Literacy Coordinator Internship

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Bridging the Gap Community Center
3916 Old Lexington Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Full-time, Unpaid

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The 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

• Responsibilities may include:
• Coordinating book drives at local schools, businesses or other organizations
• Soliciting, establishing and supporting permanent book collection sites at local businesses
• Sorting, organizing and maintaining our stock of books for distribution
• Assisting with Next Generation Learning Software
• Organize literacy events for at-risk students
• Designing and implementing literacy fundraising activities
• Expand and develop the Bridge Project’s printed literature, website and Face book content
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Valid drivers license and transportation

The ideal candidate will have an interest in literacy issues, education or nonprofit work. All majors are encouraged to apply. Our interns have excellent written and in-person communication skills; basic computer and social media experience, and are reliable, flexible, creative, energetic and able to work independently. Your own transportation is very helpful but not an absolute requirement.

We look forward to individually tailoring an internship experience to the right candidate's interests and experience. Please join us as we strive to help every child become a reader and successful student.

Requirements

The 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



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