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Company: A Wider Circle
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

InternshipsA Wider Circle Internship Opportunities

Our Mission

A Wider Circle is a grassroots nonprofit organization whose mission is end poverty by fostering, inspiring, and measuring individual and community-level change. A Wider Circle espouses a holistic approach, which includes providing furniture and basic needs items, workforce development, long-term wraparound support, neighborhood partnerships, and restorative health.

Interns

Internships are offered for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Our main requirement for interns is a passion to serve people and a belief that your work can make a difference in the lives of others. A Wider Circle is focused on providing meaningful learning experiences, where interns are trained on the fundamental job responsibilities of serving clients in a nonprofit setting. An orientation toward excellent customer service is necessary for this position.

We foster professional growth by providing training, mentoring, evaluation, and supervision. Interns work between 12-30 hours per week, depending on their course schedule. Internships are unpaid.

Internship Objectives:


  • To get an overview of the operations of a non-profit organization and its different departments and functions in a client-facing role
  • To gain professional work experience that compliments the student's academic studies
  • To learn about the challenges that people living in poverty face in this region

    Interns can choose to work in one or both or the following areas:

    Client Relations: A direct service role in which interns can assist individuals and families as they come to A Wider Circle to select support items, such as furniture, beds, and household items. Conducting confidential intake sessions, guiding clients through our process from beginning to end, documenting testimonials, and conducting confirmation calls for appointments are key parts of this placement.

    Professional Development Center: A Wider Circle's Professional Development Center provides professional clothing and accessories to 2,500 individuals a year. Clients also receive one-on-one and group workforce development support. Interns will directly support the continuous improvement and expansion of these valuable services to the community. This internship will focus on three main skills: Client Relations, Outreach and Development, and Data Analytics.

    To apply for an internship, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@awidercircle.org.

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