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Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Intern Spring 2019
Volunteers of America | Alexandria, Virginia
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Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Intern - Spring 2019

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, spiritually based organization that provides local human service programs and opportunities for individual and community involvement. For more information, please visit our website at: www.voa.org.

We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to work with our innovation team to support the design, development and implementation of a social innovation and entrepreneurship opportunity.

Volunteers of America is located in Old Town Alexandria, VA, within walking distance of the King Street Metro.

General Responsibilities: Support the innovation team on the design, feasibility assessment and startup of a social innovation and entrepreneurship opportunity.

* Developing feasibility analysis and business plans for social innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities.
* Supporting a network of local organizations developing social innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities.
* Conducting market research of social innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities, including ecosystem, trend and asset mapping.
* Applying human centered design to support the development and execution of human centered design opportunities.
* Developing financial projections for social entrepreneurship opportunities.
* Opportunities for network building with other organizations developing and supporting social entrepreneurship.

Required Qualifications:

* At least two years of post-secondary education, including but not limited to course work in social entrepreneurship, business, economics or similar.
* Passion for social innovation and entrepreneurship, about finding creative solutions to meet the needs of the nation's most vulnerable. Takes an entrepreneurial 'spirit' in approach to finding solutions to difficult problems
* Strong analytics and business development skills.
* Strong communication and collaboration skills.
* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Interested students should apply through the Volunteers of America career site: http://voa.applicantstack.com/x/openings

Please note that cover letter and resume are required for consideration.

Internship Program Overview

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, spiritually based organization that provides local human service programs and opportunities for individual and community involvement. For more information, please visit our website at www.voa.org.

Volunteers of America's internship program was created with the goal of providing the student with applicable and meaningful business opportunities to complement their academic experience with real life work practice. The internship will provide challenging projects to benefit the student's future career goals, while at the same time growing the organization with the student's creativity and innovative knowledge contribution. Our hope is to make this a win-win partnership for both student and Volunteers of America.

The selected interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience at the National Office in Old Town Alexandria in the Spring, Summer or Fall semesters. Whether their academic focus lies in non-profit management, external relations, finance, communications, event management or program services, Volunteers of America will work to provide the appropriate platform for students to gain and develop skills in their particular field.

In addition, Volunteers of America will arrange the following:

* Transportation and Meals Stipend to assist with the cost of interning in the DC metro area


* Dedicated Supervisor and Mentor to oversee the experience for the student(s)
* Teresa Alfaro, CMP
* Senior Meetings Manager, talfaro@voa.org




* Cristina Blough, CNP
* Executive Project Manager, cblough@voa.org




* Adriene Holland
* Human Resources Coordinator, aholland@voa.org




* Lizelle Pereira
* Manager, Budget & Financial Analysis, lpereira@voa.org






* Exposure to multiple departments and senior executives of the organization throughout the internship through bi-weekly meetings or professional development activities


* 360 Feedback Process throughout the internship, with final review at the end of the season
* Intern to provide feedback on work performed and overall experience


* Supervisor to provide feedback on internship

Interested students should apply through the Volunteers of America career site: http://voa.applicantstack.com/x/openings. Please note that cover letter and resume are required for consideration.

About Volunteers of America

For over 110 years, Volunteers of America has been a vital part of communities across the country, caring for the needs of those less fortunate. As one of the nation's largest human services organizations, serving nearly 2 million people every year, we have focused on helping those we serve create whole lives. Our holistic and integrated approach allows us to move individuals, families, and even communities, from instability to security, from feeling unseen and uncared for to acknowledged and affirmed, and from isolation to independence. Our results clearly demonstrate that when you see and work with the potential in everyone, you can accomplish more than anyone thought was possible. Volunteers of America Chesapeake was one of the organization's first branches, and was founded in 1896 in Baltimore, Maryland. Today, Volunteers of America Chesapeake, serves more than 10,000 people every year, and meets the needs of persons in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

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