Student Experiences at Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. They develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

BBBSSCI is currently hiring for two internship positions: a Development and Events Intern and a Marketing and Media Intern. The Development and Events Intern’s primary goal is to provide direct-line fundraising support within the fund development program in consultation and collaboration with the Development Associate (DA) and the Executive Director (ED). This internship will help with the planning and execution of the national model for Bowl for Kids’ Sake, as well as other fundraising opportunities and events. The Marketing and Media Intern’s primary goal is to implement agency marketing strategy to support awareness, development and marketing goals.

Students who previously had an internship with BBBSSCI shared some of their thoughts on the experience. Many students talked about how the work space environment was some of the best they’ve ever experienced.  “The office environment is open and welcoming to all people, ideas and concepts, encouraging creative innovators to work as one to reach a common goal of bettering someone else’s life in a major way.” Students also mentioned how you learn a variety of things through hands-on experiences. “Whether you are just starting out or are bringing a lot of experiences with you, get ready to get your hands dirty and make some memories you will never forget.” Other previous interns talked about how the skills they learned in class transferred directly to what they were doing in their roles at BBBSSCI. “I was able to apply what I’ve learned in advertising and marketing classes directly to my intern projects, which ranged from email marketing to designing flyers to developing social media content.”

By Courtney Stapleton
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