INTERN PROGRAM

All site information is updated as organizations are confirmed for the 2023 Summer Session. Check back often!

Thank you to our Funders

HOW TO JOIN

We welcome students of all majors to apply for summer positions. We work with our agency sites to offer a variety of opportunities across a range of fields. Opportunities are posted online as they become available through out the late fall and early winter.

To qualify for the program a student must meet the following criteria:

  • The student must be at least 18 years old
  • The student can attend college anywhere in the country but must have primary residency in Lorain County
  • The student must have access to a reliable mode of transportation, as travel may be part of your job and the weekly meetings
  • Must have graduated from high school and completed one year of college level work (additional to any college work that may have been completed as part of your high school curriculum).
  • Must attend the weekly meetings sponsored by LLCIP/Leadership Lorain County during the ten-week project to learn more about our community, its resources and public service. Meetings are held during the workweek and your host agency will be aware. There will not be more than one meeting held during the work day in any one week.
  • Must attend the recognition ceremony at the end of the program.
    Your host agency and/or LLC may require preliminary or random drug testing throughout the program.
  • Please plan accordingly. Vacations are highly discouraged. If you plan to be absent at any time throughout the program the dates must be submitted, in writing, in advance and agreed upon by both your site supervisor and the internship coordinator, understanding that any loss of hours may result in loss of pay.

Along with the COMPLETED APPLICATION, each interested student must submit 2 letters of reference, a current resume, and a personal essay.

Applicaiton deadline is Monday, march 31st, 2023.
If you have any questions please contact Jennifer at marketing@leadershiploraincounty.com or by calling 440-281-8535.

Submit the application, current resume, two (2) letters of reference, and personal essay to Jennifer Gercak, Intern Program Director.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, MARCH 31st, 2021
If you have any questions please contact Jennifer at the email address listed below or by calling 440-281-8557.

You can submit your application via email to Jennifer at marketing@leadershiploraincounty.com, or mail it to Leadership Lorain County Attn: Jennifer Gercak, 1202 East Broad Street, Elyria, OH 44035.

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION HERE

VIEW THE SUMMER SCHEDULE HERE

If you have any questions regarding the application process, or the program itself, please feel free to contact Jennifer at the email above or by phone at 440-281-8557.

Leadership Lorain County will accept applications to become an intern site  up until December 1st of the previous year (ex. December 1st of 2021 to participate in the 2022 season). You must be able to send a representative to our December Intern Open House, to meet with perspective students and answer questions about your position.

It is best to submit for two (2) different positions as this program is open to all fields of study and there is no guarantee what fields the students who apply will be from for the year. For example you could submit a job description for an IT person and also a Marketing position in case there are no IT students applying for the summer session. Submission of multiple job descriptions DOES NOT guarantee that LLC will be able to sponsor all positions applied for. Download the Job Description Form Here.

Positions must be curriculum specific, culminating in completion of a tangible project by summers end. Students should be able to leave your site with a resume or portfolio building product, certification, or credit from their school for completion of an internship. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your possible positions please contact the Internship Coordinator (Jennifer Gercak) at marketing@leadershiploraincounty.com or by phone at 440-281-8557

PLEASE NOTE:

  • There is a $250 placement fee for all sites to help cover the cost of materials, events, and programing for this program
  • This program is partially grant funded and positions are available based on funding received to support the program
  • It is preferred that the host site add the student to their payroll for the summer
  • Host agencies are REQUIRED to participate in the Intern Open House, Interview Process, and End of Summer Celebration
  • Interns are REQUIRED to attend weekly leadership meetings and events hosted by LLC as part of the program – schedule to be provided to host sites in advance
  • If at anytime a host agency is unable to comply with any of the above requirements, or found to be lacking in support/project/time for their student, they can be removed from the list of possible host sites for future summers

Thank you to our LLCIP Funders:

              

Interested in becoming a sponsor for LLCIP? You can see our sponsorship opportunities here, or contact Leadership Lorain County at 440-281-8556 or llc@leadershiploraincounty.com

Leadership Lorain County is looking for Alumni and community members that are interested in becoming mentors for our LLCIP college students.

We are looking for mentors in many fields and specialties, you just have to have a passion for helping our future leaders rise to their potential.

Requirements for Mentors

  • 3 meetings with your student over the course of the summer program
    available via email or phone call for questions from your student
  • Attend the Intern Recognition Celebration on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 in support of your student
  • Mentors are also invited to join us for our Networking and Interview Event on Thursday, July 18th in the evening at the LLC office.

Please fill out the Mentor Interest Form and send to jennifer@leadershiploraincounty.com so that we can work to match you with a student for the upcoming summer.

Because of the wide range of majors students in our program represent we will do our best to match you with a student that has some connection to your interests, be it professionally or in a hobby or recreational activity listed on your form. If you have any questions please reach out to Jennifer at 440-281-8556 or via email at jennifer@leadershiploraincounty.com

Information Coming Soon!

INTERN SITE POSTINGS

Postings are being updated and confirmed. Please check back after December 1st for more listings!

Position Title: Communications Intern

Organization Name: City of Oberlin

Position reports to: Diane Ramos, Communications Manager

Organization Description: 

The City of Oberlin is governed through a Council-Manager form of government.  Oberlin’s City Council is comprised of seven at-large Councilmembers who hire a professional City Manager to manage the City organization, with most City employees serving under the City Manager.  The City Council also appoints a Finance Director, Law Director, and Clerk of Council.  The City of Oberlin serves its residents through police and fire protection, public utilities, parks and recreation, refuse and recycling services, other public works functions and the management of historic Westwood Cemetery.  The City also maintains other organizational operations like IT, communications and human resources.

Position Summary:

This position will assist the Communications Manager in developing, implementing and managing community programs and events and corresponding communication strategies. The position may also perform related administrative functions

Essential Job Functions:

  • Support the Communications Manager in the development, implementation and management of summer events in Downtown Oberlin, including corresponding communications strategies.
  • Support the Communications Manager in the development, implementation and management of communications strategies for existing City programs and services.
  • Research relevant communication outlets and assist in the dissemination of promotional materials for City programs, services and events.
  • Compose, type, proofread and edits correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other materials as needed to ensure accuracy and completion
  • Perform routine office procedures including printing, emailing, photocopying, faxing, distributing documents

Basic Skills Proffered:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate details of projects and programs
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Office programs and Adobe Acrobat (Graphic design skills using Adobe Creative Suite are preferable, but not required)
  • Ability to multi-task and perform with evolving priorities

Physical Demands (if applicable): 

May be required to sit or stand for extended periods, and perform routine physical tasks such as bending, squatting, lifting, (≤ 20 lbs.) and reaching.

