Internship Opportunities with Unity


UNITY of Greater New Orleans, a nonprofit organization that leads a collaborative of 63 organizations providing housing and services to the homeless thereby striving to prevent, reduce and end homelessness, is seeking student interns.  In addition to raising and distributing funds for the provision of housing and services by the collaborative, UNITY conducts homeless outreach on the streets and in abandoned buildings, develops nonprofit-owned apartment buildings for those who are homeless or low income, helps the public locate affordable housing and advocates for public policy to prevent and reduce homelessness. In recognition of this work, UNITY was selected from 9,000 organizations nationwide to receive the 2010 Nonprofit Achievement Award from the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

Ending Homeless / Move-In Intern(s): 8-12hrs/wk.

Duties: participate in acquiring and delivering furniture to recently-housed, formerly homeless clients of UNITY.  Assist with logistics of pick-up and delivery of household goods for up to 70 households each month.  Document donation and delivery process and produce brief narrative or informational essays and/or photo/video segments for social media.  Engage donors and recipients in a cheerful, professional manner.

Qualifications: Commitment to social justice.  Reliability and punctuality.  Interest in ending homelessness. Ability to lift and carry heavy furniture (min 60lbs). Fluency or interest in learning social media platforms.

Community Partnership / Development Intern(s): 5-10hrs/wk.

Duties: outreach to existing and potential community partners in promotion of the UNITY Warehouse program and other UNITY campaigns. Solicit and coordinate donations of furniture and household goods from various corporate, community, and individual donors. Promote and Coordinate donation drives for the UNITY Warehouse with student groups, corporations, and other community organizations. Communicate appreciation to donors. Collaborate with Ending Homelessness / Move-In Intern, Mgr. of Community Engagement, and Director of Partnerships on Special Events Planning.

Qualifications: Commitment to social justice. Interest in ending homelessness. Reliability and punctuality. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Fluency in social media platforms. Event planning experience is a plus.

To apply, email Joseph Hereen-Mueller with your CV and a brief cover letter explaining your interest.