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Spring 2020 Internship Positions

How to apply for positions below: Please submit a cover letter and resume to humanresources@nvms.us. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a final deadline of November 30, 2019.

Position: Communications Intern
Internship Duration and Details:
Spring Semester; 10-15 hours/week; College credit available

Internship Description:
The Communications Intern will work closely with Program Managers as well as the Executive Director to promote NVMS services. NVMS is seeking a highly creative, motivated and organized intern who is interested in contributing to a greater cause. The ideal candidate would support website content design, social media outreach as well as fundraising ideas.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare content for social media outreach and marketing activities.
  • Update NVMS online presence through its website, social media tools, and outreach materials.
  • Develop communication themes and messages.
  • Assist with developing marketing and fundraising ideas.

Qualifications:

  • Specialization in: Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Business or relevant field. 
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Social media savvy.
  • Experience maintaining website content on WordPress platform.
  • Previous experience with marketing and or communications desired. 
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator is a plus. 
  • Strong organizational skills and great attention to detail. 

Position: Court Mediation Intern
Internship Duration and Details:
Spring Semester; 10-20 hours/week; College credit available

Internship Description:
NVMS holds contracts with local courts in Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Arlington County, and the City of Falls Church to  provide mediation services. Our mediators appear in each of these courts to mediate for plaintiffs and defendants who elect this option as an alternative to a traditional hearing.  The court mediation process is free of charge for parties and is coordinated by NVMS. The Court Mediation Intern will support program implementation for all four contracts. In addition, the intern will support the data management for NVMS’s restorative justice program the Alternative Accountability Program.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with coordinating mediators for Fairfax Small Claims Court mediations each Friday.
  • Compile case files to be processed and submitted to the Virginia Supreme Court for payment and recordkeeping, 
  • Track program results in NVMS database.
  • General office duties: filing, answering phones, organizing.
  • Oversee AAP database management, case file entry and occasional programmatic activities.

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate, master’s or a law degree program.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Familiarity with Access database preferred.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Team player with excellent communications skills.
  • Strong passion for conflict resolution.

Position: Training Program Development Intern
Internship Duration and Details:
Spring Semester with opportunity to extend; 20 hours/week; college credit available

Internship Description:
NVMS has been designing and delivering intensive skill-based workshops on collaborative practices since 1990. From mediation (one-on-one conflict resolution) to large-group facilitation and consensus-building, our workshops offer a wealth of practical training. NVMS offers over 30 different workshops on alternative dispute resolution, mediation, facilitation, and negotiation. Our training program provides learning opportunities to many organizations, both governmental and private, and thousands of individuals. As an intern, you will be gain first-hand experience in developing effective conflict resolution trainings for a variety of audiences. You will have a chance to work with subject matter experts from fields of conflict and peacebuilding, mediation, law, education, human resources, management, and organizational development. 

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the program through collaboration with NVMS colleagues and partner organizations. 
  • Contributing to the creation of instructional materials (e.g. manuals, activities, handouts, etc.).
  • Supporting program manager in developing strategies that will enhance the learning experience across various groups of trainees.
  • Daily administrative tasks such as: answering client phone and email inquiries printing and preparing materials for ongoing workshops.

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or a master’s program.
  • Pursuing a degree in education, instructional design, education technology, conflict resolution or any related field. 
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator preferred, not required. 
  • Experience working with the creation of educational materials highly preferred, not required.
  • Team player with excellent communications skills.
  • Strong passion for community engagement and conflict resolution.