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Assistant Executive Director-Internship

Volunteer/Intern Opportunity: Assistant Executive Director at The Young Talons


About the Opportunity:

The Huggins Foundation Inc. Dba The Young Talons an 501 (C) (3) Children’s Nonprofit, invites passionate individuals to join our team as an Intern Assistant Executive Director. The internship/volunteer roll will be on a trial basis for 30 noncontiguous hours over the course of 60 business banking days. We want to make sure there is a mutual synergy and cohesive working relationship with our foundation. This unique position offers an enriching opportunity to contribute to our mission while gaining invaluable experience in non-profit management. Ideal for those pursuing a career in human services, business, or non-profit management, this role provides hands-on experience in operational leadership, strategic planning, and community engagement.

Role Overview:

As an Intern Assistant Executive Director, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives of The Young Talons. Under the guidance of the Executive Director and in alignment with our Board of Directors' policies, you will engage in a wide range of activities from administration and staff coordination to financial oversight and program development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in supervising daily operations, ensuring alignment with our mission's goals and standards.
  • Contribute to staff management and training initiatives, fostering a collaborative and empowering environment.
  • Support financial management tasks, including bookkeeping responsibilities such as accounts receivable and payable, and payroll functions.
  • Engage in strategic planning efforts to enhance our service delivery and community impact.
  • Collaborate on the development and implementation of best practices in non-profit management.
  • Participate in community outreach and engagement activities to strengthen our mission's reach.


  • Currently pursuing or recently completed a bachelor’s degree in human services, management, business, or a related field.
  • Interest or experience in bookkeeping, financial management, and administrative tasks.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in computer software for publishing, presentations, accounting (e.g., QuickBooks), and data management.
  • A commitment to professionalism, reliability, and a passion for serving the community.

Volunteer/Intern Benefits:

  • Gain hands-on experience in non-profit leadership and management under the mentorship of experienced professionals.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the operational, financial, and strategic aspects of non-profit work.
  • Contribute meaningfully to the mission of The Young Talons, making a positive impact on the communities we serve.
  • Flexible scheduling to accommodate your academic or personal commitments.

Join Us:

If you are driven to make a difference and eager to develop your skills in a supportive and dynamic environment, we encourage you to apply for this enriching Volunteer/Intern position with The Young Talons. Together, we can foster a brighter future for our community.


Check with your school's Internship Coordinator BEFORE accepting the hiring offer to determine if this position satisfies the criteria for receiving academic credit.