Typical Working Conditions:

Standard office equipment is utilized routinely in the job, and the work is performed in a typical office environment with adequate lighting, ventilation and temperature controls.  May be required to attend outdoor events in Downtown Oberlin or in City parks.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Post-offer, pre-employment drug screen and background check is required.

Visit CITY OF OBERLIN Website Here

Common Ground Floating Camp Councilor Position

Common Ground – the Cindy Nord Center for Renewal has over 25 years of experience providing innovative programs focusing on Conscious Living for people of all ages to nurture and challenge their mind, body, and spirit. Conscious Living is about being connected to each other and nature, as well as being resilient to life’s challenges, while realizing one’s full potential.

Located on 30 wooded acres in Oberlin, OH, Common Ground is the home to summer day camps for youth, adult team-building programs, and custom-designed seminars. We have a top-rated zipline canopy tour open to the public, the proceeds from which are reinvested in our youth programs.

We are looking for Camp Counselors to join our team this summer! Are you an enthusiastic and friendly person that loves working with diverse groups of young people in a natural outdoor setting?  Day Camp Counselors are responsible for the well-being of an assigned group of campers, guiding them through daily activities and fostering a sense of cooperation, respect, and community.

Essential Job Functions of Camp Counselors:         

  • Supervise or assist with a group of 10 – 15 children between the ages of 6 – 15 years old.
  • Create a sense of belonging and community with all campers.
  • Create, plan, conduct, and/or assist with various day camp activities in alignment with weekly camp themes and philosophy to execute during the group’s scheduled Team Time.
  • Guide assigned campers from one Specialty Area/Activity to the next ensuring a safe and timely transition.
  • Serve as the person primarily responsible for assigned camper’s well-being.

Potential Leadership Lorain County Intern Projects:

Please note that up to two projects will be selected and project assignments are based on the candidate and their assigned camp role.

  • Help plan and coordinate camp activities.
  • Serve as Bus Counselor for the duration of the summer.  You’ll ride one of the Bus Routes in the mornings and afternoons while being responsible for the campers’ well-being.
  • Create, plan and coordinate Camp Kindness Day activities for campers and counselors.
  • A project of the candidate’s creation that is in alignment with Common Ground’s Mission, Camp Philosophy, and Standards.  To work in conjunction with their assigned Camp Directors.

Basic Skills Preferred:

  • Desire to work with children outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population/age groups and relate.
  • Ability to accept verbal and written direction, guidance, and supervision.
  • Enthusiastic, kind, sense of humor children can join in on, patient, and can remain calm and collected while facing stressful situations.
  • Self-motivated and willing to step in when there’s a need to be fulfilled within reason.
  • Efficient group communication skills.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Must successfully complete the appropriate Summer Camp Training.

Physical Demands (if applicable):

  • Standing, walking/hiking/running, stooping, kneeling, crawling, sitting outdoors on our 30 acres of land.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 or so pounds.

Typical Working Conditions:

  • Regularly exposed to outdoor weather elements: rain, dry, humid, hot conditions.
  • We ask that staff dress appropriately for the weather.
Visit common ground Website Here

Intern Title: Marketing and Communications Intern

“We connect people who care with causes that matter.”

Supervisor Name: Brittany Lovett, Marketing and Communications Officer

Intern Position Title: Communications

Organization Description:

The Community Foundation of Lorain County has been connecting people who care with causes that matter in our community since 1980. The Community Foundation is a public foundation with income from endowment funds contributed by individuals, families, businesses, and non-profit organizations. The Community Foundation is an open and inclusive anchor institution that works to improve the quality of life for those living and working in Lorain County, Ohio. It responds to the changing needs of the community by making grants to local non-profit organizations and giving scholarships to help local students.

Position Summary:

During the summer the Marketing and Communications Intern will assist in planning and executing multiple events including the Community Foundation’s Annual Meeting and Scholarship Celebration. Our intern will also help build the toolkit for our 12-hour crowdfunding campaign called Connect to a Cause. The toolkit will include social media graphics, press releases, video tutorials, etc.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Sending emails
  • Making phone calls
  • Attending meetings
  • Collaborating internally and externally
  • Exploring each department at the Community Foundation
  • Speaking with community members, non-profit partners, and donors from around the community.

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week during normal business hours (M-F, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), flexible around schedule.

Basic Skills Preferred:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Some graphic design (Canva)
  • basic photography
  • Understanding and experience with social media, outside of personal use.

The Community Foundation of Lorain County deeply values the power of diversity and the benefits of inclusion.  We will operate in a manner that embraces diversity as an asset.  We serve everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic level or gender.

Only 1 position will be filled in 2023 Summer Season

Position Title: 231 Go Summer Camp – Youth Program Facilitator

Organization Name: El Centro, 2800 Pearl Avenue, Lorain, OH 44055

Hours:  Monday- Friday, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. (20 per week Monday -Thursday flexible to meet student schedule)

Position reports to: Monica Snipes – 231 Go! Middle School Project Director/Youth Services Director

Organization Description: 

El Centre’s mission is to enhance the socio-economic status of the greater Lorain County community by providing essential social, education, cultural and community development services.

231 Go! is a middle-school collaborative that’s mission is to create the community framework, alignment and strategy that will help our community measurably improve the odds that all youth will be academically successful, ready for work, college and life. Our overarching goal is to ensure that youth are motivated to learn, engaged in learning, working on positive self concepts and playing useful roles in the community.

Position Summary:

Under the direction and daily supervision of the 231 Go! Project Coordinator, the Youth Summer Camp Facilitators and Group Workers will be responsible for facilitating and leading enrichment programming for elementary and middle age students. They will work in collaboration with key staff members and partnering agencies towards providing high quality educational & career exploration experiences as well as recreational and social growth experiences for participants in creative ways and have some fun while engaging with the students. Your goal is to work with young people in a variety of capacities contingent upon the youth’s interests and passion. This position will require someone who has an interest in leading, teaching, coaching, listening to, and inspiring young people to help them make gains in their academic and social development and become involved members of their community.

Essential Job Functions:

• Supporting Partner Agencies during afterschool, summer and occasional weekend activities for youth
• Tutoring and mentoring middle school age students in small groups and one-on-one (especially English Language Learners)
• Planning and leading special enrichment activities for youths (such as arts and crafts, dance,
service learning, sports, etc.).
• Assisting the Project Director in program administration (identifying and recruiting eligible
students for the program, program development, forming new organizational relationships, etc.)

