Internship Opportunities

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Being an intern at Foundation House Ministries can be the first step in the development of your career. Internships offer you the chance to integrate the knowledge you gained in the classroom with hands on career related work experience. Foundation House Ministries believes that interns are a valuable resource and make strong contributions to the success and growth of our ministry.

Positions Available:

Assistant Houseparent: Positions available 2-4

Hours: daytime, Evening, Weekends, PRN

Supervisor: Client Services Coordinator and Houseparent

Assistant Houseparent Intern will assist the Houseparent with daily tasks for the day to day operations of the home, and activities of the pregnant young women residing in the household. This position demands someone that can handle stressful situations, and exhibits great maturity and healthy boundaries.

You will learn and experience:

  • Assist with overseeing resident daily activities, maintaining rules and regulations, chores and activities.
  • Assist with escorting residents to appointments and trips away from the facility. This is a shared task between many of the FHM staff and volunteers.
  • Follow program schedules such as, church attendance, meal planning, food shipping, fire drills, and room inspection and keep accurate records.
  • Assist the Houseparent with daily progress notes, including medical and behavioral information on the clients.
  • Maintain a positive Christian atmosphere in the home that magnifies the mission of Foundation House Ministries.

If interested, email clientsvcs@foundationhouseministries.org

 

Food and Nutrition:

Positions Available Per Semester: One

Supervisor: Client Services Coordinator and Houseparent

You will learn and experience:

Working with clients to plan, coordinate, and budget for healthy and nutritious meals. You will help with food inventory, storage, shopping, and have an opportunity to work with staff to create menus that are diverse and promote healthy eating habits. Another aspect of the internship is teaching a weekly nutrition class to the residents, covering a variety of topics, from healthy snacks, easy meal preparation, make ahead meals and dollar stretching meals. Some event planning may be included as well.

You must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision, as well as collaboratively. Basic culinary experience and cleanliness is a must. You should also possess good verbal and written communication skills.

If interested, email clientsvcs@foundationhouseministries.org

 

Grant Writing

Positon Available Per Semester: One

Supervisor: Executive Director

The Grant Writing Intern will be responsible for seeking new opportunities to secure funding for Foundation House Ministries. The intern will assist with researching, writing, coordinating, and managing all of the aspects of government, foundation, and corporate grants. This is also a great opportunity to participate in critical areas of fundraising, experience which is central to all nonprofit organizations.

You will learn and experience:

  • Find and research new sources of funding that serve as a good fit with FHM’s mission and values.
  • Write and edit grants
  • Coordinate and manage the grant application process
  • Attend grant information sessions as necessary
  • Seek new and creative fund development opportunities; put a process in place to take advantage of those opportunities
  • Assist in fundraising events
  • Research and write development materials.

Qualifications:

  • A commitment to, and ability to clearly articulate, FHM’s mission Creative and outgoing.
  • A strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and interpersonal communication skills
  • An ability and willingness to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to plan, organize, and effectively present ideas and concepts to groups
  • Ability to prepare basic report and to use appropriate modes of communication
  • Computer literate; comfortable with technology and the use of standard office programs

If interested, email Executive Director: suzanne@foundationhouseministries.org

  Office Assistant:

Positions Available Per Semester: One-Two

Supervisor: Office Manager

You will learn and experience:

The Intern will work directly with the leadership team to help with the daily running of FHM program. The internship will include assisting the Office Manager and Executive Director with even planning, creating/updating the database, assisting with scheduling everyday business tasks or completing special projects. Will also assist Client Services Coordinator with routine clerical work, maintaining forms and files and assisting clients as needed with scheduling appointments.

You must be able to effectively work with a strong sense of confidentiality and professionalism. You should possess good verbal and written communication skills. We expect that you show excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks. The intern must be able to think creatively or out-of-the-box and be able to manage a project with goals and deadlines.

If interested, email Office Manager: volunteer@foundationhouseministries.org

 

Social Media:

Position per Semester:  One-Two

Reports to: Executive Director and or Client Services Coordinator

We are looking for an Intern to assist with our social media marketing efforts. You will learn the ins and outs of our ministry and help make social media a productive part of our overall marketing efforts.

You must have experience with social media. This intern must be able to think strategically and see how social media fits into our marketing strategy (i.e. building relationships, connecting with donors, and updating the community). Our main goal; is to connect us with young ladies that may need our services and to connect us with other organizations who work with at risk pregnant women.

Interns must be able to assist in formulation social medial plans (with our guidance), and then carry them out (with our assistance). You must be able to measure and document the impact of social media, and then suggest action-steps to increase impact. You must be able to multi-task, think creatively and exhibit great writing skills. Should be familiar or able to learn to create and utilize surveys to gather data as to the effectiveness of our social medial presence in the community and to specific target groups.

You will learn and experience:

  • Creating/updating our profiles and pages (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube etc.)
  • Keeping up to date with new social media sites as they become popular.
  • Funding users to follow/friend/like our business
  • Writing and posting blog posts/tweets/and updates as directed by Executive Director and or Client Services Coordinator or Office Manager.
  • Replying to comments, messages etc., and report findings to Executive Director and or Client Services Coordinator.
  • Consistently learn and grow while asking pertinent questions
  • Offer suggestions and education to staff and team regarding social medial.
  • Be able to articulate to the clients in a classroom type setting on the pros and cons of using social medial. (how to use responsibly and without conflict or drama )

If interested, email Executive Director: suzanne@foundationhouseministries.org

Small Business Development

Position per Semester:  Two-three

Reports to: Executive Director

We are looking for an Intern to assist with our social enterprise startup efforts. You will learn the ins and outs of starting a small business and be a productive part of our overall marketing efforts.

You must have experience with business management and/or startups. This intern must be able to think strategically. Our main goal is to A) provide a steady revenue stream to finance ministry and, B) provide opportunities for clients to gain hands-on job experience.

Interns must be able to assist in formulation social medial plans (with our guidance), and then carry them out (with our assistance). You must be able to measure and document the impact of social media, and then suggest action-steps to increase impact. You must be able to multi-task, think creatively and exhibit great writing skills. Should be familiar or able to learn to create and utilize surveys to gather data as to the effectiveness of our social medial presence in the community and to specific target groups.

You will learn and experience:

  • Research and develop business marketing plans
  • Research and develop networking relationships with vendors, donors, customers, etc
  • Research and develop budget and expense plan
  • Coordinate marketing/advertising campaign(s)
  • Experience bookkeeping and “back-office” human resources duties

Email Executive Director: suzanne@foundationhouseministries.org