SEWN Women's Group Intern

Job Description:

The SEWN: Supporting and Empowering Women Neighbors Intern will assist with running the women's group once a week and further developing and establishing the program curriculum and partnerships with other organizations in the community. The intern will work 8 hours per week under the supervision of the Community Outreach Specialist who facilitates the Women's Group program. Additional internship hours are available to those interested in volunteering with the Community Outreach department as well. Hours are available M-F from 9AM-4PM, with a required availability on Friday mornings. Hours outside of Friday morning are adjustable according to school calendar. Having a driver's license and vehicle to drive SEWN participants for group field trips and assist Community Outreach with off-site engagements is required.

Hours are available M-F from 9AM-5PM, adjustable according to school calendar and availability.

Duties include:

  • Assist with weekly program needs; help organize and run SEWN meetings such as lesson planning, activities and field trips
  • Planning for increased awareness and sustainability of the program
  • Assist with creating a resource reference binder and SEWN library
  • Help transport participants to and from field trips

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications and expectations:

  • Currently enrolled in or completed undergraduate program
  • Professionalism, dependability, honesty and punctuality
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Adaptability to a rapidly changing environment
  • A driver's license/vehicle and ability to drive clients

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A major in transnational studies, women's studies, anthropology, or a related field
  • An interest in the daily functioning of non-profit organizations
  • An interest in Buffalo's refugee population
  • Prior experience with Microsoft Office and Google applications

This is an unpaid internship. A portion of the intern's time will be dedicated to their personal educational development including a thorough training in Journey's End and its mission. Copy machine, WiFi, and other tools are available. Free parking.

Interested candidates should send a resumé and cover letter to volunteer@jersbuffalo.org.. No phone calls please. We will only contact you if we are interested in setting up an interview.

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