The Ferguson Youth Initiative (FYI) is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization serving 8-12 grade youth of the Ferguson community by encouraging and engaging them to be active members of the community; develop programs as needed; and further communicate and partner with existing community youth programs.
We are looking for an energetic, self-directed, and organized intern to work closely with the FYI Board of Directors and the Ferguson Youth Advisory Board to help support FYI in accomplishing their goals.
Email us a cover letter and copy of your resume by Tuesday, February 10th.
- Programs – help plan and facilitate FYI’s existing programs and help ensure that data is collected and maintained to determine its effectiveness and help with future funding; Provide assistance in administering pre- and post-assessment of FYI events.
- Marketing / Communications – to review our existing forms of communicating to the youth, parents, and other stakeholders and determine if there is a better and/or more efficient path; Assist FYI with ongoing development of communications and marketing responsibilities including but not limited to, social media.
- Grant Writing – to find and develop grant opportunities to help fund the operations and programming of the Ferguson Youth Initiative. This includes the completion of grant narratives and application forms.
- Business Case / Strategic Planning – to update previous benchmarks and data associated with the strategic planning of the FYI in conjunction with board members. This would include researching local, regional, and national youth statistics, similar regional youth programs and applying this information to a strategic plan to further develop FYI.
- Interest in youth engagement, community development, planning, business, education, public relations, or non-profits as a career path
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong attention to detail; ability to organize and prioritize work to meet concurrent deadlines
- A strong work ethic and can-do attitude
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team
- Flexibility and resourcefulness with a positive attitude
- Basic computer skills, web site development and social media literacy is a plus
This is a part-time, paid internship with flexible hours (average 15-20 hours per week). Schedule to be determined in relation to the position. Position begins in January through mid May 2015.