Inspirica is the largest provider of services to the homeless in Connecticut. Each night we house approximately 475 people (over 700 per year) in 12 facilities. We are one of only a handful of organizations (10-15) in the nation that is able to address the physical aspect of homelessness (residential services) and its underlying causes (support services) on a single, comprehensive, end-to-end platform – a powerful, integrated “one-stop-shop.”
Our residential services cover the spectrum of housing: emergency shelters, transitional housing, deeply affordable housing, permanent supportive housing, and rapid rehousing. Our support services are similarly comprehensive and include: vocational training; workforce education; job placement; housing placement; job & housing retention support; early childhood & parenting services; children’s services (including an after-school program); health care, counseling, case management, and much more. We further provide direct access to mental health care, psychiatric care, dental care, substance abuse treatment, etc. through a network of strategic partnerships. Our ability to address both the physical aspect of homelessness and its underlying root causes on a single, powerful, end-to-end platform eliminates gaps in services, allows programs to leverage each other, and exponentially increases our clients’ success rates.
Inspirica’s mission is to break the cycle of homelessness by helping people achieve – and maintain – permanent housing and stability in their lives. Our principles are to be a results-oriented, cost-effective organization with a caring professional staff and dedicated volunteers who believe in individual human potential, personal accountability, and mutual respect.
A quick learner with excellent communication and organizational skills is needed to help assist our Development Team. This internship will focus on non-profit management skills, logistics, volunteer coordination, gift-processing, and event-planning. In short, the intern will get a bird’s eye view of what it takes to run a large-scale non-profit event and play a critical role in its success.
Candidate must be working toward a college degree, have a can-do attitude, strong organizational skills, exceptional phone etiquette, and unrelenting work ethic. Being a team player is essential. The intern will receive a stipend at the completion of the internship, based upon length and performance.
Hours will be part-time through the duration of the internship, with a minimum of 20 hours per week including remote work and office work. Hours are flexible to work with your school schedule outside of certain important event-related dates.
This is an excellent learning opportunity for individuals looking to start a career or gain experience in the non-profit industry, marketing, PR, and/or event planning.
Duties & Responsibilities Include:
• Assist in the planning and execution of our signature special events
• Respond promptly to donor and sponsor phone calls and e-mails
• Keep meticulous track of in-kind donations
• Assist in the maintenance of Excel spreadsheets and our database
• Train and support volunteers in the various areas of operations
• Serve as an ambassador Inspirica in the community
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume by email with “Seasonal Internship” as the subject line.
Inspirica is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, race, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, veteran status, the presence of a non-job related handicap, or any other legally protected status.