Examples of Internship & Volunteer Opportunity Listings
Volunteer Tax Preparers Needed!
Get involved in the country's largest anti-poverty effort. Join 350 volunteers helping eligible low-to-moderate-income families in King County find their way through the tax-filing maze, to keep more of what they earned.
By volunteering once per week during the 2007 tax season you can help us meet our goal of putting more than $10 million back into the pockets of low-to-moderate-income working families. Speakers of Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Somali, Korean and Russian languages are especially needed. All volunteers receive free tax preparation training and are certified by the IRS. Tax Sites are located throughout King County.
The United Way of King County Free Tax Campaign is a collaboration of the Internal Revenue Service, Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Making Connections Initiative, the City of Seattle’s PeoplePoint: Bridge to Benefits Program and AARP Tax-Aide. It receives support from BuRSST for Prosperity, Home Street Bank, Seattle Jobs Initiative and many other partners in the public, private and nonprofit sector committed to helping low income working people in King County keep what they have earned and build for their future.
With the assistance of 200 volunteers, the 2006 Campaign filed 8,163 returns, and returned approximately $10 million in federal refunds; $3.2 million in Earned Income Tax Credit; and $2.3 million in Child Tax Credit back to the community. All of this was accomplished at no cost to our tax customers who were able to truly "keep more of what they worked for." We estimate that we saved our customers approximately $622,225 in tax preparation fees alone.
Volunteers needed for Diabetes Walk
Help cure diabetes by helping with the American Diabetes Association's Step Out to Fight Diabetes 2007 Seattle Walk. By volunteering you help the ADA meets its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
The 2007 Walk is Saturday, September 29th at Seward Park, Seattle. Volunteer Opportunities start at 6:30 am and last until 2:00 pm. Come join us for a day of fun and festivities as we do our best to conquer this devastating disease!
* Help set-up
* Get people registered
* Hand out T-Shirts
* Set up for breakfast
* SAG Drivers: Drive around and help where needed
* Staff a Rest Stop
* Provide First Aid
* Set up for lunch
* Pep Squad
* Help at the Finish Line
* Be a Photographer
* Help with loading a delivery
For an application:
Contact: Kristen Lound at the Seattle ADA Office
Phone: 206-282-4616 x7214
Global Visionaries Coffee Intern
Global Visionaries (GV) sells coffee bought directly from Café Esperanza, a small youth-run coffee business in Guatemala. The coffee is certified by As Green As it Gets (www.asgreenasitgets.org), an economic development organization supporting small, independent producers and promoting environmentally responsible agriculture in Guatemala.
The Coffee Intern will be responsible for supporting our coffee sales. This involves coordinating with our partners in Guatemala for orders, tracking stock. The coffee intern will also work with our "Coffee
Committee", a project in it's early phases dedicated to growing our marketing base for selling our coffee to local businesses. All profits will benefit small coffee farms in Guatemala.
The coffee intern will also be responsible for selling our coffee at markets around the city with GV students. This is an excellent way for the intern to develop relationships with the students in our program and while selling GV café to the larger Seattle community. Proceeds will benefit the students' fundraising efforts as well as the small coffee farms in Guatemala.
This is a 10-hour a week commitment beginning in September/October 2007 and ending in May 2008. There will be three evening trainings held in October. Some weekend commitments for market sales. The schedule is flexible, and some office hours are required.
U.S. Department of Justice
Environment and Natural Resources Division
Law and Policy Section
The Law and Policy Section (LPS) advises and assists the Assistant Attorney General on legal and policy issues. Working with the Office of Legislative Affairs, LPS coordinates the Environment and Natural Resources Division's legislative program. LPS also represents the Department of Justice on interagency groups of a variety of issues that relate to the mission of the Division. LPS also litigates amicus cases and undertakes other specially assigned litigation projects at the trial and appellate levels. Other duties include monitoring citizen suits; responding to citizen mail, congressional, and FOIA requests; and serving as the Division's ethics officers. LPS attorneys also coordinate the Division's activities on international environmental matters and environmental justice matters.
Duties of the unpaid undergraduate intern position include: attending congressional hearings and reporting on environmental legislation; researching legal and policy issues; and providing support for the section's amicus litigation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, pass a mandatory drug test, and be willing to commit for a period of at least ten weeks.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but must be received no later than the following application deadlines:
- For Winter internships (January through March/April, dates flexible):
October 20, 2006;
- For Spring internships (March/April through June, dates flexible):
January 1, 2006.
To apply, please fax a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and 3-5 page writing sample (may be an excerpt from a longer paper on any topic) to Georgina Anton at (202) 514-4231, or mail the above to:
Environment and Natural Resources Division / LPS
P.O. Box 4390
Ben Franklin Station
Washington, DC 20044-4390
For more information, please call (202) 305-0641.