Basic Skills Proffered: This position is ideal for those studying Education, Childhood Development, Social Work, Counseling, Nonprofit Administration, Psychology, or Spanish.

Physical Demands (if applicable): Able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.

Typical Working Conditions

  • 1:10 group sizes
  • Indoor and Outdoor Activities
  • Our Agency and its partners do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of
    race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin
    (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

 

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Position Title: Community Development Corporation Program Administrative Assistance Intern

Organization Name: El Centro, 2800 Pearl Avenue, Lorain, OH 44055

Hours:  Monday- Friday, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. (20 per week Monday -Thursday flexible to meet student schedule)

Position reports to: Executive Director/Administrative Team

Organization Description: 

El Centre’s mission is to enhance the socio-economic status of the greater Lorain County community by providing essential social, education, cultural and community development services.

The Community  Development  Corporation  Program Administrative  Assistance is responsible to assist Executive Director and Administration Team to help with the implementation  plan made by CDC consultant  that will start El Centro’s  CDC program. Intern student will have to  keep communication  flowing and track or task and follow up between El Centro Administration, El Centro’s Enterprise CDC Committee and the CDC consultant.

Job Description

The Community  Development  Corporation  Program Administrative  Assistance is responsible to assist Executive Director and Administration Team to help with the implementation  plan made by CDC consultant  that will start El Centro’s  CDC program. Intern student will have to  keep communication  flowing and track or task and follow up between El Centro Administration, El Centro’s Enterprise CDC Committee and the CDC consultant.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Attend Enterprise CDC Committee meeting
  • Meet with El Centro’s Administration  and CDC consultant
  • Organize and schedule meetings for the Enterprise CDC Committee
  • Develop minutes and review documents for the Enterprise CDC Committee
  • Maintain line of communication  open between Executive Director and Committee and Program Consultant (send notification of meetings, preparing agendas and other documents)
  • Work closely with consultant and make sure that El Centro is accomplishing  the task assigned (timeline) by the consultant
  • Research for CDC projects and develop implementation  plans
  • Any other duties assigned by Administration
  • Acts as a catalyst for organizational  change; builds a shared vision with others and influences others to translate vision into action.
  • Provide leadership in developing program, organizational  and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff; formulates and carries out plans and policies authorized by the board.
  • Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work.
  •  Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state, local and/or other regulations.

Basic Skills Preferred: Best students for this position would be studying: business, nonprofit management, urban studies, or related field.

  • Costumer Service skills
  • Communication skills
  • Must have valid drivers license
  • knowledge of community resources is desirable
  • Strong computer skills working with: word processing programs, spreadsheet programs, knowledgeable in internet and email functionality

Physical Demands (if applicable): Able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.

Typical Working Conditions

  • Traditional office environment
  • race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin
    (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
Visit El Centro Website Here

Position Title: Lorain County Imagination Library Intern

Organization Name: Lorain County Imagination Library Coalition

Position reports to: Jamie Simoneau, Program Evaluation & Integration Officer

Organization Description: 

Lorain County Imagination Library gifts free books to kids ages birth through five years. Our program is proven to increase kindergarten readiness, improve vocabulary, and build emotional connections with caregivers. Each month, an age-appropriate book is mailed directly to the child’s home, allowing them to build their own home library.

Dolly Parton founded this national program in 1995. Since coming to Lorain County in 2017, over 506,000 books have been mailed to over 20,000 children in Lorain County. Our program works closely with local libraries, preschools, daycare centers, and other community partners to enroll children in this free program.

Community Foundation of Lorain County currently serves as the fiscal agent for Lorain County Imagination Library and oversees all aspects of building this program. Community Foundation of Lorain County has been connecting people who care with causes that matter since 1980. The Community Foundation is an open and inclusive anchor institution that works to improve the quality of life for those living and working in Lorain County. We receive our funding from various donors and respond to the changing needs of our community by providing grants to local organizations and scholarships to local students. Our intern will work out of the Community Foundation office in Elyria.

Position Summary:   

The main objective of our summer intern will be to increase enrollments in the Lorain County Imagination Library. With over 58% of eligible children currently enrolled, we seek an individual who can work independently to contact local day care centers, preschools, doctor’s offices, and other community partners to share information and encourage additional registrations.

Additional objectives include:

  • Work alongside the Communications Committee to strategize and implement a registration program within our local birthing center(s)
  • Prepare and schedule social media
  • Attend local events/festivals to promote registrations (this may include a few weekend shifts that are outside of normal work schedule)
  • Help draft newsletter copy and layout
  • Return phone calls to families who are registering and/or changing their mailing address
  • Assist in the planning of Imagination Library’s fall 2023 literacy event
  • Assist with various Community Foundation events, such as the annual meeting

 Essential Job Functions:   

Interacting with outside agencies via phone, email, or in-person. Creating, planning, and scheduling social media posts. Collaborating externally and internally with other Community Foundation employees, members of the Lorain County Imagination Library Coalition, caregivers, and representatives from other agencies.

Basic Skills Preferred:

Seeking an individual with strong verbal and written communication skills who is organized, responsible, independent, creative, friendly, and who enjoys interacting with families and children. Basic computer skills are needed with a general understanding of graphic design (ie Canva, MailChimp) being preferred. Knowledge of Facebook and Instagram for business (outside of personal use) is preferred.

Physical Demands (if applicable): 

standing, sitting, lifting 20+ pounds

Typical Working Conditions:

Office setting with some external meetings with other agencies and organizations within the Lorain County community. The intern will work 16 hours per week plus 4 hours of LLCIP training typically during the hours of 8AM and 4PM Monday through Thursday. May be required to attend local festivals and events to promote Imagination Library on weekends. The schedule is flexible if communicated in advance.

Visit Lorain Imgination library Webpage Here

Position: Leadership Lorain County Intern

Location: Leadership Lorain County
Phone: 440-281-8535
Website: www.leadershiploraincounty.com
Supervisor: Jennifer Gercak
Email: marketing@leadershiploraincounty.com

Basic Job Duties – The student will work with Program Supervisor to aid in facilitation of the summer program, perform HR duties, and assume a leadership role within the summer program. Student will also work with additional Leadership Staff on programs and events, as well as have the opportunity to attend meetings and events along with staff. As the Lead Intern this student will travel to all intern sites, meet with supervisors and students, act as a mentor to any students within the program, and help to build awareness of the LLCIP summer program within the community.

