Internships

Peaceful Paths provides internships for students interested in gaining valuable experience. We have listed our upcoming for both undergraduate and graduate internship opportunities below.

Undergraduate Internship Opportunities

Fundraising & Special Events Intern

Pay Rate: Non-Paid; Course Credit Offered
Primary Work Location: Peaceful Paths Outreach Center
Position Reports Directly to: Director of Community Giving
20-25 hours per week, minimum of 15 office hrs required anytime M-F between 9am-5pm; two semester commitment preferred

Position Overview:

The Fundraising and Special Events Internship works closely with the Director of Community Giving in the Fundraising Office. The Fundraising Office exists to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individuals and companies interested in support Peaceful Paths’ mission. We are seeking students from the University of Florida who are working towards a degree in Public Relations, Communications, Non-Profit Management or closely related fields.

The Development Office oversees all fundraising efforts and special events for Peaceful Paths which consists of:

  • Our Signature Fundraiser, Guest Chef Cocktail Party
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Luncheon, Power of the Purse Luncheon
  • The Amazing Give (Gainesville’s 24 hr giving day)
  • Circle of Hope Society Membership Campaign
  • Agency Introductory Event, FRIENDraiser
  • Individual & Corporate Donations
  • Third Party Events

Applicants for this internship must be seeking course credit and be able to commit 20-25 hours a week working onsite and remotely.

Internship Core Responsibilities & Expectations

  • Assist with planning, set-up and carry out of agency fundraising events which includes attending ALL fundraising events hosted by Peaceful Paths
  • Assist in sponsorships and in-kind requests (both written and verbal)
  • Take ownership in managing the guest lists for special events in donor database (eTapestry/ GreaterGiving)
  • Draft and proofread professional correspondence to donors, sponsors and partners
  • Coordinate closely with social media and marketing intern to insure proper coverage of events on social media platforms

Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Pursing an undergraduate degree
  • Comfort and familiarity with event planning
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Self-motivated, flexible team player with a positive attitude, demonstrate ability to multi-task and the ability to meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities
  • Comfortable with soliciting/ interacting with individuals and companies
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, email and donor management system preferred

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to johnt@peacefulpaths.org. Please send your cover letter and resume as attachments in the email. This internship opening closes on Friday, August 3, 2018 or when a qualified candidate has been hired.


Social Media & Communications Intern

Pay Rate: Non-Paid; Course Credit Offered
Primary Work Location: Peaceful Paths Outreach Center
Position Reports Directly to: Director of Community Giving
20-25 hours per week, minimum of 15 office hrs required anytime M-F between 9am-5pm; two semester commitment preferred

Description

Peaceful Paths is seeking a dynamic, self-starter to assist with social media and communication efforts.  This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience a variety of hands on learning while contributing to the delivery of our mission.

Principal Job Duties

  • Assist in planning, writing and managing our quarterly newsletter
  • Plan, interview, write and publish Monthly Donor Spotlight
  • Draft news releases, media alerts and other stories as requested
  • Design flyers, graphics, e-vites and other marketing materials needed to deliver mission
  • Meet weekly with Director of Community Giving to coordinate Peaceful Paths’ social media calendar to
    ensure proper coverage of fundraising programs, campaigns, issue awareness and events
  • Research articles related to the battered women’s movement to be published to social media
  • Track and report social media stats
  • Update peacefulpaths.org as requested
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions and venues for marketing and communications
  • Assist Director of Community Giving with donor cultivation and stewardship efforts including but not limited to sending handwritten thank you notes, writing thank you letters, planning of donor tours and donor thank you calls

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Self-motivated, good organization skills, detail oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meeting deadlines.
  • Completed or working toward a bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Communications, Public Relations, Creative Writing, Social Media Management
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus
  • Effective communicator, both written and oral
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Canva, MailChimp, HootSuite, WordPress, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel is highly desired
  • Knowledge of domestic violence and battered women’s movement is preferred. Successful applicant will be required to attend Peaceful Paths’ New Advocate Training.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to johnt@peacefulpaths.org. Please send your cover letter and resume as attachments in the email. This internship opening closes on Friday, August 3, 2018 or when a qualified candidate has been hired.


Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 Child & Youth Program Internship

WHO WE ARE

Peaceful Paths is the only certified domestic violence center responsible for serving Alachua, Bradford and Union Counties. Our agency is committed to providing services to survivors of domestic violence. Our agency offers services such as legal advocacy, counseling, support groups, emergency food, clothing and hygiene supplies, emergency shelter and transitional housing.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Prospective interns who are selected will be working within our Child and Youth Program which provides services to our Outreach Office and Emergency Shelter. This internship gives firsthand experience in providing children’s advocacy in addition to planning, facilitating children’s support groups and providing childcare support There will also be opportunities to intern/volunteer in other areas of the agency.
Interns will have the opportunity to work first hand with survivors and their children, providing support, learning to advocate and keep them emotionally and physically safe.

THE COMMITMENT

Those who are interested in applying for this internship should enjoy working with children from a variety of ages and backgrounds, and exhibit patience, understanding, empathy, and a commitment to the youth we serve. Our outreach/shelter locations are located in an area of town that does not have an evening bus route, so applicants should have their own reliable mode of transportation.

Interns should expect to work 6-8 hours a week with our Child and Youth program staff, with more hours available for those seeking credit. We provide support groups and services to our clients Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. Interns are expected to be available 2 out of the 4 nights from 5:30-8:30 and one 3 hour block a month Fri-Sat. One 3-4 hour block per week during normal business hours for clerical work and program development is also required. Our children’s program staff also meets bi-weekly, that meeting is scheduled based on the availability of the staff as a whole, and interns are expected to attend when available. Selected interns will also be required to complete our new advocate training which totals 24 hours. Attending this training IS NOT OPTIONAL. Those who do not complete the training will not be retained as an intern.

HOW TO APPLY

Information on this position can also be found on our website peacefulpaths.org/internships. To apply please submit your cover letter and resume to Ashley Mitchell at mitchella@peacefulpaths.org. Please apply by 11:59 pm on Wednesday July 25th, 2018. If you have questions or need clarification email mitchella@peacefulpaths.org or call Ashley Mitchell, Shelter Youth Advocate at (352) 377-5690 ext. 202


Violence Prevention Internship – Fall 2018/ Spring 2019

WHO WE ARE

Peaceful Paths is the only certified domestic violence center responsible for serving Alachua, Bradford and Union Counties. Our agency is committed to providing services to survivors of domestic violence. Our agency offers services such as legal advocacy, counseling, support groups, emergency food, clothing and hygiene supplies, emergency shelter and transitional housing.
Violence Prevention exists under our Child & Youth Programming, and it aims to promote awareness, build skills and disseminate tools which identify and address ways to create just, equitable and safe communities. We address all forms of oppression that contribute to and support intimate partner violence and work to create healthy relationships in all aspects of our
lives. More information may be found here: http://www.peacefulpaths.org/services/child-youth-programs/violence-prevention/

THE OPPORTUNITY

Interns who are selected will be working within our Violence Prevention Program but will also have the opportunity to work with
our Child and Youth Program which provides services to our Outreach Office and Emergency Shelter. This internship gives first
hand experience in building prevention strategies by planning and facilitating youth/children’s programs. There are also
opportunities to intern/volunteer in other areas of the agency. Interns will have the opportunity to learn and work more with
domestic violence education, awareness, and prevention initiatives in the surrounding tri-county area.

THE COMMITMENT

Those who are interested in applying for this internship should enjoy working with children from a variety of ages and
backgrounds, and exhibit patience, understanding, empathy, and a commitment to the youth we serve. Our outreach offices are
located in an area of town that does not have an evening bus route, so applicants should have their own, reliable mode of
transportation.

Interns should expect to work 4-8 hours a week. We hold prevention programs typically between 8 am to 4 pm on weekdays, the
length of the program usually runs between 45 min to an 1 hour and half, and interns will be required to attend a minimum of
one program a week. Interns will also be given the opportunity to work with the support groups and services we provide to our
clients in the evenings at our outreach office and emergency shelter. Selected interns will also be required to complete our new
advocate training which totals 24 hours and costs $50. Attending this training IS NOT OPTIONAL . Those who do not
complete the training will not be retained as an intern.

HOW TO APPLY

More information on this position can also be found on our website peacefulpaths.org/internships . To apply please submit yourcover letter and resume to laurad@peacefulpaths.org.

Please apply by MIDNIGHT on Wednesday July 25, 2018. If you have questions or need clarification email at laurad@peacefulpaths.org, or call Laura Levin, Youth Economic
Empowerment Advocate & Violence Prevention Educator at (352) 377 5690.


Graduate Internship Opportunities

No Graduate Internships Available