Internship Opportunities

“CEFN has been an unforgettable experience for me! I am so grateful for the opportunity to have a hands-on working environment where I am encouraged to speak my ideas and be creative. CEFN events have been so rewarding in the sense that I am able to meet amazing Seniors. It is so wonderful to see the Seniors enjoy all the hard work that is put into the events. Sherry Hill has been an exceptional friend and advisor that has offered me so many job opportunities as well as life advice. CEFN is an organization that cares.”

Lauren Smith, Drexel University

Positions

Office Manager

Position Description: This unpaid office manager position is for 20 hours per week and for someone interested in gaining experience in business administration for a health and fitness non-profit organization.

Recommended Qualifications:

● Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills ● Good communication skills ● Good organizational skills ● Ability to prioritize and attention to detail ● Excellent writing and computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel)

Grant Writer

Position Description: This is a generally unpaid position for 20 hours per week and for someone interested in gaining experience in grant writing for a health and fitness nonprofit organization. Primary responsibilities include preparation of proposals and grant applications, researching, identifying, developing, and responding to public and private grant opportunities. If the grant is accepted and approved, a stipend may be included for the grant writer

Recommended Qualifications: ● Excellent writing and computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, Access, Powerpoint, and Excel) ● Excellent time management skills ● Ability to implement systems and follow-up processes ● Considerable knowledge and willingness to learn the principles and practices of effective grant writing ● Ability to effectively work under pressure ● Ability to work independently and within a team ● Goal and detailed oriented

Accounting Assistant

Position Description: This is an unpaid 20 hours per week position for someone interested in gaining experience working for a health and fitness nonprofit organization. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to, preparing and reviewing the organization’s financial documents and reports. The accounting assistant will be working primarily with the executive director in monitoring budgets, and the financial activities of the organization.

Recommended Qualifications: ● Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field ● Knowledge of Excel and other accounting software ● Ability to work independently and within a team ● Goal-oriented

Nutrition Assistant

Position Description: This is an unpaid position for 20 hours a week for someone interested in gaining experience with a health and fitness program. Responsibilities will include, but not limited to updating healthy eating guides for participants, disseminating healthy eating tips/ information to participants during health and fitness programs, participating in health and fitness programs, TV shows, and health fairs. He/she should be aware of major health concerns/risks working with high risks populations. Also, he/she must be willing to work closely with an onsite Nutrition educator

Recommended Qualifications: ● Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field ● Knowledge of Excel and other accounting software ● Ability to work independently and within a team ● Goal-oriented

Webmaster

Position Description: This is an unpaid position for 20 hours a week for someone interested in gaining experience working for a health and fitness nonprofit organization. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, managing and updating CEFN’s website and marketing and promoting Focus on Fitness. The Webmaster will be working primarily with the Executive Director in developing a strong online presence through CEFN’s website and social media accounts. He/she should be aware of health disparities and/or major health concerns/risks when dealing with populations from lower socioeconomic communities. Also, he/she will be working with CEFN’s TV production crew to assist with producing, directing, and editing CEFN’s TV program

Recommended Qualifications: Pursuing an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field from an accredited college/university ● Experienced in web design, HTML, JavaScript, FTP Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Web browsers, and other web applications ● Considerable knowledge and willingness to learn the principles and practices of healthy eating and living. ● Has strong interpersonal skills and enjoys working with people ● Ability to work independently and within a team ● Goal-oriented

TV Production Assistant

Position Description: This unpaid position is for a 20 hour per week or volunteer interested in gaining experience working for a health and fitness nonprofit organization. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to, marketing, promoting, and producing CEFN’s TV program, Focus on Fitness. The TV Production Assistant will be working primarily with the Executive Director in developing a presence in the broadcast and print journalism community. He/she should be aware of health disparities and/or major health concerns/risks when dealing with populations from lower socioeconomic communities. Also, he/she will be working with CEFN’s TV production crew to assist with producing, directing, and editing CEFN’s TV program.

Recommended Qualifications: Pursuing an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in the field of communications, film, and media arts or related field from an accredited college/university. ● Considerable knowledge of editing software and other computer applications. ● Considerable knowledge and willingness to learn the principles and practices of healthy eating and living. ● Has strong interpersonal skills and enjoys working with people ● Ability to work independently and within a team ● Goal-oriented

Event Planner Coordinator

Position Description: This unpaid event planner coordinator position is an unpaid 20-hour position for someone interested in gaining experience working for a health and fitness nonprofit organization. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to organizing, planning, and coordinating events. The Event Planner Coordinator Intern will be working primarily with the Executive Director in organizing the senior events before and on the day of the event.

Recommended Qualifications: ● Pursuing an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in the field of hospitality and tourism, public relations, or related fields from an accredited college/university ● Highly organized and creative ● Considerable knowledge and willingness to learn the principles and practices of healthy eating and living. ● Has strong interpersonal skills and enjoys working with people ● Ability to work independently and within a team ● Goal-oriented

Non-Profit Management Intern

Position Description: Basic Job Description This unpaid non-profit management intern position is for up to 20 or less hours per week and for someone interested in gaining experience working for a health and fitness nonprofit organization. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, managing and updating CEFN’s database, assisting with fundraising and other non-profit management activities. The non-profit management intern will be working primarily with the Executive Director.

