Mt. Blanchard Seeking Summer Intern

May 07, 2018

Community Development Summer Intern (Community Heart & Soul)

  • Mt. Blanchard, Ohio
  • Intern
  • Contract Position: 10 weeks (40 hours/week @  $12.50/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.

Mt. Blanchard, Ohio is undertaking a Heart & Soul initiative in partnership with The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation and the Orton Family Foundation.

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

Job Description

The Mt. Blanchard Region Heart & Soul team has spent the last year collecting over 200 local stories from a wide variety of residents with particular focus on traditionally underrepresented voices. The information extracted from those stories is being summarized as community values that highlight what matters most to the community. The intern will spend the summer supporting the Heart & Soul Community Co-Coordinators in using the community values to evaluate issues and opportunities that impact the future of the Mt. Blanchard region.


  • 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 and civic engagement.
  • Well-organized, self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Comfortable working with people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and racial diversity.
  • Strong data management skills

Job Details

We ask that applicants commit to a maximum of 40 hours per week for 10 weeks in Mt. Blanchard, Ohio. Shifts will be regular, yet flexible. May include some weekends/holidays.

Applications due by May 10, 2018. Email to Liz Myers, Heart & Soul Community Co-Coordinator, at