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Internships at United Way of Denton County

Interns are an integral part of our team at United Way of Denton County. With close staff supervision, interns are highly involved in all aspects and levels of our organization, learning crucial skills, earning valuable experience, and developing a robust network of contacts to help them as they develop into professionals. Below are some of the internships we feature as part of our team.

Interested in an internship? Click here to fill out our internship application!

Marketing & Communications Interns

Communications & Public Relations

Assists Director of Communications/Marketing in planning, development, and execution of marketing, communications and public relations strategies in support of UWDC community impact and resource development efforts. Specific assignments/roles may be assigned in any of the following areas (depending on schedule and tenure):

  • Produce, write, and edit content for e-newsletter, annual report, media alerts, press releases, website
  • Donor communications & relations
  • Curating and publishing social media content
  • Photo & Video capturing and editing
  • Event planning and management
  • Work collaboratively with multiple departments on projects or events that benefit the organization as a whole
  • Other duties as assigned such as mailings, supplies and facilities management, and preparation for meetings

Expected Work Schedule: Standard office hours (9:00am - 5:00pm)

Expected Hours per Week: 10-20 hours

Qualifications: Strong writing and editing skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office suite; strong creative skills, highly organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, computer savvy with a working knowledge of social media. Photography and videography skills a plus; proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite 5.0 or later preferred.

Please send your resume and completed application to: Marci Pritts

 

Graphic Design & Marketing

Assists Director of Marketing/Communications in planning, development, and execution of marketing collateral, infographics, social graphics, website graphics, and email design in support of UWDC community impact and resource development efforts. Specific assignments/roles may be assigned in any of the following areas (depending on schedule and tenure):

  • E-Newsletter design
  • Brochures, Posters, Flyer Designs
  • Infographic Design
  • Sponsorship catalog design
  • Print advertisements
  • Website and social media graphics
  • Photo & Video capturing and editing
  • Work collaboratively with multiple departments on projects or events that benefit the organization as a whole
  • Other duties as assigned 

Expected Work Schedule: Standard office hours (9:00am - 5:00pm)

Expected Hours per Week: 10-20 hours

Qualifications: Well-versed in Adobe Creative Suite Creative (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Knowledge of Premiere and/or After Effects a plus), strong creative skills, highly organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, computer savvy with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media. Photography and videography skills a plus.

Please send your resume and completed application to: Janel Eichhorn

 

Community Impact & Program Internships

Case Management (WFS) Intern*
*Graduate level internship. Outside placement located at NCTC Corinth and Denton campuses.

The Case Management intern will gain experience in program development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of integrated-service delivery through the Working Families Success (WFS) framework.  Interns in this opportunity will also be expected to gain training and experience in implementing financial coaching (see financial coaching intern description). Case Management interns will have the opportunity to participate in meetings for the Workforce Success Leadership Team (WSLT) and WSLT Working Families Success workgroup, however, the majority of their placement will be implementing case management and income support services in accordance with the WFS framework.

  • Case management and crisis intervention for students at NCTC
  • Assessing student presenting problems and needs to identify appropraite interventions and refferals
  • Making referrals to community resources as needed
  • Goal setting and interventions with clients at NCTC
  • Program development and coordination of intergrated-service delivery
  • Strategic implmentation and evaluation of integrated-service delivery
  • Learn and practice the skillset of a financial coach
  • Conduct one-on-one financial coaching sessions as necessary

Expected Work Schedule: Flexible, ability to work Thursdays during the afternoon and Friday mornings strongly preferred. 

Expected Hours per Week: 25 to 40 hours a week, depending on program requirements

Qualifications: Graduate student in social work, rehabilitative studies, counseling, sociology, or related field. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Background check required.

Please send your resume and completed application to: Alicia McElroy, LMSW

 
Community Resources Liaison

Community liaison position available to assist with marketing and public relations for programs associated with UWDC. Primary tasks will include frequent correspondence with and education of referral sources pertaining to available programs, streamlining referral processes and community involvement for heightened awareness of services. This role will include updating resource directories with current information based on community resource availability.

