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POSITION TITLE: Community Engagement Intern

REPORTS TO: Director of Community Engagement


DURATION: Jan 2019 – May 2019

Organization Background: United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley’s mission is to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another in Clarke County, Frederick County, Shenandoah County and the City of Winchester.  United Way NSV works across these Counties to leverage resources, businesses, experts, and other service providers to advance the common good.  We prepare young people to work, help families become economically self-sufficient, and help individuals choose healthy lifestyles. 

Opportunity Summary:  United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley seeks a Community Engagement Intern to work with our newly created Valley Assistance Network (VAN).  The intern will utilize their skills and implement a plan to achieve the following goals:

  1. Connect clients with services to move them from crisis to financial security.
  2. Develop comprehensive Community Resource Guide for online and print use in the community.
  3. Assist with creation of volunteer mentoring program aimed at increasing financial literacy.
  4. Communicate our mission to current supporters and prospective stakeholders. 
  5. Increase awareness, trust, and support of United Way.
  6. Serve as United Way representative and ambassador, conveying the needs of the community to encourage individual contributions, advocacy, community and volunteer involvement.   


  • Collaborate with community partners to produce Community Resource Guide
  • Update existing community resource lists and expand to add additional resources
  • Assist with developing social media content for VAN
  • Assist with developing volunteer mentoring program
  • Facilitate client referrals to community partners
  • Provide direction and guidance to identify and remove barriers for clients seeking services
  • Advocate for clients to obtain appropriate housing, employment, education, counseling, health care, transportation, treatment, medication and other needed services
  • Assist in developing plans to support internal processes and growth strategies
  • Participate in outreach and community events, as needed

Interns will be expected to work 15-20 hours per week.

To apply, please send resume to Jennifer Hall | |United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley | 329 N. Cameron St., Suite 201 | Winchester, VA 22604 | 540-536-1610