Basic Skills Preferred –

  • Microsoft Office – Social Media Knowledge
  • Team Player – Ability to work individually & as a team member
  • People Person – Desire to learn about the community
  • Positive attitude
  • effective oral/written communication skills
  • ability to learn
  • outgoing personality
  • organized and timely with deadlines
  • problem solving
  • desire to take initiative and get tasks done

Intern will work approx- 20-25 hrs/wk

Must be flexible with time as some events will extend into evening hours

Ideal students for this position would include second year LLCIP students, those interested in Human Resources, Business, Non-Profit, or Communications. Additional hours may be available for students proficient in marketing, social media management, or digital media.

Position: LLC “Geek Squad” Lead/Member

Location: Possibility to work remotely while meeting with Jennifer weekly. Position may also include some travel to record digital media or photography.
Phone: 440-281-8535
Website: www.leadershiploraincounty.com
Supervisor: Jennifer Gercak
Email: marketing@leadershiploraincounty.com

Basic Job Duties – The student(s) will work with Leadership and partner agencies to build traffic across their social media spectrum. Basic job duties will be to research, plan, create, and schedule posts regarding upcoming events, theme # days, holiday posts and others as determined by the agencies. Also included in basic duties will be the overseeing of all social media and marketing material relating to the chosen summer intern project, all intern activities for the summer, and promotion of any fund-raising opportunities throughout the program.

Basic Skills Preferred – Positive attitude, effective oral/written communication skills, ability to learn, outgoing personality, organized and timely with deadlines, problem solving, and desire to take initiative and get tasks done! Knowledge of social media is a must, but interested student(s) need not be pursuing a marketing degree to apply. Willingness to learn new skills, a creative eye and enjoyment of a broad scope of topics is a must. Knowledge of design software and/or online platform Canva is a plus.

“Geek Squad” – 10-20 hrs/wk

Student will be expected to work with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIN and TikTok. Graphic design knowledge is a plus, but not required. Most information needed can be created in app or with utilization of free resources such as Canva.

Lorain Port Authority Intern Position

Supervisor Name: Kelsey Layva-Smith

Contact Information: kleyvasmith@lorainportauthority.com / 440-204-2267

Intern Position Title: Intern

Organization Description:

A local government agency focused on economic development, waterborne commerce and enhancing the public’s access to Lorain’s beautiful waterways.

Position Summary:

The Intern will play an integral role in day-to-day operations by manning the front office Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:30p and acting as our public liaison in this fast-paced, seasonal opportunity.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Answer phone and customer questions
  • send emails
  • process mail and packages
  • sell tickets
  • coordinate rentals/reservations
  • create and distribute a digital newsletter
  • opening purchase orders for goods or services

Basic Skills Preferred:

  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Canva
  • Constant Contact
  • familiarity with phone systems
  • self-motivated
  • positive attitude

Physical Demands (if applicable): Walking

Typical Working Conditions: Indoor office with air conditioning and lots of natural light. Some days will involve being out on our various sites (Black River Landing, Riverside Park, Mile-Long Pier, etc.), and at least one day will involve a good amount of walking for an Independence Day project. We also have a goose dog, Lil, who is in the office daily 8:30-4:30p.

Visit Lorain port and finance authority Website Here

Position Title: Digital Marketing & Communications Internship

Organization Name: Main Street Lorain

Position reports to: Max Schaefer, Executive Director

Organization Description: 

Main Street Lorain is part of Main Street America, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation that supports communities in their efforts to revitalize downtowns while retaining their unique, historic characters. Dedicated to the economic success of its downtown, Main Street Lorain works to revitalize the heart of our downtown neighborhood and help create a thriving & vibrant community.

Position Summary: 

Main Street Lorain is seeking a talented intern who desires to learn new skills and is unafraid of tackling bigger projects. We are looking for someone who knows the latest social media trends, is a strong writer and comfortable engaging with new people. Someone passionate about building communities and developing relationships with people. Someone who’s full of creative ideas and imaginative flair, has a strong sense of aesthetic, and pays attention to details and consistency in style.

This is a unique opportunity to be given real responsibility from start to finish. This intern will help strengthen Main Street Lorain’s mission by curating a strong brand voice that connects with our current audience while reaching new ones. All while growing personally and professionally. You will have the opportunity to create, promote and track content, gain insights into what makes compelling content and shape it in response to our community’s wants, and acquire the skills to optimize everything you write for the web.

Work will include:

  • Website:
    • Research, create and develop unique content, including blog posts, web pages;
    • Review existing content and align it with the current tone of voice
    • Update website with events/stories/etc.
  • Social Media:
    • Actively create content for Main Street Lorain Facebook and Instagram
    • Create new & exciting content
    • Engage with audience and respond to inquiries
    • Use reporting analytics to measure results and cultivate new marketing ideas
    • Work with small businesses to curate content & share content
  • Multimedia:
    • Assist with design and production of monthly newsletters that reach hundreds of people
    • Write press releases and monitor media coverage
    • Help design print and online advertisements for upcoming events & generalized marketing content of the downtown neighborhood.
    • Assist in adding to photo library of Downtown Lorain

Basic Skills Proffered:

Applicants should be pursuing a degree in marketing, digital marketing, communications, English, or nonprofit studies. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and the major social media sites (Facebook and Instagram) is required. Applicants should be self-motivated, hardworking and resourceful. Applicants should be excellent writers and editors. Experience with photo editing a plus.

Physical Demands (if applicable): 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and communicate effectively. Physical labor is occasionally required. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Typical Working Conditions

Interns are expected to work 20 hours a week, spread out over 3-4 days; will be required to work a few weekend events. Most of the work must be done at the office, but some “onsite” work will be included throughout Downtown Lorain. Interns must have reliable transportation to this internship and must bring a laptop for projects.

 

Visit Main street Lorain Website Here

Position Title: Faith Community Intern

Organization Name: Mercy Health

Position reports to: Catherine Woskobnick, Director of Community Health

Organization Description: 

Faith Community Nursing

Position Summary:

Promotion of health and wellness of mind, body and spirit in faith communities and greater Lorain County.

Essential Job Functions:

Ability to interact with people of all demographics and religions. Research topics pertinent to the department. Present to faith community audiences on prearranged topics regarding health.

Basic Skills Proffered:

Good communication and computer skills, dependable daily transportation.

Physical Demands (if applicable): Ability to lift #25 and walk 1 mile.

