Are you or someone you know looking for a rewarding and challenging opportunity to intern with a dynamic non-profit organization? United Way of Lake County has been making sure that the Lake County community has what it needs to succeed for over 80 years. We have internship positions available that can give you the chance to experience first-hand how you can impact this success. Internships are unpaid.
You will receive supervised, hands-on, practical knowledge that is directly related to your area of study. This experiential learning will prepare you for positions in the non-profit arena or hone your skills for the corporate, for-profit sector.
Below is a listing of current internship opportunities. While we may not always be able to fill each position, we welcome the opportunity to learn about you. Please fax or e-mail a cover letter and resume to 847-775-1001 or email@example.com.
Social Media: Working closely with our Marketing Associate, you will assist with the building and enhancing United Way of Lake County’s presence on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and others.
Administrative Coordinator: This internship involves working with all of our Departments to provide administrative support. Responsibilities include assisting with a wide variety of office tasks including general operational duties, correspondence writing, data entry, meeting set-up and scheduling. This offers the candidate the unique opportunity to learn the logistics of a non-profit first hand.
Communications: Working with the Marketing Department independently and with team to implement and coordinate press and community relations through publicity and promotion with press, agencies, companies and staff. Assist members of marketing team with administrative tasks. Assist with implementation/execution of direct mail program.
Information Technology: Working with our IT Department to provide support in a wide variety of areas. You ensure that all computers are running with the latest updates, provide computer support to staff as needed, assist with the integration of Microsoft Office 2007, installation of programs, and other projects surrounding our IT operations. This internship requires a solid knowledge of Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007; experience with PC is a plus.
Grant Research: Working with our Community Impact Department, You will be responsible for conducting research on the availability of corporate and family foundation grants for programs focusing on Education, Early Education, and the Digital Divide. You will work with the Grant Manager to analyze the potential of the funding opportunities and present your findings to the Community Impact Program managers. Good computer and internet skills required
Please note that all of our internship opportunities are unpaid.
Testimonials from Former Interns:
“This internship taught me the value of teamwork and community. While interning with United Way I was welcomed into a supportive group of people that helped me learn all aspects of a non-profit organization.”
-Keri Gleason, former Marketing Communications Intern, Summer 2010
“While interning at United Way of Lake County I truly felt like I was part of something big. UWLC is achieving huge successes in something that it is close to my heart-- education. I was proud to be given the opportunity to learn from such a great organization.”
-Deanna Grobarcik, former Community Development Intern, 2009-2010 school year