Contact: Angela Davis
Keywords: women, domestic violence, lgbtq, transgender, social justice, shelter, home, grant, adminstrative, writing, internet, webpage
Descriptions: This internship is special-- While supervision will be at Hagar's House, it will be a joint internship between Hagar's House and our new partner, Beyond the Veil. Beyond the Veil is a new domestic violence shelter opening on the West Bank. (http://beyondtheveilwomensshelter.org/beyondtheveilmission.html) By helping Hagar's House help a partner new women's shelter get on its feet, you will learn a lot and have the opportunity to participate in many aspects of nonprofit start-up. You must be motivated for this internship, because your role is very important. You will have the ability to do a lot of good for a woman's dream of 7 years-- to open this new shelter. While tasks will change from week to week, generally, you will spend time 5-7 hours/week ding some of the below: 1) learning about Hagar's House funding and procedures 2) helping Hagar's House share these resources with a new women's shelter opening on the West Bank (throughout the internship) 3) researching and writing 1-3 grants for the new women's shelter (depending on the size/time requirement of the grants... We have "learning to grant write" tools.) 4) returning emails for the new shelter, making a Facebook page and generally making them more present online 5) seeking material donations that the home still needs 6) planning a fundraising event (This can take many forms and you will be able to talk out ideas/plans/resources with us at Hagar's House.
Product of Partnership: writing a grant(s) & planning an event
Final Product Special Instructions:A student needs: - her or his own reliable transportation (to and from Hagar's House and the West Bank) - flexibility - a desire to work in a diverse setting - writing skills - to enjoy learning (and trying) new things - to be willing and able to take initiative (specifically on fundraising ideas for Beyond the Veil)
This service activity is availble for Intern students Volunteers.
Other requirement: Reliable transportation (to and from Mid City and the West Bank)
** We can provide a gas card.
The CP requests emergency contact information. In case the student becomes seriously ill or injured while at the internship (or on the way to or from)
Evaluations/surveys will be requested by community partner to be completed by students.
We will ask the student to write short (1 paragraph to 1 page reflections) 2-3 times during the internship.Students are not allowed to take pictures or video.
Specific Policies: As a home for women and children, Hagar's House will ask that students keep our location and all client information strictly confidential.
Availability Requirements:Ideally, 9/10am-2/3pm on Wednesdays. However, if this internship seems perfect for you-- We can discuss exact times. There is some flexibility (& grant writing can be done anytime). However, a student will have to be available each week for a chunk of time during at least 1 of these times: Mon 11am-4pm, Tues 11:30am-6pm; or Wed 8am-4pm..
Minimum Service Hours per month: 20
Minimum Positions: 1
The student(s) will work in 3 places:
1) at Hagar's House
2) At Beyond the Veil-- a new women's shelter on the West Bank that the student(s) will spend time helping to get started
3) After the first month, some grant writing and administrative work will be able to be done from home/a coffee shop.
good to have vehicle
Check-in at the site: Log time on time sheet and do monthly reflections
Students track their hours at site: timesheet (online google document)
The student will be driving a community partner vehicle.
Week1: - Orientation (to Hagar's House and grant writing)
Note: This internship is helping to start-up a women's shelter. There is no way to predict each week-- This is simply a general idea of what the weeks will look like. They will certainly be reordered based on needs in the moment. Also, other needs will arise-- Like helping to get donated items for Beyond the Veil, possibly helping with kids at Hagar's House, maybe painting a wall... But the main activities will be the below--
Week2: Making a 1 page write up of fundraising/grant ideas for Beyond the Veil & First meeting at Beyond the Veil (with supervisor from Hagar's House)
Week3: Most weeks from here on, the student(s) will go without anyone from Hagar's House and will spend time at Beyond the Veil on the West Bank. Supervisory meetings will happen ~ every other week at Hagar's House. - Grant research and writing for BTV - Other admin and online help for BTV (like emails/facebook) - Think about date & specific fundraising event that student(s) want to organize for BTV - Helping with Hagar's House Women Performing for Women fundraiser (which is on Oct. 3)
Week4: - Grant research and writing for BTV - Other admin and online help for BTV (like emails/facebook) - Helping with Hagar's House Women Performing for Women fundraiser (which is on Oct. 3)
Week5: - Grant research and writing for BTV (have a draft of 1 grant) - Other admin and online help for BTV (like emails/facebook) - Helping with Hagar's House Women Performing for Women fundraiser (which is on Oct. 3)
Week6: - Wrap up 1 grant - Set time, date, place for fundraising event for BTV (to happen sometime between November and January) - Other admin and online help for BTV (like emails/facebook)
Week7: - possibly more grant work - fundraising planning
Week8: - possibly more grant work - fundraising planning
Week9: - possibly more grant work - fundraising planning
Week10: - possibly more grant work - fundraising planning
Week11: - possibly more grant work - fundraising planning
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