Various Internship Positions - Spring 2019

Published

10/09/2018

Application Deadline

01/08/2019

Address

2900 Weslayan Street
Suite 400
Houston
Texas
77027
United States

Description

PARENTING INTERNSHIP

CHILDREN AT RISK is currently seeking candidates for our Spring 2019 Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being (CPFWB) Internship position. This position is a unique opportunity to conduct research, public policy analysis, and develop strategic communication systems within all projects related to the work of CPFWB. Our team works to see all Texas parents empowered to create homes that are safe, stable, nurturing, and aspirational for their children. 


The selected candidate(s) will also work in partnership with CHILDREN AT RISK’s widely recognized Public Policy and Law Center (PPLC) and Center for Social Measurement & Evaluation (CSME) in the field of public policy and research respectively. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from a dedicated and creative staff of attorneys, public policy analysts, and researchers. PPLC & CSME have been tremendously successful in understanding passing legislation in the areas of human trafficking, juvenile justice, health and nutrition, education, and parent support.


Founded in 1989, CHILDREN AT RISK is an active research and advocacy non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life of Texas’ children. We are the leading source of accurate information on children’s issues and an advocate and catalyst for change concerning the needs of all children in Texas.


Responsibilities/Potential Projects

Specific responsibilities will be dependent upon each candidate’s skills, career goals, interests, and CHILDREN AT RISK’s priorities. CHILDREN AT RISK anticipates that this internship will be utilized as a career development tool for the selected candidates and hopes to maximize the selected individual’s internship experience.


We are seeking dedicated, focused, and detail-oriented candidates that possess excellent research and writing skills to assist in research, advocacy, and communication efforts in the areas of family engagement, parent education, and child abuse prevention.


Potential Projects include:

·        Researching child abuse and neglect prevention strategies;

·        Conducting an assessment of parent education programs;

·        Analyzing state funding of parent education programs;

·        Exploring opportunities to expand access to parent education in innovative settings

·        Compiling research and data into parent-friendly materials;

·        Coordinating events,  trainings, and webinars; and

·        Developing content for websites, outreach materials, and social media. 


COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

Responsibilities/Potential Projects

Specific responsibilities will be dependent upon each candidate’s skills, career goals, interests, and CHILDREN AT RISK’s priorities. CHILDREN AT RISK anticipates that this internship will be utilized as a career development tool for the selected candidates and hopes to maximize the selected individual’s internship experience.


We are seeking dedicated, focused, and detail-oriented candidates that possess excellent writing skills to assist in development and implementation of communications strategies for a diverse array of projects. 


Potential Projects include:

·        Developing processes to convey organizational impact to partners, funders, and the community;

·        Coordinating event outreach and follow up for special program events;

·        Managing the distribution of information about Hurricane Harvey recovery;

·        Creating new website and social media posts to share relevant events and information with stakeholders; and

·        Making technical information (research & policy) / resources user friendly and accessible to parents and community members (through translation, visualization, etc.).


CSME INTERNSHIP

Potential projects include:

·        School Best Practices Research: Identifying best practices of schools with high populations of economically disadvantaged students achieving high academic results.

·        School Rankings: Collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data for our annual School Rankings release.

·        Food for Change Evaluation: Analyzing and visualizing data to communicate the impact of the Houston Food Bank’s Food for Change program. The Food for Change program provides food to individuals as incentive to complete programs that can potentially lift them out of poverty or improve their lives. 

·        Other qualitative and quantitative research in the areas of expanded learning time, charter schools, districts of innovation, college completion, and access to health and mental health care.

·        Support the research and data team with special projects, including event coordination, as necessary.


FINANCE INTERNSHIP


Responsibilities/Potential Projects


Specific responsibilities will be dependent upon each candidate’s skills, career goals, and interests. CHILDREN AT RISK expects that this internship will be used as a career development tool for the selected candidates and hopes to maximize the selected individual’s internship experience. The successful candidate should leave this internship with an excellent working knowledge of QuickBooks, and with honed Excel skills. 


We are seeking dedicated and focused candidates that possess excellent analytical, research and organizational abilities to assist in various accounting and financial related projects.


Projects and activities may include:

·        Utilizing QuickBooks accounting software for daily transactions and reporting purposes

·        Various financial analysis using Excel

·        Preparing and analyzing financial reports for the Board of Directors

·        Grant management including preparation of budgets, tracking of grants and reporting.

·        Updating of current policies and procedures manuals

·        Preparation of organization’s Form 990

How To Apply

LRodriguez@childrenatrisk.org
http://www.childrenatrisk.org

Our positions are competitive and fill quickly. Interested candidates should submit a resume, a brief letter of interest, and a writing sample to Laura Rodriguez at LRodriguez@childrenatrisk.org. The deadline to submit applications for the position is January 8th, 2019. For more information on CHILDREN AT RISK please visit www.childrenatrisk.org


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