INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Project Woman & Wittenberg Womyn’s Center Interns

Two students, preferably with an interest in Sociology, Psychology, and/or Social Work, will partner with Project Woman and Wittenberg’s Womyn’s Center in Springfield Ohio to gather data and support the Campus Advocacy and Support Service program. Working under the supervision of Laura Baxter, Director of Project Woman, and with Dr. Brooke Wagner, Director of the Womyn’s Center/Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, students will collect and analyze data to better understand the needs of victims of violence in the community.  Students selected for this position will be required to interact with individuals that have experienced victimization. Through this internship, students will produce a final written report that describes the findings from the research and give an oral presentation about their experience engaging in community outreach during the internship.

Students chosen for this internship, will also complete the necessary hours of training to become a certified advocate in the state of Ohio. Based on the successful completion of this training, students will continue in this position as a paid part-time employee through the Womyn’s Center during the 2018-2019 academic year. Successful applicants will exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills, be self-motivated and directed, and able to work effectively independently. The intern must pass a comprehensive background check. Additionally, experience with SPSS and/or data collection is required. Students will be required to complete CITI training provided by the campus IRB before the start of the internship. Applicants across academic disciplines with an interest in advocacy and social justice are encouraged to apply.


United Senior Services – Non-Profit Management and Development

Well established, large Clark County non-profit agency seeks candidates who have an interest in marketing, non-profit business management and/or gerontology.  Projects will include but are not limited to collecting and reporting statistical membership information, provide support for survey and focus group design and reporting for agency key financial decisions, and research community demographics for dashboard reports. Opportunities to work directly with agency’s development professional, public relations specialist and finance consultant. Candidates should be computer literate, adept at social media, and understand exceptional customer service, be detailed oriented and self-motivated.


SCYM – Reading Club Creator and Boost Camp Counselor

The interns will partner with Springfield Christian Youth Ministries, a local faith-based youth-serving organization.  The intern will lead reading clubs for school-aged day campers using already prepared reading club materials and will have the opportunity to develop new theme-based curriculum.  Working under the supervision SCYM Director Faith Bosland and staff, interns will have the opportunity to deliver curricula designed to build vocabulary, comprehension, and affinity for reading among youth of multiple age ranges.  Camps will take place at various local sites in Springfield as identified by SCYM.  Interns would be expected to work an additional week (July 24-30) to support SCYM camps still running that week.


Children’s Defense Fund, Freedom School – Service Leader Intern

Two interns will serve as Service Leader Interns at the Freedom School to be held at Covenant Methodist Church at 529 W. Johnny Lytle Avenue in Springfield.  “Freedom Schools” is a national program of the Children’s Defense Fund which will provide a national training program for interns from around the country.  The goal is to provide a summer program that emphasizes reading, music and activities that stress positive self-image and academic skills.  Interns will be supervised by the local Project Director.


National Trails Parks and Recreation – Summer Camp Leader

The Summer Intern will work with the National Trail Parks and Recreation Districts Summer Camps program. These camps are offered to children ages 3-16, with a wide range of topics and themes as well as sports camps.

The Interns will act as mentors and role models for the youth attending the summer camps. They will work alongside the other camp staff to be a positive influence. They will engage with community members during special events. This position is responsible for supervising, coordinating, and organizing the weekly day camps for youth and an on-site leader. Interns will handle registrations, supervise and assist with facility preparations. They will also be responsible for program evaluation, providing recommendations to enhance program activities.


Security National Bank – Trust Department Intern

Provide administrative support to Trust Administrators and Trust Operators

Security Bank has a number of “inactive” trust funds. One primary function of this internship is to update the inactive trust accounts so the bank can focus on those that can be made active and eliminate those that are no longer needed. The other significant outcome would be for the intern to understand the function of the trust department and how it is helpful to customers. The other responsibilities are to assist the trust department in carrying out its services to customers of the bank.

