BEDROCK CREEK/CITY NET
Organization: Bedrock Creek’s driving mission is to help people work together well for social good so that significantly better results are achieved and resources are well spent. Our purpose is twofold: Be additive and fill gaps. We accomplish this by serving as a backbone organization to empower real power to discover real solutions to real problems in society. City Net is a community development nonprofit for which Bedrock Creek serves as the management team. Bedrock Creek/City Net is currently facilitating a multi-sector collaborative focusing specifically on homelessness.
Position: Community Engagement Interns support the community engagement team’s efforts by assisting with the coordination of external interests such as; meal providers, supportive service agencies, advocacy, communication strategies and donation needs. Additionally, they support the team by building proactive and positive collaborative relationships with external community members and contribute towards outreach and engagement efforts with current clients or homeless neighbors we come across throughout any of our project locations.
The intern will be working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment that requires critical thinking, multitasking, and quick decision-making. The intern will be in communication with meal and service providers, donors, staff members, and homeless neighbors through face-to-face contact, email, phone, and Google Drive. This position is an unpaid internship.
Title: Community Engagement Intern
Commitment: 10-20 hours per week, with evening, weekend and holiday responsibilities available. Minimum 1 semester
Compensation: This is an unpaid internship, however course credit is available if needed.
Supervisor: Director of Community Engagement
Travel: Requires travel throughout Southern California, primarily in Orange County. Applicant must have their own means of reliable transportation.
Location Options: Courtyard Transitional Center and/or the Flood Control Channel (Santa Ana riverbed near Angel Stadium).
Internship Areas of Focus:
Option 1: Courtyard Transitional Center (meal, supportive services and donation coordination)
Option 2: Flood Control Channel (supportive services and donation coordination)
Option 3: City-based Communication and Marketing
*Focuses may overlap
- Pursuing a degree in human services, communications, related field of study.
- Interest or experience in homeless-related outreach, social service experience, or experience working directly with homeless populations
- Knowledgeable in public and private resources related to the needs of the homeless population
- Volunteer relations, interest, and experience working with community organizations (churches, non-profits, local businesses, city government representatives, donors, individual community members and school groups)
- Intermediate computer skills (position will utilize Microsoft Office, Google Apps, project management software and volunteer and donation management software; experience working with Volgistics and WordPress a plus but not required)
- Professional communication skills (verbal and written).
- Honest, compassionate, patient, optimistic, neutral, pro-law enforcement, task-oriented, quick problem-solving abilities, flexible with change and unique work environments, comfortable working in outdoor environments
- Exceptional time management, organizational, planning, and coordination skills. Thorough and detail-oriented with project management experience.
- Must have reliable and prompt transportation to travel around Orange County. A successful candidate would have to provide proof of a valid driver’s license and auto insurance if offered employment
- Posting meal times, community services, and service provider schedules on the white boards as well as assisting with keeping supportive services flyers updated.
- Greeting and assisting all community, government, and other agency representatives.
- Completing daily individuals reports.
- Receiving, organizing, and distributing donations
- Filling out donation receipts online
- Organizing City Net’s storage and keeping the inventory up to date.
- Reporting needed supplies/donations to City Net staff
- Communicating resources to be homeless neighbors and external community members.
In the course of performing this job, the employee typically spends time sitting, walking, standing, listening/speaking, writing and operating a personal computer. S/he will regularly work out in the field and be required to drive an automobile or use public transportation to attend meetings within the community. S/he is expected to lift and carry office records and supplies up to 30 lbs on an occasional basis. Reasonable accommodations may be arranged to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties of the job.
To apply, please fill out the form below.