Monday, August 13, 2012

Management Intern Needed at New Leaf - New Life

Management Intern


This is an unpaid internship concerning Office Management, Volunteer Coordination and Development

New Leaf – New Life is a 501 c3 nonprofit organized exclusively for therapeutic, educational, advocacy and support purposes. The purpose of this organization is:

·         To work to create and strengthen programs both during and after incarceration that will both reduce recidivism and build the capabilities and life skills of offenders and their families.

·         To promote better conditions of incarceration and protect the rights and interests of people involved with the justice system and their families.

·         To advocate policies at the local, state and national levels to accomplish these objectives.

·         To join with groups with similar missions to bring about policies that favor rehabilitation rather than vindictive justice as the purpose of the corrections system.


The Management Intern will execute various tasks associated with office management, volunteer coordination and development. The Intern is responsible for working both independently and in collaboration with staff.

Volunteer Coordination Duties:

·         Create and implement a  volunteer recruitment plan to recruit volunteers through multiple sources including the NLNL facebook page, local businesses, churches and other forums

·         Oversee and implement an ongoing training program that educates all volunteers about the scope of NLNL programs and services

·         Email or Call volunteer on a monthly basis to check in with their progress and needs

·         Create performance measures and targets for volunteer program

·         Develop new volunteer application procedures, and other volunteer-related materials

·         Create volunteer training manuals for each position

·         Plan and coordinate the annual volunteer recognition event

·         Schedule and coordinate court and school community service hours

·         Evaluate program results and submit regular reports

·         Maintain a current volunteer schedule

Development Duties:

·         Secure donations of clothing, hygiene products, and school supplies.

·         Secure donations of textbooks and sell them online to raise money.

·         Plan projects to raise awareness of our organization within the community

·         Research successful recidivism reduction and reentry programs

·         Obtain contact information from similar organizations nationwide

Office Management Duties:

·         Update contact lists

·         Maintain a database record of volunteer work hours served

·         Organize and maintain office filing system

·         Organize donations

·         Assist clients by distributing clothing, hygiene products, bus tickets, and employment information upon the client’s visit

• Reliable, flexible, and able to work independently
• An interest in social justice
• Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects
• Strong desire to help people and enthusiasm for working in a multi-cultural setting
• Computer literacy, preferably with PC systems
• A car/driver’s license is beneficial
• Energetic, empathetic, and ready to do a variety of jobs
• Excellent strategic thinking, planning, and organizational skills
• Superior writing and editing skills, with strong attention to detail
• Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

Time Commitment
• Fall and Spring interns are required to work at least 10-15 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for a minimum of 10 weeks in the Fall and Spring
• Summer interns are required to work at least 10 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for the entire summer

Reports to: Office Manager
Position: Unpaid Internship
Updated: August 10, 2012

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early application is highly advised. Qualified applicants will be invited to come in for an interview in August.

Please send resume and cover letter to: