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  • Business, Human Resources, Marketing, Health
  • Summer
  • Elk Grove Village, IL
  • 2014

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About Prevent Child Abuse America: 

We would like to present the Prevent Child Abuse America Summer Internship Program, designed to both provide college students with real-world non-profit experience and further advance Prevent Child Abuse America’s mission to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children. Students are invited to apply for one of the unpaid Summer 2014 internships to assist with a wide assortment of projects across our departments.

•Typical internships last May/June to August/September when students often return to school. We can be flexible on start and end dates to accommodate varying school schedules.
•We can also be flexible with weekly schedules to accommodate other commitments, such as part-time jobs. For example, interns may work two or three days/week.
•In some cases, we are able to extend internships into the fall if students have graduated and not yet found employment, their school starts later than others or if students wish to continue internships while in school.
•This program is open to students studying or living in the Chicago area when home on break or to students open to working remotely for one of Prevent Child Abuse America’s staff members located around the country.
•Applicants will have the ability to prioritize their interests against our needs listed on the application. We will do our best to match your interests with our needs but may also ask for some flexibility as well.
•Previous experience not required.

Requirements/Necessary Skills for Recruitment: 

The below represents a sampling of the projects on which we could use support this summer. Others may emerge as we go.

Please upload a cover letter indicating: 1. Whether you'll be in Chicago this summer or working remotely and 2. Which of the below areas of business are of interest to you. Please rank in order of interest if applicable, with “1” being the highest, and so forth.

____ Office of the President: Work with the Board and President to organize an electronic platform for Board minutes and materials for the past 10 years; organize Board of Directors orientation materials; assist in organizing historical/archival information for a 50-year history of the organization; assist in preparation for the National Office accreditation; online research for “talking points” on various issues identified by the President

____ Administration: Human resources support; special project and general office support; database support; website design and support; electronic communications, data and document storage improvements

____ Bullying Prevention: Assist with integration of bullying prevention strategies into overall child abuse prevention agenda – potential projects include producing materials for a tool kit for Prevent Child Abuse America networks; analyzing current state legislation and policy to provide networks with advocacy guidelines; researching funding opportunities and preparing proposals; in cooperation with research staff, reviewing current literature on evidence-based prevention strategies

____ Chapter Services: Chapter surveys (Chapter Health Survey, Chapter Snapshot); coordinate and manage chapter network technical assistance/support calls; maintain and manage document e-library and/or listserv; assist with chapter licensing update; research and follow-up on funding opportunities; creation of user-friendly chartering documentation; update presentation on chapter statistics; research and develop non-profit governance chapter supports; support move to Microsoft 365

____ Communications: Social media writing, monitoring; press release writing; media relations support; assorted writing projects/product development; website enhancement; app development and content cultivation

____ Marketing: Special event support (with main emphasis on September fundraising dinner); brand consistency monitoring; message development and testing assistance; chapter survey data collection and report; corporate partner prospect and other forms of fundraising research; Pinwheels for Prevention campaign support

____ Research: Organize and catalog data on prevention programs, including program site characteristics, community impacts, outcome measurement strategies and evaluation findings; identify potential funding opportunities for performance monitoring and evaluation (Note: most projects will use Excel, Google Spreadsheets and/or SPSS.)

Hours Required: 
12-15 Hours Per Week