We are seeking a highly-motivated person to serve in our Community Resource Center (CRC) as our Health and Basic Needs Intern for the Summer 2017 and for the Fall 2017 semesters.
Our Health and Basic Needs Internship at Horton’s Kids would be a great fit for someone looking to work hands on with members of the community or interested in poverty, social work, child development, education, public health, and/or criminal justice. The Health and Basic Needs Intern will work approximately 12 – 24 hours per week on a flexible schedule. Ideally, the intern should be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 12 – 6pm and available to intern for 6 hours on Mondays or Wednesdays. By the end of the semester, the intern’s accomplishments will include the following:
- Develop creative ways to promote a healthy lifestyle (nutrition and physical activity) in the CRC.
- Create flyers to communicate events and changes of programs to members of the community.
- Assist with recording and tracking neighborhood outreach efforts (e.g. number of families accessing food pantry, food pantry inventory, diaper bank inventory, weekend bag tracking, etc.)
- Assist with the distribution of basic needs items (dental, bathing suits) to children and families.
- Assist with planning, organizing, and executing of events and activities in the CRC.
- Collect donations given at the CRC, estimate value and prepare tax document for development team.
- Assist the Community Resource Center team with other tasks as needed both in the office and the community.
- Assist with maintaining community center structure and protocols during after-school hours.
- Interact with participants and ensure they are engaged in appropriate activities.
- Assist with managing relationships with partner organizations (Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Recipe for Success, Capital Area Food Bank).
- Proficient in Excel, Word, and Outlook
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Out-going, personable, and enthusiastic.
- Flexible to schedule changes and last minute assignments.
- Highly organized and dependable.
- Willing to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
- Reliable transportation is a plus to go to and from the Community Resource Center (separate location than the main office).
- Experience in an inner-city setting is a plus and a passion for serving children and youth from under-resourced communities.
This is an unpaid internship, but all interns whose internships are not funded by school or other grants receive a monthly $100 transportation stipend to defray commuting costs.
Horton’s Kids staff works in a metro-accessible office located on Capitol Hill as well as Community Resource Center in Anacostia. Interns may be asked to work some evening hours, do some lifting, or assist at Horton’s Kids academic programs.
Applicants will be asked to undergo standard screening requirements including an FBI background check, Child Protection Register check, and TB test. Must be 18 or older to apply. Horton’s Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
If interested, please email your cover letter and resume in an email with the subject “2018 Health and Basic Needs Intern Spring/Summer” indicating which semester you are applying for to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email and the cover letter should be addressed to Ms. Sarah Cannington. No phone calls or drop-ins, please. The listing will be removed when the position has been filled.