Oregon Coast Community Action believes in giving people the opportunity to learn skills, gain professional experience, and provide service to our neighbors by working with vital service programs. ORCCA is continuing the YO! internship program in 2011-2012 to provide opportunities for professional development, and increase the number of people creating a brighter future on the South Coast.
Designed for recent high school or college graduates, or those who are in the midst of professional or academic development, ORCCA internships are ideally suited to give young people a well-rounded start to a meaningful and sustainable future career. These positions are designed to range from 6-weeks to 12-months, and range from 30-40 hours per week. The program is centered on a philosophy of service, with all internship positions placed within ORCCA programs that serve South Coast communities. The internships are focused on helping families thrive, increasing community outreach, and promoting environmental sustainability.
Community organizing with a focus on resource development, marketing, events, youth programs, and volunteer programs. Will work extensively with teens through the Community Action Adventure program.
Head Start Interns:
Work to support children in receiving quality classroom experiences. Will work with Early Head Start and Head Start classes with a focus on green activities and gardening.
South Coast Food Share Interns:
Serving to address hunger on the South Coast will include a variety of projects and tasks, including assistance on food drives and events, local food resource projects, gardens, and food sorting or packing. Positions could include working with groups, assisting in food pantries, and providing community outreach.
Paid internships provide a living stipend of $100 per week (6 week minimum).
ORCCA maintains two apartments for interns and volunteers in the downtown Coos Bay area, which offers a total of four-bedrooms for people to share in a dorm atmosphere. This housing will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. ORCCA also maintains a list of rental units available in the local area.
ORCCA can provide food assistance depending on income level, and can also facilitate loan forbearance. There is also potential to receive college credit for internship. In addition, ORCCA will provide professional development trainings and hands-on activities. These training opportunities will give professionals and students the chance to gain skills that will support future careers, further academic study, and all aspects of their work in the community. Trainings will be provided at no-charge to the participating interns, and will be considered as service time.
Applications from both local and out-of-state candidates will be accepted. However, local applicants who meet position qualifications could be given preference, in order to promote opportunities for people local to in Coos, Curry, and Western Douglas counties.
To apply, visit www.orcca.us/jobs.html for current listings, or contact Amanda D'Souza, at (541) 435-7080 ext. 396.