The SAFE Center opened on May 9, 2016 and is located adjacent to the College Park campus. This internship is an opportunity to assist in the development of the SAFE Center’s economic empowerment programs for trafficking survivors. Economic empowerment is a key element in restoring trafficking survivors’ independence and self-determination.
Responsibilities May Include:
- Resource mapping of relevant economic empowerment programs in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, Washington DC, and at the Maryland state level.
- Assisting in outreach internally to relevant University departments and programs and externally to relevant organizations in the area.
- Identifying opportunities for collaboration with university and community partners.
- Researching best practices and models for economic empowerment program delivery to vulnerable populations.
- Helping to develop economic empowerment programs and/or events.
- Researching relevant workforce development grant and funding opportunities.
To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter with your number of available hours per week, to Laura Ardito, Deputy Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Economic Empowerment Program Internship” in the subject of your email. A background check may be required.
- Enrolled in a course of study focusing on business, public policy, administration, management, vocational psychology, or other relevant field.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Strategic thinking, creativity and problem-solving abilities. Comfortable taking initiative and proposing ideas.
- Well-organized with strong attention to detail.
- Able to receive and implement feedback.
- Experience in workforce development/economic empowerment preferred but not required.
- Flexibility and a sense of humor!