YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley
  • 21-Sep-2021 to 20-Nov-2021 (CST)
  • Administration
  • Davenport, IA, USA
  • Internship

Interns receive a free YMCA membership during their internship.

The purpose of the position will be to provide a broad training experience outlining the YMCA's mission and its impact on the community and the associated non-profit operational practices/procedures that support these efforts. Specific information technology training, tasks and special projects will provide practical and real life experience with non-profit information technology, and IT integration with administrative services and operations.


You will learn to:

  1. Serve as a role model to members and Y staff and demonstrate the YMCA mission, vision and values of the YMCA movement.
  2. Observe and perform basic to intermediate IT functions and tasks.
  3. Prepare spreadsheets with data interpretation, reconciliation and review.
  4. Perform routine preventative maintenance on desktop PCs.
  5. Set up and deploy replacement desktop PCs.
  6. Perform research and proof of concept on specific strategic projects.
  7. Assist in organizing IT department and IT inventory and asset disposal.
  8. Meet and observe other department's operations and IT utilization in same.
  9. Understand and follow all safety rules and regulations of the YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley including knowledge of emergency procedures and location of emergency equipment.
  10. Regular and timely adherence to respective schedule/meetings.


  1. Background in Desktop Computing support and Information Technology or other related discipline.
  2. Strong communication skills.
  3. Proficient in Microsoft Suite Office / Google Suite.
  4. Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
  5. Interest in nonprofit management and community development.
  6. Must be able to pass background check


  1. New Employee Orientation
  2. Online safety training programs


While performing the duties of this project, the intern is frequently required to sit for great lengths of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Position may require some periods of standing and walking. The intern must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Able to properly set up and stand on ladders work overhead and at ground level, climbing, crouching, kneeling, bending, working in narrow spaces, and twisting of the waist, shoulders, and legs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


While performing the duties of this project, the intern primarily works in an office environment but is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts associated with fitness and commercial cleaning equipment. The noise level in the work environment can vary from quiet to moderate during office hours and moderate to loud during event hours.

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