To do this, Bridge Project is seeking qualified individuals for various internship positions. Because of its structure (with people working remotely from all over the US), BTGCC is looking for independently-driven, but team-oriented individuals who are able to be proactive without direct supervision and with the ability to manage multiple tasks well.
In addition, individuals working as interns for BTGCC should be familiar with and committed to upholding and promoting the Bridge Project’s mission of supporting under-served middle school age children through athletic, educational and enrichment programs.
There are currently five internships available, all of which are unpaid positions. If your school provides internship credit, we are happy to provide assistance securing it. While start and end dates are negotiable for these internships, the Bridge Project is especially interested in candidates who are able to work with our organization for several months (ideally a semester minimum) and those who are willing to work independently with direction as needed (after being trained on the Bridge Project organizational structure).We want someone who is: fun, flexible, creative, a self-starter, and a team player!!!
The internship is ideal for at least an associate's degree with 2 years of professional experience, junior professionals with bachelors and students seeking masters or PhDs whose background or experience, degree and majors include Agriculture & Earth care; Environmental Studies & Science; Public Health and Nutrition: Social Work; Mass Communication & Journalism; Business Communications, English, Math, Middle School Education, Marketing, Advertising, Graphic Design, and/or related areas.
Please read the description of the listed position and its requirements below. Submit your resume and cover letter to: Kenneth@wholemanministries.com For questions or concerns, please send them to the email listed, or contact us at (336) 602-3819. All current internships with Bridging the Gap Community Center are unfortunately unpaid positions.
Responsibilities• Keeping the website up-to-date with content about current projects, and status updates on agency developments, and successes
• Communicating exciting social media news about markets participating in the 21st Century educational program
• Putting together monthly newsletters for Bridging the Gap program recipients, and 21st Century Educational program supporters
• Advertising our program through social media outlets as well as email list servers, news feeds
• Monitoring and improving the functionality of social media accounts that are already in existence, including the creation of internal documents regarding social media efforts as well as introducing our name to new or not previously utilized outlets
• Performing techniques to optimize the existing content of the site and producing original optimized content for article warehouse sites or blogs
• Posting blogs and articles, updating information on profile, monitoring and responding to various posts on different forums, researching on the content that is to be published and creating new content as well
• Monitoring and responding (if necessary) to comments and suggestions from the public
• Development of marketing and social media communications plan for N.C. 21st Century Educational Program (linking university students with Bridging the Gap Community Center)
• Community & Volunteer Outreach Committee
• Innovations & Technology Committee
• Economics, Finance, & Accounting Committee
• Fundraising Committee
• Other duties deemed necessary for successful community and media relations
• Coordinate volunteers for set up, take down, and service at the event
• Develop logistical project plan and execute event plan
• Assist in creating, ordering, and mailing invitations and collecting RSVPs
• Schedule and coordinate court and school community service hours
• Schedule and oversee group projects
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Assisting with enrichment and service learning activities
• Soliciting, establishing and supporting partnerships at local businesses
• Assist the Volunteer Coordinator in creating performance measures and targets for volunteer program
• Assist in developing volunteer recruitment and retention strategic plan
• Develop satisfaction surveys, exit interview questionnaires, new volunteer application procedures, and other volunteer-related materials
• Create volunteer training manuals for each position
• Assist the Volunteer Coordinator in planning and coordinating the annual volunteer recognition event, including:
• Assist Volunteer Coordinator and Donations Development Coordinator in finding donations of food, beverages, and other event-related donations
Valid drivers license and transportation
RequirementsThe internship is ideal for junior professionals with bachelors and students seeking masters or PhDs whose background or experience, degree and majors include Agriculture & Earth Care; Environmental Studies & Science; Public Health and Nutrition: Social Work; Mass Communication & Journalism; Business Communications, English, Marketing, Advertising, Graphic Design, and/or related areas:
• Students who are pursuing a degree in Public Administration, Nonprofit Management, Communication, Organizational Management, Business, or a related field of study
• Interest in working in the nonprofit or public sector
• Comfort in working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Self-sufficient and self-motivated, requiring little supervision
• A passion for supporting local, community and Educational systems and social justice for rights academic success and achievement
• A team player who is able to take instruction from upper management and staff, while working independently with other interns and volunteers.
• A self-starter who can takes initiative with little to no direction
• A resourceful specialist with excellent time management
• A quick learner with ability to thrive in a fast-paced, flexible environment
• Strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to foster lasting community relationships