Civic House Philadelphia Non-Profit Internships - Spring 2015
Description
The Civic House Philadelphia Nonprofit Internship Program is designed to assist the work of Philadelphia area nonprofit organizations through providing funds to University of Pennsylvania undergraduates to support semester and summer-long internships at the organization. The Civic House Philadelphia Nonprofit Internship Program enables students to learn more about the work that area nonprofits are involved in while actively participating in the Philadelphia community in a productive and meaningful way. Semester interns work 10 hours/week. The application process for Spring 2015 internships will be open from Dec 2nd through Jan 2nd. Internship will begin the week of January 20th 2015 and conclude April 24th 2015. Interns will meet every other week with Civic House staff for professional development opportunities (**tentative day and time Friday 2:30-4pm)

Art-Reach – PennLink ID #:799956
Art-Reach connects people that have disabilities and/or economic disadvantages with cultural activities that they would not otherwise easily experience without assistance. If you are passionate about community engagement and making the arts accessible, join Art-Reach as we launch the brand new ACCESS Admissions Program. This program will be the first of its kind in Art-Reach's 28-year history and likely a game changer for the landscape of cultural participation among low-income underrepresented populations in the Greater Philadelphia Region. The internship will provide practical experience that can be carried to the next career phase. Under the supervision of the Art-Reach staff and in partnership with a consulting firm, this unique opportunity will provide meaningful experiences via engagement/outreach efforts in urban communities; Implementing a marketing plan including crafting messages to a target audience; Researching and presenting to community cultural partners; Participating in regular team strategy meetings to assess and improve program plans; Collecting data to tell the story of the program's successes as well as support needed improvements; and Opportunities to receive professional development training as it relates to the Program. The Access Admissions Program Intern will receive experience in overall arts administration, general project management/assisting, community engagement, marketing, database entry/analysis and website upkeep. The internship will take place in an office setting, working alongside staff at a small non-profit organization as well as field work.

Bread & Roses Community Fund – PennLink ID #: 799957
Bread & Roses Community Fund is a community of social justice supporters in the Delaware Valley. Bread & Roses raises money which is used to provide grants, leadership development and capacity building to support communities in the Delaware Valley that are taking collective action to bring about social change, especially racial and economic justice. The Civic House program and communications intern will be responsible for providing resources to the network of Bread & Roses donors, grantees and allies. This intern will help promote Bread & Roses programs, assist in the writing of external communications, support grantmaking and other duties related to communications and development/fundraising work. The intern will have the opportunity to learn about community organizing and how to build and support movements through social change philanthropy.

Maternity Care Coalition– PennLink ID #: 799958
The mission of the Maternity Care Coalition (MCC) is to improve maternal and child health and well-being through the collaborative efforts of individuals, families, providers and communities. Located in high risk neighborhoods at eight community-based sites around Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs, MCC works to reduce infant mortality in high risk communities by connecting women and their families to prenatal care, well baby care, and other needed services through our home visiting programs. The research team at MCC works to identify best practices and provide evidence to advance maternal and child health and well-being in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Under the supervision of the Director of Research, students are instrumental in program evaluation, community needs assessments and developing ideas for future growth. Previous student interns have worked on numerous research projects, including: assisting with a needs assessment at one of our community-based sites, conducting key informant interviews, organizing focus groups with staff and clients, guiding the preparation of survey instruments, conducting literature reviews on topics related to maternal and child health, editing conference abstracts and manuscripts and researching on-line databases for reports or grant applications.

Nationalities Service Center– PennLink ID #:799960
The Nationalities Service Center's Social Services Department provides case management, support, information and advocacy to newly arrived refugees and asylees. Our goal is to help clients achieve self-sufficiency. NSC is the leading refugee resettlement agency in the Philadelphia area. We provide support to newly-arrived refugees, most of who have fled Iraq, Bhutan, Burma, Eritrea and other nations. Many of our refugee clients arrive with chronic and acute illnesses, emotional trauma (such as depression, anxiety, intellectual disabilities, and post-traumatic stress disorder) due to war, displacement, torture and persecution, and suffer from adjustment challenges during their early phases of resettlement. We use empathetic design, strength-based model, and social ecological perspective to provide intensive and culturally competent case management to help with adjustment and comfortable and productive integration into life in Philadelphia. The intern will be assigned to our Resettlement team, Health team, Employment team, Social Media team, English as a Second Language Teaching team, or Macro Community-Based Project team based on the intern's interests and NSC's needs during the interview. **Additional Documents Required: See Attached PDF's on PennLink**

Jordan on the Frontline: An International Town Hall - Dec. 17th.
Join WHYY for a live conversation with NPR's Jacki Lyden in this unique opportunity for international dialogue.

