Community Outreach/Program Management Intern (unpaid internship)
Name and Location of Agency/Department Requesting Intern:
OC Community Resources
OC Animal Care
Community Outreach Team
Functions of Agency/Department:
OC Animal Care provides sheltering and animal services for 14 cities and the unincorporated areas of Orange County. The Community Outreach Team is responsible for managing more than 200 volunteers, hosting on-site promotions and adoption events and providing education and outreach for the community.
Duties include assisting staff with the following projects and assignments:
Create and post information to OC Animal Care's website
Process documents and help organize the center's volunteer and foster programs
Help manage OC Animal Care's volunteer program social media accounts
Help organize and manage public education activities
Help with volunteer trainings and the day-to-day coordination of onsite volunteers
This internship is best suited for students or recent graduates with academic backgrounds in Animal Science, Biology, Public Relations, Communications, Education, Management or related fields.
Skills, Training or Qualifications:
Ideal candidates will demonstrate:
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Strong computer skills, including knowledge of and experience in Microsoft Publisher, Word and PowerPoint
Knowledge of public relations concepts
Strong organizational and time management skills
Experience using social media platforms for marketing purposes
Minimum 12 – 15 hours per week for 3 or more months. Flexible schedules are available; however, Monday, Thursday and Friday shifts are desirable. Some Saturday and Sunday shifts may be required. Applicants able to schedule the maximum hours/duration listed for the internship typically gain a more in-depth experience.
Required Background Screening:
The background screening for this internship requires the applicant’s full legal name, date of birth, address and U.S. Social Security number. Turn-around time for the background screening is approximately 72 hours.
Benefits Available to Intern:
Although this is an unpaid internship that does not lead to paid employment or include employee benefits, students and recent graduates are offered an excellent opportunity to handle and evaluate shelter animals and gain extensive experience in managing public programs and social media campaigns within a large government agency.
In addition, the internship provides an opportunity to:
Build resumes and explore career options
Apply academic skills and knowledge to the workplace
Making Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost-effective regional public services.
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