Immigrant Coalition intern, Self-Help

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. Since 1980, Self-Help has provided $8.5 billion in financing to 159,000 families, individuals and businesses. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by providing responsible financial services; lending to individuals, small businesses and nonprofits; developing real estate; and promoting fair financial practices across the nation. The Self-Help family of nonprofit organizations includes Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 150,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago, Florida and South Carolina. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.selfhelpfcu.ocg and www.responsiblelending.org. 

Internship Program: Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial InstitutionS (CDR's). Along with each specific intern project, the Intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events. 

Internship Description: 
Immigration Coalition Building (NC/FL) 
Assist with setting up a Chapter of the American Business Immigration Coalition 

Essential Responsibilities:  50% VIP/stakeholders event/meeting management & follow-up; 25% Research/MateriaI Production (fact sheet, info-graphics, PPTs); 25% database management/clerical. 

Credentials, Experience and Skills:  Self-motivated and organized  Strong skills on: research communication in writing/oral Basic understanding and interest on immigration issues in the US; Good Presentation/Public Relation skills; community organizing experience and Spanish language a plus but not required. 

Physical Requirements: Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 40 pounds. 

Compensation: TBD 

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons, regardless of race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression (including transgender status), age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, class or family status