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Administrative Support Intern - Families and Communities Together (FaCT) Program (Unpaid Intern)

Company: Orange County
Location: santa ana
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

CAREER DESCRIPTION

Position

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.

THE OPPORTUNITY

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 following projects:

* 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 PowerPoint presentations.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

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 qualifications:

* 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.

TIME COMMITMENT

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 skills.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

EMAIL NOTIFICATION

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: http://ocgov.com/gov/volunteer/internships/college

Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions.

For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jeff Hentzen at (714) 834-2892 or Jeffrey.Hentzen@ocgov.com

EEO INFORMATION

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,

encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Keywords: Orange County, Santa Ana , Administrative Support Intern - Families and Communities Together (FaCT) Program (Unpaid Intern), Other , santa ana, California

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