About the Y:
The YMCA of the North Shore is comprised of seven local YMCAs that have joined together to create one YMCA association. As one of the largest non-profits in the area, our Y impacts 1 out of every 3 people on the North Shore. Through our various fitness and wellness programs, we create a healthier and happier community. Our youth development programs give kids and teens a chance to learn and grow while making long-lasting friendships. Being a socially responsible organization, we’ve made it our mission to provide services to all regardless of their ability to pay. As an organization, we are not only growing in membership and community impact but continuing to develop new and progressive spaces that will better serve our communities in the future, including the planning and development of a new Haverhill YMCA facility. An internship at the Y is an opportunity to gain exposure to the work of leaders within a non-profit organization.
About the Internship:
Working directly with a the Regional Executive Director with over 30 years of non-profit management experience, the intern will be deeply involved in the initial planning and fundraising process to build a new YMCA facility. In this role, the intern will have a birdseye view of the role a non-profit executive plays in driving an organization forward. The Intern will support relationship building and collaborative partnering with other social service organizations, consider theoretical issues such as community capacity building, sustainability, and ethical engagement. This opportunity will focus on leadership qualities and skills, expectations, responsibilities, and potential career paths within the non-profit sector. Interns will attend planning meetings and become immersed in YUSA curriculum components that will deepen experiential learning.
On a regular day you will…
Collaborate with the Executive Director to develop collaborations with local business partners through email, phone, and in-person interactions; Assess and build plans to address community needs and consider financial resource management by gathering, collating, and review community data and reports; Gain experience in supporting the development and implementation of a fundraising plan participating in meetings, drafting partnership emails and media; Collaborate with local non-profit board members and gain an understanding of the business functions of a YMCA through networking; Be an advocate for the needs of a community and an organization by learning about the Y; Participate in non-profit programming and local Y events; Serve with the Executive Director on a Community Impact Committee.
This may be the opportunity for you if….
You enjoy building authentic relationships through collaboration and are a people-person, you enjoy learning about an individual community and how you can help support it, you are proactive and like taking on new tasks.
This is a great opportunity for students majoring in Non-profit Administration, Business, Community Development, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Management, Political Science, or Public Health Administration. If interested in this internship, you may see your future career including being the leader of a large company, being involved in civic activities and supporting your community, working with multiple stakeholders to create, build, and implement plans, and drive projects forward.
This venture is a new collaborative initiative that will be ongoing for multiple seasons. Throughout the duration of the internship, the student will support the creation of a fundraising plan and implement tasks as defined by the Executive Director to support the overall goals of the internship and a cumulative project in conclusion.
A minimum of 14-16 weeks, one semester or based on school curriculum criteria and availability (Fall & Spring Internships Only)
10-12 hours per week up to 20 hours per week as defined by the school internship requirements
Accepted on a rolling basis, placement start date to align with semester schedule.
Haverhill YMCA, some travel may be required to other local YMCAs or businesses. Reliable transportation required.
This internship is unpaid.
A Free YMCA membership for the duration of the internship and discounts on YNS programs and activities.
Questions regarding internships can be referred to email@example.com or call 978-564-3463.
- Students attending College or University seeking experience in Non-profit Administration/Management, Business, Community Development, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Management, Political Science, or Public Health Administration
- A demonstrated interest in community collaborations and the development of local services that support and advance the mission of the Y.
- All interns must complete and submit an application to be considered for a position with YNS.
- Interns must work with hiring managers to submit and complete internship learning agreements submitted to the Director of Operations or Executive Director and HR Office.
- Interns may only participate in one internship paid or unpaid within the YNS organization at a time. Requests for consecutive internships will be reviewed by the intern managers.
The YMCA is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, protected genetic information, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran’s status.