Typical Working Conditions

Parish and community events as well as in office with computer work.

 

Visit Mercy health Website Here

Position Title: Education Marketing Intern

Organization Name: Natural Stone Institute

Position reports to: Education Manager

Works closely with: Membership Sales Manager, Marketing manager, and Communications Manager

Organization Description: 

The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current membership exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 countries. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design community for best practices and uses of natural stone.

The association serves as the authoritative source for safety and technical standards and information regarding the use of natural stone. It operates an industry accreditation program and two prestigious awards programs, as well as a continuing education program for architects and designers.

The Natural Stone Institute was formed in 2018 as a merger of the Marble Institute of America and the Building Stone Institute.  The Building Stone Institute was formed in 1894 as the International Cut Stone Contractors and Quarrymen’s Association; the name was changed to the Building Stone Institute in 1955. Established in 1903 as the National Association of Marble Dealers, the Marble Institute of America officially formed in 1944, when the association merged with the National Association of Marble Producers. In 1962, the National Association of Marble Builders merged with MIA.

Position Summary:

The Natural Stone Institute is currently searching for an Education Engagement and Development intern to help with development, implementation and outreach for the Natural Stone Institute education and accreditation programs.  The intern’s duties will include help with development of educational products, targeting research and sponsor cultivation.  At the end of this internship, interns should have a better understanding of out an association educational program runs, how to develop and promote educational products and how to fund associated programs.

  • Regional education & virtual events:
    • Understand and be able to explain benefits of event attendance
    • Assist assemble marketing messages for events
    • Conduct research online to identify companies in a target area
    • Conduct phone and email outreach to potential attendees
    • Work with membership department to add prospects to database
    • Assist coordinate the virtual event platform (gotowebinars): pre-session set-up, planning, use, etc.
    • Assist create follow-up messages to attendees
  • If candidate is bilingual (speaks / writes Spanish):
    • Research and solicit company lists for Spanish speaking stone companies
    • Assist with a marketing program to said companies
    • Contribute to translation of key marketing messages
  • Product Development
    • Research, develop and produce webpage updates
    • Research, develop and produce e-blast to target markets
    • Interview members for promotional and education pieces
    • Update and develop educational courses in Online University
  • Fundraising Role
    • Build target list
    • Develop program outreach and cultivation messaging for sponsors
    • Utilize sales funnel to attract members to key programs

Desired Skills:

  • Student studying marketing, communications, business or social sciences.
  • MS office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Good communication skills
  • Enjoys working in a fun and productive work environment

 

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Position Title: Summer Intern

Organization Name: Neighborhood Alliance

Position reports to: Katelynn Gonzalez

Organization Description: 

Neighborhood Alliance has been compassionately caring for the community since 1927. We are helping our community grow stronger by caring for our clients’ most basic needs. We provide emergency shelter, homeless outreach, daily meal delivery, nutrition services including an emergency food pantry and socialization activities for seniors, childcare and child enrichment programs, and access to family support programs such as Help Me Grow for those in need. We are empowering the people of our community with the tools to create a better life for themselves. With our inspired mission of strengthening neighborhoods, we continue to expand programs and services to address the diverse and changing needs of families and individuals in Northeast Ohio.

Position Summary:

Interns will gain exposure to all aspects of non-profit management including human resources, marketing, finance, fund development and operations. In addition, Interns can choose a project or a program from within our organization in which to spend their summer. Programs include Child Enrichment, Family Support, Senior Enrichment and Shelter and Emergency Services. Specific responsibilities will depend on the program or area of interest of the intern. Internships are customized based on intern interests and agency project availability.

Interested Interns will be evaluated and selected student will be working within their field of study. Students interested in social work, education, marketing, non-profit management, business, or sociology would be good fits within organization.

Essential Job Functions:

Meet with staff and learn about the various areas of non-profit management. Communicate with staff members and clients in a positive professional manner. Other tasks will depend on the intern and the assigned program or area of responsibility.

Basic Skills Proffered:

Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Physical Demands (if applicable):

Interns should be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time and lift up to 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations will be made if needed.

Typical Working Conditions

Most hours are spent in an office type environment but may also be spent in our programs. As such, the intern will interact with various clients.

 

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Marketing and Promotions Assistant 

The summer intern will specifically help with the promotions and management of OBP’s summer programs and events.  Activities can include writing copy for social media and posting events to social media; communicating in person and by email with Oberlin’s downtown businesses; helping set up and tear down equipment for events; helping to conduct after event surveys; designing (with help) fliers/posters for events; doing some online research for specific projects, etc.

Essential Job Functions

  • Writing
  • MS Word and Excel
  • project management
  • time management
  • social media postings
  • social interactions.

Basic Skills Preferred

Good communication and writing skills; social media skills; good social skills including listening and speaking; ability to work unsupervised after instructions.

Physical Demands

May be required to help move and set up event equipment.

Typical Working Conditions

Much of the work is done in our office which is downtown, but the position also requires visiting downtown businesses several times a week.

Key Competencies include: organization  and planning skills, work management  and prioritizing skills, verbal and written communication skills, problem  solving ability, attention to detail, · accuracy, flexibility, reliability, teamwork, Microsoft Office Skills, familiarity with social media, managing processes, analyzing information, professionalism.

OBP goal for interns is to help them expand their resume’s while being engaged in important work for the organization.  We provide opportunities for the intern to interact with OBP members and to be involved in managing various elements associated with special event planning and promotions.

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Position Title: Tour and Research Intern

Organization Name: Oberlin Heritage Center

Position reports to: Stephanie Bohnak and/or Liz Schultz

Organization Description: 

The roots of the Oberlin Heritage Center date back to the Oberlin Village Improvement Society, founded in 1903 by a group of concerned citizens to beautify and improve the town, and the Oberlin Historical Society, organized in 1960 to preserve the Little Red Schoolhouse and the Monroe House. The two volunteer groups merged in 1964 as the Oberlin Historical and Improvement Organization (O.H.1.O.). The organization has grown tremendously since hiring its first professional staff member in 1993. In 2005 the organization was renamed “The Oberlin Heritage Center.” (It retains Oberlin Historical and Improvement Organization as its legal name). Today, the Oberlin Heritage Center is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), and has earned the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ (OANO) Standards for Excellence certification. The Heritage Center offers educational programs, tours, and special events both at its complex of historic sites and throughout the community, often in collaboration with other organizations. OHC is widely recognized as a model nonprofit small museum, historical society, and historic preservation organization.

