Internship Opportunity: Community Relations


Purpose: The Community Relations Intern will assist staff with the various aspects of community engagement and outreach, including representing Girls Empowerment Network in the community, tabling at community events, and assisting with the recruitment, screening, and training of agency volunteers. The Community Relations Intern can expect to gain introductory experience in volunteer management, community outreach, and training facilitation.

Location: Girls Empowerment Network - Central Texas Office (2801 South IH-35, Suite 110, Austin, Texas, 78741)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Representing Girls Empowerment Network at community outreach events.

  • Assisting Community Relations and Volunteer Manager with volunteer recruitment, agency publicity, and volunteer appreciation initiatives.

  • Conducting initial volunteer screenings and interviews to assess the best placement for agency volunteers.

  • Co-facilitating volunteer trainings and proving support at monthly Volunteer Nights.

  • Interviewing and writing a monthly blog post about Girls Empowerment Network’s featured “Volunteer Spotlight”.

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned; all interns are welcome to cross train to spend a portion of their weekly time in our direct service programs, if desired.

Reports to: Director of Community Engagement

Length of Appointment: Semester

Time Commitment: Flexible, depending upon number of hours desired for credit. Minimum 10 hours/week maximum 32 hours/week. A few evening and weekend hours will be required.

Compensation: This is a volunteer intern position with college credit available.

Skills/Qualifications

  • Applicants must be professional, creative, team oriented self-starters who have an eye for detail and a positive attitude.

  • Must be committed to the goals/mission of Girls Empowerment Network and social justice.

  • Must possess excellent research, writing, editing, and oral communications skills.

  • Must have reliable transportation.

  • Previous social media, communications, or nonprofit experience is a plus, but not required.

How to Apply

To apply, download the application form, fill it out and send it to brittany@girlsempowermentnetwork.org.

Internship Application Procedures
Applicants are interviewed and selected on a rolling basis.

  1. Please download and complete the Internship Application and save it using the following naming system: Lastname_Internship_Application.doc

  2. Create a copy of your resume and save it using the following naming system: Lastname_Internship_Resume.doc  (submission optional)

  3. Send your completed application and resume material to brittany@girlsempowermentnetwork.org and use the subject line: Your name, internship you are applying for.

Notice: Girls Empowerment Network DOES NOT accept paper, mailed or faxed applications. Please use an appropriate word processing program such as MS Word to submit your application materials. Also, please note that submitting a resume is optional.