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LeadingAge Virginia
Glen Allen, Virginia, United States (hybrid)
13 days ago

Description

Internship Description: The Summer Enrichment Program is a 10-week immersive internship hosted by a LeadingAge Virginia, June - August 2023. We are recruiting a diverse pool of undergraduate and graduate students for a unique opportunity to obtain real-world experience in aging services.  Read more details about the program.

Reporting Structure: The intern will report to the President & CEO with support from the Vice President & Legislative Counsel.

Organizational Description: LeadingAge Virginia is the only association in Virginia that represents the full continuum of not-for-profit older adult services and supports in Virginia including affordable senior housing, nursing homes, adult day, assisted livings, home health, hospice, life plan and continuing care retirement communities. LeadingAge Virginia’s core businesses are advocacy, education and to serve as a platform for our members to network. Our mission is to expand the world of possibilities for aging and our vision is positive aging for each Virginian. 2023 is our 50th anniversary and our new values, adopted by our Board of Directors, reflect who we are and what is important to us: Authenticity, bold leadership, culture of belonging, solutions-based collaboration and transformation. Our new 3-year strategic plan focuses on growth, workforce, impact, governance and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Visit www.leadingagevirginia.org for more information.



Requirements

What you need to know?

  • A preceptor will provide guidance to the intern and meet with the intern weekly and as needed
  • A summer project(s) will be assigned to the intern that will benefit the organization and culminate with a special project presentation to key leaders
  • The intern will receive access to high-level executives and insight into the decision-making process within the organization. This will include the following:
    • A meeting with President/CEO and intern (virtual or otherwise)
    • Attendance/participation in department, staff, and board meetings
    • Mentoring opportunities with key leaders within the organization
  • The intern will be provided access to a workspace and an employee orientation
  • The intern and preceptor will attend virtual LeadingAge Summer Enrichment Program events, including:
    • Summer Enrichment Program - A networking event for Interns
    • Summer Enrichment Program - A networking event for Preceptors
  • Formal performance feedback upon completion of the internship

What is the Focus of the Internship?

  • To shape, develop, and mentor a diverse workforce bound for leadership roles.
  • To expose future talent to the field of aging
  • To provide additional skills to prepare students to enter the job market, including presentations, and a performance evaluation to further enhance their experience.
  • To provide a positive learning experience, including a final evaluation focusing on positive accomplishments and opportunities for growth.
  • To provide feedback on our student outreach program and program support on an area specific to the strategic plan the student is interested in


What type of student is qualified for the Internship?

  • The ideal candidate will be a student nearing the end of his/her undergraduate studies or in graduate school and pursuing a degree in public policy, healthcare administration, gerontology, organizational development or any other relevant career path.

What are we looking for?

  • Undergraduate or graduate student.  Undergraduates must be entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate study in the Fall following the program
  • A 2.8 minimum grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Works effectively and diplomatically with various publics, including residents, board members, community groups, government agencies, etc.

Is this internship in-person, virtual or a combination of both?

  • We can accommodate in-person, virtual or a combination of both

Does this internship provide housing?

  • No

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66851313
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Glen Allen, Virginia, United States
  • Company Name For Job: LeadingAge Virginia
  • Position Title: Summer Intern
  • Job Function: Administrative Assistant
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Internship
  • Job Duration: 3-6 Months
  • Min Education: None
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $20.00 (Hourly Wage)
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