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Current internship opportunities available at the United Way of York County:

Chief Engagement Officer Internship

Community Engagement and Investment Internship

Community Engagement and Impact Internship

Community Engagement and Impact Internship

Data Management Internship


Chief Engagement Officer Internship:

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Position Summary:

This position offers the opportunity to learn about community engagement & development, fundraising, impact investing, grant cycles, project management and strategic relationship management. The exact position responsibilities and expectations would take the individual’s interests & skills into account. This position would work under direct supervision of the Chief Engagement Officer Jason Ketterick over a timeline mutually agreed upon by the United Way of York County (ME) and the Intern(s).

  • Develop a more informed perspective around the fundraising and investment best practices from a world class charitable organization with 125 years of positive demonstrated societal impact

  • Gain skills in donor prospective research, donor market research, CRM software, fundraising strategies such as peer-to-peer campaigns and online giving through MobileCause and PayPal

  • Attend community partner and UWYC committee meetings, interact with other worldwide and national organizations including The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, Planned Parenthood, YMCA, Volunteers of America, and local partners including hospitals, school districts, and other community non-profit organizations

  • Assist in supporting research and development of initiatives & projects designed to offer community level solutions for the service region of York County, Maine.

    Expected internship timeline: full-time* 10-12 weeks over summer months (flexible)

    Expected practicum timeline: full-time* 6 months in the Fall or Spring semesters (flexible)

    *This position is remote/work-from-home for the foreseeable future.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Strong commitment to connecting people and resources to improve lives and create stronger communities

  • Outstanding skills related to research including qualitative and quantitative analysis

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point proficient; working knowledge of Microsoft 365 is an asset; working knowledge of CRM software is an asset

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and be able to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal & communication (oral and written) skill sets

  • Intellectual curiosity and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively

 Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in community development, fundraising and/or project management

  • Currently enrolled in a 2/4-year University setting

  • Prior experience in the nonprofit sector is valued, but not required

  • Prior volunteering experience valued but not required

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your specific interest in this opportunity to Jason Ketterick, Chief Engagement Officer via email to jketterick@buildcommunity.org with “Applicant Name – Internship” in the subject line. Please specify the length of time and time of year you are interested in working. Resumes will be reviewed as received.

For more information, please visit www.buildcommunity.org.

Code of Ethics Value: Diversity, Inclusion and Respect

United Way of York County is committed to the principle of diversity and respect for others. We value, champion, and embrace diversity in all aspects of our activities and respect others without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, gender or sexual orientation. We recognize that healthy diversity means diverse points of view and thus listen carefully and value all opinions. UWYC is an equal opportunity employer and we refuse to engage in or tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment of or by United Way of York County employees or volunteers.


Community Engagement and Investment Internship:

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Position Summary:

This position offers the opportunity to learn about community development, fundraising, impact investing, grant cycles, project management and strategic relationship management. The exact position responsibilities and expectations would take the individual’s interests into account. This position would work under direct supervision of Jenna Ingram, Engagement & Community Impact Investment Manager, 2019 M.A. Sustainable International Development graduate from The Heller School for Social Policy & Management.

  • Develop a more informed perspective around the fundraising and investment best practices from a world class charitable organization with 125 years of positive demonstrated societal impact.

  • Gain skills in research related to impact reporting and analysis, tracking community investments, program performance, communicating impact.

  • Gain skills in donor prospective research, donor market research, CRM software, fundraising strategies such as peer-to-peer campaigns and online giving through MobileCause and PayPal.

  • Attend community partner and UWYC committee meetings, interact with other worldwide and national organizations including The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, Planned Parenthood, YMCA, Volunteers of America, and local partners including hospitals, school districts, and other non-profit organizations.

