Position:  Student Intern for Civic Learning
Location:  River Forest, IL
Job Id:  698
# of Openings:  0

Student Intern for Civic Learning
Dominican University
 
Description:
The Student Intern for Civic Learning works with the Director of Civic Learning to help coordinate all the functions of the Civic Learning Office, and to serve as a liaison between students, faculty, various community agencies, and the Civic Learning program at DU.
 
Responsibilities:
Community-based Learning Office Tasks:
  1. Assist in the administrative tasks of running the Civic Learning Office, including answering the phone, email, record keeping, filing, etc.
  2. Assist in the updating of the Civic Learning web page, Facebook page, and EngageDU page.
  3. Attend weekly staff meeting.
  4. Prepare fliers, banners, and handouts for various Civic Learning events.
  5. Coordinate the Community-based Learning EXPO (September/ January)
  6. Assist in the coordination of the Community-based Learning sign-up week.
  7. Follow-up with student time logs, student evaluations and agency evaluations.
  8. Maintain data from Community-based Learning forms and compile a list of Community-based Learning students and their placements.
  9. Coordinate the annual Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive with St. Joseph Services (November)
 
Serve as Liaison with Community Partners:
  1. Learn about the agency’s mission and work.
  2. Confirm the list of all student volunteers, times, email/ phone information with the agency supervisor.
  3. Update agency information on an ongoing basis through visiting their websites and inputting data collected during agency visits
  4. Report any difficulties or problems to the Civic Learning Director.
 
Communicate with Community-based Learning Students:
  1. Work with students finding appropriate placements and getting them information about Community-based learning and the various agencies who are our community partners.
  1. Contact students reminding them of their Orientation or 1st visit to their placement.
  2. Maintain communication with CBL students, informing them of “getting started” with their CBL placement, mid-term reminders and end-of-term forms and deadlines.
  3. Email CBL faculty with updates of which students have turned in contracts for their agency
 
Requirements:
  1. About 10 hours per week, either on site or in office. Some weeks will demand more time; some less.
  1. Responsible; personable; ability to follow through; good communication skills; flexibility; good people skills; passion for service and social justice.
  2. Should possess some knowledge of and experience with some community service agencies.
  3. Students must interview with the Civic Learning Director and student interns for the position.
  4. Prefers that student has a car and valid driver’s license.
Compensation:                                               
  1. This is a paid position—work study or stipend.
 
 
 

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