Community Outreach Intern
Position located near IUPUI Campus! (position is part of the Community Work-study program at IUPUI)
This position is limited to IUPUI Student candidates with a Federal Work-Study award. To verify you have a Federal Work-Study award, please go to your One.IU.edu Account, Student Center, Financial Aid Summary. If you have an award, it will be listed with the rest of your financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships, etc.). You may also email the Office of Student Financial Services at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about eligibility.
Position Title: Community Outreach Intern
Department: Homes for All / IndyAMP
Reports to: CLT Coordinator
Hours Per Week: Approximately 10
Hourly Pay: $15
Desired Start Date: 9/01/2022
Number of Openings: 1
The Community Outreach Intern, under the supervision of the Program Director, will support the Kheprw staff in reaching out to community/neighborhood organizations and residents. The initiatives include but are not limited to Kheprw’s affordable housing work: IndyAMP (affordable mortgage refinance) and the Indianapolis Community Land Trust (CLT). The position will involve research to identify neighborhood organizations and meetings to contact and attend, communicating through phone and email, coordinating in-person and virtual meetings.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
● Good written and verbal communication skills
● Attention to detail
● Time management
● Being able to understand and execute complex instructions
● Intermediate proficiency in the use of computer programs, apps, etc.
● Records maintenance skills
● Information research skills
● Willingness and openness to learning new skills
● Commitment to excellence
Responsibilities and Duties:
● 60% Community Outreach - Connect with community groups, residents, places of
worship, schools, etc. who could benefit and become a part of Kheprw’s housing
programs and other initiatives. Coordinating meetings, talking to people on the phone,
attending and presenting at meetings with support from Kheprw staff.
● 30% Research & Evaluation - Research community organizations, schools, etc. keeping
clear records of outreach and conversations through Salesforce. Assisting in creating an
evaluation framework for each project to track their goals/objectives.
● 10% Team Meetings & Checkins - Attend team meetings and check-ins to report on
activities and set and discuss progress on team goals. Regular weekly/bi-weekly checkin
meeting meeting with CLT Coordinator.
● One year experience working or volunteering in community work or an organization or
● Please include a demonstration of your experience in your resume.
Student Learning Experience
Through work in this position, the student will become acquainted with the following profiles:
Communicator - The student will learn how to communicate with project coordinators of other Kheprw programs in building team while creating measurable goals and objectives and an evaluation framework for the Community Education Outreach Program and other Community Wealth Building programs and projects. The student will also be learning how to communicate with community parents, school administrators, and other educational institutions to support partners around the work of the Community Education Outreach collaborations and how best to support involved partners.
Problem Solver – The student will be working with other Community Education Outreach team members to analyze systems and processes to identify any challenges collaboration partners are facing and working with them to help develop solutions.
Innovator – We encourage our interns to ask questions and be curious. While we will have
existing processes for the student to follow, we welcome new ideas and improvements on how to make the management of the Community Education Outreach initiative more efficient and effective, while serving community needs and challenges.
Community Contributor – The student will be directly involved with helping develop KI
programming around the Kheprw education initiative that serves mission and community. The student will gain knowledge about other cultures and perspectives through interacting with members of the staff and community. This position will provide student exposure to alternative narratives and ways of being in the world, broadening their awareness of diversity and inclusion, teaching them to respect their culture and that of others.
The Kheprw Institute is a nonprofit community organization that works to create a more just,
equitable, human-centered world by nurturing youth and young adults to be leaders, critical
thinkers and doers who see the people in any community as the most valuable assets and are committed to working with disinvested communities to bring about change that leads to
empowered self-sustainable communities.
Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023