Various Internships

CHILDREN AT RISK - Houston

Job Type: Internship - Non-Paid
Closing date: 05/31/2018

Summer 2018 Communications Internship

CHILDREN AT RISK is currently seeking candidates for our Summer 2018 Communications Internship position. This position is a unique opportunity to work across all CHILDREN AT RISK teams to develop communication processes, templates, and strategies.

Founded in 1989, CHILDREN AT RISK is an active research and advocacy non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life of Texas’ children. We are the leading source of accurate information on children’s issues and an advocate and catalyst for change concerning the needs of all children in Texas. CHILDREN AT RISK works to improve the lives of children in four key areas – education, health and nutrition, human trafficking, and parent & family well-being.

The selected candidate(s) will have the opportunity to learn from a dedicated and creative staff of attorneys, public policy analysts, researchers, and fundraisers.

Responsibilities/Potential Projects 

Specific responsibilities will be dependent upon each candidate’s skills, career goals, interests, and CHILDREN AT RISK’s priorities. CHILDREN AT RISK anticipates that this internship will be utilized as a career development tool for the selected candidates and hopes to maximize the selected individual’s internship experience.

We are seeking dedicated, focused, and detail-oriented candidates that possess excellent writing skills to assist in development and implementation of communications strategies for a diverse array of projects.

Potential Projects include: 

  • Developing processes to convey organizational impact to partners, funders, and the community;
  • Coordinating event outreach and follow up for special program events;
  • Managing the distribution of information about Hurricane Harvey recovery;
  • Creating new website and social media posts to share relevant events and information with stakeholders; and
  • Making technical information (research & policy) / resources user friendly and accessible to parents and community members (through translation, visualization, etc.).

Summer 2018 Center for Parenting & Family Well-Being Internship

CHILDREN AT RISK is currently seeking candidates for our Summer 2018 Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being (CPFWB) Internship position. This position is a unique opportunity to conduct research, public policy analysis, and develop strategic communication systems within all projects related to the work of CPFWB. Our team works to see all Texas parents empowered to create homes that are safe, stable, nurturing, and aspirational for their children.

The selected candidate(s) will also work in partnership with CHILDREN AT RISK’s widely recognized Public Policy and Law Center (PPLC) and Center for Social Measurement & Evaluation (CSME) in the field of public policy and research respectively. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from a dedicated and creative staff of attorneys, public policy analysts, and researchers. PPLC & CSME have been tremendously successful in understanding passing legislation in the areas of human trafficking, juvenile justice, health and nutrition, education, and parent support.

Founded in 1989, CHILDREN AT RISK is an active research and advocacy non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life of Texas’ children. We are the leading source of accurate information on children’s issues and an advocate and catalyst for change concerning the needs of all children in Texas.

Responsibilities/Potential Projects 

Specific responsibilities will be dependent upon each candidate’s skills, career goals, interests, and CHILDREN AT RISK’s priorities. CHILDREN AT RISK anticipates that this internship will be utilized as a career development tool for the selected candidates and hopes to maximize the selected individual’s internship experience.

We are seeking dedicated, focused, and detail-oriented candidates that possess excellent research and writing skills to assist in research, advocacy, and communication efforts in the areas of family engagement, parent education, and child abuse prevention.

Potential Projects include: 

  • Researching child abuse and neglect prevention strategies;
  • Conducting an assessment of parent education programs;
  • Analyzing state funding of parent education programs;
  • Exploring opportunities to expand access to parent education in innovative settings
  • Compiling research and data into parent-friendly materials;
  • Coordinating events, trainings, and webinars; and
  • Developing content for websites, outreach materials, and social media.

Summer 2018 Development Internship

CHILDREN AT RISK is offering an unpaid and extraordinary learning opportunity for development focused individuals. The Development Interns will have the opportunity to learn from experienced development professionals and work on the essentials of non-profit development work. This is a unique position that will enable the selected candidates to understand the day-to-day operations of a highly successful, macro-level non-profit organization. The preferred candidates will be enthusiastic, detail oriented, and self-motivated individuals driven by a passion for improving the life of children. The Development Interns will join a driven and dynamic team and will work closely with the development office in the areas of special events, individual giving, and resource development.

