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Internship Purpose:

The general intern will serve as supporting role for the Volunteer Coordinator, Director of Family Programming and Family Care Specialists. The intern will be involved in all aspects of volunteer management and daily activities related to the House.  Additional responsibilities will include but are not limited to managing volunteers, providing tours of the house, speaking engagements, all aspects of front desk duties, family programming, special events, database entry, solicitations and administrative duties.

Qualifications:

Intern candidates for the position should be be enrolled in a college/university and working towards the completion of a degree in the area of Human Services.  Having some volunteer experience with the Ronald McDonald House or with children and families is a plus. Skills required are good communication, organization, planning, time management, decision making, and problem solving. In addition, the intern must conduct oneself in a tactful manner in dealing with families and volunteers.

The intern must be dependable and able to work with minimal supervision.

Essential Functions:

1. Guest Relations

  • Create an atmosphere of hospitality and ensure the well being and comfort of the families
  • Oversee referrals, room assignments, and check-in and checkout procedures
  • Clarify and enforce RMHCA policies and procedures to the guests
  • Communicate pertinent information to the Director of Family Programming regarding guest status in a timely manner
  • Handle communication with the families

2. Administration

  • Work in a positive, nurturing manner with volunteers, community groups, donors, and support staff in the House
  • Complete accurate donor forms for all in-kind donations that come in while on-duty
  • Ensure proper accounting procedures are followed
  • Record guest information on daily occupancy log and computer
  • Answer phones and respond to phone requests
  • Help assist Business Coordinator and Development staff with database
  • Assist in Pop Tab Pandemonium School Contest

3. Volunteers

  • Function as the Pop Tab Coordinator – accepting pop tab donations and managing the Pop Tab Program.
  • Assist with community group desiring to provide support and activities that will benefit the House and families.
  • Assist with the Family Meal Program
  • Communicate with new volunteers
  • Train all new volunteers and set their schedules
  • Assist with volunteer database management
  • Assist with speaking engagements
  • Assist with recruiting, screening, training and retaining volunteers and meal donors
  • Assist in Volunteer Orientation meetings held once a month

Disclaimer:

This is not a list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the position.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, RMHCA reserves the right to revise the position or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush job, or technological developments).

Physical Demands:

  • Sits at desk 50 – 60% of day
  • Near visual acuity essential for reading
  • Talking and hearing essential for communication
  • Able to lift and transport up to 50 pounds
  • Physically able to climb stairs and perform small maintenance tasks as needed

 

To apply send cover letter and resume to contact below.

Stephanie Duncan
Direct: 205.638.7372
Stephanie.Duncan@rmhca.org

Internship Purpose:

The Special Events Intern will serve as supporting role for the Special Events Manager, Development Manager, and Director of Development at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA). The intern will be involved in all aspects of event management and other tasks related to Development. The intern will sit in on committee and board meetings as well as shadow all department heads in order to walk away from their internship experience with a well-rounded view on how nonprofit organizations, RMHCA in particular, are run and managed. To apply for this position, please click here.

Qualifications:

Intern candidates for the position should be enrolled in a college/university and working towards the completion of a degree in the area of Non-Profit Management, Human Services, Hospitality or Communications. Having some volunteer experience with the Ronald McDonald House or with children and families is a plus. Skills required are good oral and written communication, planning, time management, decision making, and problem solving. In addition, the intern must conduct oneself in a tactful manner in dealing with families and volunteers.

  • Be dependable and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Be responsible, flexible, hard‐working, ethical, and committed to the mission of RMHCA
  • Possess a high level of organizational skills and be detail oriented
  • Possess solid oral and written communication skills
  • Be skilled at a variety of computer skills, e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint,  InDesign, Social Media
  • Be able to operate standard office equipment (fax, photocopier, etc.)
  • Be able to juggle multiple tasks
  • Possess an interest in a nonprofit career ‐particularly events and fundraising
  • Consent to a background check and have a current driver’s license and clean driving record

Essential Functions:

  • Complete assigned tasks regarding the planning and execution of signature events including, but not limited to Red Shoe Run, Golf Classic, and Heart of the House Gala
  • Attend committee and event-related meetings
  • Assist with logistics, item procurement, and event research for each of RMHCA’s Signature Events
  • Assist in designing and creating event materials and collateral
  • Work to support the Development Team in the execution of the Development Plan
  • Attend Community Events as necessary
  • Work with the Marketing Team on the execution of event marketing, and volunteer recruitment for events
  • Other duties not mentioned above
  • Work in a positive, nurturing manner with volunteers, community groups, donors, and support staff in the House
  • Help Administrative Assistant and Development staff with any database needs

Disclaimer:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the position.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, management reserved the right to revise the position or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush job, or technological developments).

