Internship Openings for Fall 2017-Coming in May

Agency Description:

The University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women (CEW) advances the personal, educational, career, professional, and leadership potential of nontraditional students – particularly women. The services, programs, applied research, and action initiatives conducted by CEW promote inclusiveness and equity within the University of Michigan, across the state, and throughout the nation.

CEW operates as both a non-degree-granting University unit and as a community-benefit organization, serving individuals throughout Southeast Michigan communities. This dual role allows CEW to offer student interns a range of experiences that will be applicable across a wide variety of not-for-profit entities.


 

*Counseling & Programs - Past Intern Opportunity

Student interns will have the opportunity to provide one-on-one career and educational counseling with a holistic life planning lens to the Center for the Education of Women's constituencies, with a focus on community members who seek out our services, and to develop workshops with a special focus of supporting nontraditional students at UM. Ages of participants range from 20-65, and are diverse with respect to race/ethnicity, SES and presenting problems. About 90% of our participants are women, and 10% are men. Typical presenting issues include navigating through life transitions (e.g. returning to the workforce after divorce, after raising children, after completing a degree, etc.), job searching or career changing, clarifying career goals, clarifying educational goals/returning to school, and managing work/life balance issues.

Student interns who participate in CEW's Counseling Program will be able to participate in the following learning opportunities:

· Initial one-on-one appointments with participants from the community who are seeking counseling regarding career, educational, life transition, and work/life balance issues.

· Follow-up appointments with their participants

· Program development on topics of mutual interest to the SSW student intern and CEW's constituencies (ex. career change issues, work/life balance, etc.)

· Participation in CEW counseling meetings, which typically include case discussion, advocacy issues, referral information, and program planning

· Participation in CEW counseling meetings, which typically include case discussion, advocacy issues, referral information, and program planning

· Participation in CEW counseling meetings, which typically include case discussion, advocacy issues, referral information, and program planning

· Training/seminars around topics relevant to CEW's population

· Participation in bi-weekly Intern Seminar

During the academic year, we are open Monday nights until 7pm. Programs and workshops can be offered in the early evening Monday-Thursday.

Key attributes for a successful intern to "hit the ground running" and have the best internship experience are communication (oral/writing/listening) skills, interpersonal skills, commitment to follow-through and analytical ability. Highest ethics and commitment/ability to treat sensitive material with full confidentiality are absolutely required for this work. Knowledge of diversity and women's issues are helpful. 

 

*CEW Scholarship and Fellowship Programs - Past Intern Opportunity

A special-focus project
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The internship will give the student the opportunity to develop and implement one aspect of CEW’s Program and Fundraising strategy and, in so doing, create a valuable, career-relevant, and documentable body of experience. This project will be formulated with the student in order to determine the best possible match between his/ her interests and goals, and CEW’s needs. Currently, the following items have been identified as likely candidates/categories of work:
- Planning, implementing and follow-up to a signature event –CEW’s upcoming 50th anniversary Scholars and Friends Weekend in October
- Developing engagement and solicitation strategies for the population of CEW Scholarship recipients/alumnae (e.g., “The Community of Scholars Network” currently in conceptual development.)
- Program refinement and development of the scholarship and fellowships programs
General Information
With respect to the foci of the internship, specific activities will include:
Advancing one or more projects/activities from design to completion—including setting goals and objectives, generating project plans, review and revision, budgeting money and time, implementation, evaluation, and communication throughout the project
Working on at least one project team with colleagues both internal and external to CEW
Documenting project work
Attending relevant training sessions at CEW and University Development
Using standard program assessment and Development metrics to inform performance expectations and assessment of performance
Learning and using DART (Development/ Alumni Relationship Tool), the University’s state-of-the-art customer-relations management system for research and analysis
Becoming proficient at communicating CEW’s mission and message in a variety of formats and venues, and to a variety of constituents
Key attributes for a successful intern to ‘hit the ground running’ and have the best internship experience are communication (oral/written/ listening) skills; interpersonal skills; commitment to follow-through
and analytical ability. Highest ethics and commitment/ability to treat sensitive material with full confidentiality are absolutely required for this work. Knowledge of diversity and women’s issues are helpful.

For more information about the CEW Scholarship and Fellowship Program Internship, please call Doreen Murasky, CEW Senior Manager for Student Programs, at 734.764.6360 or email her at dmurasky@umich.edu

Supervision: Supervision provided by CEW staff content area specialists and a Licensed Masters Social Worker.