NAIN Seeks Interns

NAINConnect 2010 Audience

NAINConnect 2010 Audience

Interns for the North American Interfaith Network

Intern for an International Interfaith Organization from the convenience of your home

NAIN is an official non-profit organized in 1988 to network local, regional, and national organizations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico that bring together people of diverse faith orientations to increase understanding and mutual respect.  NAIN is undergoing an overhaul of its online presence and services to members.  To support these changes, we have two Internship positions available.

Structure and Requirements of Internship

  • Two intern positions with a 1-year commitment of 12-15/hours a week.  A memorandum of understanding will be required as a commitment to the terms.
  • Both candidates should be familiar with and committed to interfaith work, that is, committed to respectful acceptance of all faiths
  • Upon completion of the year commitment, interns will be paid a small stipend of $500 each.
  • Interns will receive valuable experience in marketing, networking, organizational development, outreach, and program planning for a non-profit organization with an international focus.  Interns will have the opportunity to be immersed in the Interfaith Movement and to meet and work with prominent people in the field.
  • Students are encouraged to apply.  Professionals who are looking for more experience in this field or are interested in a career change also are welcome to apply for an internship. For students interested in receiving college course credit, please contact your university directly for more information. Please be mindful that registration deadlines vary from university to university.
  • As NAIN does not have a central office, Interns will telecommute from their own location and work under the guidance of an off-site supervisor.   Each internship position is a year-long commitment. Interns need to be able to commit to serve approximately 12-15 hours a week (following an academic calendar).  If able, we encourage interns to serve more hours.  Both Interns will have to work collaboratively with each other and with NAIN representatives on projects and tasks.
  • As NAIN does not have a central office, Interns will telecommute from their own location and work under the guidance of an off-site supervisor.   Each internship position is a year-long commitment. Interns need to be able to commit to serve approximately 12-15 hours a week (following an academic calendar).  If able, we encourage interns to serve more hours.  Both Interns will have to work collaboratively with each other and with NAIN representatives on projects and tasks.
  • Interns must reside in North America (Canada, the United States, and Mexico.)  Interns must have their own computer and a reliable internet access. A telephone with long distance calling will be helpful. Interns must be able to travel to the annual NAIN Connect conference in the summer. Travel expenses will be paid by NAIN.

Position Descriptions (2)

1.       Communications intern will

  • monitor and assist in development of social networking site [NING Platform]
  • assist in monitoring NAIN Facebook page
  • invite and encourage participation of NAIN Young Adults
  • be supervised by Judy Trautman and the Communications Committee
  • need strong skills in social networking management and computer use
  • need to be comfortable with database development and basic office software [html scripting or programming ability could be useful, but not required]
  • need to be enthusiastic about interfaith and cross-cultural work
  • need to be highly motivated, self-directed, pro-active, creative and organized
  • need to have initiative and work well independently and in a team
  • need to be comfortable with having limited face-to-face time with the other Intern and Supervisor

2.       Program, including Young Adult Emphasis / Membership intern will

  • assist the Program Committee in the development of its NAINConnect programming and its Young Adult Programs
  • assist in recruitment efforts for new members by telephone and/or email
  • help develop a Membership kit for new Members [could be online]
  • be supervised by Karen Boyett and the Program and Membership Committees
  • §  need to be familiar with and committed to interfaith work, that is, committed to respectful acceptance of all faiths
  • need to be familiar with computer office management programs, such as Word and Excel [as a minimum].
  • need to have a professional telephone manner and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • need to be comfortable communicating with people from diverse backgrounds
  • need to enjoy research and event planning
  • need to be highly motivated, self-directed, pro-active, creative and organized
  • need to have initiative and work well independently and in a team
  • need to be comfortable with having limited face-to-face time with the other Intern and Supervisor

Selection Process

Candidates should apply to Karen Boyett, NAIN Young Adult Chair pluralism@interfaithsn.org by sending via email a pertinent resume [with contact information, education, and related job experience, if any] and a one-page letter stating which internship position is desired and listing reasons and skill sets that make them a preferred candidate.  Evidence of strong commitment to interfaith work is required.  Preferred deadline is no later than September 25, but late applications will be considered if the positions are not already filled.

The selection of interns is a competitive process. The applicant’s overall education, skill-set, experience, enthusiasm, and goals will be used as criteria for selection.  Shortly after the submission deadline, an initial review of the applications will be completed by a review committee. Interviews for finalists will be interviewed by phone or video conferencing.  Candidates will be notified of the results of the selection process.

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