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
• 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 http://tinyurl.com/CRCELmap
• 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.