The Baum Foundation Internship Program

The Baum Foundation (TBF) Internship Program exposes an individual to a nonprofit setting and allows them to develop and strengthen professional skills in a work environment. TBF interns and volunteers will gain valuable experience as they fulfill essential duties to support and maintain TBF’s high level of commitment to its quality programs. From this experience with TBF, the candidate will be uniquely positioned to take the next important steps toward building successful careers and becoming responsible community leaders.

MISSION
The Baum Foundation Internship & Volunteer Program’s mission is to provide a valuable experience in a nonprofit setting that will enhance an individual’s experience, skills and competencies.

OBJECTIVES
The Program’s objectives are to present individuals with the opportunity to:

  • Learn first-hand how a nonprofit operates
  • Gain valuable new experiences and skills
  • Provide TBF with additional program support
  • Offer TBF feedback from a fresh perspective

POTENTIAL DUTIES
Potential duties of an intern or volunteer may consist of:

  • Marketing and promotion of projects
  • Fundraising and development support
  • Administrative projects and other responsibilities as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED

  • Strong and effective communication skills, both in person and on paper
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks under deadline conditions
  • Computer systems experience including database management, spreadsheet knowledge, and proficient word processing skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently in a team environment

The Baum internship program is established on the premise that each individual’s knowledge, skills, and abilities can be matched with our interests in a variety of areas and a balance can be struck between administrative and qualitative work. Initially interns will be responsible for the daily office management—answering phones, ordering supplies and other essential duties while becoming familiar with our office and programs. Once established the intern will be placed in programmatic and/or administrative areas based on the individual’s experience and needs of the organization. Placements will be designed to allow the best opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills, contribute to the organization’s activities, and transfer the interns’ experiences to their studies and communities. Since placements are based on information provided on the application, descriptions of actual assignments are available only after interns have been selected for the program.

We’re excited that you are considering a Baum Foundation Internship. If you are interested submit a cover letter and resume to info@thebaumfoundation.org.