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Wheat Community Connections Intern

Tuesday, September 5th to Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Overview

Internships are available with Wheat Community Connections during the spring and fall semesters as well as during the summer. Internships are unpaid but may be completed for credit if that option is available to a student. Completing an internship for credit is not a requirement. Interns typically complete a minimum of eight hours per week. Wheat Community Connections provides a food pantry, congregate meal program, and thrift store. Intern hours will be completed at Wheat Community Connections in Clinton, MA under the supervision of the North County Regional Director. 

Wheat Community Connections Intern

The Wheat Community Connections Intern will support all aspects of our operation including food pantry, evening meals, and Hidden Treasures Thrift Store. Intern will learn about non-profit operations, program management, and human services through hands-on experience.

Food Pantry. The food pantry is open three days during the week and one weekday evening for clients from the Greater Clinton area. Clients can pick up groceries once each month. Intern responsibilities will include: client intake, helping clients with groceries, stocking shelves, and product inventory. Intern may also monitor refrigerators and freezers to ensure food safety standards are upheld. Intern may work to identify potential streams of volunteers for the future. 

Evening Meals. Wheat serves a meal five nights each week. Interns working during evening hours will support evening meals by greeting guests, serving meals, and assisting with cleanup. Intern may also work to identify potential volunteers and organizations that might support a meal once per month.

Hidden Treasures Thrift Store. Hidden Treasures sells gently used clothing and housewares to members of the community. Intern will process donations, help maintain orderly inventory and store spaces, and assist donors and shoppers with their items.

Qualifications:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to work independently
  • Internship is open to students of all majors but may have more alignment with students in human services, liberal arts & science, nonprofit management, small business management, and business

 

Desired skills:

  • Conversational abilities in Spanish, Portuguese, or French
  • Comfortable working with people from all walks of life
  • Customer service experience
  • High degree of comfort with Microsoft Office programs
  • General data entry

Hours:

Interns typically complete a minimum of eight hours per week. Hours can be completed Monday-Friday 9am-7pm or Saturday 10am-4pm and will be arranged with site supervisor prior to start date.

Website:

http://www.uwotc.org/WHEAT

Internship Location:

Wheat Community Connections

272 High Street

Clinton, MA 01510

Application:

Submit cover letter and resume to Gloria Robles at gloria.robles@uwotc.org

Majors:

  • Civic Engagement and Community Leadership
  • Human Services
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences

Wheat Community Connections is owned and operated by the United Way of Tri-County.

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SkillsClothing Drives Elderly Assistance Event Planning Food Distribution Food Drives Food Preparation Fundraising Help w/People Job Readiness Nutrition Office Work Retail Soup Kitchens

Location: 272 High Street, Clinton, MA 01510