Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing

800 N. Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91203
Tel 818-254-4100
Fax 818-254-4181
FPCIW Internship Position
Position Background and Description
The Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing (FPCIW) explores the innovative uses of
technology to empower individuals to live well, especially in their later years. FPCIW works
collaboratively with all stakeholders and in partnership with funding sources, researchers and
technology partners. The Intern will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of responsibilities
including leading the volunteers through the recruiting and clearing process and assist with the
coordination and weekly placement of volunteers. This person will report to the FPCIW project
The FPCIW Intern is expected to have transportation, a phone and be able to work in Burbank or one of
many project sites all over Southern California.
Job Functions
a. Promote and manage volunteer participation for areas such as:
i. Health-related, technology-based activities for a diverse population of senior
and disabled residents in the Los Angeles area through the Model eHealth
Community for Aging (MeHCA) project
ii. Mental health-related activities and events for the Telemental Health project
iii. Computer, mobile tablet, and other technology training and support for older
iv. Project support and language translation (if applicable) needed for various
b. Nurture the development of community leaders to support project activities
a. Schedule volunteer orientation, HIPAA training, and site orientation
b. Assist with preparation of training materials
c. Support scheduled training and workshop activities at the targeted communities
a. Participate in bi-weekly team calls.
b. Create outreach and presentation materials for recruitment
c. Recruit volunteers through contacting organizations and student groups, attending
meetings and events, distributing materials and providing presentations
d. Coordinate volunteer processing and complete checklists
e. Document recruiting efforts and update volunteer status and availability
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Coordinate the weekly assignments and placement of volunteers
Perform follow-up calls with volunteers and project participants
Distribute and collect expense report forms.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills; ability to verbally express ideas
assertively, clearly.
Ability to develop strategic direction and also parcel objectives into short-term tasks.
Excellent organizational skills to determine workload priorities to enable timely completion of
tasks; ability to work effectively and independently under pressure with a minimum of direction.
Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with others to secure necessary information and
cooperation from a variety of people.
Korean/English bi-lingual skills helpful.
Time Commitment and Pay
This is an unpaid, part-time volunteer position for 10-20 hours/week during regular workday hours, as
agreed upon between the Intern and the FPCIW project manager. The Intern’s needs are determined 1-2
weeks ahead of time and a certain amount of the work is “on-call.” This Internship opportunity is
available to start immediately.
How to Apply
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for an Internship position without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, or national origin. Please send a resume along with a cover letter describing your interests,
skills, and appropriate experiences with the position. Applications may be sent to Helen Choo at
[email protected] All Internship placements are subject to criminal background checks, and are
expected to adhere to the policies and procedures outlined in the Front Porch volunteer handbook.
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QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional
journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business
correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to
questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest,
commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of
basic algebra and geometry.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in
situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions
furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must have a valid California Driver License. DMV record
must meet approval of Front Porch.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be
met by a volunteer to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the Intern is regularly required to talk or hear. The Intern
frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The Intern is occasionally required to use hands to finger,
handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and taste or smell. The Intern must
frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of
those an Intern encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the Intern is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid
conditions, moving mechanical parts, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually
Intern Signature
Supervisor Signature
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