Due to the support of an Imagination Fund grant from the NFB
Jernigan Institute, the NFB of Maryland is pleased to offer two
internship positions during the summer of 2012. Applicants must be
at least 18 years of age in order to apply. Please see the attached
documents for more information, and feel free to circulate the
documents to anyone you think might be interested in this opportunity.
President, National Federation of the Blind of Maryland
National Federation of the Blind of Maryland
2012 Summer Internship Opportunity
June 17-August 12, 2012
(Dates may be flexible; please contact Melissa Riccobono in order to discuss date modifications.)
The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland is searching for two interns during the summer of 2012. Interns will be responsible for a variety of tasks surrounding strengthening the Maryland Affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind. Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Assisting leaders of the Maryland Association of Blind Students with member recruitment in a variety of areas around Maryland
• Recruiting members for the Maryland Seniors Division, National Federation of the Blind of Maryland At Large Chapter, and other Maryland NFB chapters
• Providing support to the Maryland Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) program, which will be held in two locations in Maryland this year, by recruiting participants and volunteers, arranging field trips, procuring supplies, and/or working with BELL students in a classroom or field trip setting
• Increasing the Internet presence of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland by providing feedback on our website, Twitter feed, and Face Book page
Interns will be housed at the National Center for the Blind: 200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place; Baltimore, MD 21230. Interns may stay in other locations around the state, as travel to various places for member recruitment will be an essential part of the internship this year. Transportation to and from the National Center for the Blind and to and from all other Maryland locations will be provided at no cost. Hotel rooms, and other lodging as needed, will also be provided free of charge to the interns. Interns will be responsible for their own meals and other living expenses throughout the internship program. Interns will however, be paid $2000 in order to offset these costs.
The ideal intern candidate is self-motivated, well organized, able to meet task deadlines, able to work well with others, and has excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to comfortably use the Internet, email, and applications such as Microsoft Word. Familiarity with the National Federation of the Blind and/or experience with grass roots organizing is preferred, but not essential.
To apply, please complete the internship application form and email it to Melissa Riccobono at firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications must be received by 11:59 PM Sunday, April 15, 2012. No paper or late applications will be accepted.
Please contact Melissa Riccobono to discuss internship date modifications, or with any questions at the email listed above, or via phone at 410-235-3073.
The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland thanks you for your interest in our summer 2012 internship opportunity.
National Federation of the Blind of Maryland
2012 Summer Internship Application Form
Please complete the application form electronically; paper forms will not be accepted!
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Please tell us a little about yourself. Are you a college student? If so, where do you attend school? What is your major? What would you like to do after graduation? If not, are you a college graduate? are you employed or searching for employment? In what field?
Are you a member of the National Federation of the Blind? If so, how long have you been a member? Do you hold any leadership positions in your state affiliate and/or a state or national division?
What experiences have you had with grass roots organizing?
Please list any college, community, or church organizations or activities (besides those related to the National Federation of the Blind) with which you are involved, and any offices/leadership positions held.
Please describe previous employment or volunteer experiences you have had. Where did you work? What were your duties?
• Have you had experience working with:
• Elementary School aged Students
• Senior Citizens
• Are you familiar with Face Book?
• Are you able to work with Face Book independently, or would you need sighted assistance?
• Are you familiar with Twitter?
• Are you comfortable using the Internet, email, and Microsoft Word?
• Are you a Braille reader?
Please explain why you are interested in this internship opportunity. What skills do you have that will assist you in completing assigned tasks? What do you hope to gain from this internship experience?
Will you be available June 17-August 12, 2012?
If not, what other eight week period during the summer of 2012 will you be available?
Please provide the name, phone number, and email address for three references.
Please email completed application to Melissa Riccobono at email@example.com. Applications must be received by 11:59 PM Sunday, April 15. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Please contact Melissa Riccobono with any questions at the email address above, or via phone at 410-235-3073.