Expected Work Schedule: Standard office hours (8:00am - 5:00pm)

Expected Hours per Week: Flexible

Qualifications: Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

Please send your resume and completed application to: Courtney Cross

 

Information & Referral Intern

As an Information and Referral Intern, you will answer the United Way of Denton County helpline and greet anyone who walks in the door looking for help. Your main job responsibilities will involve connecting people in crisis with the help they need to get back on their feet. This internship places heavy emphasis on people-skills, interaction with people in crisis or need, and the ability to ethically empathize with someone who may be from a far different background.

Expected Work Schedule: Standard office hours (8:00am - 5:00pm)

Expected Hours per Week: Flexible

Qualifications: Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite; Spanish proficiency preferred

Please send your resume and completed application to: Leah Jordan

 

Community Impact/Nonprofit Management Intern

The Non-Profit Management Intern will gain experience in programs and activities that support overall non-profit capacity building in both United Way of Denton County and in other local non-profits. This internship may include varying components depending on the semester, number of hours required by the student, previous experience, school major, and length of internship (ie: one semester vs. two semesters). This internship includes the coordination and logistical management for multiple programs, including:

  • Community Needs Assessment (Fall, Spring, and Summer) - gathering and presenting secondary data, planning and conducting focus groups/community conversations, surveys
  • Community Services Directory (Fall, Spring, and Summer) - updating and publishing the annual directory of services in Denton County
  • Project Blueprint: Board Leadership Training (Summer and Fall only) - logistical lead on the board member training program
  • Grant Management (Fall and Spring only) - supporting the Community Investment Grant Review process for outgoing grants
 

Expected Work Schedule: Monday - Friday standard office hours (8:00am - 5:00pm); some evenings for trainings and optional remote work for needs assessment

Expected Hours per Week: Minimum of 20, depending on focus

Qualifications: Undergraduate or Graduate, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, highly organized, attention to detail, self-motivated.

Please send your resume and completed application to: Leah Jordan

 

Financial Coaching Intern

Financial coaching interns, with training, will both conduct one-on-one financial coaching sessions with program participants and develop the skillset to supervise other volunteer financial coaches as they conduct one-on-one financial coaching for the benefit of ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) individuals and families in Denton County.

  • Learn and practice the skillset of a financial coach and volunteer manager
  • Facilitate volunteer financial coaching matches
  • Conduct one-on-one financial coaching sessions as necessary
  • Maintain reporting records and statistics for volunteer financial coaches
  • Other financial coaching-related duties as assigned

Expected Work Schedule: Flexible, depending on program participant needs

Expected Hours per Week: 12 to 40 hours a week

Qualifications: Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Sheets. Background check required.

Please send your resume and completed application to: Teddy Yan

 

Social Work Interns

UWDC has many placements available to both BSW and MSW students. UWDC is a unique social work placement that provides opportunities for social work students to gain community, macro-level experience while also gaining experience on the micro, one-on-one level. Social work students are able to gain valuable experience in all levels of social work practice and a true understanding of the various effects the different levels of practice have on each other. Given that most of United Way of Denton County's work is on the community level, please be aware that micro-only opportunities are not always available. Please refer to the list below for the current opportunities available.

Macro & Generalist Opportunities:

  • Back to School Initiatives
  • Behavioral Health Initiatives
  • Community Needs Assessment
  • Homelessness Initiatives
  • Non-Profit Administration
  • Workforce Success Initiatives

Micro Opportunities:

  • Homelessness Coordinated Entry
  • WFS Case Management (MSW only)
  • Financial Coaching
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
  • Working Families Success (MSW only)

Expected Work Schedule: Flexible

Expected Hours per Week: 15 to 40 hours a week, depending on program requirements

Qualifications: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Background check required.

Please send your resume and completed application to: Alicia McElroy, LMSW

 
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Intern

A VITA intern will, with training, gain IRS tax law certification, then train, supervise, and support volunteers as they prepare taxes free of charge for low- and moderately low-income households. Manage the administrative logistics of running a fast-paced VITA site with potentially up to 12 volunteers.

  • With training, gain IRS-certification in tax law
  • Train volunteers to prepare simple tax returns
  • Supervise the day-to-day operation of tax preparation sites
  • Assist in preparation of returns as necessary
  • Ensure that tax preparation sites meet all federal rules and regulations
  • Maintain reporting records and statistics for tax preparation sites
  • Other tax preparation-related duties as assigned

Expected Work Schedule: Afternoons, evenings and weekends for training in the Fall semester and site supervision in the Spring semester

Expected Hours per Week: 10-25 hours per week in Fall semester, 25-40 hours per week in Spring semester

Qualifications: Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Sheets; internship contingent upon successful certification via LinkAndLearnCertification.com. Background check required.

