ARE WE THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOU?
The Oasis Center for Women & Girls is a nonprofit organization focused on improving the well-being of women and girls through upholding our missing to “improve the lives of women and girls through celebration and support”.
Founded in 2007, we are focused on personal, professional, and economic concerns facing women, girls, and their families. We are committed to addressing these issues individually through the provision of direct services and collectively through community dialogue and awareness. Services offered include individual counseling, Single Moms Support groups, Girls Circle, Girls for Change, and Girls Can Do Anything! Camp. Our programming is strengths-based, inclusive, accessible, and affordable. Established to fill a gap in gender-centered services, the Oasis Center staff and board strive toward a community where women and girls thrive at every stage of life.
scope and duties
Every semester we are looking for interns who bring a positive attitude, strong work ethic, creativity and a passion for the work we do in our community. As a small organization, interns can be involved in all aspects of agency operations. We have opened our internship applications and are looking for help in the following areas:
Working with Groups
BSW and MSW interns gain group facilitation experience working with both girls and women. Throughout the year, undergraduate interns may shadow and co-facilitate our Single Moms Support group and gain group facilitation experience and program coordination foundational knowledge by working in partnership with our Girls Circle Facilitators and other staff. In the summer, interns work almost exclusively within the Girls Can Do Anything! Summer Camp, an all-girls, empowerment-based summer camp serving diverse girls ages 5-13. Summer interns facilitate Girls Circles within the camp and in the community when groups are available. Clinical supervision provided by LCSW.
Working with Individuals
MSW interns have the opportunity to support both the Single Moms Support group and Oasis’ individual counseling program that serves women over 18 in the community. Masters level students may facilitate a weekly online support group for single moms, complete intake appointments for individual counseling, and work as a counselor with individual counseling clients. Undergraduate interns may have the opportunity to provide administrative support to the Individual Counseling program.
Policy and Research
Our center serves as the staffing agency for the Tallahassee/ Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. The primary purpose of the commission is to promote awareness of issues pertaining to women and girls in the Tallahassee/ Leon County area and serve in an advisory role, providing input to the City and County Commissions as needed. Our interns have a unique opportunity to be a part of this process and will work with the Staff Liaison and commission members to organize events, perform advocacy, and conduct research.
Learn highly marketable skills for the non-profit world by supporting relationship development with potential and existing donors, assisting with data management, and communicating with community partners. Work with the Executive Director and Marketing Coordinator to organize fundraising and special events such as our annual Celebration of Women and Girls.
Help plan, coordinate and manage successful events to support Oasis’ efforts. Assist in planning, preparation and organizing for our events. Help manage volunteers who assist with special events. Attend special events to assist event staff. Assist with the administrative tasks associated with event management. Participate in departmental meetings, committee meetings, staff meetings and marketing meetings related to events.
Communications/ Advocacy and Awareness
Research, draft and edit articles for various publications, email communications (including advocacy, fundraising, and newsletters) and social media platforms. Assist with developing comprehensive messaging across programs and marketing channels.
Represent the organization at various community events, including hosting informational table/booth at community gatherings. Assist Executive Director and the Marketing Coordinator in the development and execution of the agency’s advocacy plan including crafting and disseminating advocacy messages and calls for action on local issues facing women and girls.
Oasis offers volunteer, unpaid internship opportunities, both full and part-time, throughout the year. Academic credit for these internships can be arranged in accordance with your degree program.