Volunteer and Event Coordination Internship
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Center for Hearing and Speech in Houston is looking for a student studying a communications or project management-related field. Applicants interested in gaining a real hands-on experience and learning about volunteer engagement and event coordination of a local nonprofit are preferred. The candidate will work closely with the CHS Development Department. College credit may be obtained for this internship.
Duties will include assisting in preparation for Houston Via Colori® (the Center’s annual street painting festival fundraiser), planning the artist reception, volunteer coordination, some promotional weekend events, and other relevant tasks. This position also will include a focus on volunteer relations and appreciation. Candidate will need to be available for Via Colori the weekend of November 21 – 22.
The candidate should be self motivated, creative, efficient, good with deadlines, and possess strong communication and organizational skills. A previous knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and social media tools is preferred.
The position will require an average of 15-20 hours per week from September to December (Fall semester) and the work schedule is flexible. If you are interested in this demanding yet rewarding opportunity, please e-mail your resume and a brief cover letter to Kelsey Carlisle at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 15, 2015.
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR HEARING AND SPEECH
The Center for Hearing and Speech is a non-profit, United Way agency that teaches children with hearing impairments speaking, listening and literacy skills. CHS was founded in 1947 by four parents who wanted their children with hearing impairments to communicate by speaking instead of using sign language.
Last year, CHS provided education, audiology and speech pathology services to more than 7,000 children with mild to profound hearing loss.