Greater Waltham Arc Intern

Nov. 29, 2012

Greaterwalthamarc

Roslynn Rubin
rrubin@gwarc.org

Purpose:

Greater Waltham Arc invites students to consider an internship in marketing and
development at our agency. We are a 55 year old non profit human services provider
of services to intellectually and developmentally disabled children, adults, and their
families. We serve over 600 persons a year in day habilitation, agency owned business
and community employment and recreation services.

As we are state funded, GWArc depends on fund raising and grant writing to enhance
our programs and services. The agency has a part time Development Associate who
would supervise the intern with direction from the Chief Executive Officer. GWArc
has several ongoing fund raising events, the Harvest Breakfast, Annual Appeal, and a
spring fundraising dinner held annually in the community. The CEO and Development
Associate have designed a development plan and strategies as we seek to increase private
and corporate donor ship. The tasks of an intern could range from community outreach to
in- house ongoing projects that need to be completed. We welcome new ideas and a fresh
perspective from our interns.

Skills:

GWArc recognizes the importance of offering work experience to future members of
the work force and strives to create and supervise a meaningful experience for interns
which will add to their portfolio and work skills. We seek a reliable, confident and
creative student who can connect with our mission to serve the disabled. We are located
off Moody St. in Waltham and have a cordial and busy staff to support marketing
efforts. Interns and staff represent the agency in the community and we seek polished
presentation and appearance. Computer literacy, excellent writing skills, and reliable
transportation arrangements are a must. The Brandeis shuttle service stops ½ block from
GWArc.

Duties:

A sample of some of the duties an intern could be responsible for include:
• Event planning – ad book, entertainment, gifts, etc. for Harvest Breakfast
(October)
• Preparation for Annual Meeting and Community Awards event (November)
• Participation in preparation of three annual newsletters
• Assistance in Annual Appeal with mailings and follow up (November, February,
April)
• Expansion of fourth Annual fund-raising dinner (April)
• Preparation for Volunteer Thank You event (May)
• Seeking new sources for volunteers for the consumers’ programs
• Compiling and developing ongoing business/individual connections for in -kind
and monetary donations, including college contacts. .
• Updating of brochures, display boards and other print media to be used at expos,
annual meetings, and community events
• Updating of social media contacts – Constant Constact and web site
• Writing press releases and interfacing with local newspapers, arranging and
appearing on WCAC-Waltham cable tv public service announcements

We invite you to view our web site - gwarc.org for more information. Contact Roslynn
Rubin, Ed.D, Chief Executive Officer rrubin@gwarc.org , if you are interested in joining
us.

Wage Rate:

$10.00/hour

Hours:

8-10 hours/week