The Starkloff Disability Institute is looking for student interns to serve in roles across our organization this fall. For students interested in getting an insider perspective on managing a non-profit or working in human service programming, these are great opportunities to exposure and to serve a non-profit lifting a community of individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in these positions, please send a resume and cover letter to Lori Becker, Chief Operations Officer, at lbecker@starkloff.org with the position of interest in the subject line.  For those interested in the Marketing Internship, please submit a writing sample.

Event Planning Intern

SDI is seeking an enthusiastic individual looking to gain experience in event planning and event management.  The Event Planning Intern reports to the Director of Development. This intern will provide direct support to the Development Department with the planning and organization of our fall events, including:

  • The Workforce, Workplace Disability Summit
  • Universal Design Summit 6
  • Deer Creek Holiday Party
  • Capstone Graduation Ceremony

This internship is an opportunity to develop skills related to event planning and fundraising as well as database management through use of specific software related to non-profit management (Constant Contact and Bloomerang.) Tasks for this position include:

  • Assisting with the planning and coordination of meetings and events.
  • Assisting in communications around event management including timelines, calendars, reports, etc.
  • Assisting with onsite and offsite event management and set-up.
  • Observing client intake and event logistics.
  • Assisting in on-site event execution to include set up, break-down.
  • Assisting with the development and maintenance of guests list.
  • Other event related duties as assigned.

Qualifications for this Internship include:

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal (including phone work) and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer processing skills including Microsoft Office and Internet.
  • Interest in Special Events, Hospitality Industry, and/or Non-Profit Development.
  • Must have reliable transportation and consistent cell phone for communication as needed.
  • College coursework or comparable work experience preferred.
  • Previous internship experience is preferred.

Marketing Intern

Starkloff Corporate Consulting is seeking an eager student interested in marketing and content creation with an interest in the inner workings of a non-profit.  The Marketing Intern will acquire marketing skills and gain knowledge of various marketing strategies.  The Marketing Intern reports directly to the Director of Starkloff Corporate Consulting, David Newburger, and will assist the Director of Communications with Consulting related materials.  The position benefits include hands on marketing experience in the non-profit sector and exposure to St. Louis’ largest corporations. Duties will include:

  • Create content and videos for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube
  • Develop, write and manage eNewsletters using Constant Contacts
  • Participate in regular consulting meetings
  • Data entry of contacts into database
  • Research consulting leads and opportunities
  • Basic photo, design and/or multimedia skills a plus.
  • Other marketing related duties as assigned

Qualifications for this Internship include:

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal (including phone work) and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer processing and social media skills including Microsoft Office, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.
  • Video editing experience and knowledge of all social media platforms.
  • Interest in Marketing, Advertisement, and/or Communications.
  • Must have reliable transportation and consistent cell phone for communication as needed.
  • College coursework or comparable work experience preferred.
  • Previous internship experience is preferred.
  • This position requires the following skills: Social Media, Blogging/Vlogging, Marketing Strategy & Planning, Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com).

Social Work Intern

SDI is seeking 1-2 passionate individuals to assist our Dream BIG and Career Academy programs.  The Social Work Intern will report to the Director of Starkloff Career Academy as well as the Chief Operations Officer.  The internship will provide insight to non-profit program management and a diverse experience working with adults and youth in various employment-based programs.  Duties of the Social Work Intern include:

  • Work in collaboration with Career Academy staff to monitor, track and coordinate services
  • Assist in planning Dream BIG and Career Academy events and activities
  • Observe and participate in intake interviews, one-on-one training sessions, and courses
  • Research and update program materials
  • Participate in program evaluation
  • Measure and analyze candidates’ outcomes for funding purposes
  • Assist in grant research
  • Participate in recruiting volunteers from the community
  • Attend regular team meetings with program staff
  • Provide administrative support and assistance to program staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications for this Internship include:

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal (including phone work) and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer processing skills including Microsoft Office and Internet. Experience with Google apps and Dropbox preferred.
  • Enrolled in an MSW Program, BSW Program, or any bachelor level program of a related field.
  • Must have reliable transportation and consistent cell phone for communication as needed.
  • College coursework or comparable work experience preferred.
  • Previous internship experience is preferred.

If you are interested please contact Lori Becker by emailing lbecker@starkloff.org

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