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Jobs and Internships
The MATCH Corps, a highly selective one-year urban education fellowship, is looking for top-notch seniors who are interested in joining next year’s Corps. To apply, fill out this form. The Corps is a group of 140 top recent college graduates who work one-on-one with six to eight MATCH High School, Middle School, or Elementary School students each day for an entire academic year. This full-time service year program is designed to fully close the academic Achievement Gap between minority students and their non-minority peers, one student at a time. Each Corps member works to guarantee the academic success of MATCH students while building personal relationships.
The Office Administrator ensures the smooth operation of this fast-paced and innovative community. The office administrator position requires an organized self-starter and team player to oversee day-to-day functions of the administrative and program staff at Princeton AlumniCorps. The office administrator must have the ability to move capably and confidently between a wide range of responsibilities including reception, administrative office operations, human resources and finance.
• Answer the main AlumniCorps phone line, welcome guests and vendors, sort mail. • Maintain a requisition and ordering procedure for office supplies including postage, paper, etc. assuring inventory
control and cost effectiveness. • Manage office printings and mailings • Maintain conference room schedules; arrange for meeting space and room reservations as requested by staff. • Assist in organizing/arranging Board meetings and trainings. • Maintain central office files including board meeting minutes and attendance sheets • Supervise building maintenance, cleaning staff and AlumniCorps interns • Provide administrative and planning support for staff • Schedule regular maintenance of the office facilities
• Work with PP55 program manager to coordinate and participate in fellowship interviews with alumni and nonprofit partner organizations during the month of January.
• Work with PP55 program manager and PP55 interviewers to decide on fellowship placement referrals. • Manage the job board for fellowship alumni and partner organizations • Manage the volunteer board for Princeton AlumniCorps • Lead recruitment of Princeton AlumniCorps interns from Princeton University, Princeton Theological Seminary,
and surrounding colleges and universities • Interview, hire and assign tasks and corresponding staff managers for Princeton AlumniCorps interns • Orient and coordinate enrollment, collection of hours and associated academic credit for AlumniCorps interns • Assist in all hiring processes to include scheduling interviews, conducting reference checks, preparing hiring
packets, verification of documentation and document completion. • Assist the Executive Director with the payroll process including: collection of employee’s time sheets/cards,
verifying accuracy and preparation.
Maintain donor and vendor files • Enter bills, deposits, and petty cash expenditures in QuickBooks; prepare and process payments and deposits • Prepare acknowledgement letters to annual giving donors via Raiser’s Edge for signature • Update Raiser’s Edge when new address/contact information is received • Interact with vendors on related matters to ensure good and proper business relations. • Work closely with executive director and accountant to ensure payment of taxes, filing of appropriate forms, and
effective accounting practices
Lead special projects as needed • Help to design and maintain the AlumniCorps website • Help to design and maintain AlumniCorps’ Shared Effort newsletter • Collaborate with other staff as needed and appropriate • Collaborate and communicate with alumni volunteers as needed • Aid in organization-wide initiatives and events • Work by the Princeton AlumniCorps Staff Values
For the full description, desired qualifications, and instructions for applying, click here: http://community.alumnicorps.org/NetCommunity/Jobs
The Corporation for National and Community Service was established as a Federal agency in 1993 to engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in community-based service. Together, its Senior Corps and AmeriCorps programs promote the ethic of service and help solve critical community problems in every state, many Indian tribes, and most U. S. territories. As a result, hundreds of thousands of Americans are joining forces to address community needs in education, homeland security, housing, health care, environmental protection, and disaster relief.
This prestigious fellowship is open to AmeriCorps alumni who have exceptional leadership, drive, and commitment to national service, who will help to advance the mission and goals of the Corporation. (This is an awesome opportunity for a graduating Bonners!)
The 2012 Eli Segal Fellow will:
• Help to advance the mission of national service and the strategic goals of CNCS.
• Work directly with the Director of AmeriCorps and closely with the CEO’s office on projects that advance the national service field.
• Carry out projects, advance their career development and gain a first-hand understanding of national service and the workings of a Federal agency.
• The fellowship is open to people who have successfully completed a full-time term of service in AmeriCorps State National, AmeriCorps NCCC (1,700 hours), or AmeriCorps VISTA (one year).
For more information please visit http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/307097100
The Bonner Foundation will be hiring a new Program Associate (who will take the position of Kelly Behrend when she leaves this June). Please forward this to interested applicants. We hope to receive applications (consisting of resumes, cover letters, writing samples, and one recommendation) by March 15, 2012. Interviews will follow.
