Internship Announcements

GREEN HILLS LEARNING CENTER (GHLC)

A member of the HUD Neighborhood Networks, GHLC offers a range of programs and services aimed at helping those in need achieve a life of self-sufficiency. GHLC serves people of all ages in the Green Hills Apartment complex, a low-income subsidized housing facility in southeast Knoxville.

Green Hills Learning Center Operations and Outreach Coordinator

The Operations and Outreach Coordinator works closely with the director to oversee programs, volunteers and residents. They support the director in the daily clerical maintenance of the learning center to ensure reliable and effective services for clients. Additionally, this position calls for someone with basic knowledge in Microsoft Office programs and experience securing funding through grants and organizing fundraising campaigns. Major areas of responsibility include: advising the director of improvements that can be made to programs and operational processes; oversee (when necessary) the implementation of programs; oversee volunteers who work with children; advocate for the organization and strengthen the organization’s funding sources.

Additional Information: The position is unpaid, but offers experience working with a non-profit on a grassroots scale, a meaningful connection to the Knoxville community, and skills-based knowledge in management, organizational development and grant writing. To ensure that the intern will acquire maximum benefit from the experience and be of maximum value to the organization, GHLC asks that an intern commitment 5-8 hours a week for the duration of 3 months (minimum): Tuesday and Wednesday 8am – 12pm is available for this position. Contact Kim Fowler at kfowler@aamci.com for further details.

Green Hills Learning Center Volunteer Coordinator  

The Volunteer Coordinator works with the director to manage and process in-coming volunteers for the learning center. This includes outreach to recruit volunteers, for example, from colleges & universities, churches, and the local community. A Volunteer Coordinator collaborates with the program coordinator to ensure that all volunteers are familiar with the mission of Green Hills and the residents they serve, as well as the policies for working with children and adult clients. The Volunteer Coordinator realistically will spend part of their time working directly with the children as well. This position calls for someone who is creative, self-motivated, experienced with organizing people and enjoys working with children.

Additional Information: The position is unpaid, but offers experience working with a non-profit on a grassroots scale, a meaningful connection to the Knoxville community, and skills-based knowledge in volunteer mobilization and resource development. To ensure that the intern will acquire maximum benefit from the experience and be of maximum value to the organization, GHLC asks that an intern commitment 8-11 hours a week for the duration of 3 months (minimum): Monday 2-5pmand Tuesday and Wednesday 1-5pm are available for this position.  Contact Kim Fowler at kfowler@aamci.com for further details.

Green Hills Learning Center Program Coordinator 

The Program Coordinator works with the director to design and implement existing and new programs for the residents of Green Hills. Such programs include an afterschool tutoring program, the Scholars Bowl, and Youth Academy. This position calls for someone with basic knowledge in Microsoft Office programs, who is creative and has experiences in event planning. Web and graphic design skills are a plus. The Program coordinator will spend some of their time working with the adults and children. The Program coordinator works directly with the Volunteer Coordinator to secure volunteers as well.

Additional Information: This position is unpaid, but offers experience working with a non-profit on a grassroots scale, a meaningful connection to the Knoxville community, and skills-based knowledge in volunteer mobilization, event planning and program design. To ensure that the intern will acquire maximum benefit from the experience and be of maximum value to the organization, GHLC asks that an intern commitment of 8-12 hours a week for the duration of 3 months (minimum):  Monday and Thursday 2-5pm and Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-12pm are available. Contact Kim Fowler at kfowler@aamci.com for further details.

CENTRO HISPANO

Centro Hispano is looking for interns from different backgrounds (e.g. Spanish and World Business, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Anthropology, Sociology, Communication Studies or any other related majors) interested in supporting the Hispanic Community and learning (or practicing) their Spanish. Interns will be responsible of activities during office hours (Monday through Thursday 12-6PM) and of tutoring during classes hours (Monday through Thursday 7-9PM) subject to current needs and availability. Activities may include supporting:

  •         Information and Referral Service (receive calls and walk-ins and contact different community organizations)
  •         Marketing activities (participation on radio stations, design flyers, etc.)
  •         Centro’s events (legal clinics, health and financial information seminars)
  •         Newsletter development (make interviews and create stories for the bimonthly newsletter)

After office hours, interns will participate as tutors on our educational programs at Centro Hispano including:

  •       English classes
  •       Language Exchange (English-Spanish)
  •       GED preparation in Spanish
  •       Basic literacy, elementary and middle-school education in Spanish
  •       Child Development Program

Also, they can support our English and literacy classes at Lonsdale and Norwood Elementary Schools.

For more information, please contact Nijole Vileikis, Program Director at nijole@centrohispanotn.org.”

UT OFFICE OF SERVICE LEARNING

Communications Intern

UT Service-Learning (UTSL), within the Office of the Provost, is seeking an intern from the College of Communications and Information to manage multiple projects related to the University Service-Learning and upcoming Smart Communities Initiative programs. The purpose of UT Service-Learning is threefold: 1) to support faculty in the effective design and implementation of service-learning courses, 2) to facilitate quality service-learning partnerships between faculty and community organizations, and 3) to build capacity for service-learning at UT. The SCI program will advance this effort by facilitating service-learning, undergraduate research, and internship projects with cities, counties, and other municipal groups in order to increase the environmental sustainability, economic viability, and social justice of the region. The intern would support UTSL and the SCI by designing and developing web-based communication strategies, managing email communications through multiple distribution networks, creating and managing social media presences, designing print-based resources, and working with the Office of Communications to publicize and promote programs. The intern will have the opportunity to interface with executive leadership of the University, faculty, staff, students, and a variety of public and non-profit partners to support and promote service-learning across the campus and community.

This position requires an average of 10 hours of service per week for a minimum duration of 10 weeks. Please apply via email with a letter of interest and vitae, attention to Kelly Ellenburg, to servicelearning@utk.edu.