Community Resource Reporting Intern

Posting Date: April 11, 2022

Location: TAPS National Headquarters, Arlington, Virginia

Position: Internship (unpaid)

 

DESCRIPTION

Reporting to Survivor Services, and working alongside the Impact Assessment team, the Community Resource Intern will collect and organize information on local grief support groups for our surviving families. New survivors to TAPS will be provided a customized Community Resource Report specific to their relationship to their fallen loved one and the manner of death. The Community Resource Report Intern will be tasked with a survivor to prepare a Community Resource Report by the Survivor Care Team. The Community Resource Report intern will then research the survivor through the TAPS Database, then customize a Community Resource Report to meet the survivor needs. Care is taken to match the survivor with a local support group in their community that will meet their needs by group therapy and the database is kept up to date. Three weeks after sending the Community Resource Report, the intern will then contact the survivor to complete an assessment of survivor mental health needs and if their needs are met with the local support group skills and scope of practice.

This internship will provide the following outcomes:

  • Development of research skills in social support
  • Experience in communication skills with survivors and handling delicate conversations and increased listening skills
  • Exposure to international nonprofit and the ability to collaborate with team members supporting the mission

Interns work a 20-hour work week during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Please note we are extremely flexible around your work and school schedule. Internship beginning and end dates are flexible. Work will be performed at our National Headquarters in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. Academic credit for internships is strongly encouraged and enthusiastically supported. Please arrange for credit through your own programs and TAPS will provide all documentation necessary for you to receive credit for your talent and work.

 

Experience

  • Junior or Senior undergraduate student or graduate student (Psychology, Social Work, Behavioral Sciences, Counseling)
  • Strong communication skills, politeness, and professionalism on the phone and via email
  • Strong organizational skills and effective time management
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills; ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Sensitive to issues of grief and bereavement
  • Professional, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, "can do" attitude
  • Compassion for working with survivors of a military loss

 

Qualifications

  • Passion to support the families of America's fallen heroes
  • Enthusiastic support for the mission of TAPS
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Organized self-starter with a positive attitude

 

School Years

Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctorate

 

Application Process

Please send an email to intern@taps.org with the following subject line: Community Resource Reporting Intern: Last name, first name. Please attach a brief cover letter, resume, and writing sample.  Ensure attachments are saved with your name.