Internship posted by: The Empowerment Plan
Posted on: February 4, 2013
The Empowerment Plan employs and trains homeless women to manufacture a garment that serves as both a coat and a sleeping bag. These coats are then distributed back to homeless individuals within their city at no cost to them.
Through training and steady employment these women are able to elevate themselves from the cycle of poverty. Within the first few months of working with the program, we actively help these women and their families move off the streets or out of shelters by finding them secure, furnished housing. These women have empowered themselves with the confidence and skills necessary for a more sustainable, financially stable and healthier life. The Empowerment Plan is unlike the typical nonprofit model because not only do we run and function like a garment business, we help our employees to advance themselves professionally through learning and effectively utilizing a trade skill.
About the position:
The Empowerment Plan is seeking an executive assistant intern to help with day-to-day administrative duties under the supervision of the CEO, the Director of Operations, and the Director of Development. Duties will include, but are not limited to:
-Managing general email reponses
-Managing and maintaining growing list of contacts and donors
-Maintaining calendar of the director, setting up meetings and interviews
-Responding to phonecalls
-Assisting at events
-Assisting at our weekly volunteer sessions
-Helping with social media directives
-Assisting the Director of Operations with her daily production schedule, invoicing, and order confirmation
-Assisting Director of Operations with the order request form
-You will need to provide your own computer/laptop/ipad to do your work
-You must be a student seeking college credit through an internship, it is your responsibility to bring us the necessary paperwork regarding the university's criteria and internship specifications
-We will work with you around your class schedule
Please send us a brief cover letter explaining why you'd like to intern with us, as well as a current resume. Please be sure to include your area of study, and how you think The Empowerment Plan can concisively tie in with your education.