The WWRC Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Foundation have a variety of intern positions for spring, summer or fall placements.  Areas of greatest need are posted below and are also posted on Career15, but other positions may also be open.  To apply, email a resume and cover letter explaining your interests and what you can contribute to this internship to: Rebecca Lamb, Executive Director, at rlamb@wwrcf.org or call 540-332-7452.

Art Intern

We are seeking an intern to assist with our recreational therapy art program which includes crafts, photography, music, painting and pottery.  Our art room is open to students during evening hours, Sunday through Thursday.

Intern Responsibilities

  • Assist with the development and instruction of arts and crafts projects
  • Help individuals with disabilities find a creative medium for self-development
  • Install exhibits of student work
  • Take photographs of student work and post on Facebook and Pinterest
  • Seek donations of materials for art project and help organize art supplies
Intern Qualifications
  • Academic background in one or more visual arts or in arts education.  Experience teaching art either as a volunteer or through classroom instruction is a plus.
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and an ability to tolerate a wide variety of medical and developmental issues

Other information:

  • This is an unpaid position.

Campus Ministry Intern

We are seeking an intern to assist with our campus ministry program, centered out of the William A. Cashatt Chapel.  This is counseling ministry staffed by Chaplain Beverly A. Robinson.

Intern Responsibilities

  • Assist with interfaith service held weekly on 1:30 p.m., Sunday
  • Help provide interfaith support to students, encouraging balance in the lives of the students as they make choices that will impact their future
  • Empower students through the teaching of the word of God
  • Work with Chapel Choir and Praise Dance Ministry
  • Coordinate ible study, special programs and activities
Intern Qualifications

  • Majoring in divinity or religion a plus, but not required.
  • Self-starter, flexible and able to work independently as needed
  • Open to feedback, with strong desire to develop professional skills
  • A commitment to intellectual, spiritual and practical growth in learning about theology, spirituality and pastoral ministry
  • Must be able to commit at least one semester of service

Other information

  • This is an unpaid position.
  • The Chapel is open to students on Tuesday-Friday afternoons and for a service at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.  A portion of service would need to fall within these hours.

Communications Intern

We are seeking an intern to assist with external communications to our alumni, donors, potential donors and others.

Intern Responsibilities

  • Assist with the launch of a new e-newsletter
  • Research/write/edit articles and web content on WWRC programs, alumni and faculty
  • Draft layouts of e-newsletters and other communication materials
  • Update website and social media profiles
  • Data entry and other administrative duties
  • Other responsibilities as they develop, based on intern interest areas and organization needs

Intern Qualifications

  • Degree or degree in progress in communications, English, journalism or a related field
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-starter, flexible and able to work independently as needed
  • Open to feedback, with strong desire to develop professional skills
  • Previous experience writing for a newspaper or similar publication preferred

Other information

  • This is an unpaid position, but a stipend for travel costs may be available.
  • Our office is located in Fishersville, Virginia, and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Because this position includes writing, a portion of work can be completed off-site during non-business hours.

Development Intern

Intern Responsibilities

  • Assist with the launch of a annual giving campaign
  • Create profiles in donor database
  • Research demographic and biographical information on potential donors
  • Evaluate governmental, foundation and corporate grant programs for funding potential
  • Process gifts including preparing gift acknowledgement letters
  • Prepare and assemble mail appeals
    • Other responsibilities as they develop, based on intern interest areas and organization needs

Intern Qualifications

  • Detailed oriented with accurate key-boarding  is a must
  • Writing and research skills
  • Self-starter, flexible and able to work independently as needed
  • Open to feedback, with strong desire to develop professional skills
  • Ability to respect and honor the confidentiality of donor and prospect information

Other information

  • This is an unpaid position, but a stipend for travel costs may be available.

Our office is located in Fishersville, Virginia, and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Recreation Intern

We are seeking interns to assist with art, athletics and general recreation program of the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center.  You will have the opportunity to work directly with clients and to develop programs and activities under the guidance our of experienced staff.  Ideal for individuals who have an academic background in education, physical fitness, health and wellness promotion or other related fields. (Please note: we will not be able to offer qualified recreational rehabilitation internships again until the summer of 2013.) Recreation interns can assist with a variety of activities such as boating, fishing, baseball, basketball, bowling, weight lifting, pool, tennis, volleyball, board games, video games, golf  and other activities. Afternoon, evening and weekend hours available.  These are unpaid positions.

Video Production Intern

We are seeking an intern to assist with the production of short videos to educate potential donors.  You will have the opportunity to see a project go from concept to completion.

Intern Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with video producers to take new video projects from concept to completion
  • Responsible for pre-production including concept development, scripting and storyboards
  • Assists with the request for bids and the selection of production vendor
  • Coordinates day of filming, ensuring that locations, talent  and releases are all in place for the film crew
  • Other responsibilities as they develop, based on intern interest areas and organization needs

Intern Qualifications

  • Degree or degree in progress in communications, mass communications, film  or a related field
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-starter, flexible and able to work independently as needed
  • Open to feedback, with strong desire to develop professional skills
  • Previous experience with video camera or film editing is not required

Other information

  • This is an unpaid position, but a stipend for travel costs may be available.
  • We are willing to make this to a paid internship if the successful applicant has the ability to film and edit the project, as well as manage production.
  • Our office is located in Fishersville, Virginia, and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Because this position includes writing, a portion of work can be completed off-site during non-business hours.