Interested in using your business skills to contribute to local low-income neighborhoods? Check out these opportunities available this year through the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative (NPI):
NPI Fellows: These are paid internships in local non-profit organizations in which you can apply your business skills to contribute, and learn. The internships are 10 hours/week, January-June (both winter and spring quarters). The placements for 2016 include:
• Communications and Events Coordination Intern for The Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits (ID#68649)
• Community Development Intern for Ignatian Center Thriving Neighbors Initiative (ID#68566)
• Program Coordinator Intern for Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, Family College Success Center (ID#68687)
• Program Assistant for Cristo Rey Jesuit High School San Jose Work Study, Inc. (ID#68565)
• Social Media Coordinator Intern for the Center for Employment Training (ID#68619)
• Communications Intern, Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo, City of San Jose (ID#68852)
• Legislative Policy Intern, Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo, City of San Jose (ID#68554)
Read about the experience of past NPI Fellows. Position descriptions are posted on BroncoLink and linked to the above listings. Deadline for applications: October 23rd, 2015.
BUSN 188 - Field Studies in Community Engagement: This is a 2-unit course that meets both winter and spring quarters (total of 4 units) and satisfies the ELSJ core requirement. In this course students work in teams applying classroom learning working with small businesses in low-income neighborhoods in San Jose. Come to information session on November 3rd, 5:30pm in Lucas 125 to find out more. Check out the NPI student blog to read about the experiences of students in the class in 2015.