INTERNS – Opportunities for several internships are available for academic credit or non-credit. ASD works with area universities and other learning institutions to provide valuable, hands-on experience to those individuals seeking a future in the social services realm. Some majors are required to complete at least one internship experience with the intent to supplement classroom learning with practical experience; however, all students have the opportunity to participate in an internship experience.
An internship offers many benefits, including:
- Valuable Experience: Many employers want to hire people who have experience and can step into the job and be productive.
- Information: An internship will help you make contacts, get ideas, and learn about the fields that interest you.
- Practical Application: Students will have the chance to apply theories learned in the classroom to a real world setting.
- Job Offer: In many cases, an internship can lead to employment.
Grant Writing Intern
The Grant Writing Intern position at AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD) is an exceptional opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing a career in grant writing or nonprofit development. Working closely with the Communications and Development Manager, the intern will learn about the grant writing process, from researching potential funding sources to submitting grant applications, and gain experience in tracking and managing grant applications and awards. This internship is ideal for students or recent graduates who are passionate about ASD’s mission to provide housing and supportive services to people living with HIV/AIDS. As an intern with ASD, the Grant Writing Intern will develop skills in grant writing, research, and communication while working independently and remotely, which will help build time-management and self-motivation skills. The intern will also learn about the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization, particularly in the areas of development and fundraising. With the guidance and support of the Communications and Development Manager, the intern will gain valuable experience that can be applied to future endeavors in grant writing or nonprofit development, making a positive impact in the community.
Kid’s Summer Program
Each year ASD chooses one intern from college and one from high school to fill the roles as Children’s Activities Coordinator and Assistant, respectively. These roles are responsible for the development and management of summer activities for ASD’s youth. Their responsibilities include planning, coordinating, implementing, and facilitating a summer program that helps build self-esteem, social skills, and provides hands-on learning experiences.
For more information on internship opportunities contact Sergio Delgado at email@example.com