Aid to Inmate Mothers

Mission: 

AIM's mission is to provide services to Alabama’s incarcerated women with emphasis on enhancing personal growth and strengthening the bonds between inmate mothers and their children.
Our agency provides a monthly visit for mothers in prison with their children (we organize transportation through volunteers, provide activities and a meal, take photos), Storybook Program, a video book recording program for mothers in prison (mothers choose a storybook for their child from a selection of about 200 books, record themselves reading , and books and tapes are mailed to the child), rehabilitative classes (parenting, art classes, life skills and job readiness, self-esteem, and financial literacy, reentry planning) and we have a small transitional home (8 beds) that provides case management and structure for women leaving prison.

Category: 

  • Prisons and Criminalization

Internship description: 

Interns would help plan and facilitate classes in prison, assist with visitation and Storybook programs, help residents with case management, help with our online newsletter, make postings to our Facebook account and Twitter on behalf of the agency, help with grant writing and help plan a small fundraiser.

Internship skills needed: 

  • Good writing skills
  • Nonjudgemental
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Creative
  • Ability to work independently.

Languages required: 

English

Location: 

  • Montgomery, AL

How to find us: 

We are located 5 minutes south of the city center in an aging neighborhood that is a little rough at times. We don't have any problems, however. We are on the bus line, but it is pretty important to us that the intern have a car.

Work hours: 

8-5 Mon-Fri with occasional Saturday projects

Dress code: 

Casual with some guidelines for meetings and entering the prison

Office building accessibility: 

Accessible

How many people work at the organization: 

3 staff members

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

Sometimes, but not usually.

Internship dates: 

Flexible