Monthly Archives: June 2009

Part-time Internship with Stipend; Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute; Washington, DC

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising awareness about the millions of children around the world in need of permanent, safe, and loving homes and to eliminating the barriers that hinder these children from realizing their basic right of a family.

CCAI has internships for summer, fall and spring semesters.  Internship start- and end-dates can be scheduled to fit your academic needs.  In addition, CCAI can assist you in arranging academic credit for your internship.  We ask that interns work between 20-40 hours each week during the course of their internship.  CCAI offers multiple interns a position during each semester, so we encourage all to apply!

While interns during each semester have opportunities to learn and engage in the various facets of working for a non-profit organization on Capitol Hill, such as development and grant-writing, donor outreach and fulfillment, administration, and policy and research, certain CCAI programs operate during specific times of the year allowing for unique internship experiences for each semester.  Year-round, CCAI works closely with Congressional offices and Members of Congress through regular communication related to adoption and foster care.  There are various opportunities to research issues on the forefront of adoption, learn of current changes in policy, and engage in casework with Congressional offices and constituents.  Each month, CCAI has events related to adoption and foster care policy issues, as well as receptions for Members of Congress to keep offices current on adoption legislation.  Interns are often involved in planning and executing these events. 

Fall interns at CCAI work closely with the Programs department to assist in executing the Angels in AdoptionTM Program.  The primary responsibility includes Angel Outreach and assisting with program logistics.  Angel Outreach involves working with the honorees to arrange for their participation in the program.  In addition, interns are involved in planning the logistics for the gala and receptions.  Interns have the unique opportunity to work directly with adoption and foster care advocates from all over the country to learn of their incredible experiences working to provide each child with a safe and loving home.  In addition, interns are involved in National Adoption Day by assisting in engaging public officials, national organizations, and celebrities from all over the U.S. to participate in National Adoption Day events.  Interns have the unique opportunity to gain experience in working with adoption advocates from all over the country as well as raising public interest in foster care adoption through the National Adoption Day program though event planning and coordination.       

A typical work day may include any of the following activities:  data entry, assembling packets of materials, researching current adoption issues through the media, placing telephone calls to Congressional staff, members of the adoption community or vendors, assisting in planning receptions and legislative briefings and social events, drafting correspondence, processing donations, and creating nametags, invitations, stationery and/or newsletters.


311 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Office Hours:                          
Monday-Friday   9:00am-5:00pm 

Business Casual

Commuter Information:         
CCAI is conveniently located on Capitol Hill, three blocks from the Union Station Metro stop on the Red Line.  Metrorail transportation is provided by CCAI. 

To apply, email your resume to:

Emily Collins | Program Assistant


Sales Support/Customer Service; Wesco Distribution – Richmond, VA ($30,000-$40,000 commensurate on experience)

Job Function:  
Account Management/Planning, Customer Service, Distribution, Sales 

A Fortune 500 Company and a leader in the distribution of utility electrical materials, is looking for an individual to add to our sales team.  Job duties include: customer service, quotations, pricing, order entry, expediting orders, resolving shipping discrepancies, etc.  Competitive starting pay and all the benefits you would expect from a worldwide employer.  2 weeks paid vacation, 401K and medical / dental benefits are available.  Normal work hours are 8:00 – 5:00, Mon. thru Fri.  Requirements:
•     4 year college degree
•     Experience with Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel, and Word 
•     Excellent oral and written communication skills
•     Must be highly motivated and a self starter
•     Ability to multi-task in a high volume environment
•     High attention to detail and accuracy
•     Ability to work in a team environment with both outside salesmen and sales managers
•     Outstanding organizational skills
•     Successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check 


You can find out more by logging into your RamsRecruiting account. Make sure that your resume has been approved before you apply for this position. You can do so by contacting your Career Consultant or utilizing our walk-in hours:  Walk-in Hours (left hand side of the page)


Don’t have an account? 

