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Bridge Project - Intership Position[1]

Bridge Project - Intership Position[1]

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Social Media/Marketing Internship Position 
 
T
he Bridge Project is a community outreach initiative of DU’s
GraduateSchool of Social Work and is seeking motivated individuals to help bring theminto the technological era in order to connect with the greater DU community andits extended network. They are offering two 6-month social media/marketinginternships beginning this spring.
Background on The Bridge Project:
 The mission of The Bridge Project is to provide educational opportunitiesfor children
living in Denver’s public housing neighborhoods so they graduate
from high school and attend college or learn a trade.
The Bridge Project seeks to achieve this mission by building a “bridge”
into lower income, public housing neighborhoods and providing children with thetools and support necessary for success in school.The Bridge Project was established in 1991 through a collaborationinvolving community representatives and faculty members in the GraduateSchool of Social Work at the University of Denver. Inspired by Chancellor Dan
Ritchie’s vision that the University of Denver strive to be “a great priv
ate
university dedicated to serving the public good,” community and faculty leaders
developed a program aimed at reducing educational barriers, increasingeducational opportunities and improving learning outcomes for children and
youth living in Denver’s public housing communities. The project’s mission and
goals are based on data indicating that as many as 90 percent of youth residing
in Denver’s public housing developments fail to complete high school. The Bridge
Project uses several integrated program components to enhance educationalskills and outcomes for children, youth and parents who participate in the project.The first Bridge Project neighborhood center was established in
Denver’s North Lincoln Park Public Housing Development in 1991. Due to the
subsequent demolition of the North Lincoln location, the Bridge Project movedinto South Lincoln Park community in 1993. In January of 1998, a second sitewas opened in the Columbine Public Housing Development; this was followedby the addition of a third location at the Westwood Public HousingDevelopment in the spring of 2001. The Denver Public Housing Authorityprovides space for each of the Bridge Project sites. Renovation, equipment,and program costs are provided through private funds and in-kindcontributions from the Denver community.
 
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For more information on the work of The Bridge Project please visit:http://www.du.edu/bridgeproject/index.html
Internship:
 This will be a great opportunity to learn about the work of The BridgeProject, and make an impact to help the organization better deliver on themission.This is an unpaid position that students may be eligible to receive creditfor.
Qualifications:
Ideal candidates should have experience, prior knowledge or interest inthe following areas:
 
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Marketing/social media utilization
 
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Website management
 
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Inter-cultural communication
 
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Knowledge and/or experience with non-profits
 
Desired skills and abilities:
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Excellent writing skills
 
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Strong organizational skills
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Ability to work independently
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Commitment to learn new programs
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Ability to multitask
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Outgoing and able to connect with other students
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Willing to take initiativePotential candidates should provide a cover letter with application outliningprevious experience and reason for interest in the position.
 
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Students lacking aforementioned experience should provideinformation about why they are interested in the position and howthey will contribute to the Bridge Project.
 
Time commitment:
 
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Six-month duration.
 
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Ideally 10-20 hours per week (flexible).
 
Possibility of increased hours over summer quarter.
 
Location:
 
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The Bridge Project’s office
is located inside the Graduate School ofSocial Work at 2148 S. High St., Denver, Colorado.
 
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Community outreach work will be performed throughout theUniversity of Denver campus and the organization will be flexiblewith social media work performed offsite.
 
 
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Internship Duties:
 1. Update Facebook page. [www.facebook.com]a. Gain an additional 500 friends to start and encourage friends tosuggest the page to their friends, concentrating on University of Denverstudents.b. Post to Facebook page weekly with open ended posts thatencourage dialogue.c. Add pictures of past events, promote current events and addtestimonials.2. Create and update the following social media websites:a. Twitter [www.twitter.com]b. Jumo [www.jumo.com]c. Facebook Cause [www.facebook.com/causes]d. Linkedin [www.linkedin.com]e. Tublr [www.tumblr.com]f. Vimeo [www.vimeo.com]3. Create listservs.a. Gather contact information and create multiple listserv groups.b. The multiple listservs may be as follows:i. Donorsii. Volunteers (mentors, tutors, etc.)iii. Potential Volunteers/Donors1. School of Social Work, Education, Communications,etc.2. Alumni of Bridge Project4. Send out e-newsletters monthly using the listserv groups in order topromote events, publicize testimonials, provide updates, etc.5. Update website.a. Promote current events and feature past events.b. Add donor appreciation page with links to participant organizations.c. Add videos, photos of events and programs.d. Add awards/acknowledgements.e. Links to all social media sitesf. Add newsletters and annual reports as PDF files.g. Add testimonials from donors and student success stories in blogform.6. Promote and coordinate fundraising events.7. Create additional events to include students at the University of Denveralong with current Bridge Project students (suggestion: annual play put onby students or some type of craft or food sale.8. Foster links affiliations with other DU schools and programs such asKorbel, Daniels, and Morgridge.9. Build relationships with on campus organizations/programs such asPioneer Leadership, Civic Engagement and Service Learning, andAmericorps.10. Additional tasks may be added as needed.

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