CRC Intern 2016-2017 Application

Interested in community service? Want to get more involved in leadership at the highest level at MSU and East Lansing? Would you like to represent the student perspective to the East Lansing government and community? Looking to develop your ability to network? Work in a dynamic team environment? Strategize solutions to broad-based community problems? Desire a paid internship with many professional, transferrable skills?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then the Community Relations Coalition (CRC) and Michigan State University (MSU) invite your application for the 2016-2017 CRC Internship.

CRC Interns will spend a minimum of 10 hours per week working toward the mission and purposes of the CRC: To build trusting relationships between the communities of East Lansing and MSU by fostering cooperation and communication between neighbors.

Sample CRC Intern duties include:
• Initiating, planning, executing, and participating in community-building events and programs tailored toward the mission and purpose of the CRC such as neighborhood clean-ups ice cream social, international coffee hours, & working with EL seniors
• Working in East Lansing’s neighborhoods to foster relationships with and between immediate neighbors and neighborhood association members
• Attending City and University events, programs, and meetings with the goal of networking with and gathering varied perspectives of MSU/East Lansing community members and residents
• Taking a lead role in the annual Taste of East Lansing, the CRC's April fundraiser in downtown EL
• Serving on committees and neighborhood associations associated with the work of community building and community improvement in East Lansing and at MSU
• Educating others about town-gown relations through face-to-face community outreach & events
• Understanding and utilizing community resources and serving as a resource for community members
• Working with an East Lansing Police Department Liaison
• Documenting work through weekly logs, event reports, and other paperwork

Required qualifications:
• Excellent time management skills
• Effective communication skills, verbal and written
• Self-starter, as this position does not take place in an office setting
• Works well independently and within a group
• MSU undergraduate, junior year class standing or more
• In good academic standing (2.5 GPA minimum)
• Must live off-campus in the East Lansing neighborhoods of Red Cedar, Bailey, Chesterfield Hills, or Oakwood
• CRC Interns must be available to attend orientation and training August 22-26, 2016; participation in this workshop is mandatory for every intern
• Interns must also be able to attend weekly staff meetings throughout the fall & spring semesters

This internship will not require academic credit, but interns may arrange for credits through their college and the Internship Coordinator. CRC Interns will receive a stipend equivalent to $2,500/academic year, paid monthly from September to April.

Please note that the CRC is a non-profit organization that funds its programs, including the internship, via grants. Because the timing for our 2016-2017 grant application does not align with the academic year, all internship offers will be contingent upon available funding.