Position Summary:

The Tour and Research Intern would be responsible for leading tours, assisting in the preparation and implementation of public educational programs, creating a positive visitor experience, researching and creating engaging historical and cultural content, and maintaining historical and administrative records.  We are very interested in helping interns meet personal interest and skill goals as far as is feasible.

Essential Job Functions:

Assigned duties may include the following:

  • Giving tours of the Heritage Center’s three buildings
  • Assisting with research projects and information requests
  • Greeting the public, answering phones, and other administrative duties
  • Assisting with some special events and youth programs
  • Other duties as assigned, per the interests and needs of both the organization and the intern

Basic Skills Proffered:

  • Be actively enrolled in a college or university
  • Work well both independently and with other staff, interns, volunteers, and the public
  • Strong attention to detail and demonstrate organizational skills
  • Be flexible and productive despite interruptions
  • Work some weekend hours
  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally
  • General office, non-profit organization, or work experience with the public and volunteers preferred but not required.
  • Interest, training and experience in museums, preservation, history, architecture, and education preferred.

Physical Demands (if applicable):

  • Climb stairs frequently due to the layout of our historic buildings
  • Occasional outdoor work during special events and grounds clean-up

Typical Working Conditions

  • Most days will be comprised of both desk work and standing during visitor engagement services.
  • Working in the confines of historic buildings means there are many stairs, low ceilings, non-ADA compliant bathrooms, etc. The first floor of our main building, the Monroe House, is accessible to wheelchairs.
  • Working in a historic building also means adhering to our food and beverage policy to keep the historic spaces and collections safe.

 

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Position Title: 4-H STEM Summer Intern

Organization Name: OSU Extension- Lorain County 4-H

Position reports to: Jacqueline S. Baca

Organization Description: 

Lorain County 4-H provides youth ages 5-19 opportunities to learn life skills through hands-on learning in a safe environment. This is one of the four program areas offered through OSU Extension.  4-H summer STEM programming opportunities include a variety of fun hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math lessons conducted in collaboration with local libraries, youth serving organizations, and community events.

Position Summary:

The Summer 4-H STEM Intern will provide support to the Extension office and assist with the preparation, implementation, and evaluation of 4-H STEM summer programming efforts.  The 4-H STEM Summer Intern will work under the direct guidance and supervision of an Extension Educator.  Responsibilities include working with youth, volunteers, and resource partners to plan, implement, and evaluate summer STEM programming efforts.

Essential Job Functions:

  • 40%     Assist with facilitating summer programs and activities for youth based on the 4-H model and under the direction of an Extension Educator.  Work in a diverse range of community sites in urban and rural areas (e.g. libraries, community sites, churches, and recreation centers) to deliver 4-H STEM lessons.
  • 40%     Identify and order needed supportive materials (e.g. program supplies and materials); and prepare all activity/program materials.
  • 15%     Perform a wide variety of administrative duties, including general record keeping, submitting information for required reports, documenting progress against anticipated outcomes, and creating print media. May assist with data input into the 4-H Online data base; and perform other administrative duties as requested.
  • 5%       Serve as a member of the local Extension 4-H Advisory Board; Participate as an Extension Lorain County team member by participating in All-Staff conferences, professional development opportunities, and the like.

Basic Skills Proffered:

  • Experience- direct experience working with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds and in multiple settings. Previous experience with 4-H and working with youth in urban and rural environments highly preferred.
  • Technologies/Skills- Computer literacy in basic software applications required (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to learn and implement new instructional methods and activities.  Must be able to adapt to occasional changes in program assignments based on program priorities and sponsor needs.
  • Applied knowledge of positive youth development, youth leadership, youth in governance, and service learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to research and teach curriculum and perform basic administrative functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences in both written and verbal formats.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work under a model of continuous program improvement, including program evaluation.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to travel throughout the county; Employee will be reimbursed at the University-approved mileage rate.

Physical Demands (if applicable):

Typical Working Conditions:

 

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Position Title: 4-H General Summer Intern

Organization Name: OSU Extension- Lorain County 4-H

Position reports to: Jacqueline S. Baca

Organization Description:

Lorain County 4-H provides youth ages 5-19 opportunities to learn life skills through hands-on learning in a safe environment. This is one of the four program areas offered through OSU Extension.  4-H summer programming opportunities include: 4-H Animal Schools, 4-H Camps (day and residential), Project Workshops and Clinics, Project Interviews, and Skillathon Contests.

Position Summary:

The Summer 4-H Intern will provide support to the Extension office and assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of general 4-H summer programming efforts.  The 4-H Summer Intern will work under the direct guidance and supervision of an Extension Educator.  Responsibilities include working with 4-H youth, volunteers, and resource partners to develop, plan and implement summer programming efforts.

Essential Job Functions:

  • 40%     Assist with facilitating summer programs and activities for youth based on the 4-H model and under the direction of an Extension Educator; Work in a diverse range of community sites in urban and rural areas to deliver a broad range of positive youth development programs/activities; Assist with the development and implementation of volunteer training to enhance and sustain program outcomes; to assure programs/activities meet needs and expectations.
  • 40%     Identify and order needed supportive materials (e.g. program supplies and materials); and prepare all activity/program materials.
  • 15%     Perform a wide variety of administrative duties, including general record keeping, submitting information for required reports, documenting progress against anticipated outcomes, and creating print media; May assist with data input into the 4-H Online data base; and perform other administrative duties as requested.
  • 5%       Serve as a member of the local Extension 4-H Advisory Board; Participate as an Extension Lorain County team member by participating in All-Staff conferences, professional development opportunities, and the like.

Basic Skills Proffered:

  • Experience- direct experience working with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds and in multiple settings. Previous experience with 4-H and working with youth in urban and rural environments highly preferred.
  • Technologies/Skills- Computer literacy in basic software applications required (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to learn and implement new instructional methods and activities.  Must be able to adapt to occasional changes in program assignments based on program priorities and sponsor needs.
  • Applied knowledge of positive youth development, youth leadership, youth in governance, and service learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to research and teach curriculum and perform basic administrative functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences in both written and verbal formats.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work under a model of continuous program improvement, including program evaluation.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to travel throughout the county; Employee will be reimbursed at the University-approved mileage rate.

