Healthy Aging Intern-PAID
This internship is for anyone interested in pursuing a career in non-profit program management, community organizing, public health, public policy or gerontology.
This internship can be done almost entirely virtually but may require occasional in person activities at our Allentown, PA office. It is only appropriate for an intern who is within a reasonable commute of the Greater Lehigh Valley area.
This internship requires a commitment of approximately 10 hours per week with flexible start and end dates of January-May. This is a paid internship with compensation of $10/hour.
Detailed projects and learning experiences
Projects would include working on our age-friendly initiatives and proofing the resource guide. Other projects would include assisting with research and data gathering.
General Internship Information
Internships at UWGLV are available in most of our business areas year-round. We are highly flexible with start and end dates for internships.
· Open to individuals of any age over 14, in a formal educational program or not, who demonstrate they are developing new professional skills and would benefit from the opportunity to work and learn in our organization.
· Will work on projects that go beyond that which the organization expected to accomplish with regular employees and which are not core to the achievement of the organization’s mission.
· An intern is expected to get as much from the work experience at UWGLV as UWGLV gets from the intern. The supervisor of an intern anticipates a “break-even” exchange of time invested in mentoring the intern versus work product contributed to the organization.
· It is not the purpose or intention of this program to allow prospective employees to “work for free” to demonstrate their skill set or prove their suitability for employment. Candidates applying for stipend internships for this purpose will not be accepted.
May serve as an intern for no more than 1
year or no more than 950 hours.
We believe that diversity of thought as well as cultural diversity of staff and volunteers strengthens United Way of Greater Lehigh Valley’s ability to achieve its mission, vision, philosophy and values. United Way is committed to having a workforce and volunteer teams that reflect and celebrate the diversity of our community in all respects. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley is an equal opportunity employer.