INTERN PROGRAM

All site information is updated as organizations are confirmed for the 2021 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.

Please Note the Application Deadline has been suspended at this time. LLC will accept Intern Applications until further notices. If you have any questions please contact Jennifer at marketing@leadershiploraincounty.com or by calling 440-281-8557.

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

Please Note the Application Deadline has been suspended at this time. LLC will accept Intern Applications until further notices. 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 for 2021 up until December 1st, 2020. 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.

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).

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 will be updated as needed.

2019 Common Ground Marketing Intern

Common Ground in Oberlin, Ohio is looking for a Marketing Intern to join our team. The ideal applicant will possess strong knowledge of all things marketing, including copy writing, design, photography and more. Those looking to gain valuable marketing experience with an established organization are encouraged to apply.

Basic Job Responsibilities

  • Work with the marketing and development manager to create and implement campaigns
  • Create engaging blog and social media content
  • Create flyers and other marketing materials as needed
  • Take photos at events and programs
  • Assist in the general distribution of press releases and media alerts
  • Provide support to our team at events
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Strong writing, proofreading, and research skills
  • In-depth working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design. Canva experience
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of team
  • Proficient in using MS Office Suite
  • Must have own reliable transportation
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the USA

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.

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:

• 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.

 

Visit El Centro Website Here

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  

Location: 600 Kendal Drive, Oberlin, OH  44074
Phone: 440.775-0094
Website: www.kao.kendal.org

 Job Title:   Community Outreach Intern
Reports to:  Laurie Dupee, Director of Community Outreach (Kendal at Oberlin)

Overview:  Kendal at Oberlin is a continuing care retirement community serving 330+ residents who have moved to Oberlin from more than 35 different States. As a nonprofit and mission-driven corporation, Kendal is committed to serving beyond its Oberlin retirement campus to bring benefit to the larger community of Oberlin and Lorain County. Kendal has been committed to new initiatives to the benefit the larger community and does this through Kendal Northern Ohio, a separate 501c3 under the direction of Kendal at Oberlin. An example of initiatives implanted include Kendal at Home, developed in 2005 and now serving more than 300 individuals in the larger community.  Another partnership is with Ohio Living offering expanded services including Home Health and Hospice throughout Ohio.   Kendal’s approach to expanded services is to work in partnership or with existing association memberships to explore new initiatives that bring community benefit aligned with Kendal’s Mission and Vision.

Internship Opportunity: 
During the summer of 2019, Kendal would like to offer a 10-week internship to a college student to assist in one or more developing community-oriented initiatives that will entail working in partnership with other community leaders and organizations.  The intern would be responsible to assist Kendal’s  Director of Outreach (with exposure to other community leaders) to carry out responsibilities that will help the initiatives move forward in implementation.
The Outreach Initiatives are described as follows:
Community Land Trust: Since the summer of 2017 about 15 community leaders have been meeting monthly with the goal of establishing a Community Land Trust, a nonprofit community based organization in Lorain County committed to the permanent stewardship of land and permanent affordability of housing  on land owned by the Community Land Trust (CLT). As a start-up organization there are many areas an intern could assist, and an exciting learning opportunity.
Expanding Transportation Options for Seniors: Although Kendal at Oberlin offers extensive transportation to its campus residents in Kendal-owned vehicles, it is also involved in two grassroot efforts to improve transportation options for Lorain County citizens, especially older adults or individuals with disabilities.  Kendal has submitted a letter of intent for a grant that will be written and submitted in 2019. This provides another wonderful learning opportunity for an intern.  Kendal residents and staff have been active supporters in MOVE Lorain County who is working toward a Coordinated Transportation Plan. MOVE (Mobility and Opportunity for a Vibrant Economy) is a grassroots organization striving toward a program that supports and enhances current public transportation options for all of Lorain County. Kendal’s interest is particularly seeing improvements for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Lorain County Coalition for Quality Aging- strives to enhance resources to optimize the quality of life for older adults in Lorain County. One of the first concerns is adequate and accessible food supply. Kendal is part of the planning that is working toward new solutions to provide expanded food distribution to seniors using a network of voluntary partnerships involving both individuals and organizations. The first project is set to start in the fall of 2018 and during 2019 is expected to expand its geography and varied ways of meeting these unmet needs as identified through data collection.

The type of assignments consistent with this internship opportunity: 
– General administrative tasks required by project developments
– Assisting with communication materials tied to updating project progress
– Doing general research or data collection to advance these outreach projects
– Attending scheduled meetings with partners and assisting where needed (i.e. note taking)
– Attending events that tie to the community outreach initiatives and any associated preparation and follow-up

Qualifications for Internship: 
– Enrolled in an accredited college or university
– Enjoys general office work
– Ability to work independently when needed on when given assignments
– Communicates effectively (orally and writing skills)
– Competent computer skills using common software applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
– Presents professional appearance on the job in dress and manners
– Able to work usual workday hours (no weekends)

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: Leadership Lorain County Intern

Location: Leadership Lorain County
Phone: 440-281-8557
Website: www.leadershiploraincounty.com
Supervisor: Jennifer Gercak
Email: jennifer@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, and 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

Position: LLC “Geek Squad” Lead/Member

Location: Main location will be the LLC office, but some travel to meet with “Geek Squad” sites may be needed
Phone: 440-281-8557
Website: www.leadershiploraincounty.com
Supervisor: Jennifer Gercak
Email: jennifer@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.

Multiple Opportunities Available:
1 Student will be selected as the Lead “Geek Squad” Intern and will work exclusively with Leadership and in overseeing any additional students selected to participate in this opportunity.

