Office of Undergraduate Research

Humanities and Social Sciences: Internships by Deadlines


Title: Office Manager Intern
Sponsor: The Matthews House
Deadline: Continuous
Abstract:  Assists the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator with general office duties, including, but not limited to answering phones, scheduling, filing, data entry, and managing office supplies. Qualifications: Desire to work with youth and volunteers towards a common goal; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Must possess basic computer skills (word, excel, email, ect.), organizational skills, and be detail oriented; Must be a self-motivated individual who demonstrates a positive attitude, is hard working, and teachable; Must demonstrate creativity, initiative, and the ability to work both independently and as a team player; Criminal background check at the state and national level required; Must be a minimum of 18 years old, 21 or older preferred; Must be available 20-25 hours per week; Must follow a modest casual dress code policy.  Duties and Responsibilities beyond those mentioned above: respond to emails, and greet walk-in visitors and clients; Manage scheduling for events and meetings; Manage, organize, and coordinate office supplies; Communicate on a regular basis all progress, problems, concerns, or suggestions to the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator; Approach all tasks, responsibilities, projects, as well as participants, and volunteers with enthusiasm and a positive attitude; Supervise volunteers for projects assigned by the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator; Follow all Matthews House policies and procedures as appropriate to assignment; Complete other work related duties as assigned.
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Title: Summer Jobs
Sponsor: Grassroots Campaigns
Deadline: Continuous
Abstract: We're hiring students to work full-time this summer.  We’re launching neighborhood outreach and street operations this summer in 20 different cities across the country and we’re going to talk one-on-one with 1.6 million people. We’ll educate every one of these people on the issues and offer each of them the opportunity to help out by contributing to a cause they care about. We work to educate the community, raise funds and recruit new members for our partners. Positions available in Berkeley, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Pasadena, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C.
Field Manager Through the course of the summer you will: Activate communities by managing and leading out teams of canvassers to specific neighborhoods in an effort to involve new people; Maximize your impact by motivating and training tons of new people who start to work in your office; Build up support for the campaign by also personally raising thousands of dollars and identifying new members. As part of the leadership team, field managers learn valuable campaign and training skills, in addition to making sure the office hits its campaign goals. Field Managers work five days a week. Pay $350-$550/week, depending on location.
Canvass Staff Through the course of the summer you can: Provide progressive organizations with necessary resources by personally raising thousands of dollars; Build sustainable organizations by identifying hundreds of new grassroots donors and volunteers; Educate the public on critical issues facing our country by traveling to various communities to talk to every day citizens. Canvassers work five days a week, and take part in daily workshops and briefings in addition to the field work. Pay: $300-$500/week, depending on location.
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Title: Student Internships 
Sponsor: Independent Institute
Deadline: Continuous
Abstract:  Development Internships--interns work on a variety of projects that take a closer look at donor relations, fundraising, and social networking to examine how the role of development is crucial to the work of any public-policy institute. Prospective interns should be outgoing, show strong persuasive writing, and oral communication skills and be able to work as part of a creative team while being committed to achieving results.  Marketing Internships--interns would have an opportunity to learn more about how a public-policy think tank strategically expresses its mission and message through the use of sales, customer service, and media coordination. Interested applicants must show a commitment to detail, possess a strong work ethic, and be ready to work as part of team. Publicity Internships--interns will work on a variety of projects that take an in-depth look at how a public-policy institute helps to shape and make policy recommendations through outreach to print and broadcast news media. Applicants must be outgoing, organized, and enthusiastic about working with members of the press. Publishing and Information Technology Internships--interns work on a variety of print and online projects, including books, policy reports, newsletters, advertisements, websites, and blogs. Prospective interns should have a strong grasp of detail, good editorial skills, and some familiarity with the Internet and/or electronic publishing software including Microsoft Word and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, or DreamWeaver).
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