KAB Seeking Summer Interns

Are you looking for an internship? Do you want to make a difference this summer? Are you ready to “Improve Akron’s quality of life through beautification and responsible environmental management”? If the answer is yes, then Keep Akron Beautiful has the perfect opportunity for you!

KAB is looking for detail-oriented and organized students who are focused and productive. If you have strong verbal and written skills, a positive and respectful attitude and a willingness to learn, then you might be the right fit!

As an Intern for KAB, you will work directly with the Communications and Volunteer Project Manager, Helen Dauka, to hone your skills in public relations, event planning, marketing, social media, blogging and much more! You will be gain experience working with a nonprofit team who is ready to help mentor and guide you as you develop professional and practical work skills. Students may receive college credit for their work; however, it is the student’s responsibility to petition for the credit through their university or college program.

Current KAB intern, Willa Neale, stated that, my time at Keep Akron Beautiful has helped me to really develop as a professional. Working in the office has given me the tools to grow in my field, and I am much more confident in my abilities because of all of the support that I receive here. No two days are the same here, and I am grateful for a new experience each day!”

Jamie Vanaman, who is also currently interning, expressed that, “I was so surprised by the amount of responsibility Helen placed on me at first, but she helped me learn a lot so quickly and I feel more prepared to be applying for other internships!”

Some interns enjoy their experience so much that they continue to volunteer at events, or even extend their internship. Former KAB Intern, Shelby Baker spent two semesters with Keep Akron Beautiful, and keeps in contact with the staff. When asked how this internship has effected her professionally, she said, “it prepared me for the real world. I got the chance to help manage events, design advertising and marketing for fundraisers, and got to meet tons of people in the field.” Shelby also shared that her favorite thing about working at Keep Akron Beautiful was, “working with the awesome staff and getting out into the city and being able to get my hands dirty to help keep Akron beautiful.”
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An internship with Keep Akron Beautiful has a lot to offer, so if you are interested, please submit your resume by April 22, 2016 to Helen Dauka at hdauka@akronohio.gov. We look forward to hearing from you! Please visit KAB Employment Opportunities for a full description of the position.

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