America Abroad, PRI's monthly radio documentary series, is connecting Philadelphians with the people of Jordan to discuss the current concerns in the Middle East.

Be a part of the conversation when Jacki Lyden hosts an international town hall. Share your thoughts on important issues, like the threat of ISIS or the Syrian refugee crisis. And hear what Jordanians have to say about experiencing these current events firsthand.

The program will be live streamed on the web for an international audience. The event will then be broadcast on WHYY-FM and across the nation during the month of January.

Admission: This event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required.
When: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 — Noon - 2:00 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Where: WHYY, Independence Mall West, 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19106
Contact: Questions? Call 215-351-0511 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ActionAIDS Spring Internships: Media/Communication and Fundraising
Media and Communications Intern

ActionAIDS is a nonprofit organization that is on the cutting edge of local efforts to defeat HIV/AIDS. To maintain its leadership position as Pennsylvania's largest HIV/AIDS service organization, ActionAIDS manages a diverse range of fundraising and communication activities.

Founded in Philadelphia in 1986, a group of 84 committed volunteers came together to form a community of care to provide services to people with AIDS. These were the partners, family and friends of our founding volunteers. Their mission statement simply read: "ActionAIDS believes that no one should face AIDS alone."

ActionAIDS currently serves over 4,000 clients a year through the efforts of over 350 dedicated volunteers and 100 professional staff. ActionAIDS is very grateful for support from so many individuals, foundations and corporations- including Subaru, Kimpton Hotels, Starr Restaurants, Garces Restaurants- all of which contribute to our organization, enabling us to build a committed community of caring to make sure that no one faces AIDS alone.

Based in the Headquarters in Center City Philadelphia, Marketing and Communications Intern will work alongside with the Development Team to assist in media and fundraising related activities for the department.

Responsibilities include:
• Social media strategy and building the organization's visual media database
• Assist with creating content for the agency blog
• Supporting staff with logistics associated with special events (AIDS Walk, Dining Out for Life, World AIDS Day, Glamsino), including assisting with the creation of advertisement materials and researching sponsors
• Supporting development staff with a Pharmacy Initiative to help clients afford their medications
• Engaging with volunteers to complete event preparation

An ideal candidate must:
• Possess cultural competency of the population that we serve.
• Be responsible, hard-working, ethical and committed to the mission of ActionAIDS
• Possess a high level of organizational skills and be detail oriented
• Possess solid oral and written communication skills
• Be proficient using Microsoft Office applications
• Ability to use In-Design and/or Photoshop a plus

Time commitment: ActionAIDS is seeking an intern who can work at least 10 hours per week. The first term is for September to January and the second from February to June. Please specify on your cover letter which term you would prefer. Flexible schedules available. Accommodations can also be made to occasionally work from home.

Compensation: This is an unpaid position for school credit if allowed by the college/ university of applicant. Position offers an excellent opportunity to work on substantive projects, learn fundraising techniques, implement our social media strategy, and can result in a great reference.

Qualified candidates, please submit a cover letter and resume to KGallagher@actionAIDS.org.

Fundraising Intern

ActionAIDS is a nonprofit organization that is on the cutting edge of local efforts to defeat HIV/AIDS. To maintain its leadership position as Pennsylvania's largest HIV/AIDS service organization, ActionAIDS manages a diverse range of fundraising and communication activities.

Founded in Philadelphia in 1986, a group of 84 committed volunteers came together to form a community of care to provide services to people with AIDS. These were the partners, family and friends of our founding volunteers. Their mission statement simply read: "ActionAIDS believes that no one should face AIDS alone."

ActionAIDS currently serves over 4,000 clients a year through the efforts of over 350 dedicated volunteers and 100 professional staff. ActionAIDS is very grateful for support from so many individuals, corporations and foundations- including The United Way, Pew Charitable Trusts, The AIDS Fund-all of which contribute to the support that allows our organization to continue to build a committed community of caring to make sure that no one faces AIDS alone.

Based in the Headquarters in Center City Philadelphia, the Fundraising Intern will report to the Senior Development Specialist-Grant Writer.

Responsibilities include:
• Conducting research on grant opportunities across a variety of funding sources (e.g. private and public foundations, corporative giving, etc.)
• Utilizing resources at the Regional Foundations Library
• Assist in preparing and creating content for ActionAIDS newsletters, appeal letters, blog and World AIDS Day newspaper
• Supporting staff with logistics associated with special events (ActionAIDS, Red Ribbon event, Dining Out for Life, etc.)

