Internship Purpose:

The Family Programming Intern will serve as a supporting role for the Director of Family Programming at RMHCA.  The intern will be involved in all aspects of family programming and other tasks as it relates to the RMHCA guest experience.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to planning and implementing activities with children and families, assisting with special events – House and Volunteer Services, database entry pertaining to families, and administrative duties. The intern will also sit in on committee and staff meetings as well as have an opportunity to shadow other department heads in order to walk away from their internship experience with a well-rounded view on how nonprofit organizations, RMHCA in particular, are run and managed.

Qualifications:

  • College student, in good academic standing, currently working toward a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Development, Psychology, Human Development, Social Services or related field.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Must be pro-active, self-directed, detail-oriented and organized.
  • Outstanding computer skills, including proficiency and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Professional and responsible demeanor.
  • Some weekends may be required for specific event activities.
  • Ability to work some evenings until 7pm or 8pm.

Compensation:

  • This is an unpaid internship. School credit may be provided as per student’s academic adviser.

 Essential Functions:

  • Assist with the research, execution and maintaining of new and existing Family Programming opportunities which could include L.I.F.E. Program, Happy Wheels cart, Special Equestrian, and the Community Support Platform.
  • Help identify, plan and execute programs for families that are engaging, fun, helpful and educational.
  • Assist with meeting and greeting as families and distributing welcome bags.
  • Assist with operation of the “Toy Store” during specific hours.
  • Stocking Happy Wheels closet at Children’s of Alabama.
  • Help identify family stories for publication in the newsletters, board meetings, social media, or Annual Report.
  • Create an atmosphere of hospitality and ensure the well-being and comfort of the families.

Disclaimer:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the position.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, management reserved the right to revise the position or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush job, or technological developments).