JOINT COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S SERVICES, ALEXANDRIA, VA
Internships at Joint Council
Who We Are
The Joint Council team is a small, collaborative group of professionals who work together closely while maintaining individual responsibility for designated projects. Joint Council’s office consists of six full and part-time staff and two to three interns working in the heart of Old Town Alexandria right outside of Washington D.C. It is a fun, vibrant office, with a youthful atmosphere while still providing a professional workplace experience.
This is a great opportunity for college or graduate students to gain hands on experience in the field of children’s welfare. In the past, our interns have been young professionals and students interested in such areas as: social work, international relations, law, government relations, and even exchange students. We have a wide range of opportunities. Please see Information below for specific internship opportunities.
Interns receive the opportunity to learn about a variety of issues that impact child advocacy, orphan care and adoption issues. Ideal applicants would have an interest in international child welfare issues and advocacy. Candidates should be detail-oriented, self-starters, and organized professionals or students who will provide general support in communications, research, and projects. This position also requires strong communication skills, initiatives, and multitasking. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is vital. Knowledge of website development/maintenance is a plus. If you have any other skills/talents that may be helpful, make sure to include it in your resume.
2013 Community Outreach Intern: For an individual interested in assisting in implementing and participating in Joint Council’s fundraising and outreach events.
Duties could include such tasks as:
- Responsible for assisting in implementing and participating in organization’s fundraising events, including online and in-person events, during internship.
- Responsible for assisting in implementing and participating in the organization’s 38th Annual Child Welfare Symposium to occur in April 2014. (Travel details and onsite experience tbd).
- Assist with planning of special events, including meeting with event committees, developing community resources, generating new ideas and attending event meetings. Work with development staff to increase quality of events.
- Assist with special event mailings, publication design, logistical tasks for events, phone calls related to donations, and other tasks as determined necessary by development and event staff.
- For the Symposium: Assist with tracking all workshop presenter materials (bios, class descriptions, AV needs, VIP badges/registration) and contacting them about their workshop times and locations; Collect presenter materials and prepare for workshops; Prepare Room Host materials for every workshop; Assist in meeting presenters the day of conference and directing them to their assigned workshop location.
- Outreach, marketing and material development for all events. Additionally, intern will have the opportunity to work on projects involving marketing design, strategic planning, and social media strategy during the Symposium, allowing for valuable experience in the field of communications.
- Other duties, as assigned
Please note: As Joint Council is a small work environment, all interns and staff help with everyday duties such as answering phones, taking messages, responding to email requests, database management, formatting mail merges, handling UPS/FedEx pickups, and photocopying.
How to Apply
Submit a one-page resume, cover letter, and writing sample via e-mail to: Rebecca Harris at Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure you include your contact information and the days of the week you are available to work (not binding, but your best guess). Let us know if you are particularly interested in an aforementioned project, or if you have your own ideas of how you can help advocate for children and what you want to gain from your experience at Joint Council. Please put “Joint Council Internship” in the subject line.
A Couple Notes
- Joint Council Internships consist of a minimum of 25 hours per week a six month commitment. However, we prefer year-long internships.
- Internships are unpaid positions but can meet credit criteria for undergraduate or graduate practicum with approval from the respective college or university.
- Applying early is strongly encouraged as candidates are selected on a first come first serve basis.
Positions available at our Partner Organizations
Pearl S. Buck International, Program Director Position:
|Pearl S. Buck International is seeking a Licensed Social Worker with a Master’s level Social Work degree to work with their Welcome House Adoption Program. The Program Director is an integral member of PSBI primarily responsible for coordination of program licensure activities, assigned adoption programs from technical review and assessment of all program participant information and child referrals, through travel, post placement, and finalization requirements. The Program Director also supervises staff and interns, coordinates independent service providers’ tasks while managing program budget, work plans, contractual agreements, and conducts prospective adoptive parent information recruitment sessions. Contact email@example.com for more information.|
If you are interested in applying for a position listed below, please contact the organization directly. If you would like to post a position, just sent your request and information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.