Recommended Qualifications: ● Pursuing an Associate, Master or Bachelor’s degree in Non-profit Management, Marketing or a related field from an accredited college/university ● Excellent knowledge of MS Office, non-profit computer software, and online applications ● General understanding of the digital media landscape, including various social media platforms ● Good written and oral communication skills ● Ability to work independently and within a team

Administrative Assistant

Position Description: Basic Job Description This unpaid non-profit management intern position is for up to 20 or fewer hours per week and for someone interested in gaining experience working for a health and fitness nonprofit organization. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, managing and updating CEFN’s database, assisting with fundraising, and other non-profit management activities. The non-profit management intern will be working primarily with the Executive Director.

Recommended Qualifications: ● Good interpersonal skills ● Good communication skills ● Good organizational skills ● Ability to prioritize and attention to detail ● Excellent writing and computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel)

Volunteer Coordinator

Position Description: This unpaid position for 20 hours a week is for an intern interested in gaining experience with health and fitness programs. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to, recruiting volunteers, marketing, promoting, and representing CEFN at community outreach events and programs. The Volunteer Coordinator will be working primarily with, but not limited to, Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities. He/she should be aware of major health concerns/risks when dealing with this population. Also, he/she must be willing to work closely with on-site nutrition and fitness educator and trainer. Work will be done under the supervision of the Executive Director of CEFN

Recommended Qualifications: ● B.A. in Public Health, Public Relations, Social Work or related field (or equivalent training) and/or working on pursuing an Associate or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university ● Considerable knowledge of computer and its applications ● Considerable knowledge and willingness to learn the principles and practices of healthy eating and living. ● Has strong interpersonal skills and enjoys working with people ● Ability to work independently and goal-oriented

Marketing Assistant

Position Description: This unpaid marketing assistant position is for 20 hours per week and for someone interested in gaining experience working for a health and fitness nonprofit organization. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, managing and updating CEFN’s database, assisting with fundraising and other marketing activities. The marketing student will be working primarily with the executive director to ensure that all marketing resources and social media are accounted for.

Recommended Qualifications: ● Pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communication, or a related field from an accredited college/university ● Excellent knowledge of MS Office, marketing computer software, and online applications (CRM tools, Online Analytics, etc.) ● Strong understanding of the digital media landscape, including various social media platforms ● Excellent written and oral communication skills ● Ability to work independently and within a team

Social Work Intern Job

Position Description: This unpaid position is for a social work intern interested in doing his/her field practicum at Community Enrichment Fitness Network (CEFN). Working under the auspice of CEFN’s Executive Director, the intern will be assigned to do his/her fieldwork assignments at CEFN. The Executive Director will be the primary supervisor. He/she should be aware and become knowledgeable about the health, social and economic concerns/risks in working with the elderly and disabled.

Recommended Qualifications: ● Attend weekly supervision meetings ● Write and submit monthly reports ● Maintain and keep all work in an electronic folder and a hard copy binder ● Attend staff meetings (whenever possible) ● Shadow supervisor on home visits ● Perform case management follow up as needed ● Assist with conducting assessments on home care patients and residents residing in an affordable housing ● Assist with planning, organizing, and coordinating special events ● Develop and/or update co-facilitate a support group (if available) ● Call inactive older adults who may need supportive and/or home care services ● Develop and/or update resource directory (if needed) ● Connect with resources in the community to develop programs ● Identify speakers to invite to do presentations ● Provide supportive counseling to clients in need ● Work with CEFN team on developing project management tools for special events ● Attend community outreach events as needed ● Attend Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) training sessions on working with Older Adults ● Assist executive director with doing community outreach presentations for seniors’ health and wellness programs ● Assist with performing other duties as required

Fitness Assistant for Older Adults Health and Fitness

Position Description: This unpaid position is for 20 hours per week for someone interested in working as a fitness assistant to train participants for a six-week health and fitness program. The participants will learn the benefits of exercising, using low-impact workouts and fin interactive exercises, including chair exercises. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to creating chair exercise workout secessions, leading and monitoring weekly sessions, and being available for participants lingering questions. Fitness trainers will be working primarily with older adults. He/she should be aware of major health concerns when training individuals. Also must be willing to work closely with an onsite nutritionist. Work will be done under the supervision of the program director and is to report to her/him with any questions/concerns with the participant and/or program.

Recommended Qualifications: ● Interest in setting up exercise programs for physically disabled and older adults ● Working on pursuing a degree in kinesiology and/or related studies ● Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of healthy living ● Considerable knowledge of food values and nutrition balanced with proper workout training ● Ability to plan and conduct exercise programs according to weekly focus

Public Health Communicator

Position Description: This is an unpaid position for 20 hours a week for someone interested in gaining experience with public health education in the older adult population. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to helping to provide education and information to the senior population about food safety, disseminating healthy eating tips/information to participants, informing the senior population about the importance of immunizations, mental health, and general prevention of health conditions, chronic disease management. He/she should be aware of major health concerns/risks in working with high-risk populations.

Recommended Qualifications: ● Working towards B.S. in Public Health (or equivalent training) ● Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of healthy eating and living ● General knowledge of public health concerns: immunization, mental health, food security, etc. ● Ability to plan and coordinate health & fitness programs, and public health education programs

Get In Touch


To get in contact with us, email cefnphila@gmail.com