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Fall 2017 Internship Opportunity:

Applications are now open for a Fall 2017 internship for a project under the supervision of iEmpathize’s Education Director. This internship is an Exploitation Prevention Project. The goal of the project is to gather information that will help iEmpathize with strategies related to distribution efforts for The Empower Youth Program, our exploitation prevention program for youth. This project provides the opportunity for an intern to gain experience in the non-profit sector, in the education arena, and in the political sphere.  Build your resume with meaningful work that will prove your ability to build a report of analysis with a national perspective while also making an impact for youth.

Overview
This project will build off of research fulfilled by a prior iEmpathize intern from 2016. Using what has been established as a tool, you will take the next step in helping iEmpathize build strategic inroads to advance the priority of exploitation prevention education for youth.

Project Description:

  • Develop a method for surveying strategically chosen representatives/legislators and school district-level administrators about their current prevention practices, including how enforcement, quality control, and accessibility are addressed.
  • Conduct independent research on best practices for such surveying, including how to advance success rates for participation and what (if any) processes for follow-up can be developed to build relationships.
  • Potentially conduct correspondence with legislative and political leaders throughout the U.S.
  • Report findings on a regular basis, to be determined with the Education Manager, with the goal of completion by the end of the Fall 2017 semester.
  • Devise an organized, clear, and replicable system for reporting that will yield a professional quality report or paper at the project’s end.
  • Create a “manual” for your project that will allow others to replicate your processes for future outreach.
  • One position available only.

Required Qualifications:

  • Students in graduate level fields of study only.
  • Capable of independent problem solving and self-motivated work. This project will require ingenuity and persistence in finding information, working through barriers where there seem to be road-blocks, adjusting for the quirks and differences of each state’s systems of personnel contact, and efficient use of time in order to complete the project by the due-date while also being thorough.
  • Organization and attention to detail.
  • A curious mind with an ability to perceive and pursue leads.
  • Ability to contribute at least 5 hours a week to the work; more if that is what is required to get the job done in time.
  • Students from anywhere in the nation may apply.
  • Preference will be given to students who are taking this internship for college credit or who are fulfilling the projects’ objectives as a part of a class or graduation requirement.

To Apply:

Please send a resume with three references (names, contact info, and relationship indicated) along with a cover letter to info@iempathize.org. Please use your cover letter to answer these questions: Why do you want this internship in particular? Can you provide some examples of projects or tasks you have completed in the past that would indicate your ability to successfully take on a project of this kind?

This posting will be deleted when the position has been filled.

Thank you!