CHILDREN AT RISK is a research and advocacy group dedicated to improving the quality of life for children through research, public policy, community education, and collaboration. Our focus is on ending child trafficking, strengthening public education, implementing evidence-based parenting programs, increasing access to and use of federally funded meal programs, and encouraging the use of evidenced based programs. We are the leading source of accurate information on children’s issues, an advocate, and catalyst for change concerning the needs of all children.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist the development team in special event planning and resource development for Fall 2018 Event, including logistics planning and auction item acquisition.
  • Conduct research on current and potential donors.
  • Assist in proofreading proposals and grant applications.
  • Work with Donor Perfect database to maintain and update donor records.
  • Assist with fundraising-related special projects when requested.
  • Help with initial drafts on small foundation or corporate grants.
  • Research potential third party partnership opportunities.
  • Communicate with constituents about organizational activities and events across multiple media.
  • Assist with material design to enhance donor engagement.

Summer 2017 Finance & Accounting Internship

CHILDREN AT RISK is currently seeking candidates for our Summer 2016 Finance & Accounting Internship position. This internship is an unpaid, but extraordinary learning opportunity to work with the Finance & Accounting staff of CHILDREN AT RISK on financial projects of the organization.

Founded in 1989, CHILDREN AT RISK is an active research and advocacy group dedicated to improving the quality of life of Texas’ children in the areas of education, health, parenting, human trafficking, and juvenile justice reform. We are the leading source of accurate information on children’s issues and an advocate and catalyst for change concerning the needs of all children in Texas.

Responsibilities/Potential Projects 

Specific responsibilities will be dependent upon each candidate’s skills, career goals, and interests. CHILDREN AT RISK expects that this internship will be used as a career development tool for the selected candidates and hopes to maximize the selected individual’s internship experience. The successful candidate should leave this internship with an excellent working knowledge of Quickbooks, and with honed Excel skills.

We are seeking dedicated and focused candidates that possess excellent analytical, research and organizational abilities to assist in various accounting and financial related projects.

Projects and activities may include:

  • Utilizing Quickbooks accounting software for daily transactions and reporting purposes
  • Various financial analysis using Excel
  • Preparing and analyzing financial reports for the Board of Directors
  • Grant management including preparation of budgets, tracking of grants and reporting.
  • Updating of current policies and procedures manuals

Research & Data Analysis Internship:

Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities will be dependent upon each candidate’s skills, career goals, interests and CHILDREN AT RISK’s priorities. CHILDREN AT RISK expects that this internship will be used as a career development tool for the selected candidates and hopes to maximize the selected individual’s internship experience. Summer interns typically work a full 40-hour work week with our staff.

We are seeking dedicated and focused candidates that possess excellent research and data analysis skills to assist in advocacy efforts across our issue areas, with a special emphasis on public education and child health.

Potential projects include:

  • School Best Practices Research: Identifying schools with high populations of economically disadvantaged students achieving outlier academic results, interviewing staff at these schools to understand and document the best practices contributing to outlier performance.
  • Growing Up in Houston: Researching, writing, making data requests, and visualizing data for our bi-annual publication on the status of children in Houston.
  • Texas School Guide: Collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data for our annual “Parent’s School Guide” – a document that helps parents understand the quality of schools in their city and how to select the best schools for their children.
  • Food for Change Evaluation: Analyzing and visualizing data to communicate the impact of the Houston Food Bank’s Food for Change program. The Food for Change program provides food to individuals as a motivation to complete programs that can potentially lift them out of poverty or improve their lives.
  • Other qualitative and quantitative research in the areas of high-performing high poverty schools, expanded learning time, charter schools, college completion, and access to health care.
  • Support the research and data team with special projects, including event coordination, as necessary.

Preferred qualifications:

We are in search of dedicated individuals to be key members of our team. A sense of humor and a passion for social justice issues, along with the belief that education and advocacy on children’s issues are essential for societal improvement, are strong plusses

Demonstrated interest in research and data analysis is strongly preferred, as well as a working knowledge of Excel and/or SPSS, R. All candidates must be professional, with good written and verbal communication skills. Candidates should have a strong work ethic, positive attitude and work well individually and in a team-oriented environment. Benefits include a fun and engaging office atmosphere, recognition for tangible products that will benefit the organization, and the ability to truly have an impact on public policy.

HOW TO APPLY

LRodriguez@childrenatrisk.org

http://www.childrenatrisk.org

Our positions are competitive and fill quickly. Interested candidates should submit a resume, a brief letter of interest, and a writing sample of their choice to Laura Rodriguez at LRodriguez@childrenatrisk.org. For more information on CHILDREN AT RISK please visit www.childrenatrisk.org.

CHILDREN AT RISK is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, religion, ancestry, color, race, ethnicity or creed.

  • : CHILDREN AT RISK
  • : 05/31/2018
  • : Laura Rodriguez
  • : LRodriguez@childrenatrisk.org
  • : 7138697740

Contact Info

Laura Rodriguez
LRodriguez@childrenatrisk.org
#7138697740