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Community Organizing and Program Development Internship Description

My Dog is My Home (MDIMH) is looking for part-time, remote interns to work on community organizing and program development initiatives in cities across the United States. We use a multi-pronged approach to meet our mission to increase shelter and housing access for people experiencing homelessness with companion animals, which will give interns experience in comprehensive community assessment, education and training, building sustainable partnerships, and identifying and promoting effective practices.

Interns will work closely with MDIMH’s leadership and our local partners to support capacity building efforts in Philadelphia, PA; Bloomington, IN; Toledo, OH; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY and other cities as needed. Partnering organizations interns may engage with will be from both animal welfare and homeless service fields.

The internship is one academic semester, with opportunity to extend the internship for a second semester. Interns are expected to contribute 14-21 hours per week.

Location: Remote

Compensation: Unpaid

Responsibilities:

  • Support MDIMH staff with conducting an assessment. Entails:

    • Background research

    • Data collection

    • Data analysis

    • Manuscript writing

  • Assist with event organizing logistics for service fair. Includes:

    • Engagement of potential organizational partners

    • Outreach and event promotion to potential service fair clients

    • Creating service fair print materials

    • Securing donations

  • Communicate with partners and the community about outcomes of the needs assessment through social media, press, presentations, and other events.

  • Participate in capacity-building activities with local organizations. Includes developing a plan for:

    • Outcome measurement

    • Data collection

    • Sustainability

Requirements

  • Interest in community organizing or program development

  • Interest in animals and social work preferred

  • Able to work independently in a remote location

  • Experience or interest in social services and/or animal welfare preferred

  • Experience or interest in research

 

How to Apply: Please send your resume to Christine Kim (christine@mydogismyhome.org), Founder and Executive Director, with your cover letter in the body of the email. Please indicate which semester (fall, spring, or summer) you are able to begin your internship.