Volunteer Internships

Volunteer Internships at Copper Beech Institute provide an exciting window into the process of launching a new non-profit organization devoted to mindfulness and contemplative practice. We offer Program Administration, Marketing Communications and Graphic Design Internships. Our internships offer valuable training and exposure for students studying in areas such as Counseling, Education, Meditation, Health and Wellness, Information Technologies, Marketing, Graphic Design and Communications, Non-Profit Management, Spirituality, and Psychology.

Internship responsibilities are flexible and can be crafted to meet both the needs of the Institute and the learning goals of the intern, including for independent study or to meet credit requirements for internship programs at the college level. Likewise, start and end dates of the internship can also be adjusted. In addition to critical professional experience, interns are afforded the opportunity to learn mindfulness and meditation by attending retreats and workshops. Our Volunteer internships are unpaid.

Responsibilities and skills required for our internship roles are below.

Program Administration Internship Responsibilities Include:

  • Help with office administrative work, such as assisting with mailings, Microsoft Office and Excel document modifications and promotional work
  • Develop interpersonal skills, working cohesively with other staff members and executing external calls
  • Working with program administrator in support of guest services
  • Assist with event coordination and logistics
  • Assist in the training of incoming interns

 

Marketing Communications Internship Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist with social media efforts
  • Upload and share content on retreats, programs and events
  • Build target audience lists and website keywords
  • Proofread copy on website, print materials
  • Organize Dropbox photography, documents
  • Write e-flyers and help with production
  • Assist in training of incoming interns

 

Graphic Design Internship Responsibilities Include:

  • Design website slides and collateral such as flyers, signs, and posters
  • Create digital photo quotes
  • Develop merchandising
  • Photograph campus, seasonally
  • Videotape master teachers for online use

 

General Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Internet abilities and strong communication skills; written and oral
  • Advanced word processing skills, including proficiency with Excel and Word
  • Experience with detail-driven projects
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, priorities and deadlines
  • Proofreading skills
  • Flexible and proactive in taking on assignments and responsibilities, and willingness to learn
  • Not required, but a plus: Proficiency with Open Software, Photoshop, WordPress

 

A Program Administration, Marketing Communications and Graphic Design Internship are available each season:

Fall 2016 Internship: 

September 12, 2016 – November 18, 2016
Application Deadline: August 26, 2016

Winter 2017 Internship:

January 30, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Application Deadline: January 25, 2017

 

To Apply:

Interested applicants, please send a resume and cover letter with subjectline: Marketing Communications Internship Application, Program Administration Internship Application, or Graphic Design Internship Application to info@copperbeechinstitute.org.

 

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Phone: 860.760.9750 | Fax: 860.521.1929
Email: info@copperbeechinstitute.org

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