Intern at a Human Trafficking Shelter

Currently Accepting Applications for:

Administrative Support Intern

The Samaritan Women is seeking an intern who will be able to provide primary administrative support to the Executive Director as well as general administrative support for the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Makes and confirms travel arrangements for Director; Prepares travel itineraries
  • Schedule and confirm meetings; research contacts and prepare summary in advance of meetings
  • Enters contacts into MailChimp or DonorSnap
  • Prepares collateral for speaking events
  • Maintain shared calendars
  • Document minutes of staff meetings
  • Maintain staff birthdays or key anniversaries and facilitate staff care celebrations
  • Processes receipts and expense reports
  • Any other administrative duties assigned by the Executive Director

Qualifications:

  • Personal laptop and cell phone
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Powerpoint, Word, and Excel
  • A command of accurate grammar and punctuation;  skilled in proofreading
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with a diverse group of people
Development Office Intern

The Samaritan Women is seeking an intern who is able to support our Development Office with data entry, donor gratitude, scanning files, and assisting with fundraising efforts.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

  • Database Entry: Our Development Office maintains a constituent relationship management (CRM) system to cultivate relationships with donors, churches, volunteers, and others who engage in our mission. We are looking for a detail-oriented volunteer with prior experience working in a CRM system who is available on a weekly or monthly basis, especially during December and January. Ongoing tasks include adding new contact records, entering event interactions, and merging duplicate contact records.
  • Donor Gratitude: Our Development Office expresses gratitude often to our generous and thoughtful donors. We are looking for friendly volunteers with neat handwriting and/or strong verbal communication skills who are available on a weekly basis, especially during November, December, and January. Tasks primarily include handwriting thank you notes and making thank you calls to donors.
  • Scan Grant Files: Our Development Office is becoming more organized and efficient by transitioning to all electronic files. We are looking for a detail-oriented volunteer who enjoys creating order and routinized tasks. This project is organizing and scanning paper grant files, estimated to take about 10 hours of volunteer time and can be completed in shorter increments.
  • Fundraising Efforts: Our Development Office is partnering with salons to participate in our “Your New Look, Her New Life” Salon Challenge. We are looking for a research savvy volunteer who would like to help identify salons and day spas in Maryland. This project is searching for salons and day spas that follow specific criteria and listing them in an excel spreadsheet that will be used to make phone calls to garner interest in charitable fundraising for The Samaritan Women.
Video Production Intern

This individualized internship is a terrific opportunity for an aspiring filmmaker to work collaboratively with our Creative Director in the Communication Department to produce an important video on Human Trafficking in America. The piece has the potential to be viewed by thousands of people. The ideal candidate would have an interest in learning about or has prior experience in the field of human trafficking. 

 Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Video Production Specialist in the creation and production of media content for the purposes of brand awareness and marketing.
  • Complete post-production work including: assembling raw footage, research and assist in script-writing, video cutting and editing, music selection, delivery of rough and final products
  • Consult with the Creative Director, and other stakeholders throughout the post-production process
  • Experiment with styles and techniques, including the design of graphic elements, and the editing of sound and light, to ensure a high-quality viewing experience using video editing equipment.

 Qualifications:

  • Personal laptop
  • Background in film, video, or communications
  • Previous experience with film editing, and familiarity using Adobe Premier Pro, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Samples of current work or projects

The commitment for each opportunity is 10-15 hours/week; 3-6 months

Schedules are flexible within a Monday – Friday
8:00am – 6:00pm work week

Read First

You may have an academic requirement to intern with an agency in your field of study. Interning can be an invaluable way of contextualizing your learning and confirming your discernment to go into a particular field. Interns can also be a great asset to the placement agency – assuming there’s a fit and a clear understanding of expectations.

The National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance is a network of residential agencies (shelters) across the United States, and many of them would welcome an intern. The specific duties and learning environment will vary greatly, but this is your place to start the application process.

If you would like to be considered as an intern within a human trafficking shelter program, complete the Application Form (to the right) a minimum of 30 days before you need your placement.

We will review your application and pass it along to the agencies that may have an internship opportunity for you. Interested agencies will contact you directly. We will not be sending you a list of potential sites.

It is your responsibility to:

  • Know and communicate the intern requirements from your school
  • Prepare interview questions for the agencies that may offer you placement
  • Know your own limits of what work you will do, and how you may respond to the traumatic injuries of others
  • If selected, you will be expected to adhere to all of the guidelines, policies, and restrictions of the placing agency

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