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Program Intern

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organization:Portland Community Gardens Program
position summary:

Portland Community Garden Program is recruiting a Program Intern. The Program Intern will work closely with program staff to systemize program components. This includes creating clear database systems that improve our ability to communicate and track our participants and supporters. The selected candidate will also assist the Outreach Coordinator in archiving and streamlining the program’s historical information.

Specific duties include:
• Entering and editing gardener and volunteer contact information into Access database
• Compiling data from Access database and creating Excel spreadsheets for reports
• Scanning and cataloging historical program documents into electronic files
• Collecting updated information about gardens to create digitized maps for each site
• Other duties as assigned

This is an unpaid position. We are seeking an intern who can work between 8-16 hours per week between January and March 2012. The internship hours are flexible but must occur Monday – Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm. Work will take place at the Community Gardens office located at 6437 SE Division ST.

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid
Apply by:January 30, 2012
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Outpatient Substance Abuse Counselor

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organization:De Paul Treatment Centers
position summary:

De Paul Treatment Centers serves the greater Portland community by providing drug and alcohol addiction treatment services. We are currently seeking a full time Outpatient Counselor. In collaboration between De Paul and Legacy Systems this position will perform Screening for Substance Use Disorder, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment at two Legacy Health primary care clinics located in NW Portland. Candidates must be familiar with strength based counseling and have a working knowledge of dual diagnosis treatment, Stages of Change and Motivational Interviewing. This position requires active LCSW and preferably CADC certification. Program implementation or clinical research experience is preferable. Position is M-F. Bilingual and bicultural applicants are encouraged to apply.

All positions at De Paul require 2+ years’ continuous sobriety, if recovering.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

De Paul Treatment Centers, Inc.
Attn: Mel Farin
PO Box 3007
Portland, OR 97208-3007
Fax: (503) 693-6474
[email protected]
EOE

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE
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Publicity and Outreach Volunteers/Interns

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organization:BroadArts Theatre
position summary:

BroadArts Theatre is in search of talented and passionate individuals to help us spread the word that our new show Bunkin' With You in the Afterlife by Jody Seay is about to open!

Full of rambunctious fun, this comedy musical play takes square aim at the sometimes touchy subject of religion and spirituality, as well as homosexuality, equality, and women's rights. The musical features Minnie Rhodes, a lesbian minister, and her Many Roads Ministry, Cowgirls for the Lord, who ride around on horseback in the deep green hills of conservative southern Oregon spreading, and singing, the good news - not of having been saved - but, indeed, of never actually having been lost.

We are specifically looking for a Social Media/Publicity Volunteer and an LGBTQ Community Outreach Volunteer. We've been hard at work getting the show up and running and would endlessly appreciate the extra hands and minds of some dedicated volunteers. College credit may be available.

For more info and to discuss volunteer possibilities please email [email protected] or call us at 503-288-5181.

Salary / Pay Rate:Volunteer/College Credit
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Global Envision intern

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organization:Mercy Corps Global Envision
position summary:

Mercy Corps, a global poverty-alleviation NGO headquartered in Portland, is seeking a new intern to work on its Global Envision program in spring 2012. Global Envision is Mercy Corps' blog that explores market solutions to poverty through commentary and discussion about current events. The Global Envision contributor internship is ideal for candidates who are self-described 'news junkies' and who can boil down complex international topics into bite-sized but thoughtful commentary, and connect the dots between global poverty, markets and business.

Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Our thousands of employees worldwide work in disaster relief and rebuilding, community-building and empowerment, economic development, child protection and more.

Contributors are expected to fulfill a minimum commitment of 8 to 10 hours per week for 4 to 6 months. For complete details on the position and application process, please visit http://www.mercycorps.org/jobs and click on "Internships" on the right-hand side.

