Communications Intern

Accountable To:  Communications Manager

Description: The communications intern will work with the communications manager and development staff to create publications, maintain brand presence in the community and ensure proper communications among donors, volunteers and partner families.

Expected Commitment:

  • A minimum of one semester
  • Flexible schedule
  • A minimum of 15 hours in the office

 Responsibilities:

  • Maintain up-to-date website content, including photos, videos and copy
  • Generate content for all social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube
  • Create short video stories showcasing partner families and Core Crew volunteers
  • Create short how-to videos for volunteers on the build site
  • Shoot and edit photos from the build site
  • Generate press releases and media alerts as needed
  • Create flyers and newsletters with build progress
  • Assist with the creation of newsletter articles for the annual report, semi-annual newsletter and monthly email newsletter
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a degree within communications: public relations, advertising, journalism, communication studies
  • Experience writing press releases, human interest stories, website content
  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop
  • Experience in multi-media journalism/communications: video, photo and audio storytelling

Volunteer Data Manager Intern

Accountable To:  Volunteer Workforce Manager

 Description: The Volunteer Data Manager Intern will maintain the volunteer database with up-to-date information on volunteers.

 Expected Commitment:

  • A minimum of one semester
  • Flexible schedule

 Responsibilities:

  • Keep the volunteer database updated with current information on individual and group volunteers.
  • Ensure volunteers have signed have completed all forms and liability waivers required before their volunteer event date.
  • Ensure that volunteer sites are stocked with the required data management forms.
  • Record volunteers attendance and hours in the volunteer database
  • Compile pertinent information into a weekly Volunteer Relations Report for the Volunteer Workforce Manager
  • Other duties as assigned

 Qualifications:

  • Understand the Habitat for Humanity philosophy and desire to promote it
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Detail oriented

Volunteer Relations Intern

Accountable To:  Volunteer Workforce Manager

 Description: Volunteer Relations Intern serves as a liaison between the Site Leader and the volunteers.

 Expected Commitment:

  • A minimum of one semester.
  • Attendance at build days (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays).

 Responsibilities:

  • Welcome volunteers on site, share information about the HFH ministry, coordinate devotion.
  • Be present on site to support volunteers, ensure that their personal needs are met and that the tasks at hand are explained clearly.
  • Provide explanation for the liability waiver and ensure that all volunteers sign one.
  • Assist Retention Manager Intern with sending acknowledgements to volunteers shortly after their service.
  • Assist Volunteer Data Manager Intern with processing Liability Waivers, Site Sign-in Sheets and volunteer information
  • Ensure that water, snacks and coffee are stocked on site.
  • Provide feedback and reports to the Volunteer Workforce Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Understand the Habitat for Humanity philosophy and desire to promote it.
  • Know the many different reasons people volunteer and the reasons HFH chooses to build houses with volunteers.
  • Understand the difference between “doing for” and “doing with.”
  • Understand the difference between “enabling” and “empowering.”
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Comfortable speaking to groups and expressing the mission of Habitat for Humanity.

Family Service Intern

Accountable To:  Volunteer Workforce Manager

 Description: The Family Services Intern will work with Partner Families during their sweat equity process.

 Expected Commitment:

  • A minimum of one semester
  • Some evening and Saturdays for Homeowners Classes

 Responsibilities:

  • Keep the Partner Family database updated with current information on individual Partner Families and the number of sweat equity hours they have completed.
  • Attend meeting with Volunteer Workforce Manager and each Partner Family once a month to discuss sweat equity deadlines and goals.
  • Assist Volunteer Workforce Manager with scheduling Partner Family Homeowner’s Classes.
  • Compile pertinent information into a weekly Partner Family Report for the Volunteer Workforce Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications:

  • Understand the Habitat for Humanity philosophy and desire to promote it
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Detail oriented

Event Management Intern

Accountable To:  Director of Development

Description: The event management intern will work with the director of development and development staff to execute Habitat fundraising events. This includes soliciting auction items, ticket and table sponsorship sales, mailings, phone calls, event promotion, set up, clean up, and other duties necessary.

Major Events Include:

  • HabiTea – Annual fall fundraiser benefiting the Habitat Women Build
  • Hard Hats and High Heels – Annual spring fundraiser benefiting the Habitat Millennial Build

Expected Commitment:

  • A minimum of one semester/event season
  • Flexible schedule
  • A minimum of 15 hours in the office

 Responsibilities:

  • Soliciting silent and live auction items
  • Picking up auction items and keeping them organized
  • Recruit event sponsors
  • Ticket and table sponsorship sales
  • Assist development team in event mailings
  • Help promote the event on different media outlets like social media, radio, and TV
  • Organize seating arrangements
  • Research and hire event entertainment/program
  • Assist in the creation of event collateral such as programs, signage, flyers, hand-outs, etc.
  • Participate in decor and food decisions

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing  a degree in any of the following: event planning, communications, hospitality, public relations, marketing, or an other related field.
  • Preferred experience with event planning like homecoming, greek life fundraisers, Dance Marathon, student government, etc.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Comfortable speaking on the phone and in person