Mitzvah Circle Foundation has college and graduate level interns every semester — fall, spring, and summer — who are studying in the fields of Social Work/Human Services, Non-profit Administration and Facilities Management.
All internships are unpaid, but we will work with students toward academic credit.
Schedule: Various hours Monday–Friday, some Sundays, and possibly occasional evenings.
Internships at Mitzvah Circle Foundation
Social Work/Human Services Interns: Individuals will assist with case management, advocacy, and empowering the people we serve. This is an excellent opportunity for students seeking real-world experience in a grass-roots, non-profit organization. Interns will be trained in a variety of skills to support people who are experiencing homelessness, poverty, and hunger. Duties will include intake, data collection, ongoing support, and assisting people during times of personal challenge in their lives. Interns will speak by phone with individuals, families, and other social service organizations under the guidance of the Executive Director and Director of Community Engagement.
Required Skills: Must be able to communicate effectively with a range of constituents across the demographic, educational, and socio-economic spectrum. Must process confidential information discreetly. Should possess solid general office skills and professional attitude. Prior experience with needs assessment a plus.
Non-Profit Administration Interns: Individuals will assist with outreach, program administration, volunteer coordination, operations, special projects, and events, as well as general administration (fundraising, mailings, etc.). This is an excellent opportunity for students seeking real-world experience in all aspects of grass-roots, non-profit organization. Interns will work directly with staff, volunteers, and other social service organizations under the guidance of the Executive Director and Director of Community Engagement.
Required Skills: Must possess strong organizational, communication, and computer skills. Must be able to evaluate and prioritize multiple projects, maintaining quality across several concurrent initiatives. Should possess general office skills, and professional attitude.
Facilities Management Interns: Individuals will assists in the coordination of incoming and outgoing materials in a warehouse that facilitated the movement of approximately 2 million items to over 39,000 recipients in 2015. Responsibilities include logging and organizing warehouse contents, assessment of current inventory levels to determine ability to meet future needs, engaging positively with volunteers, identifying and implementing opportunities for process improvements and tracking systems and keeping warehouse clean and neat for volunteers.
Required Skills: Must have strong interpersonal, communication, and organization skills. They must possess the ability to prioritize and execute complex tasks in a fast paced environment, to lift 30-50 pounds many times daily, and to work with volunteers of various ages and abilities.
All of our interns have the desire to share the vision of the Mitzvah Circle Foundation with the community. Read our mission statement to learn more, or see our work in action on Facebook. To apply, submit a current resume to Jamie Dorfman at firstname.lastname@example.org.