Salary / Pay Rate:n/a
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Event Planning Intern

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organization:Voz Worker's Rights Education Project
position summary:

Supervisor(s): Executive Director and Fundraising Coordinator

Primary Purpose of the Job: Voz seeks two event-planning interns to help prepare for our Annual Dinner this June. The annual event is an important fundraiser for Voz; this year we hope to raise more than $10,000. Voz will sell tickets in advance, both to individuals and groups, and there will be live music and a silent auction in addition to the dinner. The Event Planning interns will assist our Fundraising Coordinator in all aspects of planning for the event.

Responsibilities:
- Help obtain donations for the silent auction
- Sell tickets to the event
- Send invitation letters to organizations
- Make follow-up/thank-you phone calls to attendees

Commitment: February thru June 2012, starting at 5hr/wk and increasing as event approaches. Most of the work can be done from home, but the intern should plan to come to the Voz office once per week.

To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information to [email protected]

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid
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Video Transcription Volunteer

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organization:Wisdom of the Elders Discovering Our Story Television
position summary:

Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. (WISDOM), a Native American non profit corporation located in SE Portland, is seeking volunteers to help us transcribe a few recordings of Native elders, for our Discovering Our Story Television (DOStv) Project. We are developing culturally-tailored career pathways multi-media materials, including video productions and cultural teachings for our Portland (and beyond!) Native American community. Our website for this project is at www.discoveringourstory.org .

These recordings are compelling stories from Native American elders who are stepping forward to help younger generations with advice and wisdom. All of the recordings have been broken into one hour segments, so that a fast typist could complete one of these recording segments within 4-5 hours.

WISDOM’s mission is the preservation of Native Americans’ rich heritage and traditional cultural arts. We record and preserve story, song and wisdom of exemplary storytellers, song carriers and other cultural artists and share their messages with native people, especially targeting youth. With our mission of race reconciliation, we also reach out to today’s increasingly diverse multi-generational national public audience. We have produced 3 series of public radio programs, Wisdom of the Elders Radio which includes over 650 pages of educational curricula for k-12 schools in the categories of social studies, language arts, environmental science, and traditional arts (including storytelling, music and traditional northwest arts).

Salary / Pay Rate:Volunteer
Apply by:January 29, 2012
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Executive Assistant Intern

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organization:NW Documentary
position summary:

If you’ve ever dreamed about starting your own non-profit, or applying your administrative and analytical skills in the arts, here is your opportunity utilize your talent and develop your skills as an Executive Assistant Intern.

NW Documentary is the only non-profit in Oregon dedicated the art of documentary storytelling. From start-up to established community organization, we’re moving fast. You can join the adventure.
Work side by side with the directors of NW Documentary in fast-paced, creative, and fun environment. Meet deadlines, multi-task, schedule and possibly attend meetings with leaders of non-profit and documentary production company. Assist in all areas of administration, including:

• Running an arts non-profit
• Research and liaison with prospective donors, foundations, and sponsors, as well as prepare grant proposals
• Marketing development, event planning
• Volunteer management
Required skills: exceptional communication, outstanding writing, problem solving, and organization, attention to detail. Good sense of humor. Mac computer proficient.

This is an unpaid internship. College credit is available. Dates and hours are flexible, minimum of 12 hours a week preferred.

To apply, send a cover letter & resume to [email protected] with the subject line "Executive Assistant Intern."

Thank you!

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid Internship / College credit available
Apply by:February 28, 2012
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Media Center Intern

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organization:NW Documentary
position summary:

Duties and Responsibilities:
1) Assists staff in maintaining the Equipment Room & Equipment Rental Program. Coordinates rentals with students and customers & maintains rental equipment schedule. Handles equipment inventory, maintenance, as well as check-ins & check-outs.
2) Assists current NW Doc students with technical troubleshooting, and mainly assisting them with Final Cut Pro.
3) May work on special film/video related projects as well.

To apply, send resume & cover letter to [email protected] Please use the subject line "Media Center Intern"

Compensation: This in an unpaid intern position. College credit is available.

