YES to YOUTH is seeking applicants for summer intern opportunity

By: Woodlands Online Staff
| Published 04/04/2024


THE WOODLANDS, TX – Do you know a college student who is looking for a paid summer internship opportunity and wants to make a difference? If so, YES to YOUTH, a local nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, counseling, and suicide prevention services to at-risk youth, is seeking applicants for the ExxonMobil Foundation Community Summer Jobs Program, which offers such opportunities.

Each year, the ExxonMobil Foundation Community Summer Jobs Program offers eligible college undergraduates paid summer internships by providing financial grants to nonprofit agencies that allow them to hire college students. These students receive valuable work experience and an opportunity to make a significant impact in the community.

YES to YOUTH is currently seeking a Development Intern to assist their team in planning the 2024 Pop Art Gala. The eight-week paid internship is made possible through a grant from the ExxonMobil Foundation. In addition to their work at respective organizations, interns complete a group community service project and participate in professional development training.

The Development Intern will report to the Development Supervisor and will participate in all aspects of the Development Department, including event coordination, donor relations, marketing, and communications. The intern will have a specific focus on helping coordinate and execute YES to YOUTH’s annual gala, which takes place on Saturday, August 10. The gala involves more than 150 volunteers, 15-plus individual vendors, and a planning committee of local supporters, hosting nearly 600 guests and raising nearly $1million for the organization’s youth and family programs.

Qualified candidates must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student who will return to college full-time (minimum of 12 credits per semester) as a sophomore, junior, or senior in the fall of 2024. They must have the ability to work outside standard work hours, attending meetings and events; be flexible and manage multiple projects to achieve desired outcomes; work effectively with a team and individually; have clear oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and a high level of professionalism for interacting with donors, volunteers and colleagues; be organized with close attention to detail, be proficient in the Microsoft suite of products required; and experience using social media and event management software.

All staff must adhere to the Social Work Code of Ethics and protect the confidentiality of sensitive information; maintain a valid Texas Driver’s License, automobile insurance, and clean background and driving records; and pass intern/volunteer checks that include criminal background checks, past employer and reference checks, drug screening, driving record checks, and TB test.

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