An ideal candidate must:
• Possess cultural competency of the population that we serve.
• Be responsible, flexible, hard-working, ethical and committed to the mission of ActionAIDS
• Possess a high level of organizational skills and be detail oriented
• Possess solid oral and written communication skills, and have the ability to read, analyze, and abstract written materials accurately and efficiently
• Be able to work independently in completing assignments
• Be proficient using Microsoft Office applications

Time commitment: ActionAIDS is seeking an intern who can work at least 10 hours per week. The first term is for September to January and the second from February to June. Please specify on your cover letter which term you would prefer. Flexible schedules available. Accommodations can also be made to occasionally work from home.

Compensation: This is an unpaid position for school credit if allowed by the college/ university of applicant. Position offers an excellent opportunity to work on substantive projects and can result in a great reference.

Qualified candidates, please submit a cover letter and resume to KGallagher@actionAIDS.org.

Penn Program for Public Service Summer Internship - Applications Due Feb. 6th
Penn Program for Public Service Summer Internship
Application Due: February 6th, 2015

PPPS is a 12-week summer program consisting of:
  • A seminar in Urban University-Community Relations with the Founding Director of our Center, Dr. Ira Harkavy, that culminates in a problem-solving learning paper where students write proposals for how to tackle pertinent issues in the Penn/West Philadelphia community (free course credit)
  • A 35-hour internship in one of our summer programs at one of our partner schools in West Philadelphia (paid internship)
For those interested in learning more about PPPS and hearing from past participants, please come to our information sessions:
  • Monday, December 15th 12-1pm
  • Tuesday, January 20th 5-6pm
  • Both are held in the Class of 1965 Conference Room at the Netter Center (111 South 38th Street, 2nd Floor)
Also, please visit our website for more information and application instructions. Applications are due on February 6th, 2015.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact Janeé Franklin, ABCS Coordinator, janeef@upenn.edu.

Platt Performing Arts House Study Break and Coat Drive - Dec. 11th
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Volunteer with NFL Play 60 Youth Football Camp - January
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Public Policy and Advocacy Internship at Women's Way - Start in January!
WOMEN'S WAY seeks a part-time, unpaid Public Policy & Advocacy Intern for the spring of 2015. WOMEN'S WAY is the leading grantmaking, education, and advocacy organization for women, girls, and families in the Greater Philadelphia region. The Public Policy & Advocacy Intern will work closely with the organization's Director of Public Policy & Advocacy and the Advocacy & Outreach Coordinator to pursue social and policy change to promote equity, safety, and justice by directly engaging in the public policy process, undertaking campaigns to promote changes in social or institutional practices, and by helping community members to become advocates for social change. The position is well-suited for students with an interest in the fields of grassroots/community organizing, public policy, government, or social change.

Responsibilities:
The Public Policy & Advocacy Intern will assist the Manager of Public Policy & Advocacy with a variety of policy and community organizing activities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assisting with the coordination and facilitation of coalition meetings.
  • Preparing materials for, and participating in, visits with elected officials.
  • Conducting research and drafting policy memos on new or emerging policy issues.
  • Developing and/or updating WOMEN'S WAY advocacy resources and social media campaigns.
  • Assisting in organization's grassroots organizing efforts, including participating in community outreach activities, amongst others.

Qualifications:
  • Applicants should be enrolled in, or have recently graduated from, an associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree program.
  • Have a general understanding of state and federal legislative processes.
  • Have a demonstrated interest in social and public policy issues impacting women, girls, and families.
  • Be available to work some evenings or weekends.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office and social media posting.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be comfortable discussing important, and sometimes contentious, issues with a wide variety of community members.

Time Commitment:
This is a part-time position that requires a mixed schedule of standard business hours (i.e. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm) and some evening and weekend hours for special events.

Compensation:
This is an unpaid internship. For current students, course credit may be arranged if available through your institution.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and a 1-3 page writing sample to Diana Marques, Manager of Public Policy & Advocacy, at dmarques@womensway.org. The subject line of your e-mail should state, "Public Policy & Advocacy Intern," followed by your name. Only qualified applications will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls please.

