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.

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.


  • 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

Questions?  Email Brian Treece at or call (419) 425-1100.