Family Futures provides many internship opportunities. With a variety of specialties, they are a great way to gain real-world experience in the non-profit sector. You can also earn college credits, gain marketable experience, increase your social network, and work with a diverse and fun staff. Best of all, you’ll gain the satisfaction of helping to make a positive difference in the lives of countless West Michigan families.
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Current Internship Opportunities
We are currently recruiting for 2013 internships. Please click the internship title to download position description.
- Accounting (Non-profit): This internship provides experience in accounts payable, bookkeeping, computer skills, and may include program specific budgeting and preparation for various reports.
- Community Education & RAVE (Resources Against Violent Encounters) Program: Family Futures provides educational sessions to create a more informed community. Some responsibilities of this internship include: assisting in coordinating facilitator trainings, reporting program outcomes and evaluation, and working with grant applications and program quality maintenance research. Throughout Kent County, facilitators provide educational sessions to middle and high school youth on dating violence prevention and healthy relationships.
- Connections Program: Supports families in Kent County through the use of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), a child developmental screening tool. The purpose of this free and voluntary program is to provide parents with valuable information about their child’s development and community resources.
- Healthy Start Program: A unique primary prevention collaborative for first time parents in Kent County that is coordinated through the Family Futures. Gain practical experience in the areas of social work program management.
- Office Administration: Answer telephones and transfer to appropriate staff member; meet and greet clients and visitors; create and modify documents using Microsoft Office; input data in various program databases and spreadsheets; perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, mailing, and filing; support staff in assigned project based work; other duties as assigned.
- Program & Research: This intern will work with all programs to support and facilitate the growth of the programs and to provide research of potential grant and programming opportunities as they arise. Interns will gain experience in working in an office setting with a program management team that works to assist the community in the implementation of programs that support families.
- Communications & Marketing: Includes fund development, event planning and programming. The intern will gain experience in print design, web content editing, copywriting, public relations, fund development, and project management.
- Video Production: Searching for a student wishing to gain practical experience in the video production through shooting and editing videos to help support our work and programs.
- Volunteer Services: Gain knowledge and experience in the general principles of prevention and non-profit work along with volunteer management best practices, relationship building, and project coordination.