Intern Sought for Heart & Soul Project

March 21, 2017

Community Organizer Summer Intern (Community Heart & Soul)

  • Mt. Blanchard, Ohio
  • Intern
  • Contract Position: 12 weeks (40 hours/week @ $13/hour)

What is Community Heart & Soul?

Community Heart & Soul reconnects people with what they love most about their town and translates those personal and emotional connections into a blueprint that serves as the foundation for future community decisions. It's a barn-raising approach to community planning and development designed to increase participation in local decision-making and empower residents to shape the future of their communities in a way that upholds the unique character of each place. http://www.orton.org

The intern will gain exposure to national experts in rural community development, community organizing and philanthropy. 

Job Description

An integral portion of the Heart & Soul process is the collection of community stories from a wide variety of residents with particular focus on traditionally underrepresented voices. The intern will spend the summer supporting the Heart & Soul Community Project Coordinator in collecting, evaluating and cataloging stories. It is important for the candidate to have exceptional networking/relationship skills, community organizing experience, and data management skills.

Qualifications

  • Interest in community organizing (completion of a community organizing college class preferred such as “Leadership in Building Communities.”)
  • Strong active listening and writing skills.
  • A desire to empower individuals through community engagement.
  • Well-organized, self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Comfortable working with people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and racial diversity.

Job Details

We ask that applicants commit to a maximum of 40 hours per week for 12 weeks in Mt. Blanchard, Ohio. Shifts will be regular, yet flexible. May include some weekends/holidays.

Applications are due April 15, 2017 by email to btreece@community-foundation.com.

Questions?  Email Brian Treece at btreece@communityfoundation.com or call (419) 425-1100.