The Program Associate will work to support the quality and work of Bonner Scholar and Leader Programs, which engage students at 75 colleges and universities nationwide. The Program Associate works primarily with professional campus-based staff coordinators of community service and secondarily with student leaders. The Program Associate is a key member of the foundation staff and Campus Support Team, working closely with other program staff at the Foundation.
The Program Associate should work exceptionally with student leaders, as s/he plays a key role in managing and empowering the Bonner Student Advisory Board, a group of 10-15 student leaders, and by extension the national Bonner Congress, a group of 150-200 student leaders representing their programs. The Program Associate helps to plan annual conferences for this group, working to train student leaders, manage the event, and support these students’ efforts to strengthen their communities and campus. Additional responsibilities include resource development, providing training and technical assistance to staff and student leaders from programs, traveling to visit campuses and provide consultation, and planning meetings.
The Program Associate also works on special initiatives, such as the Bonner Pipeline and Alumni Network, helping to launch and shape connections between alumni and current students through service events, online mentorship, and career networking. Other current initiatives include cultivating and supporting relationships with national and international partner organizations that can provide service trips, summer internships, post-graduate fellowships and jobs. A key initiative during the 2012-2014 position will be the development of new resource material and training addressing key challenges in our changing higher education landscape, including materials that integrate social entrpreneurism, evidence-based program design and implementation, and educating students for lifelong civic involvement. We are especially interested in applicants that can successfully engage in program and resource development.
Please click here for Job Description (http://bonnernetwork.pbworks.com/w/file/50278890/Job Description Program Associate 2012.pdf)
Volunteers for China, (VFC), a Christian humanitarian charity, based in Maryville, TN is seeking Christian college students and adults to serve in an English ministry in China. VFC has openings during July 2012, but can place volunteers at anytime during the year, if one is flexible. We are expecting airline tickets to be higher than last year, so we encourage those who are guided to serve to contact us soon. http://www.volunteersforchina.org/documents/bulletin.pdf
Here's a quick summary:
• The summer programs take place on July 7 to August 6 and July 11 to July 30, 2012.
• No one needs to speak Chinese to be able to teach English or to be a teaching assistant in China.
• You will serve on a team with a leader who has been to China before.
• We have lessons plans that can be adapted for personal teaching styles.
• You need to prayerfully decide if you want to serve three or four weeks in China.
o The four week program will start with departure from the USA on July 7 and return to the USA on August 6. 2012. The program cost is $ 1600 plus the round trip air fare.
o The three week programs will start in July and VFC may have 3 or 4 programs starting with a July 11, 2012 departure and return on July 30. The cost for a 3 week program is $ 1300 plus the round trip air fare.
• We help you with buying air tickets, Chinese visa, and emergency medical insurance.
• You will be met at the airport when you arrive in China.
• While in China you are to help Chinese college students or middle school teachers improve their spoken English, make friends/build relationships, and encourage Chinese believers by worshiping with them each Sunday.
• It is very important to have at least three prayer partners at home who will remember you daily in prayer.
2012 Social Innovation Program (SIP)- Develop the skills you need to make a difference.
June 17 to July 28, 2012
Priority, Early Admission Deadline is January 31st
Rolling deadline is March 15thSIP is a cutting edge program to prepare top undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students to become the next generation of social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders. Graduates from this intensive six week institute emerge prepared to apply entrepreneurial approaches to social challenges through nonprofit, private, and public sector organizations.
This one-of-a-kind institute offers participants the opportunity to complete meaningful consulting projects for nonprofit and community organizations while learning what it takes to be a social entrepreneur. Students network with top leaders in thefield while enjoying all that the greater Washington, D.C. area has to offer. Housing is provided on George Mason University's campus.
You can change the world, but it takes more than idealism. It takes innovation.
For more information visit: www.socialinnovationprogram.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for early acceptance is January 31, 2012, but we will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until March 15, 2012.
Do you know a student who you believe would be an excellent candidate for SIP? Nominate them here!
Interested in spending your summer making a difference in the community?
Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
June 10 – August 4, 2012
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
*** Priority APPLICATION DEADLINE – February 7***
PRIORITY SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR BONNER SCHOLARS
The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service is a summer academic internship program in Washington, D.C. offering both internships and classes focusing on volunteerism and the nonprofit sector.
Highlights of the Institute include:
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until March 7, 2012. Students who complete their application by the priority deadline of February 7, 2012 will receive priority internship placement and scholarship consideration.
If you are considering a summer of service and have questions about the program, please feel free to contact Kristen Wright, IPVS Program Coordinator, at IPVS@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.
