Employer: Crisis and Counseling Centers
Internship Number: 398
Internship Title: Grant Writing & Marketing Intern
Location: Augusta, Maine
Period of Engagement: Available Each Term – Spring, Summer or Fall
Compensation: Unpaid
 Description of the Internship:
Crisis & Counseling Centers (C&C) is a private, nonprofit social service agency licensed by the State of Maine as a mental health and substance abuse treatment facility. Our Mission is to develop and deliver effective solutions to the diverse behavioral health needs of our community in a professional and respectful manner.

Many of C&C’s clinicians are trained in both mental health and substance abuse treatment, and we also provide treatment for co-occurring disorders. The agency’s clinical services are located in central Maine (in Augusta and at satellite offices in Waterville and Skowhegan), and our parent support program, G.E.A.R. Parent Network, serves parents throughout the state.

We offer the following programs:
• 24 hour Emergency Crisis response and aftercare services to all of Kennebec and Somerset counties in Maine
• G.E.A.R. Parent Network services – free one-on-one phone support, support groups and workshops offered on a statewide basis to parents of children with behavioral health needs
• Integrated Correctional Health Services on-site at area correctional facilities and community-based jail diversion services
• Medication Management to assist those with mental health disorders and to support clients’ recovery from addiction
• Outpatient/Intensive Outpatient treatment of mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders in Augusta and Skowhegan

For more information about the Crisis and Counseling Centers programs and services, visit our website at:  http://www.crisisandcounseling.org/

General Responsibilities:
As a nonprofit agency, Crisis & Counseling Centers seeks financial support in the form of grants and fundraising efforts to provide additional funding for our client-based services. Grants also offer a chance to broaden our services and develop innovative programming to meet areas of identified need in our community.

Interns will assist the Public Relations and Fundraising Manager with all aspects of grant applications, including research, writing and editing. The agency typically applies for 10 to 15 grants – including foundation/community grants and state and federal requests for proposal (RFPs) – each year.  Interns will also help plan and carry out a variety of well-established fundraising events, such as the agency’s 5K walk/run, dessert festival, annual celebration and art reception. This position may also help with marketing efforts, including print and online products, as needed.

Grant writing is a fantastic skill and resume-builder, and the internship provides ample opportunity for networking statewide.   Approximately 15 to 20 hours a week is preferred. Hours are flexible, but regular check-in with the supervisor during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) is required.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal (people) skills, comfortable communicating with prospective funders, donors and event sponsors
  • Those who are working toward or have recently completed a degree in English, communications, political science, business, psychology or a related field are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Process:
 Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Internship Application Form online.
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