It is easy to get one! Stop by the Career Center in the University Student Commons (across from the Chick-Fil-A) and request an account or email us at The University Career Center email account

Special Olympics Virginia; Marketing / Public Relations Internship

Job Location: Richmond, VA, United States

Job Description:

Special Olympics Virginia (SOVA) is a year round sports program for persons with mental disabilities. In addition to assisting with our statewide competitions such as Summer Games and Fall Championships, there are a number of high profile fund-raisers such as: Law Enforcement Torch Run, Plane Pull, Polar Plunge, and The Winning Spirit Golf Classic. The position is non-paid but the experience is invaluable. Contact your advisor to see about possible course credit.

Job Requirements:

Strong writing and presentation skills 

Good people skills 

Duties & Projects Can Include: 

• Marketing relations at Special Olympics competitions and events • Various fund-raising activities • Assisting with sponsorship proposals and letters • Maintaining development database • Maintaining communication with existing sponsors • Event management and organization • Formulating creative ideas into action • Assisting in general public relations and marketing tasks • Developing promotional materials • Assisting with media relationships 

How To Apply:

To apply Contact Aliza Tekavec Development and System Administrator (804) 726-3031

Contact Information

Contact: Aliza Tekavec
Development & System Administrator
Special Olympics Virginia
3212 Skipwith Rd
Ste. 100
Richmond, VA, United States 23294
Phone: (804) 726-3031
FAX: 804-346-9633

Part-time Administrative assistant needed

Nonprofit  Environmental Advocacy Organization in  downtown Richmond is seeking a part-time administrative assistant who is  reliable, organized, and proficient in database management, Excel, Word.  Applicant must possess good writing and  interpersonal skills.  Hours are  flexible (approximately 20 hours per week with option for more), compensation is  competitive, and 
position is open immediately. 
Email cover letter and resume  to the Virginia League of Conservation Voters at _info@valcv.org_ (  or  Fax to 804-225-1904. No phone calls please.

Lifespan Services Specialist; Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, Maryland

Job Function:  
Health Services/Healthcare, Social Work 

The LifeSpan Services Specialist will supervise, develop, implement, organize, maintain and evaluate programs and services for faculty and staff that cover the life span perspective. LifeSpan Services is responsible for initiating and developing university programs that impact faculty and staff in balancing work and personal issues. Department functions include counseling, consultation, provide information, referrals, crisis intervention, personal preparedness, and other support for child and family care, care for the disabled, and for aging parents and elders. The LifeSpan Services Specialist reports directly to the Director of WORKlife Programs.  

The primary duties and responsibilities of the job: develop and implement strategies and programs to support work/life effectiveness and integrate them into a university culture that maximizes human resource potential and productivity; coordinate and co-lead the operation of LifeSpan Services out of the Office of Worklife and Engagement, designed to address work/life effectiveness across the career span from recruitment, retention and productivity, to retirement; lead improvements in design of services, policies and procedures to increase effectiveness; direct the provision of advice and counsel to university faculty and staff dealing with work/family challenges; ensure they receive appropriate assistance either within the university or from outside services or providers; lead development of management information systems for operations and record-keeping and develop data collection methods to evaluate program activities and services; manage interface of work/life programs among university and other Hopkins Institutions; develop programs with service providers and community agencies to furnish university faculty and staff with access to specialized resource information in areas of care-giving across the life span, ranging from childbirth, adoption, child care, parenting, college planning, caring for aging parents, disabled adults, respite care, elders and pets; develop services and communications with other university offices, with service providers and community agencies to furnish university faculty and staff with access to specialized resource information in areas of individual life transitions through early, mid, and late career phases through retirement; develop and deliver workshops, training and lectures; direct formation of resource materials and support programs for the Hopkins community on work and family issues; develop partnerships with government and community organizations and agencies for grant initiatives; provide leadership for LifeSpan Services on internal committees; and represent the university on external networks and task forces. 

Visit JHU’s employment site at  Use “Search Jobs” to locate a full job description for position # 38364. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including tuition remission, in a smoke free/drug free environment. JHU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.  All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.  AA/EOE