Internship Value-Added Series

WHAT IS THIS?

emBOLDen Alliances is launching an interactive cross-discipline series specifically designed to maximize the value and impact of the internship for interns, host organizations, and communities.

Each of the modules is directly applied to the specific context within which each organization operates and one or several of the organization’s current projects.

WHEN IS THIS?                              

  1. October 2014 through May 2015.
  2. Total of 10 sessions, 3 hours each.
  3. Approximately every third Friday from 2-5pm.

WHERE IS THIS?

Exact locations TBD.  Will be held in Denver, CO and Golden, CO.

WHAT ARE THE MODULES AND TENTATIVE SCHEDULE?

Date            MODULE

Oct 3               Overview & Organization Introductions

Oct 24             Leadership & Field Management

Nov 14            Core Values & Field Ethics

Dec 5              Leadership & Social Justice

Jan 9              Community Values & Culture

Jan 30           Community Engagement & Participation

Feb 20          Project Cycle & Needs Assessment

Apr 3             Monitoring & Evaluation

Apr 24          Social Media & Communication

May 15          Exit Strategies & Wrap-up

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Interns planning to work or already working within a host organization.

 WHO SHOULD REGISTER?

  1. Nonprofit organizations hosting an intern.
  2. Individuals who are completing an internship with an organization.

WHY IS THIS VALUE-ADDED TO ME?

This program will:

  • Bolster nongovernmental organizations and individuals completing internships to maximize the impact and value of each other’s time and resources.
  • Strengthen and broaden knowledge base and practice with both “hard” and “soft” skills that are directly implemented.
  • Promote hands-on collaborations across organizations and across disciplines and utilize interactive problem-solving.

HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?

  • $300 per participant
  • Optional: $30 per person additional fee for printed materials.

Note: We recommend that the cost may be shared between intern and host organization.

 METHODOLOGY

Teaching methods include small-group exercises, case-study work based on the organization’s projects, and guided discussion.  In addition, there are relevant readings and preparatory work for each session.

Systematic monitoring and evaluation tools are utilized throughout the course to assess knowledge, adjust appropriate practice, and measure applied transfer.

SAMPLE DELIVERABLES

  1. Management Framework, e.g. Organizational Chart or other tool
  2. Community Needs Assessment
  3. Program Logical Framework
  4. Impact Assessment, from Community, Ethics, or Monitoring perspectives
  5. Media/Communications Plan

 ABOUT US

The mission of emBOLDen Alliances is to embolden service delivery, intensify carry-forward capacity, and cultivate applied collaborations in Global Health and Humanitarian Assistance.

WHAT WE BRING

  • We have worked overseas in many challenging circumstances and disasters throughout Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean with various international agencies.
  • We have significant programmatic and community-based experience.
  • We have built many rigorous, evidence-based academic and training programs.
  • We are building mutual collaborations toward the common goal of serving communities most in need, crisis-affected or vulnerable.

MORE INFORMATION

Questions?  Contact us at info@emboldenalliances.org.

Limited to 20-25 participants.