Benefits of an Internship at Foreverfamily Foreverfamily invests heavily in developing the leadership and professional skills of interns. Below are some benefits past interns have identified:
- Gain valuable knowledge about the process and structure of a non-profit
- Obtain management experience
- Enhance communication, critical thinking, organizational, and leadership skills
- Use your skills and talents to address relevant and critical social justice issues
- Interact directly with marginalized population through service
- Be enrolled in (or graduated from) college. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred but an Associate’s degree is okay.
- Understand that Foreverfamily internships are part-time, unpaid positions. We strongly encourage and are happy to assist you in securing internship credit at your school.
- Work a minimum of 10 hours per week which must include at least 3 hours a day, two days a week. Semester-long internships are accepted. However, a yearlong commitment is preferred but not required.
- Participate in 3 prison trips if a semester-long intern and 6 trips if a year-long intern.
- Have an interest in criminal justice, youth development, and//or nonprofits.
- Possess effective communication skills, both verbal and written. Interns must be able to communicate with youth, peers, and adults.
- Be a quick learner with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, flexible environment.
- Demonstrate strong attention to detail and organization.
- Be technologically savvy. Interns must be literate and fluent in the operation of Microsoft Office and Google Apps.
- Demonstrate professional and personal maturity. Interns must be good at setting boundaries and use sound judgment.
- Be able and comfortable solving problems independently and creatively.
- Have a valid driver’s license.
- Desire and be able to be part of a team.
- Workflow Status: Published
- Created By: Kayleigh Haskin
- Created: 01/07/2020
- Modified By: Kayleigh Haskin
- Modified: 01/07/2020