Internship Program Opportunities
CRC is accepting applications for both their Summer Internship Program and the 2020-2021 Academic Year Internship Program. See below for the descriptions and instructions on how to apply.
Advocacy Internship Academic Year
We envision a Colorado where human service nonprofits are actively engaged in nonpartisan advocacy and civic engagement. We strive towards a state in which the political power and influence of the nonprofit sector is strengthened. We seek to empower and train marginalized communities to have a voice about the policy decisions that affect them most. We envision the individual power of people combined with the collective power of the sector, to help create more healthy and just communities for all.
Community Resource Center’s mission is to create opportunities, tools and strategies to develop nonprofits and community groups to strengthen Colorado. We provide a continuum of services throughout the entire state of Colorado that develop leadership, convene communities and provide critical resources to nonprofits doing life-changing and life-saving work.
The Participation Project and Root Causes Network are programs of Community Resource Center (CRC). The Participation Project (PP) provides guidance, training, and support to human service nonprofits in their nonpartisan civic engagement efforts. The PP has grown into a network of more than 40 service providers statewide who together serve nearly one million low-income Coloradans. All populations represented are low-income, and many come from other traditionally marginalized communities, including communities of color, immigrants and refugees, LBGTQ+ communities, and single mothers. Through this program, the Participation Project provides the necessary support for human service nonprofits to offer nonpartisan voter engagement efforts to their clients and communities through voter registration, Pledge to Vote, and Get Out the Vote activities
“Many of the individuals who come to Denver Urban Ministries for services feel forgotten and abandoned by their communities, and by their leaders and decision-makers. Registering to vote is the most basic and simple way to make your voice heard and share your opinions. By voting you say I’m here, I exist and I matter.”
– PP Partner Agency
The Root Causes Network provides a permanent infrastructure to build the capacity of service providers to advance inclusive and community-centered policy. The Network creates formal and ongoing space for members to convene, and advance their skills and knowledge. When mobilized, nonprofits play a vital role in our state’s political and policy landscape. Nonpartisan efforts to engage those most directly impacted by policy decisions garner better policy outcomes, improved client outcomes, and a more effective nonprofit sector in advocating on behalf of communities in need of a political voice.
Community Resource Center seeks two interns to join our vibrant team for the 2020/2021 academic year, and assist human service nonprofits in nonpartisan advocacy and voter engagement efforts through the Participation Project and the Root Causes Network. Ideal candidates will have 10-15 hours a week of availability for the months of August through May. Exact work schedule will be set with the Program Manger prior to starting, and all work hours will remain within CRC’s regular business hours 8:00 – 5:00 PM Monday-Friday. Start and end dates are flexible and all work is currently being conducted remotely. We are following CDC guidelines and will resume in office work when it is safe to do so.
Intern Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Assist in outreach and recruitment efforts for advocacy and voter engagement efforts
• Assist in providing overall program support and coordination
• Operations support including administrative and communications efforts
• Assist in program design and implementation of Root Causes Network and training curriculum
• Regular check-ins with Program Manager, weekly plans, and quarterly evaluations
• Other duties as assigned
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
• Basic understanding of the nonprofit sector and public policy advocacy or strong ability/interest to learn
• Basic understanding of, or interest in learning about, voter engagement tactics, including voter registration, voter education, and Get Out the Vote activities
• Basic understanding of, or strong interest in learning about how human service nonprofits engage in systems change work using an equity lens
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking
- Enthusiastic leadership and the ability to motivate others to act
- Detail oriented with effective planning and time management skills
- Ability to work independently with broad guidance, and self-manage
Community Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a commitment to affirmative action principles. People of color, women, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQ+ people, and people from low-income backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Education and Training Research Intern
Established in 1981, Community Resource Center (CRC) creates opportunities, tools, and strategies to develop nonprofits and community groups to strengthen Colorado. We believe in the power of the nonprofit sector to affect change and support thriving communities. We envision a strong and sustainable nonprofit sector leading our state towards a more just future.
The Education and Training Research Intern will assist in updating the curriculum of CRC’s nonprofit trainings. CRC hosts over 100 nonprofit professional development trainings each year. The training curriculum includes a variety of courses, such as Grant Writing, Board Leadership, Financial Leadership, Advocacy, and many more. CRC has goals to review and update the curriculum of several of our core trainings this year.
Areas of Responsibility:
• Review current training content and research new and emerging best practices
• Update training content for various curriculums, including, PowerPoints, handouts, packets, etc.
• Working with a variety of trainers to ensure new content flows and works for the topic
• Research around social enterprise and landscape related to social enterprise education
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
• Education: working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in business administration, nonprofit management, communications, education, or other relevant field
• Expertise/interest in online education
• Close attention to detail
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Google Suite
• Solid writing, research and information analysis skills
• Good communication and time management skills
• Ability to work autonomously and proactively
• Enthusiasm for and interest in the nonprofit sector
• AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply
The recommendation for this internship is a minimum of 14 hours per week for 10 weeks. This is a partially remote position, with weekly in person check-in meetings and program meetings conducted via Zoom on a regular basis.
Community Resource Center is committed to actively and thoroughly train the intern on all facets of communications, expectations, software programs and tools associated with the internship responsibilities. CRC will ensure the internship is for the educational benefit of the intern and will sign off on any requirements for school credit necessary.
This internship position does not directly replace any position of employment and offers no compensation or benefits.
How to Apply:
Community Resource Center is a member of the Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits and has a team of eleven staff and four AmeriCorps VISTA members. CRC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for staff, AmeriCorps VISTAs, volunteers, interns and program participants. We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, and LGBTQIA+ people to apply.