Employment Opportunities

COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERN - SUMMER 2016 

 

Keep Akron Beautiful seeks individuals with an interest in gaining work experience within a nonprofit organization.  S/he must be comfortable supporting the staff, which works as a team to “Improve Akron’s quality of life through beautification and responsible environmental management.”

 

The Intern will be expected to commit to a specified and agreed upon tenure and will work primarily with programming at Keep Akron Beautiful’s office, alongside the Communications & Volunteer Project Manager.

 

Goals of Keep Akron Beautiful Internship:

  • Offer training for the benefit of the student.   
  • Provide on-site and meaningful professional experiences for college-level students. 
  • Enable students to gain practical knowledge and familiarity with nonprofit work. 
  • Facilitate understanding of a general office environment and offer insight into work experiences. 
  • Allow Keep Akron Beautiful employees the opportunity to mentor and work with a student who seeks knowledge, professional and practical work skills.   
  • Provide guidance to students seeking work experiences. 

 

Structure:

  • Intern will be assigned to the full time Program Manager who will oversee the intern’s day to day responsibilities.
  • Intern will be given at least one major project to complete and report to the full KAB staff at the conclusion of their tenure.
  • Intern will be expected to participate in KAB staff meetings and are encouraged to contribute thoughts and opinions on subject matter.
  • Intern will be given the opportunity to complete a supervisor evaluation form; likewise, the intern will be evaluated at the conclusion of their tenure by their supervisor.
  • Intern will be expected to complete weekly timesheets.
  • Intern will be required to meet with the CEO to complete an exit interview at the conclusion of their tenure.

 


Interns are expected to meet the following qualifications:


Skills:

  • Working knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Focused and productive on tasks-at-hand
  • Strong verbal and written skills

 

Perspective:

  • Positive and respectful attitude
  • Willing to take direction, but able to work independently
  • Interest in learning as well as contributing to the greater good

 

Reporting Structure:

This position reports to the Communicatons &Volunteer Project Manager and ultimately the President and CEO.

 

Location:

This position is based at Keep Akron Beautiful office - 850 East Market Street, Akron Ohio 44310.

 

Hours:

This is an unpaid internship. Students will work 10-20 hours or more each week within the regular workday, M-F / 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. We offer a flexible schedule for interns and will work with the applicable candidate to ensure timely encounters with professional staff in the office.  

 

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.

 

Contact:

Helen Dauka, Communications & Volunteer Project Manager

Keep Akron Beautiful / 850 East Market Street/ Akron, OH 44305

Phone:  330-375-2116 / hdauka@akronohio.gov

 

If interested, please submit resume by April 22, 2016 to Helen Dauka at hdauka@akronohio.gov. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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