Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Intern– Summer 2021
Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, spiritually based organization that provides health and human services programs to America’s most vulnerable. For more information about our organization and the local services and programs we provide, please visit our website at: www.voa.org.
Volunteers of America is located in Old Town Alexandria, VA, within walking distance of the King Street Metro.
We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to work with our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) team to provide highly confidential, high level and key support to our legal department.
As an Intern, you are expected to demonstrate a keen interest in nonprofits, as well as interest in DEI. You will apply analytical skills, grow your business acumen skills, build on your research and project management skills, as well as, make recommendations around Volunteers of America’s DEI action items.
DUTIES • Support activities, organizational impact, and policy functions in connection with Volunteers of America’s DEI strategic objectives • Research and database best practices as well as potential state and national partners and vendors • Request data and conduct interviews as needed with internal and external stakeholders. • Summarize data and draft narratives for use in internal and external materials and case studies • Make recommendations based on findings • Assist in the creation of online content across social channels • Prepare materials for meetings
Prospective intern must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college or university
Interested students should apply through the Volunteers of America career site: https://app.joinhandshake.com
Please note that a cover letter and resume are required for consideration.
Internship Program Overview
Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, spiritually based organization that provides local human service programs and opportunities for individual and community involvement. For more information, please visit our website at www.voa.org.
Volunteers of America’s 12-week internship program was created with the goal of providing the student with applicable and meaningful business opportunities to complement their academic experience with real life work practice. The internship will provide challenging projects to benefit the student’s future career goals, while at the same time growing the organization with the student’s creativity and innovative knowledge contribution. Our aim is to make this a win-win partnership for both student and Volunteers of America.
The selected interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience at the National Office in Old Town Alexandria or remotely during the summer term. Whether their academic focus lies in non-profit management, external relations, finance, communications, event management or program services, Volunteers of America will work to provide the appropriate platform for students to gain and develop skills in their particular field.
In addition, Volunteers of America will arrange the following:
– Stipend ($1,900)
o For transportation and meals to assist with the cost of interning in the DC metro area
o If working remote, for the use of personal equipment (computer, printer, paper, etc.)
– Dedicated Supervisor and Mentor to oversee the experience for the student(s)
o Teresa Alfaro
· Director, Strategic Meetings & Events, firstname.lastname@example.org
o Cristina Blough
· Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships, email@example.com
o Aileen Cunningham
· HR Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
o Michael McGrath
· Director, Office of the President & Strategic Initiatives, email@example.com
o Lizelle Pereira
· Manager, Budget & Financial Analysis, firstname.lastname@example.org
o Laura Sildon
· VP Strategic Partnerships, National Services, email@example.com
– Exposure to multiple departments and senior executives of the organization throughout the internship through bi-weekly meetings or professional development activities
– 360 Feedback Process throughout the internship, with final review at the end of the season
o Intern to provide feedback on work performed and overall experience
o Supervisor to provide feedback on internship
Interested students should apply through the Volunteers of America career site: https://app.joinhandshake.com. Please note that cover letter and resume are required for consideration.