  • Assist in various ad hoc projects
    Expected internship timeline: full-time* 10-12 weeks over summer months (flexible) Expected practicum timeline: full-time* 6 months in the Fall or Spring semesters (flexible)

    *This position is remote/work-from-home for the foreseeable future. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Outstanding skills related to research including qualitative and quantitative analysis

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point proficient;

    working knowledge of Microsoft 365 is an asset; working knowledge of CRM software is an asset

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and be able to manage multiple tasks and

    responsibilities

  • Excellent organizational, communication (oral and written)

  • Intellectual curiosity and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in impact investing, community development, fundraising and/or project management

  • Currently enrolled at The Heller School for Social Policy & Management at Brandeis University

  • Prior experience in the social sector is an asset

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your specific interest in this opportunity to Jenna Ingram, Engagement & Community Impact Investment Manager, via email jingram@buildcommunity.org with “Applicant Name – Internship/Practicum” in the subject line. Please specify the length of time and time of year you are interested in working. Resumes will be reviewed as received.

Code of Ethics Value: Diversity, Inclusion and Respect:

United Way of York County is committed to the principle of diversity and respect for others. We value, champion, and embrace diversity in all aspects of our activities and respect others without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, gender or sexual orientation. We recognize that healthy diversity means diverse points of view and thus listen carefully and value all opinions. UWYC is an equal opportunity employer and we refuse to engage in or tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment of or by United Way of York County employees or volunteers.


Community Engagement and Impact Internship:

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Position Summary:

The Community Impact and Engagement Intern is responsible for supporting the Community Impact and Engagement Manager. Duties will include project management assistance for a suite of five projects. This position also offers the opportunity to learn about community impact, fundraising and strategic relationship management. This position would work directly under Elliott Greene, Community Impact and Engagement Manager.

  • Assist in managing a suite of internal projects including but not limited to: Keep ME Warm, Day of Action, Youth Day of Action, Senior Shares and Volunteer Fairs.

  • Gain skills and knowledge into impact assessments, logic models and other community public organizing tools.

  • Gain skills in donor prospective research, donor market research, CRM software, fundraising strategies such as peer-to-peer campaigns and online giving through MobileCause and PayPal.

  • Attend community partner and UWYC committee meetings, interact with other worldwide and national organizations.

  • Assist in various ad hoc projects.
    Expected internship timeline: full-time* 10-12 weeks over summer months (flexible) Expected practicum timeline: full-time* 4 months in the Fall, Spring or semesters (flexible)

    * This position would be remote/work-from-home for the foreseeable future.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Outstanding skills related to research including qualitative and quantitative analysis

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point

    proficient; working knowledge of Microsoft 365 is an asset; working knowledge of CRM

    software is an asset

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and be able to manage multiple tasks and

    responsibilities

  • Excellent organizational, communication (oral and written)

  • Intellectual curiosity and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in Community service projects, community development, fundraising and/or project management

  • Prior experience in the social sector is an asset

  • Prior experience in event organizing is an asset

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited College or University

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your specific interest in this opportunity to Elliott Greene, Community Impact and Engagement Manager, via email egreene@buildcommunity.org with “Applicant Name – Internship/Practicum” in the subject line. Please specify the length of time and time of year you are interested in working. Resumes will be reviewed as received.

Code of Ethics Value: Diversity, Inclusion and Respect:

United Way of York County is committed to the principle of diversity and respect for others. We value, champion, and embrace diversity in all aspects of our activities and respect others without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, gender or sexual orientation. We recognize that healthy diversity means diverse points of view and thus listen carefully and value all opinions. UWYC is an equal opportunity employer and we refuse to engage in or tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment of or by United Way of York County employees or volunteers.


Community Engagement and Impact Internship:

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Position Summary:

The Community Impact and Engagement Intern is responsible for supporting the Community Impact and Engagement Manager. Duties will include project management assistance for a suite of six projects. This position also offers the opportunity to learn about community impact, fundraising and strategic relationship management. This position would work directly under Maggie Cummings, Community Impact and Engagement Manager.

  • Assist in managing a suite of internal projects including but not limited to: Volunteer Reader Project, Healthy Preschool Project, Tools 4 Schools, and UNITED youth mental health coalition.

