Administrative | Communications | Programs/Services
The purpose of this internship is to introduce students with an interest in non-profit administration to the mission, work and growth of an organization that provides affordable housing and recovery services to those facing obstacles to achieving a stable life in Colorado Springs and El Paso County.
Mission: We house the most vulnerable in our Community.
Position: This position reports to the Housing and Resident Manager and receives projects and direction from the Executive Director as needed.
Plan and lead a service project with work to be outside service organizations planning projects at Ithaka. Work with Housing and Resident Manager to identify work that will be performed by these orgs, create and get approval for project budget, schedule activities, and possibly oversee lodging and meals for the volunteers.
Design, determine, and produce content for the quarterly resident newsletter.
Utilize TRELLO project management application to receive direction and report on progress.
Provide afternoon coverage of the front office, learning the programs and policies of Ithaka well enough to explain them to visitors. Assist visitors with the application process.
Along with Executive Director, Housing and Resident Manager, and Transitional Specialist, represent Ithaka at information-sharing, fundraising and community events as schedule allows.
Along with staff of Ithaka, participate in CHAP (Coalition of Homeless Advocates & Providers) to gain information and understanding of community-wide provision of services to people experiencing homelessness.
Utilizing the academic resources and guided by Ithaka, the intern will learn issues that occur in addressing poverty, unique aspects of the culture of poverty and ways to make a cultural bridge in serving the poor.
Utilize social media to carry the mission and vision of Ithaka to the community and our supporters.
Because Ithaka is a small non-profit organization with only 5 employees, the selected intern will learn and be involved with all aspects of administration. Understanding that Ithaka serves those with significant and real obstacles to obtaining and maintaining stable housing, the student will be exposed to the realities of poverty and the impacts of trauma in community members lives. Sometimes the work we do is messy, but it is rich with humanity!
Our team values: The intern will experience a dynamic team environment where everyone is a valued contributor. The intern will observe and be coached in nonviolent communication, learning to focus challenging conversations on meeting needs.