Fall Internships with The Escape Teen Center in Fort Atkinson

The Escape Teen Center in Fort Atkinson is seeking students to fill three different internship positions for Fall 2010: Development/Special Events Intern, Public Relations/Marketing Intern, and Program Intern.

About the Escape: The Escape of Fort Atkinson strives to serve the educational, social, recreational, and spiritual needs of the Fort Atkinson area teen by providing a safe place to call their own. Their mission and purpose is defined by their “4Cs:” Connected to Christ. Constructing Character. Conditioning Conduct. Caring for the Community. Their programs serve an average of 40 youth a night during the school year, in both middle school and high school programs.

Position Overviews:

Development/Special Events Intern

The Development Intern is responsible for assisting the Development Director in donor fundraising activities, coordinating fundraising events, grant writing, and soliciting corporate donations. The internship will focus on assisting with the donor breakfast and Community First Night, along with grant writing and other special events and duties. The intern will be expected to attend board meetings, the majority of special events, and staff meetings.

They are looking for a student majoring in or with experience in communications, marketing, event planning, or public relations (preferably).

Public Relations/Marketing Intern

The Public Relations/Marketing Intern is responsible for assisting the Development Director in the promotion of the Escape Teen Center programs and special events. They are also responsible for assisting in ongoing and special marketing campaigns. The internship will also focus on creating newsletters, brochures, and other related collateral. The intern will be expected to attend board meetings, the majority of special events, and staff meetings.

They are looking for a student majoring in or with experience in graphic design, communications, marketing, event planning, or public relations (preferably). Experience with Adobe InDesign/Photoshop also preferred.

Program Intern

The Program Intern’s focus is on planning and implementing various programs and events for the Escape Teen Center’s participants. They are responsible for assisting in overseeing the youth at the center and assuring the center is a safe, welcoming place. They are also responsible for researching and implementing activities as directed by the Program Director.

They are looking for a student majoring in or with experience in psychology, education, youth development, sociology, or social work (preferably). Applicants should be available to work some hours when the center is open:

  • Middle School Program – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3-6pm
  • High School Program – Tuesdays and Wednesday from 6-9pm; Fridays from 6-10pm

Details for All Three Positions:

All interns must demonstrate an ability to relate to the needs and concerns of youth. Candidates must work effectively with individuals, group, and co-workers. Selected individuals must be committed to youth issues, be creative, self-motivated, and possess the ability to work independently while having the ability to take direction from others and work well in a team setting. The intern must have excellent personal and professional boundaries. Finally, interns must be willing to undergo a background check (required by law).

All positions begin in September 2010. Work hours are 10-35 hours/week, and some hours may be performed from outside of the center. Interns may attend additional meetings and activities as needed.

Interested? Email me, Laura Jacobs, at MorrowL@uww.edu.

“Virtual” Social Media/Web Internship for Summer 2010

Looking for a little MORE resume building this summer? Consider this super-duper part-time, project-based, virtual internship and add experience to your resume and/or portfolio.

Pawmark, LLC, a Walworth, WI based company, is seeking a summer Social Media/Web Intern. The intern will develop a progression plan for the company’s Twitter and Facebook sites, regularly update these websites, develop at least two custom templates for our I-Contact email marketing program, and create weekly email marketing campaigns using Pawmark’s I-Contact account.

The ideal candidate will be proficient with Twitter, Facebook, HTML, and Dreamweaver.

This internship should encompass just 2-3 hours of work off-site on your own computer. An initial meeting will take place on-site at Pawmark, LLC.

Contact Laura Jacobs, Internship Coordinator, at MorrowL@uww.edu for more information and to learn how to apply. The application deadline is April 30.

Internship Week 2010: Day 1

Internship Week got off to a great start on Monday! So many good questions from students looking for that ideal internship. A great question was raised at the Internship Search Bootcamp: Are there internship positions that are going unfilled?

This same issue came up in December when I attended the WI-ACE (Wisconsin Association of Colleges & Employers). I had a couple of employers ask me where all of the students were; they had internship opportunities available, but no applicants. What was going on?

I don’t know if I have a good answer as to why this is happening. This past fall, I read articles addressing this issue. One thought was that students weren’t engaging in serious job searches because, according to the media, there are no jobs out there. Since there are “no jobs,” why bother looking?

As far as internships go, there are opportunities out there. We currently have 122 internships posted on HawkQuest. Just in the past couple of days, I’ve “tweeted” seven different internship opportunities. And keep in mind that I’m not capturing even half of the opportunities that exist out there…

So if you want an internship, keep looking. Yes, it’s tough out there – not as many opportunities, yet a lot of competition. Hang in there! And remember, I’m here to help!

Fall 2009 Internships Coming In

As summer begins to wind down, thoughts begin to turn towards the fall semester. Fall and spring semesters are great times to do internships. There tends to be less competition for positions unlike the more competitive summer internship season.

We are starting to see fall opportunities pop up in HawkQuest. Opportunities include the following:

Add to these the vast number of Accounting Internships for the Formal Spring Accounting Internship Program and you have 47 different internship opportunities listed in the system at this time. 44 of the 47 internships have been posted this month (July 2009).

To get more information on these internship opportunities, log into HawkQuest: http://www.uww.edu/career/hawkquest.php. Also, be sure to follow me on Twitter. I’m starting to see more information on fall opportunities from the people I’m following and I send out that information via Twitter.

What kinds of internship opportunities are you looking at for the fall semester? What challenges are you facing in your current search?


For Further Reading:

Studio 84

There is a new art center in Whitewater with a very special mission – and it just so happens that they are looking for interns.

Studio 84 is a non-profit art center that specializes in working with people with physical and cognitive disabilities. They provide experiences in the visual arts, theater, dance, and music to children and adults. The directors, Deborah Blackwell and Katherine Fincutter, are both BFA graduates and UW-Whitewater alumna.

Studio 84 is excited to offer opportunities to college students. They offer many volunteer positions for people with a variety of skills and talents. They also offer internships.

Currently, Studio 84 is looking for an Administrative Assistant Intern. The intern will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of operating a small, non-profit organization. They are looking for a student with skills or an interest in management or marketing. The qualified student would have excellent communication skills and an interest in working with children and adults with disabilities. This opportunity can provide excellent experience for someone looking into a career in arts marketing, basic marketing, or business managment.

The internship is full or part time for the summer, a semester, or for a full year.

To see the full position description and application instructions for this internship, please see HawkQuest or contact me (Laura Jacobs) at MorrowL@uww.edu.

I am very excited about this new addition to downtown Whitewater!