Fall Internships available at the Downtown Women’s Center!
The mission of the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is to provide permanent supportive housing and a safe and healthy community fostering dignity, respect, and personal stability and to advocate ending homelessness for women. Founded in 1978, DWC was the first organization to exclusively serve mentally ill and elderly homeless women on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. The DWC Day Center now offers 85,000 meals, case management, and other supportive resources on a drop-in basis to more than 4300 homeless women each year, while the DWC Residence provides a permanent home and a range of services to 71 women who were once without safe, affordable housing.
We are looking to fill the following positions:
Nonprofit Management Intern
The intern will gain experience assisting with various aspects of day-to-day operations within a non-profit organization, such as property management, human resources and administration. The intern will work directly with the Property Manager, Human Resources Coordinator and the Administrative Assistant.
Development & Grants Intern
The intern will work in the Development and Volunteer Department. This opportunity is ideal for students interested leading individuals, mentorship, nonprofit management, and event planning. Student must be comfortable with public speaking and motivating people although additional training and coaching will be provided.
The intern will work directly with the Enrichment Coordinator, Day Center staff, Residence staff, and Director of Program Services. Various trainings will be provided as well as the opportunity to collaborate with other interns.
Volunteer & Fundraising Intern
This opportunity is ideal for students who are interested in leading individuals, engaging community members in creating social change, and learning about nonprofit management and program development. Candidates must be comfortable with public speaking and motivating people, although additional training and coaching will be provided.
Day Center Intern
The intern will be placed in the Day Center and work directly with the Day Center Managers, having the opportunity to assist in meeting the needs of women who are currently homeless or low-income. The intern will also represent DWC by greeting visitors, answering questions and helping to provide a welcoming environment in the Day Center.
The intern will participate in all aspects of running a full-service kitchen including meal planning, preparation and service for up to 300 meals daily.
Social Enterprise Business Operations Intern
An exciting opportunity to learn how a social enterprise business operates within a nonprofit organization. The intern will work in the Vocational Education and Social Enterprise department, and assist in different aspects of the business operations our three social enterprises: a resale boutiques, café and gift boutique, and handmade product line. This opportunity is ideal for students that are interested marketing, visual merchandising, retail and café management, and organizational/business development.
Retail Inventory & Donations Intern
The Retail Inventory and Donations Intern will work in the Vocational Education and Social Enterprise department and gain insight into the behind-the-scenes operations of our three social enterprises: a resale boutiques, café and gift boutique, and handmade product line. This position will gain hands-on experience preparing all types of inventory for our retail stores. The intern will also play a pivotal role in creating and launching an online platform to sell our handmade products.
To apply, Email cover letter and resume to Stephanie Harris, Volunteer Engagement Associate, Intern@DWCweb.org. Please specify which internship(s) you are interested in. All internships are unpaid and require a minimum requirement of 15-20 hours per week for at least 10 weeks. Academic credit is possible depending on requirements. All interns must currently be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate school program.
Please refer to http://dwcweb.org/ourfamily/careeropportunities.htm for full internship job descriptions.