Administrative Support Intern (Unpaid Intern)
Families and Communities Together (FaCT) Program
This internship recruitment will remain posted on a continuous
basis until the needs of the Agency are met. Students and recent
graduates are encouraged to apply immediately.
FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES TOGETHER (FaCT)
Families and Communities Together (FaCT) is a program that
oversees and supports a network of Family Resource Centers (FRCs)
located throughout Orange County's highest-risk communities,
providing the communities with essential family support services,
education and resources.
FaCT is administered by the County of Orange Social Services
Agency, in partnership with the FaCT Coalition, a collaboration
between three regional organizations - Charitable Ventures of
Orange County, the Olin Group and the Orange County Alliance for
Children and Families. This public-private partnership provides
strategic direction to increase services, promote best practices
and ensure sustainability of the growing network.
FaCT works to strengthen prevention and intervention services
designed to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect. Through
partnerships, FaCT strengthens our community by supporting a
network of FRCs and community agencies dedicated to promoting
stronger family systems.
Duties may include assisting staff with one or more of the
* Participate in day-to-day operations * Conduct research and
analysis and draft reports/findings on special projects. * Assist
with FaCT general phone line - bilingual skills are a plus, but not
required. * Assist with website updates, i.e. monthly FRC
calendars. * Help set up for events (i.e. meetings, trainings,
conferences, etc.) * Assist with the coordination, preparation, set
up and presentation of material and equipment needs for events *
Track and update presentation and outreach materials * Provide
administrative support by preparing electronic files, reports,
spreadsheets, Outlook address book and distribution list and
Applicants must be current college students enrolled in an
accredited college/university or be a recent graduate with an
interest in pursuing a career in the public sector and/or in
gaining experience within an office/administrative environment.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
FaCT is seeking applicants with the following
* Excellent oral and written communication skills; * Highly
organized and dependable; * Eager to gain professional experience;
* Able to complete assignments in a timely manner; * Reliable,
outgoing and able to work independently; * Experienced in Internet
use and Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel,
Publisher and Outlook; * Bilingual skills a plus, but not required;
* Experience with community outreach and community programs a plus,
but not required; and * Reliable transportation.
Minimum 10 - 20 hours per week for 3 or more months. Hours must
be scheduled during normal business hours (Monday - Friday between
8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.). Occasional attendance during evening and
weekend outreach events may be required. Applicants able to
schedule the maximum hours/duration listed for the internship
typically gain a more in-depth experience.
BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO INTERN
Although this is an unpaid internship that does not lead to paid
employment or include employee benefits, students and recent
graduates are offered an excellent opportunity to:
* Build resumes/work history and explore career options. * Apply
skills and knowledge acquired in an academic setting to the
workplace. * If applicable, fulfill college/university internship
requirements. * Network with professionals from more than 30
partner organizations throughout Orange County. * Make a positive
contribution to the community. * Learn about family strengthening
and support service programs and county, city and community
organizations. * Increase knowledge of Social Services Agency's
programs and protocols. * Develop customer service and listening
Interns must operate a personal vehicle to visit Family Resource
Centers, outreach events and offsite meetings. Mileage
reimbursement may be available for authorized travel. Interns who
operate a personal vehicle as part of their duties must possess a
valid state-issued driver's license and provide proof of auto
insurance coverage for personal injuries and property damage. In
addition, prior to placement, applicants may be asked to submit
contact information for reference checks.
Applicants must attachment a cover letter, resume, and
unofficial transcripts to their application. The cover letter is an
opportunity for students to describe career and academic goals, to
elaborate upon personal and academic accomplishments, and to
identify what type of internship experience they are seeking.
Applications that do not include a cover letter, resume, and
unofficial transcripts will not be considered.
REQUIRED BACKGROUND SCREENING/REFERENCE CHECK
Prior to placement, applicants may be asked to submit contact
information for reference checks, and a background screening will
be conducted that requires a state issued driver's license or ID
card and a U.S. Social Security number.
Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment
process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in
our application and use only one email account.
NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and
should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications
with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment
process for any positions for which you apply.
Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the
recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site.
Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders,
and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and
"ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update
your profile at www.governmentjobs.com.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For additional internship postings, please check our Web site at
the following link:
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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please
contact Jeff Hentzen at (714) 834-2892 or
Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.