  • Organize, update and maintain trust customer files
  • Complete a variety of administrative and support tasks
  • Answer phones and route to appropriate associates
  • Receive and distribute incoming and interoffice mail
  • Maintain awareness of and adhere to Bank’s compliance requirements and risk management concepts, expectations, policies and procedures and apply them to their daily tasks
  • Other duties as assigned

Security National Bank – Retail Intern

The Intern will provide support for the Marketing and Human Resources departments. This will serve the community by communicating clearly what services a local bank provides and support the recruitment and training of good employees committed to helping local customers.

  • Marketing:
    • Contribute to written communication projects, such as newsletter, emails, etc.
    • Assist with the production, organization, recording and distribution of various
      marketing and communication pieces
    • Assist with compliance approval process, including input and tracking of
    • Central Marketing/Compliance Appreciation Checklists
    • Organize and maintain marketing files and event documentation
    • Assist with internal and community events including planning, setup and
      participation
    • Support the coordination and planning of associate functions, such as
    • Customer Appreciation Days and other employee events
    • Other duties as assigned
  • Human Resources:
    • Support the Training & Development Committee in the management of internal classes, distribution of course evaluations and training recognition program
    • Creating and coordinating employee initiatives
    • Coordinating Referral Incentives Rewards
    • Other duties as assigned

Springfield Museum of Art – Artful Exoplanets: Creating Imaginary Worlds

Artful Exoplanets is a science-based art curriculum designed to be implemented in 2, one-week long day camp settings. This camp will engage middle school students, grades 7 and 8. The project will partner with the Dome, a community center of innovation managed by the Springfield City School District, and Project Jericho, with incarcerated youth at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center. Nearly all the students expected to participate in Artful Exoplanets have been labeled “at risk,” or, at the very least, “underperforming/below average.” Hands-on science learning employing visual art is a rare experience for most of these young people. For most contemplating the universe is a luxury amidst a constant struggle to meet daily needs even for these young people who are growing up as the third or fourth generation in poverty.

Prior to implementation, the intern will research the Exoplanet.Nasa.gov interactives and the Universe of Learning interactives to familiarize themselves with each in order to teach the students how to use the interactives to improve their computer search skills, record and use coding data, and generate ideas for visual artmaking.

The intern will be responsible for teaching the science portion of the curriculum using Exoplanets.Nasa.gov interactives: Alien Safari, PlanetQuest, Extreme Planet Makeover, The graphic novel “Astrobiology, The Story of our Search for Life, Eyes on Exo-planets, and Universe of Learning resource, Recoloring the Universe.

Students will have a better understanding of the universe and the research that exists on planets similar to our own, as well as, a new resource for artmaking inspirations.  At the end of this project, a curriculum will be available for other Smithsonian affiliates to use in their programming.


Marsh & McLennan – Insurance Intern

SUMMARY:  The Insurance Intern is mentored by a team of experienced Insurance professionals who will guide the intern through daily tasks and responsibilities essential to the Agency and to the service teams. The intern will gain practical knowledge in providing administrative and technical support to the team and assist in facilitating excellent client service while obtaining a comprehensive overview of the insurance brokerage industry.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEVELOPMENT:

Obtain practical work experience through observing and performing technical responsibilities including:

  • Understanding and determining eligibility by obtaining information on clients
  • Compiling and sending submissions to Markets to obtain quotes and assist in ordering policies
  • Maintaining accurate system Information according to Agency, Carrier and E&O Guidelines
  • Providing assistance to clients on routine inquiries including certificates and policies, and other items regarding the clients’ account
  • Assists the Account Manager in the administration and preparation of summaries and proposals

Gain knowledge through mentorship and educational programs

  • Webinars and luncheons provided by carriers and Agency leaders
  • Mentorship with account assistants and other colleagues in the Agency
  • Networking through social events and activities with senior leaders and management

Understanding Agency structure and introduction to industry

  • Explore different roles and positions to distinguish team concept
  • Identify the broker responsibility and relationship in insurance
  • Recognize Brower Insurance as a part of the MMA Family

EDUCATION, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Must be currently enrolled in degree program going into Sophomore, Junior or Senior year
  • Takes initiative and has strong motivation to learn and succeed
  • Work availability for duration of 3 month summer program; dates are flexible based on school schedule
  • Computer proficiency for correspondence, data entry, e-mail, Internet, Microsoft Office 2010 (Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Demonstrate our Values
    • Integrity – Demonstrates professional behaviors with honesty and respect
    • Collaboration – Must be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, clients and carriers.
    • Passion for customer service – Must be able to effectively interact with internal and external clients by demonstrating basic knowledge of the clients’ business needs, instilling confidence, revolving issues, following through on commitments, and tapping all available resources in order to meet the clients’ expectations.
    • Innovation – Must be able to use problem-solving skills to identify and solve problems or offer solutions using knowledge of the client as well as knowledge of the insurance industry.
    • Accountability – Establishes priorities and organizes time effectively and efficiently to ensure that tasks are completed to meet or exceed customer expectations.

Clark County Developmental Disabilities – Business Plan for Quest Inc., Shredding Operation

Through the formation of a nonprofit Board, Quest, Inc., we have developed a shredding operation that employs individuals with developmental disabilities. The operation currently resides in our Leffel Lane building, which we plan to sell in 2019. We have over 80 customers for both large purges and drop off console services. We would like a comprehensive business plan that can assist the Quest Inc. Board and Developmental Disabilities Clark County to determine the future of the shredding operation. Through research, exploration of business partners, and input from the community to determine best options.

The Intern will:

  • Determine the viability of continuing the business.
  • Short and long-term business plan: Is there room for growth in this business now, and are there other sources of revenues/technologies that could increase profits.
  • Research opportunities and interest for partnerships with other DD related entities or school districts.
  • Research current trends in paper re-cycling and other options as businesses are going “paperless”
  • Evaluate current pricing structure and costs associated with relocation of business.
  • Create a business plan that encompasses the above bullet points

Wallace & Turner Insurance – Rental Property Analysis

The intern will determine the number of rental properties within the City to enable Wallace & Turner to market our rental property programs to the owners, while allowing the intern to gain real-life work experience in a fast-paced office environment.

Provide specialized coverage to multi-property owners for a specific niche program which in turn would show the intern the benefit of making a profit from the sale of insurance.

The intern will:

  • Review auditor website and other on-line resources available to create a list of owners of multiple properties and market our services to them as well as their tenants.
  • Develop a marketing campaign.
  • Drive by photography of perspective properties.
  • Property valuations to determine acceptability.
  • Formulate a spreadsheet of property owners, addresses, rates & coverages

Oesterlen Service for Youth, Inc – Capital Campaign Assistant

Oesterlen Services For Youth, Inc., is entering into a $1.8 million Capital Campaign to build a state-of-the-art barn and woodshop. The Intern will assist the Development Director in developing the capital campaign.

The intern will:

  • Create marketing materials for the capital campaign including press releases, newsletters, social media content
  • Create a giving tier or potential funders and working with the current donor database
  • Make initial contact with prospective donors
  • Accompany the Executive Director and Development Director on some donor appointments

Springfield Peace Center – Marketing Campaign

Project Summary

The Springfield Peace Center teaches alternatives to violence and conflict resolution to students pre-k through High School. We have been around for 34 years yet only half of Clark County even know we exist. We would like to increase our visibility and let the community know the programs that we offer.

Project Outcomes

Increased Visibility and name recognition so people become aware of our organization and resources we provide to the community.

Project Duties

  • Updating social media
  • Various Video marketing campaigns
  • Weekly podcasts

Pre-Requisites

  • Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Graphic Design

**Student must be willing to talk meeting new people and speak in front of an audience

Application is now closed.