PRACTICUMS AND INTERNSHIPS


The YMCA of the Palouse offers internship and practicum opportunities throughout the year.
Internships and practicums are a valuable means of attaining hands-on experiences
within Y programs and learning about the non-profit community.
 
 
FALL AND SPRING PRACTICUM OPPORTUNITIES

Practicum hours can be fulfilled with any YMCA of the Palouse program. Generally for 90 hours and above, students volunteer for our Elementary After School programs for at least 3 days/week. 45 hours can be fulfilled through the Elementary After School program or the Special Olympics program. 10 hours and under are best fulfilled through our Young Athletes program. More information can be found under specific program volunteer pages on our website.
 
Interested individuals may contact the YMCA of the Palouse at 509.332.3524 or email 
volunteer@palouseymca.org to find out more.
 


INTERNSHIPS
 
** We are accepting applications for fall 2017.**

1) Administrative Assistant Internship: The Administrative Assistant Internship is an unpaid opportunity, working in the YMCA of the Palouse office. Typical internships start at 12 hours per week. Interns will get to know the Y and its programs and services, being exposed to the operations of a non-profit organization. In this position you will be expected to accomplish a variety of administrative duties, including but not limited to:
  • Answering phone calls and greeting people who come to the office
  • Representing the Y at community events
  • Assisting the CEO, Director of Programs, and Director of Community Outreach
  • You also may be asked to file, make copies, organize, research, and problem-solve depending on the needs of the team.
2) Event Planning and Marketing Internship: The Event Planning and Marketing internship is also an unpaid opportunity working in the YMCA of the Palouse office. Typical internships start at 12 hours per week. Interns will operate under the supervision of the Director of Community Outreach, working to promote the Y and its events. In this position, you will be expected to accomplish a variety of duties, including but not limited to:
  • Assisting in the planning of annual Y events, such as Healthy Kids Day (Spring), ArtWalk (Summer), and Jingle Bell Fun Run (Winter)
  • Assisting in the planning of the Y's annual fundraiser, "Keys to Success" 
  • Representing the Y at community events
  • Coordinating the monthly newsletter
  • Assisting with Social Media Outreach.
  • You also may be asked to file, make copies, organize, research, and problem-solve depending on the needs of the team.
3) Programming Internship: The programming internship is also an unpaid opportunity working in the YMCA of the Palouse office. Typical internships start at 12 hours per week. Interns will operate under the supervision of the Director of Programs, assisting with the planning and operations of the Y's Elementary After School Program, Spring Break Day Camp, and Summer Day Camp. In this position, you will be expected to accomplish a variety of duties, including but not limited to:
  • Assisting in the planning of programs and activities
  • Intake and processing of new program participants
  • Representing the Y at school events
  • Assisting with daily program operations
  • You also may be asked to file, make copies, organize, research, and problem-solve depending on the needs of the team.


Expectations: All interns will be expected to demonstrate professionalism and dress appropriately for an office environment. Scheduling is flexible, but you should arrive on time and stay for your full hours. You will be expected to keep communication with the CEO by answering emails promptly and discussing any issues that may arise.

While handling your expectations, you must also represent the 4 core values of the Y (caring, honesty, respect, responsibility). Proficiency with computers is a must and experience using Google Drive is desirable. You are responsible for tracking your own volunteer hours, which will be verified by the CEO as needed for any school requirements. This position is open to both students and community members. 



In order to apply, please submit the application below as well as a cover letter and resumé to volunteer@palouseymca.org.
 
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