Physical Demands (if applicable):

Typical Working Conditions:

 

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Only 1 position will be filled in 2023 Summer Season

Position Title: Marketing Intern

Organization Name: The LCADA Way

Position reports to: Joe Matuscak

Organization Description: 

The LCADA Way is a private, non-profit organization that has been a proven leader in recovery since 1981. We deliver innovative, outcome-driven programs with an individualized approach to addiction and mental health treatment, education, prevention and recovery support services for residents in Lorain, Medina and surrounding counties.

Our unique approach – centered around Leadership, Compassion, Awareness, Dedication & Advocacy – is tailored to be gender and culturally appropriate based on individual customer needs.

We currently provide a full array of services including over 40 different types of alcohol, drug and gambling addiction treatment and prevention services as well as mental health services.

Position Summary:

The Marketing Specialist Intern provides support to the Marketing Department. Assists with the social media platforms, company website updates, and promotional campaigns. In addition to being an excellent communicator, should have excellent multitasking and organizational abilities. .

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with mass mailings, updating and maintaining donor records.
  • Design and present new social media campaign ideas.
  • Monitor all social media platforms for trending news, ideas, and gathering feedback.
  • Assist with the planning and hosting of marketing events.
  • Research and evaluate competitor marketing and digital content.
  • Contribute to the creation of mock-ups for silent auction descriptions, email campaigns, webpage and social media content.
  • Responding to staff for requests of marketing materials.
  • Prepare marketing promotional materials as requested.
  • Assist with and organize and maintain the Marketing and Development office.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Skills Proffered:

  • Familiarity with marketing campaigns and social media platforms.
  • Good understanding of the latest marketing trends and techniques.
  • Excellent proofreading skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, databases, etc.

Physical Demands (if applicable): Able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.

Typical Working Conditions

Professional office environment, exposure to computer screens, sitting for prolonged periods of time, may be required to stand, stoop, push, pull, bend and lift to move light objects, such as records and boxes, manual dexterity required. Have regular attendance and adhere to all agency policies and procedures.

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Position Title: Human Resources Intern

Organization Name: The LCADA Way

Position reports to: Bethany Goers

Organization Description: 

The LCADA Way is a private, non-profit organization that has been a proven leader in recovery since 1981. We deliver innovative, outcome-driven programs with an individualized approach to addiction and mental health treatment, education, prevention and recovery support services for residents in Lorain, Medina and surrounding counties.

Our unique approach – centered around Leadership, Compassion, Awareness, Dedication & Advocacy – is tailored to be gender and culturally appropriate based on individual customer needs.

We currently provide a full array of services including over 40 different types of alcohol, drug and gambling addiction treatment and prevention services as well as mental health services.

Position Summary:

The Human Resources Intern provides support to the Human Resources Department. This position assists with various aspects of the employment life cycle and coordination of staff events.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists with coordination of Human Resource functions including recruitment, onboarding, orientation, and engagement
  • Assists with processing and maintenance of confidential personnel files through HRIS database or other storage systems
  • Assists with maintenance of tracking systems for staff required licenses, certifications, trainings and performance reviews; coordinates with other HR positions to ensure staff compliance
  • Assists with recruitment functions, including reviewing resumes, screening applicants, and scheduling interviews
  • Assists with the performance of personnel and confidential file audits to ensure all required employee documentation is collected and maintained
  • Assists with new employee orientation and onboarding functions
  • Compiles various onboarding and benefit packets
  • Provides assistance to staff-led committees and activities
  • Assists with employee engagement activities and employee events
  • Assists with various research and/or special projects
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Basic Skills Proffered:

  • Familiarity with Human Resources and/or Organizational Leadership concepts
  • Knowledge of basic human resource functions and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, high attention to detail, and ability to prioritize multiple assignments
  • Proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of MS Office Suite and databases
  • Ability to effectively work with diverse populations

Educational Requirements: Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited institution of higher learning in Human Resources, Business, Nonprofit or a related field.

Typical Working Conditions

Professional office environment; exposure to computer screens; work closely with others; sitting for prolonged periods of time; may be required to stand, stoop, push, pull, bend, and lift and move objects up to 35 pounds, such as records and boxes; manual dexterity required. Maintain mental capacity that permits making sound judgments regarding work and have regular attendance. The employee is expected to adhere to all agency policies and procedures.

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Position Title: Summer Intern

Organization Name: Lorain County Metro Parks

Position reports to:

Organization Description:

Position Summary:   

 Essential Job Functions:   

Basic Skills Preferred:

Physical Demands (if applicable):

Typical Working Conditions:

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Position Title: Summer Intern

Organization Name: Lorain County Metro Parks

Position reports to:

Organization Description:

Position Summary:   

 Essential Job Functions:   

Basic Skills Preferred:

Physical Demands (if applicable):

Typical Working Conditions:

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Position Title: Summer Intern

Organization Name: Main Street Willington

Position reports to: Jenny Arntz

Organization Description: 

Non profit that works with the local businesses and village government to coordinate events to bring traffic to town, promote history, and commerce.

Position Summary:

The candidate position will correlate to their field of study.  For example, marketing students will help with promotions, social media, event planning etc. History or architecture students will work on educational events to inform public.  I not only look at the students’ strengths, but also areas that they would like to improve or have exposure to i.e. public speaking, advertising, city planning, etc.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Communicating with business leaders
  • Working in Microsoft suite
  • Utilizing canva/flyer making/social media posts
  • Communication with clients – basic phone/customer service skills.

Basic Skills Proffered:

Networking, oral and written communication. Social Media is a plus. Will work to tailor the plan for program around strengths of selected intern.

Physical Demands (if applicable): Light lifting, walking 2-5 miles per day (weather permitting).

Typical Working Conditions

Mostly indoor, but some walking to businesses outdoors.  Events are also typically outside.

 

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Melendez Video Intern

Supervisor Name: Tony & Laurie Melendez

Contact Information: info@melendezvideo.com

Intern Position Title: Video Intern

Summary:

 

FAVA Leadership Lorain County Intern 

 Job Description 

 The Firelands Association for the Visual Arts is an independent, non-profit art organization in downtown Oberlin, dedicated to enhancing public appreciation of and participation in the visual arts through exhibitions and related educational and community activities. FAVA presents changing exhibitions of high quality artwork in a variety of styles and media. 

 We are seeking a summer intern to assist staff in the development of new programming and provide general administrative support. The student will gain practical experience in community non-profit organizations and art education programs. Intern should have good communication, organization and research skills and be able to work independently.  

