Family Promise Internship
We're looking for highly motivated and awesome people to commit to 10 hours per week. Interns will be responsible for assisting Family Promise staff to create a safe, non-judgemental environment for transitioning families. If you have a servant heart, love getting tasks accomplished, and enjoy taking ownership of projects, then this is the position for you! WHY?
Because you get...
- Marketable job skills
- Resume building
- A chance to invest in your community and do something meaningful
Volunteers and interns will get to shadow staff who provide coaching to guests. This provides an opportunity for interns to learn about, observe, and practice:
- Intake interviews
- Effective case management
- Action plan development
Volunteers play a central role in the running of the shelter. Additionally, there is a variety of tasks for volunteers to do. Interns receive training in order to help staff by:
- Recruiting volunteers, via phone, social media, word of mouth ...etc
- Organizing the volunteer schedule and calendar
- Training in-coming volunteers
- Working to develop strong relationship between Open Doors and volunteers
- Assist in leading group volunteer projects
Open Doors is a place where families are welcome to come relax and recharge in order to get back on track. We provide services including food, showers, computers, laundry, and coaching.In order to ensure organization and efficiency, interns will assist staff by:
- Keeping inventory of food supply.
- Monitoring showering, laundry, coaching, and computer schedules.
- Transporting guests and food
- Assisting with administrative tasks
As an intern you'll be awarded a lot of freedom in the tasks you choose. We work one-on-one with each intern to develop specialized internship goals that act as guideposts to develop in your areas of interest. If you have any talents such as graphic design, writing, photography, child development, maintenance, construction, networking, administration, event planning, we'd love it if you shared them with us!
Each student who interns with us gets to devise and implement a project of their choosing. These projects serve the double purpose of helping develop our scope as an organization while helping to build your resume.
Some examples of intern projects from the past include:
- Creating an extensive health resource manual of local providers for our shelter
- Designing a brochure for our center
- Entering donor data into our database
- Connecting us with local community partners
- Developing kids programs
- Painting our new office
*A minimum of 10 hrs a week. We're open 24 hrs, 7 days a week. Who?
Excellent intern candidates are
- Comfortable relating to homeless families and with being in the neighborhood in which the Shelter is located - 631 S Richard Allen Ct, Spokane, WA 99202
- Self-starters, unafraid to take initiative, notice needs around the shelter and address them. We look for interns who are motivated to take on projects and run with them.
- Flexible. Everyday is different than the next at our shelter and it's difficult to predict when issues will arise that change the course of your work.
- Able to work independently, as well as collectively with guests, volunteers and staff
- Optimistic, energetic and have a desire to serve others
- Be punctual and prepared
- Have strong written and verbal communication skills
To apply : Please email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please specify the types of tasks and skills you're interested in pursuing in your cover letter.