The Full Frame Initiative (FFI) is a national nonprofit organization that works to break the cycles of poverty and violence through systems change. In partnership with practical visionaries in government, nonprofits, research and communities, FFI documents, advances, and removes barriers to the “Full Frame Approach”— the principles and practices common to community-based organizations with a proven track record of helping people and communities facing multiple challenges* to thrive. Learn more about us and our projects on our website.
*e.g., poverty, violence, mental illness, addiction, homelessness, etc.
Capacity Building Program Intern
FFI partners with public agency and private nonprofit organizations to orient their policies, systems and services around wellbeing by applying FFI’s Five Domains of Wellbeing. Our capacity-building approach means that we teach and support the agencies and organizations to continue the work without us.We collaborate with our partners to address and end poverty, multiple forms of violence, homelessness, juvenile justice, child welfare and more. Capacity building projects typically include training, coaching and materials development. The Capacity Building Program Intern will be supervised by the Capacity Building and Curriculum Manager and will work closely with the Director of Strategic Capacity Building, as well as the rest of the Capacity Building Team, to support a variety of capacity building efforts and partnerships.
This internship will afford an excellent opportunity to play a role in a fast-paced national non-profit, supporting key systems change efforts through a range of tasks related to capacity building. Interns will also learn about training and other capacity building tools that are used to support wellbeing for all people, including people who are involved with systems. Students who may benefit the most are those committed to social justice and interested in efforts to change how systems respond to people living at the intersection of poverty, violence, trauma and oppression .
The internship will include diverse tasks and responsibilities, not limited to:
- Attending trainings and capacity building sessions to gain a foundational understanding of the Five Domains of Wellbeing, while providing key on-site administrative and technological support.
- Reviewing and summarizing literature to inform training, capacity building and materials development.
- Entering evaluation data to inform how to improve capacity building efforts.
- Preparing training materials in anticipation of training and capacity building, including proofing and editing documents and PowerPoint presentations, making recommendations for changes, and printing and compiling packets and other resources.
- Tracking training participants in Salesforce CRM (training will be provided) through data entry.
- Other tasks, as needed.
Internships are based out of our Greenfield, MA office with the opportunity to do some or all of the work remotely. We are experienced and adept at working with a virtual team. However, we understand the irreplaceable value of face-to-face contact.
Our organization and work is of particular interest to, and could benefit from, those studying psychology, public policy, social work, public health, sociology, economics, government or a related social science field. Qualified applicants are expected to have:
- Strong writing and communication skills
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Experience conducting literature reviews and summarizing information
- High comfort with technology and web-based programs, including a strong familiarity with Google Drive and Google Docs
- Ability to work as part of a team, but take some initiative and work independently at times
Internships are only available to students currently enrolled in an academic program of study. A stipend is available.
Please send your resume and a letter telling us a little bit about yourself, why you are interested in an internship with FFI, and what you are hoping to learn and contribute. We prefer to receive your application electronically. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org with documents as attachments (Word or pdf). Please put “Capacity Building Program Internship” as your subject line.
The Full Frame Initiative offers interesting and meaningful internship opportunities with a team of friendly, supportive people. Don’t take our word for it, read what some former interns have to say about their experiences with the Full Frame Initiative.