LIFT-Philadelphia Spring Internship Opportunities Available - Apply Now!
LIFT-Philadelphia's mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being. LIFT is working to establish a new standard for holistic and enduring solutions in our country's fight against poverty. LIFT is looking for dedicated, resourceful, and enthusiastic individuals to serve as advocates for the spring semester. Advocates will have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of Philadelphia community members while learning about local domestic poverty issues. Advocates at LIFT work side-by-side with community members, helping to identify and work toward goals such as finding employment, safe and stable housing, educational and job training opportunities, and quality referrals to other resources in the community. Internships for academic credit and work study are available! For more information and to receive an application, please e-mail phillyrecruitment@liftcommunities.org. To learn more about LIFT, you can also visit the website.

Join the Inaugural Class of B Corps Fellows - Deadline Dec. 31st
As the first national service program for the impact economy, B Corps Fellows will help redefine success in business so that one day all companies will compete to be best for the world. Both MBA and undergraduate Fellowships are available.

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Questions? Email fellows@bcorporation.net.

Internship Opportunities at the African American Museum in Philadelphia
The African American Museum in Philadelphia collects and preserves art and artifacts and, through exhibitions and programs, interprets the history and stories of African Americans and those of the African Diaspora. We enrich the lives of all visitors, especially children and youth, using education to empower them through experiences that will enlighten them culturally and intellectually. We are a gathering place for the community, a forum for broader community engagement and a partner for collaborations with historical and cultural institutions.

The Museum seeks one or more Museum Education interns to assist with the functioning of the Education and Public Programming Department.

Intern(s) will assist in all areas of the department, potentially including leading tours, conducting research, booking artists and performers, writing and editing for various purposes, planning and executing programming, and more. Intern(s) may also occasionally assist other departments, including Visitor Services, Administration, Development, and Exhibitions and Collections.

Opportunities are available for the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.

If interested, please contact Curator of Education and Public Programming Adrienne Whaley at awhaley@aampmuseum.org.

Volunteer with the Read to Me Literacy Program
Read to Me Literacy Program, sponsored by ACHIEVE-ability Education, is a structured coaching program to help students increase their reading comprehension which will help with their math computation skills. Volunteers will work one on one with youth K-12 for 2 hours a week coaching them through the reading curriculum.

Qualifications:
  • Must have completed a background clearance check
  • Complete a child abuse clearance
  • Passion for working with youth
  • Teaching or tutoring experience preferred though not required

Training Volunteers must attend a tutoring training session after which they must commit to one volunteer session a week for the duration of a semester. Tutoring takes place from 4-6pm at 21 S. 61st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139.

Volunteer with BOOST (Best Out of School Time)
Interested in making an impact on a child's life?

BOOST (Best Out of School Time) provides before and after school care for over 900 students at 11 of Philadelphia's most underserved schools. Our West Philadelphia sites include Bryant (6001 Cedar Ave), Anderson (1034 S. 60th St) and Overbrook (2032 N. 62nd St). Volunteers are needed to provide homework assistance and to lead clubs such as dance, theater, chorus, art, spoken word, chess, robotics, Scrabble, videography, photography, cooking, digital arts, website design, debate, and yoga. After school programs are 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday. Volunteers can choose to volunteer one or multiple days. Please contact Amanda Beardall at amandab@lcfsinpa.org if interested.

Volunteer at West Philadelphia Senior Community Center
Seniors in poverty are at a high risk for early death from living sedentary lifestyles and social isolation. You can change that by volunteering with the West Philadelphia Senior Community Center to teach a class to engage seniors. Our seniors are active and excited to learn from you. Possible class topics could include scrapbooking, woodworking, Spanish, yoga, or jewelry making, but we welcome new subjects as well. Create lasting connections with our members while applying your skills in a professional setting. The West Philadelphia Senior Community Center is located at 1016 N. 41st Street and is open from 8:30am-6:30pm from Monday to Saturday. Please contact Amanda Beardall at amandab@lcfsinpa.org to make a difference.

Winter Break Service Project in Nicaragua
Volunteers for Peace is offering an opportunity for a week-long service trip from December 27, 2014 to January 4, 2014 in San Ramon, Nicaragua! Volunteers will help the local workers with picking coffee, processing the coffee berries in the wet mill (and learn about the process), washing and drying the berries and selecting before transporting them to the beneficio in Matagalpa. Volunteers will have the opportunity to spend a day at the beneficio to see how the drying process is completed and will enjoy a "cupping" (tasting)! The objective is to learn about coffee while helping the pickers increase their team for pickings, and therefore their profit. Many of the pickers have large families to support so this help will be very appreciated! There are also other opportunities for volunteers in environmental work as well. Learn more about the volunteer work, accommodations, housing, and requirements here!

Summer International Development Internship - Apply by December 15th
Are you passionate about global change, committed to learning by doing, and ready to engage in hands-on global development?

Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) is a unique, credit-bearing program that combines experiential-learning, study abroad, cultural immersion, and international work experience at dynamic, community-based organizations.

GESI
will equip students to:
  • Work directly with local communities and community organizations in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Nicaragua, India, South Africa, or Uganda
  • Earn two Northwestern course credits (the equivalent to six semester credits)
  • Live with a host family and immerse yourself in another culture for eight weeks
  • Work in teams of undergraduates to design and implement a development project collaboratively in microfinance, social enterprise, education, environmental sustainability, global health, and more

Engage directly with local communities:

GESI 2014 - Uganda:
GESI participants worked with community members and a rural development group to assist a community with income generation. The community's sole source of income is selling fish they've caught and dried on the shore, though the drying process is long, unsanitary, and usually results in significant portions of soiled fish. The GESI team used regional case studies to design a solar dryer for the community's fish, using locally sourced materials, thereby saving time, effort, and ensuring a more sanitary product. The team and community worked together to build the solar dryer, and materials that explain the building process for further replications. They also assisted the community in creating a nutrition garden, as well as organic fertilizers and pesticides.

GESI 2014 - Bolivia:
The team worked with a local NGO that serves families and their children with disabilities by providing therapy and information about legal rights access to opportunities. Appointments with the NGO staff were often missed by parents, due to a lack of understanding about the importance of treatment. The GESI team worked to dissolve the stigma surrounding disabilities by creating and providing materials for families to learn about the rights of their children under Bolivian law. They also ensured videos educating families about their rights and the needs of their children, are shown throughout the NGO.

Ready to take the next step?
To learn more about GESI, and how to apply, visit here. Be sure to fill out our survey to receive more information.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Early deadlines are December 15, 2014 and January 15, 2015, for guaranteed first choice placement if accepted into the program. Final deadline is March 1, 2015, but please apply early, as spaces will fill. If you have questions and want to speak to a member of the GESI staff, please contact us at gesi@northwestern.edu or 847.491.5932.

President's Engagement Prizes Applications Due January 16th
Created by Penn President Amy Gutmann to strengthen the University of Pennsylvania's commitment under the Penn Compact 2020 to impactful global, national, and local student engagement, the President's Engagement Prizes will provide recipients with up to $150,000 – $50,000 for living expenses and up to $100,000 for project implementation expenses – to develop and implement a promising local, national, or global engagement project during the year after graduation. (Collaborative projects will be welcome with up to three awardees for a collaborative team project.) The competition will be open to traditional undergraduates in good academic standing in the College, Engineering, Nursing, or Wharton who have completed at least three-quarters of the credits needed for their baccalaureate degree and who are scheduled to graduate in December 2014, May 2015, or August 2015.

Application Deadline for All Materials (including supporting letters): Friday, January 16th, 2015

For more information, click here.

Global Service Trip in Udaipur, India - January 2014
Medicinal Gardens in Udaipur, India
Partner Organization: Jagran Jan Vikas Samiti (JJVS)
Theme: Environment, Traditional Health
Dates: January 12-21, 2014 (10 days; dates flexible)
Cost: $1,495
Project Details: The goal of the project is to promote sustainable life support systems, such as traditional medicine, income generation and biodiversity through the conservation of Community Conserved Areas and Sustainable Pockets around Udaipur, Rajasthan. Specifically linked with Traditional Healers in the area, JJVS works towards the promotion and revitalization of primary health care solutions through traditional medicine and nutritional support.

Project Objectives:
  • Promote the conservation of Sustainable Pockets and conserve the biodiversity of natural life support systems
  • Promote the use of local medicinal and nutritional plants as primary and preventative health care solutions
  • Work with local Gunis to design and establish growth of a Sustainable Pocket in order to promote biodiversity and conservation of medicinal and nutritional plants
  • Introduce the concept of biodiversity and natural life support systems to community members through a Community Event focused on Traditional Medicine and healers

Program Components:
  • Day 1-3: Orientation to JJVS to include a field trip to meet Traditional Healers (Gunis), learn about JJVS work on Traditional Medicine and environmental conservation, and visit Guni Clinics and Guni Training cum Treatment Centres around Udaipur.
  • Day 4-6: Work with Gunis to select plants and start plantation and conservation at a Sustainable Pocket focusing on nutritional and medicinal plants
  • Day 7-9: Finish work at the Sustainable Pocket and present the garden to the local community through an exhibition on Biodiversity and Traditional Medicine

Learn more about this service trip and others from the Foundation for Sustainable Development on their website!