Lead “Geek Squad” – 20-25 hrs/wk

Additional participants – 10-15 hrs./wk (can be combined with another intern position – restrictions apply)

Lorain Port Authority Intern Position

Supervisor Name: Tiffany McClelland

Contact Information: tmcclelland@lorainportauthority.com / 440-204-2269

Intern Position Title: Development Intern

Summary:

The Lorain Port Authority is interested in hosting a summer intern. We are requesting an individual interested in working in a development position. The intern would be working in conjunction with the Lorain Port Authority and its partners. The intern will be required to work mostly office hours, as well as weekends and evenings at events in order to gather data for analysis and targeted marketing. Intern responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Develop marketing materials for office
  • Information survey collection during events and report preparation
  • Analyze data collection
  • Make recommendations on appropriate marketing techniques and audiences based upon statistics
  • Identify missing data sectors, make recommendations on how best to collect data and implement approved recommendations
  • Further develop the online presence of the Port through website and social media management as well as additional means
  • Assist with event management
  • Promotion of Port events and all events taking place at Port facilities
  • Community outreach and correspondence through calls and face-to-face interactions
  • Assist in daily operations of the office

The ideal intern will be an independent, well-spoken and trustworthy individual as tasks will be left to the discretion of the intern and others will involve sensitive materials. This position has the potential to be moderately flexible and highly beneficial for an individual willing to dedicate themselves to the tasks. Creativity and the ability to take initiatives to further the missions of the Port will be highly sought after.

Individuals interested in the following areas of study would be best fits for this position: urban studies, planning, government, economic development, GIS, marketing, content development, data collection and analysis, web development.

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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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. Fragrance free environment: no fragrance in body lotions, perfumes, hair or laundry products.

Typical Working Conditions

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

 

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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.

Administrative, Marketing and Promotions Assistant 

The OBP Administrative, Marketing and Promotions  Assistant is responsible for general administrative duties, and promotions, marketing, and outreach support in support  ofthe Executive Director  and the mission of the Oberlin Business Partnership.

•    General Administrative  duties include, but are not limited to:

  • General office support  which may include task oriented  projects that help keep the office running smoothly.
  • Attending OBP Board meetings when requested.
  • Promotions, marketing and outreach support includes, but is not limited  to:
    • Communications
    • OBP newsletter  writing.
    • Updating OBP Facebook Page and other social media.
    • Updating OBP website information including calendar of events and business listings.
    • Special Events

•    Participation in special events planning.

•    Management of special events activities as assigned.

•    Attendance at, and coordination of, special events as needed.

•    Help with documenting and communicating the outcomes of special events.

o     OBP Program Support includes supporting the Executive Director  with planning

and execution of OBP programs including the following:

•    Good Morning Oberlin

•    Shop Local program

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.

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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Position Title: Tour and Research Intern

Organization Name: Oberlin Heritage Center

Position reports to: Amanda Manahan

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.I.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:

  • 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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Marketing and Development Intern

Position Overview:
The Marketing and Development intern will assist United Way of Greater Lorain County staff in all aspects of marketing, communication, special events, resource development, community collaborative support, and other projects as needed. The intern will report to the Marketing and Development Director and also work directly with other Marketing and Development team members.

Job Description:
– Assist in the planning and implementation of special events (including the Campaign Kickoff event and the Spellebrate Lorain County: A Night At The Bee fundraiser)
–  Write copy for newsletters, press releases and website
– Create content for print and radio ads as well as social media and various marketing materials
–  Support Resource Development staff in execution of fundraising campaign
–  Prepare and review analysis for accounts
–  Contact assigned accounts by phone and in-person
–  Ensure campaign materials are delivered when requested
–  Act as liaison with Community Impact staff to help craft messaging on impact outcomes
–  Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications:
– Superior time and project management skills
–  Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
–  Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
–  Advanced computer skills (including Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite)
–  Individual creativity and ability to work as part of a team
–  Self-starter and strong work ethic
–  Initiative to problem solve
–  Adherence to confidentiality
–  Knowledge of AP writing style a plus

Time Commitment:
20 hours per week during normal business hours (M-F, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), flexible around schedule
United Way of Greater Lorain County Values:
Positive Attitude, Accountability, Strong Work Ethic, Innovation, Team Mentality

Contact:
Ryan Aroney
Marketing and Development Director
ryan.aroney@uwloraincounty.org
440-277-6530, ext. 226

Position Title: Summer Intern

Organization Name: Neighborhood Alliance

Position reports to: Alicia Foss

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.

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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Community Foundation of Lorain County Intern Position

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

Supervisor Name: Cindy Andrews

Contact Information: candrews@peoplewhocare.org /440-984-7390

Intern Position Title: Communications

Summary:

The Community Foundation of Lorain County is interested in hosting a summer intern. We are requesting an individual interested in working in communications by gaining hands-on experience in social outreach and content creation. More specifically, we’re looking for a smart, creative, energetic, and outgoing individual willing to dedicate 20 hours per week throughout the summer.

Job Description:

·         Effectively record and produce information on impact of grants that have been provided by the Community Foundation (primarily through written media).

·         Capturing photos while including documentation of any persons in the pictures.

·         Monitor and generate content to Community Foundation’s social media channels.

·         Assist staff in executing strategic donor communication

·         Help facilitate opportunities for donors to attend Community Foundation events and/or programs

·         Assist with marketing materials for events

·         Assist with event management

·         Become familiar and comfortable with the Community Foundation and its concept, vision and mission

·         Assist in daily operations of the office

Job Qualifications:

·         Degree focus in public relations, communication or business marketing.

·         Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

·         Well-organized, independent worker.

·         Understanding/knowledge of basic public relations principles.

·         Willingness to work hard and build a great portfolio.

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office software; Some graphic design, basic photography.

·         Understanding and experience with social media, outside of personal use.

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

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.