North Penn rnited Way starts intern program to improve impact on the community
The North Penn rnited Way is seeking three interns for the upcoming school year.
The organization’s new program had added non-paid positions for volunteer engagement, community impact and communications, according to Kristen Fisher, the NPrW’s director of volunteerism.
She said people of college age and older are invited to apply.
“This organization has al- ways relied on volunteers to help with our work,” Fisher said. “We decided we wanted to formalize the program and improve our impact on the community.”
The interns placed in these positions will play integral roles in the community impact work being employed by the North Penn rnited Way staff, according to Stephanie Simon, the agency’s director of communications.
The positions — which can be full time or part time — will run during the fall and spring semester, according to Fisher.
She said the interns will be responsible for making arrangements with their schools to earn credits and that the North Penn rnited Way will provide the necessary job descriptions and performance reviews upon request.
According to Fisher, applicants should have excellent written and verbal skills, basic computer skills, be independent creative thinkers and be able to work independently.
She said they should also be prepared to use their talents to build relationships with people in the community.
The volunteer engagement intern will work with Fisher to increase volunteerism in the North Penn and Indian Valley communities as well as receive the opportunity to connect people with quality opportunities to serve, build capacity for local volunteerism, promote volunteerism and raise awareness of the value of volunteering in the community, according to information provided by the agency.
The community impact intern — working under Linda Abram, the director of community impact — will participate in planning and conducting community impact activities that achieve strategic goals, meet critical community needs and improve lives in North Penn and Indian Valley as well as be engaged in direct program activities that build healthy communities, create fiQDQFLDl VWDbLlLWy, SUoPoWH education and respond to emergency needs for people of all ages throughout North Penn and Indian Valley regions, according to a news release.
The communications intern, who will work with Si- mon, will be responsible for assisting staff with communication and visibility efforts on behalf of the North Penn rnited Way, according to information provided by the agency. It states that the key responsibilities will include assisting with marketing projects, working with staff to create copy for website, assisting with publishing email blasts, design and layout of brochures and social media efforts.
For more information on the North Penn rnited Way’s intern program, visit www.npuw.org or call 215855-3002.