Classification: Non-paid Internship Reports to: External Relations Manager
About Mentors, Inc.: Mentors, Inc was founded in 1987 to provide high school students in the District’s public high schools with adult mentors able to contribute to their personal, academic and career development. Our mission is to increase the graduation rates of students enrolled in DC’s public high schools by matching them with caring adult volunteers who will support their development and prepare them for postsecondary success. Our goal is to ensure that each student graduates from high school with a concrete plan for life after high school that will result in a fulfilling career and personal growth. By linking our city’s professionals with young people, we are changing lives. Since 1987, we have provided mentors for more than 4,000 D.C. youth. Mentors, Inc. has seven staff, and serves 250-300 students a year.
Position Summary: The intern supports mentor recruitment, partnership development, and external relations strategies for the organization, which includes research, administration, and recruitment assistance. The intern believes in the Mentors, Inc. mission, is a high-energy team player, and has superb relationship building, management, and “friend-raising” talents.
RANGE OF ASSIGNMENTS (Depend on hours per week, length of service, organizational priorities, and candidate talents)
? Assist with recruitment of mentors by email, phone, street flyers, recruitment presentations, and more ? Assist with production of outreach and publicity materials ? Research, propose and execute new recruiting and outreach opportunities; including but not limited to TV, radio, faith based outreach, community based outreach, and corporate outreach ? “DC Society for Mentors”- create and manage a Google group (see YNPNdc & YEP for reference) to bring together people interested in Mentoring ? Manage and update mentor/recruitment database and email lists ? Update liaison contact information for all recruitment partners ? Contact alumni of program to find out what they are currently doing and engage them in planned activities ? Contact former Mentors: update contact information, interest in assisting in outreach, and interest in being re-matched ? Other projects, depending on intern’s experience and interest
Skills and Qualifications ? Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills. ? 1-2 years related work experience (can be cumulative during summers or academic terms). ? Enthusiasm for and experience working with youth (either professional or volunteer). ? Strong working knowledge of Internet and computer software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher. ? Flexibility, creativity. ? Ability to multitask, managing multiple projects and tasks effectively and promptly. ? Ability to work well in small, energetic and collegial office.
Application instructions: To Apply: Send resumes to Naphtali Larsen at (202)783-2310 x108. Mentors, Inc. is located at 1012 14th Street NW, Suite 304, Washington DC 20005. Telephone/email inquiries welcome.