Boys & Girls Clubs of America works hard every day to make a difference in the lives of youth in communities all over the world. Our Clubs serve 4 million boys and girls, with over four thousand Clubs at locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands -- and on domestic and international U.S. military bases. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of young people by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and pride. Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Meeting with Congressional Members and Staff
Currently enrolled at an undergraduate university or college. Basic knowledge of American government (would learn more about this through the internship, extensive knowledge a plus but not required). Interest in not-for-profit and youth development. Interest in policy and government entities. Must be seeking academic credit for this internship experience.
Experience using Microsoft Office suite, including Word and Excel. A track record of reliability, independent work, and creativity.
Applicants should demonstrate interest in Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Self-motivation and ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Eagerness to learn. Strong interest in project management in not-for-profit environments. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to manage time appropriately. Professional or business work casual environment.
Physical and Mental Requirements
Demonstrated ability in: decision-making: selecting the most appropriate course of action in a given situation; interpersonal skills: establishing personal and professional relationships among diverse internal and external publics; comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities; light duty lifting (20 pounds) possible.