  • Gain skills and knowledge into impact assessments, logic models and other community public health tools

  • Gain skills in donor prospective research, donor market research, CRM software, fundraising strategies such as peer-to-peer campaigns and online giving through MobileCause and PayPal

  • Attend community partner and UWYC committee meetings, interact with other worldwide and national organizations.

  • Assist in various internal projects and community events
    Expected internship timeline: full-time* 10-12 weeks over summer months (flexible) Expected practicum timeline: full-time* 4 months in the Fall, Spring or semesters (flexible)

    * This position is remote/work-from-home for the foreseeable future.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Outstanding skills related to research including qualitative and quantitative analysis

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point

    proficient; working knowledge of Microsoft 365 is an asset; working knowledge of CRM

    software is an asset

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and be able to manage multiple tasks and

    responsibilities

  • Excellent organizational, communication (oral and written)

  • Intellectual curiosity and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in community impact, project management, fundraising and/or relationship management

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited College or University

 Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your specific interest in this opportunity to Maggie Cummings, Impact and Engagement Manager, via email mcummings@buildcommunity.org with “Applicant Name – Internship/Practicum” in the subject line. Please specify the length of time and time of year you are interested in working. Resumes will be reviewed as received.

Code of Ethics Value: Diversity, Inclusion and Respect:

United Way of York County is committed to the principle of diversity and respect for others. We value, champion, and embrace diversity in all aspects of our activities and respect others without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, gender or sexual orientation. We recognize that healthy diversity means diverse points of view and thus listen carefully and value all opinions. UWYC is an equal opportunity employer and we refuse to engage in or tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment of or by United Way of York County employees or volunteers.


Data Management Internship:

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Position Summary:

The Data Management Intern position offers the opportunity to learn about data collection, outcome analysis, evaluation, presentation and communication of results related to UWYC’s key performance indicators and organizational metrics to evaluate performance. The exact position responsibilities and expectations would take the individual’s interests & skills into account. This position would work under direct supervision of the Chief Information Officer over a timeline mutually agreed upon by the United Way of York County (ME) and the Intern(s).

  • Develop a more informed perspective around the fundraising and investment best practices from a world class charitable organization with 125 years of positive demonstrated societal impact

  • Gain skills in donor prospective research, donor market research, CRM software, fundraising strategies such as peer-to-peer campaigns and online giving through MobileCause and PayPal

  • Work with community partners to develop outcome measures for emerging programs and initiatives; represent UWYC on appropriate coalitions regarding outcomes and measurement

  • Assist in supporting research and development of initiatives & projects designed to offer community level solutions for the service region of York County, Maine.

    Expected internship timeline: full-time* 10-12 weeks over summer months (flexible)

    Expected practicum timeline: full-time* 6 months in the Fall or Spring semesters (flexible)

    *This position is remote/work-from-home for the foreseeable future.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strong commitment to connecting people and resources to improve lives and create stronger communities

  • Outstanding skills related to research including qualitative and quantitative analysis

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point proficient; working knowledge of Microsoft 365 is an asset; working knowledge of CRM software is an asset

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and be able to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal & communication (oral and written) skill sets

  • Intellectual curiosity and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in community development, fundraising and/or project management

  • Currently enrolled in a 2/4-year University setting

  • Prior experience in the nonprofit sector is valued, but not required

  • Prior volunteering experience valued but not required

  • Experience with Microsoft 365, SharePoint and database management systems

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your specific interest in this opportunity to Cliff Oliver, Chief Information Officer via email to coliver@buildcommunity.org with “Applicant Name – Internship” in the subject line. Please specify the length of time and time of year you are interested in working. Resumes will be reviewed as received.

For more information, please visit www.buildcommunity.org.

Code of Ethics Value: Diversity, Inclusion and Respect:

United Way of York County is committed to the principle of diversity and respect for others. We value, champion, and embrace diversity in all aspects of our activities and respect others without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, gender or sexual orientation. We recognize that healthy diversity means diverse points of view and thus listen carefully and value all opinions. UWYC is an equal opportunity employer and we refuse to engage in or tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment of or by United Way of York County employees or volunteers.