Volunteer Internship Program
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Volunteer Internship Program
Morning Star Center (MSC) provides the opportunity for a limited number of internships at its office in Denver, Colorado (U.S.A.). The MSC Internship Program offers the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to MSC’s work and is designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in development and volunteerism. Interns gain valuable work experience, apply their educational knowledge to the real workforce, and offer fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to problems. The program will focus on providing Interns substantive work experience in MSC functions. Ideally, Interns will be assigned to work in areas representative of their interests and field of study. It may also complement other studies such as international relations, communications, media relations, Businesses, and social sciences.
The objective is to enhance the intern’s educational experience through practical work assignments and to allow selected candidates to gain insight into the work of Morning Star Center in the United States of America and abroad.
Eligibility: Interns must be at least 18 years of age and have completed high school (or equivalent).
- Education: Completed or current enrollment in an undergraduate degree, Master degree or equivalent;
- Field of study: Social sciences (social work, anthropology, political science, psychology and sociology), Business (international relations, business development, non-profit management, project management), Education (childhood care and development), other similar areas of study;
- Language skills: Written and spoken proficiency in English and preferably but not required in French;
- Demonstrated interest in non-profit organizations, working in a cross-cultural and professional environment, human rights, child advocacy issues, social justice, community development, social media and publication, and using available communication tools to present the program to various interested groups;
- Agreement: Understand and agree with Morning Star Internship guidelines and policies and must be at least 18 years of age.
General terms and conditions
- Interns are accepted throughout the year; for a period of normally three to six months;
- Upon selection for an internship placement an ‘Internship Agreement’ is forwarded to the confirmed candidate for signature and returned prior to an agreed starting date;
- The intern is required to keep confidential all information made known during his/her internship and may not publish any reports or papers on the basis of information obtained, except with the written authorization of the organization;
- An intern undertakes to conduct himself/herself at all times in a manner compatible with his/her responsibilities as an intern.
Financial aspects, expenses and medical benefits
- The Internship Program operates on a non-remunerative basis. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation, and living expenses are the responsibility of the intern or his sponsoring institution or individual;
- The Internship Program provides students and/or volunteers with an unpaid internship position;
- MSC accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance for the intern or for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness during the internship period. Applicants are required to provide evidence of adequate medical insurance coverage;
- MSC is not responsible for any claims by an intern or third party in the case of loss or damage to property or death or personal injury as a result of actions or omissions on the part of the intern during the internship period.
Time off during the internship: Interns have all Federal holidays off. Reasonable accommodations will be afforded for needs such as job interviews or school business. Please discuss all leave requests with your Internship supervisor.
Further career opportunities
- The purpose of the Internship Program is to complement an intern's studies, not to lead to further employment with the organization. However, an intern can seek a career opportunity and go on to further assignments with MSC if necessary requirements are met;
- There is no promise of employment upon completion of an internship with MSC. An intern is not entitled to apply for a regular position or hold a consultancy or contractor agreement with the organization either during the internship, or within the following six months.
Application packages should be scanned and emailed to email@example.com or mailed or faxed to the below address. Due to the high number of applications, only shortlisted and/or selected candidates will be contacted. Applications should include the following:
- An application form
- Recent resume;
- A cover letter indicating the motivation and reason for an internship with MSC as well as the preferred field of work.
Application packages may be mailed, or faxed to:
Morning Star Center for Social Progress
Volunteer Internship Program
4851 S. Clarkson St.
Englewood, CO 80113
Fax: (720) 941-6422
MSC internship placement process is designed to ensure the best fit possible between the intern and their internship. Complete applications received by MSC will be reviewed to ensure all program criteria are met. All eligible candidates will be contacted for further consideration and possible interview.
The Volunteer Internship department will review the applications and schedule interviews with the most competitive applicants. Applicants will be interviewed at the MSC office located in Denver, Colorado. Official notification of acceptance into the program will be provided by the Volunteer Internship Program Director. Selections are based upon academic achievements, area of study, life/work experiences, and the needs of MSC among other things.
Volunteer Internship Opportunities