Dates: February through mid-April. Flexible hours & shifts, but a minimum of 12 hours per week is preferred.

About NW Documentary:

NW Documentary creates meaningful documentaries, offers others educational opportunities to create their own documentaries, and brings community together in the sharing of documentaries. NW Documentary is Oregon's only organization specializing in the art of documentary storytelling. Recognized by national and international awards, museums, art centers and film festivals, it has become Oregon's focal point for capturing and communicating the human experience through documentary storytelling.

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid Internship / College credit available
Apply by:February 13, 2012
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Associate Producer

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organization:NW Documentary
position summary:

Award-winning documentary film director seeks Associate Producer to join the creative team to assist with latest film project. The project is currently in pre-production, and the ideal candidate will follow through to post-production.

As the Associate Producer, you will:
• Be closely involved with the pre-production process, leading into production and post-production.
• Help plan all logistics of production, including permits, travel coordination, story research, and indentifying potential characters and story elements.
• Use creativity, energy, and charisma to help organize and successfully launch grassroots fundraising events. This position is for an individual that isn’t afraid to get on the phone, get out in person, and recruit sponsorships, apply for grants, and be eager to do what it takes to raise funds. This is the current stage of the project, and will be one of the Associate Producer’s primary goals.

For your help, you’ll gain:
Direct, practical, and professional experience on innovative, quality film project. Close mentorship from award-winning established professional. Connections and network among other filmmaking professionals. Credit, copy of project. Ability to attend film festivals or special screenings.

Position is currently offered as an unpaid internship. However, stipend or other compensation will be possible pending successful grants and fundraisers.

Work will primarily be performed at NW Documentary under the guidance of Ian McCluskey.

About the Organization

NW Documentary is Oregon's only organization specializing in the art of documentary storytelling. Recognized by national and international awards, museums, art centers and film festivals, it has become Oregon's focal point for capturing and communicating the human experience through documentary storytelling. Its mission is to create significant documentaries, teach others to create documentaries, and to build community through the exhibition of original documentary works.

The NW Documentary internship program is intended to provide opportunities to gain practical hands-on experience and industry skills as well as develop strong organizational and management skills. Prospective interns should submit a cover letter of stated interest and qualifications, as well as a current resume with references. Letters of recommendation are encouraged.

Only qualified candidates should apply.

Please submit to:
[email protected]

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid Internship / College credit available
Apply by:April 29, 2013
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Executive Assistant

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organization:The Oregon Zoo Foundation
position summary:

Mission/Purpose
The executive assistant plays a key role in ensuring the overall smooth functioning of The Oregon Zoo Foundation. This position performs a wide variety of development, secretarial and financial functions at the direction of the director.

Specific Responsibilities
-Work with OZF Board Trustees and Wild Life Board (WLB) members on all meetings – schedule; send reminders; prepare and email meeting packets; prepare meeting minutes; perform follow-up calls; maintain board records; assist with board recruitment activities and other board duties as assigned by director

-Provide administrative assistance to director and other staff as needed, including front desk reception and information routing (email, fax, phone, etc.)

-Prepare checks and currency for deposit and perform cash receipts and accounts receivable data entry as assigned by finance manager

-Responsible for general office maintenance: create and maintain office calendars; maintain office files, keep office area tidy and organized; order and stock office supplies; manage supply of collateral materials; coordinate staff celebrations and events; arrange for equipment maintenance and replacement

-Distribute incoming mail and post outgoing mail; includes updating postage requirements.
Work with zoo support staff; serve on zoo committees and attend or assist with zoo meetings and functions as assigned

-Coordinate volunteers and interns as needed

-Other duties as assigned by director

Qualified applicants should submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements via email to [email protected] Candidates with incomplete materials will not be considered. Initial closing date is Friday, January 27. The position is open until filled.

Salary / Pay Rate:$30-38,000 per year, plus benefits
Apply by:January 23, 2012
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