Please send your resume and completed application to: Teddy Yan

 
Working Families Success (WFS) Intern*

*Graduate level internship

WFS intern will gain experience in program development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of integrated-service delivery. WFS specifically focuses on integrating of services in the three realms of employment & education, income support (social support services), and financial coaching. Interns in this opportunity will also be expected to gain training and experience in implementing financial coaching (see financial coaching intern description above).WFS interns will also gain experience in providing backbone support to the Workforce Success Leadership Team (WSLT) and the WSLT Working Families Success Workgroup.

  • Program development and coordination of intergrated-service delivery
  • Strategic implmentation and evaluation of integrated-service delivery
  • Assessing model sustainability and effectiveness
  • Researching and developing sustainability plan for expansion of model
  • Learn and practice the skillset of a financial coach
  • Conduct one-on-one financial coaching sessions as necessary

Expected Work Schedule: Flexible

Expected Hours per Week: 15 to 40 hours a week, depending on program requirements

Qualifications: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Background check required.

Please send your resume and completed application to: Alicia McElroy, LMSW

Development Interns

Loaned Executive Program Intern
Loaned Executive (LE) is a program that trains junior executives from local businesses to become more engaged in the nonprofit community, hone management skills, and acquire fundraising techniques through special projects for United Way of Denton County. This intern will help:
  • Process applicants to the program
  • Draft communications
  • Prepare for monthly meetings
  • Collect feedback from participants
  • Evaluate program results

Expected Work Schedule: Standard office hours (8:00am - 5:00pm)

Expected Hours per Week: 5-20 hours

Qualifications: Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite; ability to work independently.

Please send your resume and completed application to: Kristin Jones

 

Data Management and Prospect Research Intern
This internship is a great opportunity to see how data drives fundraising! Complete and accurate data empowers the rest of the fundraising team to do their jobs well. The data we collect informs fundraising strategy and allows us to better segment lists and target communications. Applicants should be interested in fundraising. This intern will:
  • Assist with management of donor database, reports, data entry policies and procedures
  • Research prospects

Expected Work Schedule: Standard office hours (8:00am - 5:00pm)

Expected Hours per Week: 5-20 hours

Qualifications: Excel expert, detail-oriented, curious mind, self motivated, multi-tasking, able to prioritize and meet deadlines.

Please send your resume and completed application to: Kristin Jones

 

Campaign Intern - State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC)
The SECC is an annual state supported workplace campaign that runs from September through October. State employees are encouraged to donate to an approved nonprofit, and United Way of Denton County oversees and processes those donations on behalf of the designated agencies. In January of each year we begin distributing those funds to nonprofits across the state. At the same time, applicants for the next year’s campaign are submitted to United Way for an extensive grant review process. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a broad understanding of state-wide nonprofits and an in-depth knowledge of agencies in our immediate area. This intern will help:
  • Manage SECC starting with the distribution of charitable donations
  • Aid in the processing of grants 
  • Review applications to determine eligibility for participation in the next campaign.

Expected Work Schedule: Standard office hours (8:00am - 5:00pm)

Expected Hours per Week: 5-20 hours

Qualifications: data entry, detail-oriented, highly organized, proficient editor, able to prioritize and meet deadlines.

Please send your resume and completed application to: Kristin Jones

 
Grant Writing Intern
This position assists the resource development team with identifying potential funders, writing LOIs, and drafting grant proposals. Knowledge of grant writing is required. Applicants should have excellent grammar, writing, editing, research, and organization skills. Applicants should also be familiar with all the components of a grant proposal. Grant writing experience is preferred.

Expected Work Schedule: Standard office hours (8:00am - 5:00pm)

Expected Hours per Week: 5-20 hours

Qualifications: goal-oriented, excellent communicator, creative, detail-oriented, highly organized, able to prioritize and meet deadlines.

Please send your resume and completed application to: Kristin Jones

 

Check back often to see what internships are available!

United Way of Denton County values diversity and promotes equal employment opportunities by implementing guidelines and practices that ensure employees and applicants are not discriminated against with respect to national origin, race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, people with disabilities, or age.

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