Hours per week: 5-10 hours, 2 to 3 days a week, office and telecommuting.
Description of the organization:
More than a century ago (in 1892), Brown University and other local leaders sought to remedy fragmentation and inefficiency across the scores of local anti-poverty programs. They formed the Providence Society for Organizing Charities – which later became known as Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) – to centralize programs under one umbrella. Today, FSRI is a cutting edge human service organization providing healing, health, hope and homes to help Rhode Islanders of all ages break the cycle of poverty, disease, discrimination and lack of opportunity. We work to creatively address the unmet needs of approximately 20,000 Rhode Islanders each year, so that they are able to live independently, advocate for themselves and better their own lives. FSRI’s mission is to improve the overall health and well-being of the communities we serve through quality and innovative programs and high impact partnerships.
FSRI delivers highly innovative programs – such as educational equity initiatives, mental and behavioral health counseling, prenatal and early childhood supports, child and family well-being, chronic disease support, and other community building initiatives. About half of the people served are from minority communities, many speaking another language at home. Eight out of ten clients have low incomes. More information about our programs is available on our website: https://www.familyserviceri.org/programs
This exciting and newly created Storycorps Intern position will provide you with substantial experience in all aspects of storytelling – researching, interviewing, fact-checking, creating original content and editing – for a variety of outlets, including newsletters, social media and the press. In 2020, this may include covering the exciting events taking place around AIDS Project Rhode Island’s year-long 35th anniversary campaign, Family Service of Rhode Island’s Brighter Futures campaign, and pressing social issues, such as homelessness and housing. This internship will last not less than 3 months, with the potential to be renewed for one year, dependent on performance
Resume and references should be submitted with email of interest, highlighting pertinent experience and personal motivations for this opportunity, to apply at: https://www.familyserviceri.org/internships
· Report and write stories for publication adhering to professional writing standards.
· Review and evaluate copy for proper use of grammar, punctuation, etc.
· Build contacts to maintain a constant continuum of relevant facts.
· Interview individuals to gain additional insight and record information.
· Investigate media releases and/or stories related to the organization’s interests.
· Attend conferences and other events and ask questions when needed.
· Work with different departments and programs within the organization to determine relevant material.
· Determine the appropriate emphasis, length, and format and organize material to complete assignments by deadline.
· Upload copy to organizations’ website.
- Strong writing and research skills
- Detail oriented and ability to prioritize
- Ability to multi-task and work independently
- Strong interpersonal skills
We are seeking a motivated and responsible individual who is looking to gain experience working with a nonprofit. Prior interning experience is not a requirement, but we do require you to have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn. A candidate should have an interest in Family Service of Rhode Island’s mission. A potential intern should be comfortable working independently but also working with a team and a supervisor. This is an unpaid position.