Responsibilities 

  • Work closely with Executive Director to promote new programming through social media and other means 
  • Office/clerical duties 
  • Other special projects as assigned  

Hope for the Future

Supervisor Name: Abby Lawson, Farm Supervisor

Contact Information: abby@hopeforfutures.com/440.840.2866

Intern Position Title: Innercity Micro Farm Intern

Organization Description:

Hope for Futures brings together collaborations of local and national partners in order to implement our Hope Farms.  The goal is to provide fresh produce to low-moderate income residents of communities through productive micro-farms and by working alongside organizations and agencies who serve the community.

Position Summary:

Assist in the daily operations and educational programming of 3 micro farms in Lorain and Elyria.

Essential Job Functions:

The intern will assist in the daily maintenance of micro farms located at the Main and South branches of Lorain Public Libraries, and Church of the Open Door in Elyria. Daily maintenance may include pulling weeds, trimming plants, planting seeds, and harvesting and weighing produce as needed. The intern will record harvest information and distribute produce to our partners throughout the week. Tasks will be communicated by the Farm Supervisor.

The Intern will also assist in the planning and implementation of agricultural curriculum for youth and community members, in partnership with the Lorain Public Library System. Weekly and monthly lessons and events will be planned, and the intern will be expected to assist in planning, set-up, and instruction during these events.

By the end of the internship, the intern will have harvested and distributed approximately 5,468 cups of fresh produce to the Lorain and Elyria communities, successfully implemented agricultural and nutritional curriculum in the community, and gained knowledge and experience in the functions and operations of an innercity micro farm.

Basic Skills Preferred:

Driver’s license and transportation, comfortable with public speaking (giving lessons and assisting in community events hosted at farm sites), organizational skills, able to follow instruction and retain information, able to self-start.

Physical Demands (if applicable): Bending and kneeling for several hours in the heat and/or rain, lifting up to 50 lbs, getting hands and clothing dirty, driving personal vehicle between farm sites and distribution points.

Typical Working Conditions:

Mixture of outdoor and indoor work. Daily outdoor work in summer heat, rain, wind, etc. Indoor work will be less frequent and held in air-conditioned spaces (cafes, library meeting rooms, etc.).

Position Title: Summer Intern

Organization Name: Lorain Historical Society

Position reports to: Nikki LeGalley – Interns work closely with the Development Office and the volunteer staff at the Carnegie Center to complete special projects or assignments.

Organization Description: 

Since 1981 the Lorain Historical Society (formerly Black River Historical Society) has been preserving the history of the City of Lorain for future generations.

Our Mission focuses on community engagement and exciting programming for people of all ages.  Our Vision Statement calls us to be a leader in our local community. As we move forward into our 40th anniversary year, we believe we are called to be the historical society for ALL of Lorain and invite Lorainites wherever they live to engage with us as our programming takes advantage of technology through Zoom and other media platforms.

MISSION STATEMENT

Lorain Historical Society engages members of the community and our visitors in our shared and diverse history through preservation, education, collaborations, and exciting programming for all ages, so that we learn from the past, develop civic pride, and transform the future.

VISION STATEMENT

We envision a future for Lorain where the Lorain Historical Society will be a leader in local history preservation, education, and community engagement; where children and adults are inspired by their shared and diverse history; and where people work together to create a vibrant city that is economically strong and a great place to live.

Position Summary:

The primary scope of work is to assist with the marketing and event efforts related to the Annual Golf Outing (July, 2021), Ice Cream Social (August, 2021) and the Annual Meeting (September, 2021). Would prefer student residing in Lorain, or history major.

The intern is responsible for completing the required activities of the Leadership Lorain County Program.

Several areas of responsibility are directly related to this position:

  • Develop social media posts for FB and Instagram for these events
  • Follow up with potential participants, sponsors and volunteers to make sure that all of the details are taken care of as directed by Nikki
  • Participate in the planning meetings related to these events and provide whatever follow up is requested
  • Assist with the development of collateral materials related to these events
  • Volunteer on the day of the Golf Outing and Ice Cream Social and assist in whatever way is necessary “the day of”
  • Assist with clean up and follow up of both the Golf Outing and the Ice Cream Social.
  • Any other duties related to marketing and event planning as directed by Nikki LeGalley
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Position Title: Summer Intern

Organization Name: Main Street Amherst

Position reports to: Teresa Gilles, Executive Director

Organization Description: 

Non profit that works with the local businesses and village government to coordinate events to bring traffic to town, promote history, and commerce.

Position Summary:

The summer intern will be responsible to complete at least one project or event that works with our local businesses and/or non-profit organizations. This will include co-creation, planning, advertising, social media posts, email blasts, and the coordination of the event/project. This will also include daily interaction and promotion of the project via face to face, email, or phone.

Possible project possibilities

► Volunteer or Member Recruitment Events
► Educational Seminars for Business Owners
► Building and Landmark Photography and Showcase
► Marketing and Branding Plans

Basic Skills Proffered:

Positive attitude, effective oral/written communication skills, ability to learn, outgoing personality, organized and timely with deadlines, problem solving, and desire to take initiative and get tasks done!
The project details will be dependent upon skills and interests of the chosen intern. The Supervisor and intern will work together to plan out a project that will provide a valuable learning experience for the intern, and benefit Main Street Amherst.

Physical Demands (if applicable): 

Typical Working Conditions

 

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Community Engagement Intern Position Description
Title: Intern

Classification/Grade:  Volunteer

Department/Program:  Institutional Advancement

Reports To: Community Engagement Specialist

POSITION PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

The Intern position is responsible for supporting the Community Engagement functions at The Nord Center via assisting with development and distribution of publicity materials in print and electronic media.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

1)      Assist in the writing of press releases and collateral material

2)      Aid in the organization /distribution of collateral materials

3)      Participate in the planning and promotion of special events, as well as assisting with the logistics, set-up and hosting of such events

4)      Research and write articles for the agency internal newsletter, The Nord Insider

5)      Help research topics and identify sources for social media feeds

6)      Assist in the refinement of existing social platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)

7)      May assist in researching grants proposals for the agency.

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Maintains bi-monthly supervision with Community Engagement Specialist.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

In order to perform the essential functions of this job, after an orientation period the intern must possess the following:  a general understanding of The Nord Center’s programs, an understanding of the policies and procedures impacting a community engagement volunteer.  In addition, the intern must be able to lift 20 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS

A great deal of time is spent in an office environment.  The employee will have frequent client/community contact either in person or on the phone and will represent Children’s Advocacy Center and/or Lorain County Rape Crisis and The Nord Center in the community.  The employee must have good speaking and language skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills.