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US-Brazil Connect Project Management Internship

Position Title: Project Management Internship
Timeframe: September 2016 (start date), minimum 3 month commitment, with 6-9 months desirable
Time commitment: 15-20 hours/week
Compensation: This is an unpaid position. There is opportunity for college credit if allowed by the college/university of applicant. Position offers an excellent opportunity to work on substantive projects and can result in a great reference.

Project Management Intern Job Description: The US-Brazil Connect Project Management Intern will provide support to strengthen US-Brazil Connect programs for 2017. They will also help to plan and implement a visit of Brazilian students to Denver. This is an exciting opportunity for candidates who are looking to gain experience in international education, leadership development, and project management.

Specific responsibilities of the Project Management Intern are:

  • Support implementation of evaluation, including compiling and analyzing data, evaluating Brazilian student essays and videos, compiling data on Brazilian students, and creating program certificates for Brazilian students and US-Brazil Connect Fellows;
  • Assist in the coordination and evaluation of participant evaluations;
  • Support with creating certificates and completion packets for all participants;
  • Review of feedback/program evaluations and synthesis of information to be used to inform programmatic changes for 2017;
  • Assist with planning and implementation to select, train, and deploy participants for travel to Brazil in the 2017 program. This includes revising documents for 2017 program (outreach/recruitment, curriculum, training, etc.);

Option to serve on a team for the 2017 program year, including 3-4 weeks in Brazil during the summer of 2017.

In support of the learning and development of the Program Intern, US-Brazil Connect will provide:
Orientation: Orientation to the work of US-Brazil Connect, the goals of the organization and programs, the leadership team in the U.S. and in Brazil, the intern responsibilities, project management expectations and approach, and program evaluation.
Training: The Intern will receive support and training from the US-Brazil Connect leadership team. Team members with extensive experience in these areas will provide training.
Supervision: Bri Erger, Director of Programs at US-Brazil Connect, will supervise the Intern. Supervision will include meetings held twice each month to assess progress, discuss barriers and challenges, and ensure a positive and productive internship experience.
Evaluation: Ms. Erger will provide an evaluation framework and support and guidance for evaluation. The Intern will participate in ongoing evaluation of the experience and lessons learned. The Intern will also produce a final evaluation report including discussion of lessons learned and recommendations.
Required Qualifications: Eligible candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s degree (completed or in progress) in related field a plus;
  • An interest in a career in project or program management in an international capacity;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong awareness or interest in global and U.S. domestic politics and social issues;
  • Strong cross-cultural skills; detail-oriented with excellent organizational abilities;
  • Consent to a background check and have a current driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with working Portuguese language skills;
  • Preference to applicants with knowledge of Brazil.

Program Intern Selection: Applicant must be available for an in-person interview or Google Hangout early September. For consideration, please send your resume and cover letter to Bri Erger (brierger@us-brazil.org).

US-Brazil Connect Development and Outreach Internship

Position Title: Development and Outreach Internship
Timeframe: September, 2016 (start date), minimum 3 month commitment, with 6 months desirable
Time commitment: 15-20 hours/week
Compensation: This is an unpaid position. There is opportunity for college credit if allowed by the college/university of applicant. Position offers an excellent opportunity to work on substantive projects and can result in a great reference.

Development and Outreach Intern Job Description: The US-Brazil Connect Development and Outreach Intern will provide support to further the mission of US-Brazil Connect by assisting with fundraising strategy, planning, communication, and development activities. US-Brazil Connect has been funded primarily through partnership agreements with Brazil and is working to diversify its funding by increasing private foundation, individual donor, and corporate support. To achieve this US-Brazil Connect is seeking a Development Intern. The Intern will work directly with the President and the Outreach Team to research and cultivate supporters, manage the organization’s donor databases, track and evaluate fundraising efforts, and organize events. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organized and motivated individual to develop skills in nonprofit development work and ultimately learn about international development from an innovative and highly successful organization.

Specific responsibilities of the Development and Outreach Intern are:

  • Conduct prospect research on individual, foundation, and corporate donors;
  • Maintain donor and grant databases and files, including calendaring deadlines, logging donations, generating and sending donor acknowledgements, and logging donor appreciation efforts;
  • Support creation and dissemination of US-Brazil Connect’s annual appeal, and contribute to the US-Brazil Connect newsletter;
  • Assist staff with researching state and federal regulations regarding donor solicitation (e.g., registration with offices in other states) and general development efforts;
  • Support staff with logistics associated with special events, including assisting with creation of invitation list, all logistics, soliciting sponsors, and communicating with venue and vendors;
  • Track and evaluate all development efforts;
  • Work with the Outreach Team to implement development strategies.

In support of the learning and development of the Development and Outreach Intern, US-Brazil Connect will provide:
Orientation: Orientation to the work of US-Brazil Connect, the goals of the organization and programs, the leadership team in the U.S. and in Brazil, the intern responsibilities, project management expectations and approach, and program evaluation.
Training: The Intern will receive support and training from the US-Brazil Connect leadership team. Team members with extensive experience in these areas will provide training.
Supervision: Mary Gershwin, President and Founder of US-Brazil Connect, will supervise the Intern. Supervision will include meetings held twice each month to assess progress, discuss barriers and challenges, and ensure a positive and productive internship experience.
Evaluation: Dr. Gershwin will provide an evaluation framework and support and guidance for evaluation. The Intern will participate in ongoing evaluation of the experience and lessons learned. The Intern will also produce a final evaluation report including discussion of lessons learned and recommendations.
Required Qualifications: Eligible candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s degree (completed or in progress) in related field a plus;
  • An interest in a career in social entrepreneurship/non-profit development – particularly development, partnership strategy, and fundraising;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks;
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment (fax, photocopier, etc.);
  • Skilled at a variety of computer skills, e.g., Microsoft Word, Google Drive, etc.;
  • Be responsible, flexible, hard-working, ethical, and committed to the mission of US-Brazil Connect;
  • A high level of organizational skills and be detail oriented;
  • Consent to a background check and have a current driver’s license and clean driving record.

Program Intern Selection: Applicant must be available for an in-person interview or Google Hangout in early September. For consideration, please send your resume and cover letter to Rachel Lyons (rachellyons@us-brazil.org).