Big Brothers Big Sisters offers a variety of opportunities to learn and grow in a professional setting.  Our staff consists of administrative support, social workers, development professionals, marketing and event planning staff, and grant writers.  We also accept internships for a variety of roles.

Social work interns are generally accepted from our relationships with the Schools of Social Work from EMU, UofM, and WSU.  Other interns serve and learn throughout the year in a committed academic year or summer internship time frame.  Any open positions are listed below.

Program Intern

Big Brothers Big Sisters works with the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College and Wayne State University to facilitate internships for students in the social work program.  More information can be found on the schools’ websites.

Marketing Intern

Help us Spread the Word.  As a small staff, BBBS does not have a Marketing professional, let alone a Marketing Department.  It’s all hands on deck.  We are in need of someone to regularly provide consistent messaging to our community.  Duties would include writing press releases, content for annual report and annual appeal, National Mentoring Month advocacy pieces, and others, as assigned.  This position requires 2 – 4 hours per week in the office working with the staff to craft stories.

Database Intern

Do you like research and spreadsheets?  Are you interested in pursuing a career in Development?  Well, we’ve got the position for you.  The Database Intern will assist the Executive Director with data base and maintenance of the database, tracking donor activity, creating reports, preparing for mailings, and prospecting new donors.  This position requires a person that can maintain an extremely high level of consistency and accuracy with data entry and wok in the database, proficiency at research on the Internet, and ability to maintain confidentiality with information being handled.  This internship requires 5-10 hours per week in the office working with the Executive Director and Fundraising Coordinator.

Fundraising Event Intern

Do you like planning and organizing events?  BBBS holds 3 events each year and can give you the hands on experience you need to build your resume and grow your contacts in the community.  Each event intern would be required to commit to 5 hours per week making contacts with potential Sponsors, building awareness to increase participation, managing social media for the event, assisting with day of logistics and administrative tasks.

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