Looking for post-graduation plans? The Global Health Corps (GHC) has just opened applications for the next class of Global Health Corps Fellows. GHC Fellowships are an exciting opportunity for young leaders to work on the front lines of public health alongside the leading partners in the field. For many alumni, their fellowships were springboards into exciting careers in public health and related fields. This year, fellowship positions will be offered in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and the US beginning in July 2012. http://ghcorps.org/
The 2012 Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service provides students with the excitement of Washington first-hand and a summer of service in the Nation’s Capital. Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Final Deadline of March 7, 2012. For more information or to begin an online application, please visit: www.DCinternships.org/IPVS .
For more information contact Kristen Wright, IPVS Coordinator, at IPVS@tfas.org or 1-800-741-6964. Click here for an informational brochure.
The Roosevelt Institute | Summer Academy fellowship combines a full-time placement in a partner organization with an integrated curriculum of leadership, policy development and implementation. Fellows are provided weekly policy trainings and a speaker series where they can interact with leading progressive thinkers and policy organizations. Throughout this rigorous program, each Fellow will develop the skills necessary to craft, implement, and promote community-focused policy; the product of which is a personalized policy piece. The Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network currently runs the Summer Academy in three major cities: Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C; providing a unique set of experiences and opportunities for each Fellow. Although different in city program, the Campus Network provides guidance in policy writing & research, policy implementation, and professional development under the Roosevelt | Thinks training curriculum.
WE PAY OUR FELLOWS:
Each fellowship comes with a minimum $1500 (up to $3000 based upon need). Applicants with financial need or difficulty may qualify for additional funding, to be negotiated after acceptance. We are deeply committed to assembling a diverse group of Summer Academy Fellows that will, in turn, provide diverse and unique perspectives.
Chicago Academy The Chicago Academy focuses on green initiatives in the communities within Chicago. Placed within various agencies and departments of the Mayor’s office, Chicago Academy Fellows work directly with officials to promote sustainable local change. As a Chicago Academy Fellow, you will spend the summer working in agencies like the Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Public Schools, and Department of Aviation. You will be able to discover the intracacies of working in a city government and observe how policy forms and impact take shape. As a final project, Chicago Academy Fellows write policy recommendations with initiatives that are not only appropriate within Chicago itself, but also can be utilized in cities and urban centers across the country.
New York Academy In partnership with Skidmore College, the New York Academy places Fellows across the city in government agencies and non-profits, including the Roosevelt Institute. As a Fellow, you will engage with alternative power structures outside of government through grassroots community driven work. The New York Academy capitalizes on the diversity of perspectives on community development through the arts, education, equal justice and human rights, economic development, and organizing.
Washington DC Academy The Washington, D.C. Academy focuses on policy topics including defense & diplomacy, equal justice, and health care. Fellows are placed at the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network office as well as leading policy organizations including the AFL-CIO, NDN-New Policy Institute, Campaign for America’s Future, and the National Academy for Social Insurance. The D.C. Academy utilizes the wealth of resources the Capital has to offer, providing Fellows with the opportunity to experience the depth of the political sphere and help define the country’s narrative in Washington, D.C.
BEFORE YOU APPLY, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING:
1 copy of your unofficial transcript from college or university
2 letters of recommendation (one must be from a supervisor, chapter head or Regional Coordinator)
What attracts you to progressive policy? What attracts you to progressive action? (500 word limit)
Based on past experiences, what unique qualities and/or talents would you bring to the Summer Academy if accepted? (500 word limit; Hint: this is your chance to stand out.)
City Specific Essay (If you're applying to two or more cities, you must answer each essay.)
Chicago Academy applicants: What about working for the city of Chicago appeals to you? Why are green initatives important to you? (750 word limit)
New York Academy applicants: What attracts you to the challenges of a major metropolitan city? What is it about community change that has made you apply for this program? (750 word limit)
DC Academy Applicants: What attracts you to a public policy internship in the Capital? What skills do you hope to gain through your work? (750 word limit)
Optional Essay: Why Roosevelt?
Program Dates: June 8, 2012 - August 12, 2012
Early Action Deadline: February 15, 2012
Application must be complete and submitted for students who wish to be considered for Early Action. Early Action must be indicated on the application. Early Action deadline qualifies for those students who wish to know sooner the status of their application.
Regular Decision Deadline: February 29, 2012
Application must be complete and submitted for students who wish to be considered for Regular Decision Deadline. Regular Decision Deadline must be indicated on the application. Regular Decision deadline qualifies for those students who are not selecting Early Action deadline and will be notified as soon as application reviewing concludes.