Physical Demands:

  • Sits at desk 50 – 60% of day
  • Near visual acuity essential for reading
  • Talking and hearing essential for communication
  • Able to lift and transport up to 30 pounds
  • Physically able to climb stairs and perform small maintenance tasks as needed

 

Internship Purpose:

The Marketing Intern will work with the Marketing and Communications Director and marketing team to assist in implementing the marketing plan. The plan includes social media strategy, developing awareness of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA), generating website traffic, coordinating the promotion of community fundraisers and encouraging donations. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organized and motivated individual to develop skills in nonprofit marketing and fundraising. To apply, please click here.

 Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for the position should be currently enrolled in a college/university and working towards the completion of a degree in the area of marketing or public relations. Having some volunteer experience with Ronald McDonald House Charities or with children and families is a plus.

The ideal candidate must also:

  • Be dependable and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Be responsible, flexible, hard‐working, ethical, and committed to the mission of RMHCA
  • Possess a high level of organizational skills and be detail oriented
  • Be skilled at a variety of computer skills, e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign, Social Media
  • Be able to operate standard office equipment (fax, photocopier, etc.)
  • Be able to juggle multiple tasks
  • Possess an interest in a nonprofit career ‐particularly marketing and fundraising
  • Consent to a background check and have a current driver’s license and clean driving record

Essential Functions:

  • Work in a positive, nurturing manner with volunteers, community groups, donors, and support staff
  • Complete accurate donor forms for all in-kind donations that come in while on-duty
  • Ensure proper accounting procedures are followed
  • Answer phones and respond to phone requests
  • Researching and soliciting in-kind donations, especially items for event auctions.
  • Executing community fundraisers to help reach income goals
  • Assisting with blog post, and other social media posting
  • Researching current trends, best practice and emerging technologies in the social media and digital space to help with fundraising goals
  • Tracking and evaluating all marketing efforts
  • Working with the Marketing Committee to implement marketing strategies

Disclaimer:

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, management reserves the right to revise the position or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, or technological developments.)

Physical Demands:

  • Sits at desk up to 60% of the day
  • Near visual acuity essential for reading
  • Talking and hearing essential for communication
  • Able to lift and transport up to 50 pounds
  • Physically able to climb stairs and perform small maintenance tasks as needed

Note: This is an unpaid position.

Schoolyard Roots, a local nonprofit organization, is currently looking for a talented intern to help us with our organization’s social media, marketing, and design for upcoming campaigns and events! This internship will require a student to have strong attention to detail and an interest in how our organization works in Tuscaloosa County. Love of plats is a bonus! The intern will assist Schoolyard Roots staff with:

  • Managing social media
  • Drafting media and marketing items for press opportunities
  • Designing and maintaining some organization graphics
  • Organizing Spring Fundraising Campaign and attending fundraising events
  • Developing marketing ideas for our Alabama School Garden curriculum and Guide to Cooking in the Classroom
  • Drafting donor communications, such as monthly e-newsletters, and volunteer alerts
  • Maintenance of website information

This is an unpaid internship. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, people skills, and a willingness to learn more about our organization and promote it required for this position. To apply, please email your resume to kelly@schoolyardroots.org.

Description
An intern for Family Counseling Service is eager to learn about the communications field while using their skill sets to better the nonprofit. The intern will assist the Executive Director and publicity committee of the board of directors in their communications efforts. Tasks might include content creation, social media monitoring, publicity brainstorming, and more. This is a great opportunity for students to get hands-on experience in a nonprofit setting!

Qualifications
● Junior or Senior in Advertising/PR or similar field
● Motivated, organized, and eager to help
● Graphic design skills are an added bonus
● Website management and editing is an added bonus

Schedule and Compensation
● Average 4 hours per week
● Scheduling will be set, once the intern is selected, based on their class schedule and the needs of the organization
● Internships are unpaid

Contact
● Interested students should email their resume to Board President, Ryn Miller, ryndmiller@gmail.com.

Family Counseling Service is a United Way funded agency. In addition to specialized programs that focus on domestic violence, anger management and co-parenting through divorce, FCS offers counseling services to the community of West Alabama for depression, grief, anxiety and more. Our hope is to break the stigma around mental health and for people to see the benefits counseling can bring through a life crisis or day to day life challenges.

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