General Intern, bizzNEST Web Development Job at Digital NEST, Stockton, CA

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  • Digital NEST
  • Stockton, CA

Job Description

Temporary, Part-time: 15-20 hours per week

Pay Rate: $17/hour, non-exempt

Benefits: CA Sick Time Off

Organization size: 50+ employees

Reports to: Lead Developer

Location(s):  In-person at one of the following Digital NEST Centers: Watsonville, Salinas, Gilroy, or Stockton. This position is not eligible to work remotely.

Age requirements: Internship positions are reserved for young adults ages 18 - 24 years of age.

 

The job offer will be contingent upon the successful completion and passing of a background check.

 

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW:

Digital NEST is a workforce development center that has welcomed hundreds of youth from working-class, farmworker communities to develop the technical and professional skills they need to achieve their dreams. It is an exciting time for the NEST as we are on the precipice of expanding to a total of five communities across Northern California by the end of 2026. Digital NEST has centers in the heart of Watsonville, Salinas, Gilroy, Modesto, and soon to launch in Stockton. 

 

JOB OVERVIEW:

bizzNEST is the creative agency of Digital NEST. bizzNEST offers a paid, 1-year internship program that provides real world professional training. Through this program, interns hone and develop their technical and professional skills, gain real professional experience by working with clients, build professional level portfolios and resumes, and become competitively qualified for entry-level, career-focused employment.

bizzNEST is looking for a motivated Intern who can assist with our web development projects, and  is a quick learner and has a passion for this field. They will build and maintain websites using WordPress, PHP, HTML, and CSS, including performing routine maintenance for client websites, troubleshooting, and debugging. They will be developing  products for external clients as well as working within the organization as an in-house developer. They will also collaborate across-functional teams for projects, including the Web Design team.

 

HOW TO APPLY:
bizzNEST is here to enhance your technical and professional skills. We encourage all  interested  applicants to apply, even if they do not meet all of the listed desired qualifications. We value diverse perspectives and are committed to providing opportunities for growth and learning. If you're interested in this type of work we'd like to hear from you! Please submit the following through our careers page application: 

  1. Resume
  2. 1-2 Samples of Work 
  • Showcase work or projects you are proud of that are related to this position. This does not need to be professional work, it can include school, personal, and professional projects.
  • You will be asked to include a link to your work samples or portfolio. If linking to a Google Drive folder, or similar, make sure to update sharing permissions so the files can be viewed publicly. 
  • If you have questions or need assistance, contact applytobizznest@digitalnest.org . 
  1. Cover letter should answer the following questions: 
  • Tell us about yourself and your background. 
  • What excites you about this role? What experiences have prepared you for this role?
  • Tell us about the work samples you included. What did you like most about the work you created?
  • How does the role fit in with your overall career goals?
 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Web Development (50%):

  • Build and maintain responsive websites using Wordpress, HTML, CSS, and occasionally PHP with the help of Senior Intern Web Developer and Senior Web Developer.
  • Communicate with the supervisor/project manager on the progress of the website.
  • Review website design in Figma and provide feedback.
  • Implement changes to the work based on client and specialist feedback.
  • Conduct training for the client at the end of the contract on how to use and maintain their website.
  • Integrate third-party plugins and tools into WordPress websites.
  • Collaborate with design interns and cross-departmental teams to ensure web development projects are aligned with design concepts and goals.

Web Maintenance  (20%):

  • Provide content updates and edits in response to client requests.
  • Perform website backups, migrations, security checks, and accessibility audits.
  • Assist with website updates and maintenance tasks on WordPress websites.
  • Provide support as needed to past and current clients through maintenance tickets.
  • Work with website content management systems (CMS) such as WordPress.

Other (30%):  

  • Interact and communicate with clients (with support) .
  • Attend meetings and participate in critiques.
  • Attend client meetings.
  • Collaborate with staff members from other departments, as necessary.
  • Participate in applicable certification programs and courses. 
  • Log work and progress on project management (PM) software such as Asana and customer relationship management (CRM) software such as Salesforce, if necessary.
  • Manage time effectively and meet project deadlines.
  • Communicate regularly and across-teams through email, chat and in-person.
  • Participate in the Mentorship Program and professional development activities. 
 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • High school graduate or currently majoring in the fields of Computer Science, Engineering, or Data Analytics. Self-taught individuals are welcome if they can demonstrate their knowledge and proficiency in web development.

Technical Skills / Experience:

  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of Wordpress, HTML, and CSS.
  • Experience with CMS frameworks and databases.
  • Experience with cross-browser and cross-platform development.
  • Experience with responsive web development.
  • Knowledge of the basics of UX/UI design.
  • Knowledge of the basics of design concepts.
  • Basic knowledge of web front-end development in HTML, CSS, and Javascript preferred.
  • Knowledge of Figma fundamentals preferred.

Professional Skills:

  • Demonstrates self-awareness of one’s strengths, biases, and growth areas, and can apply self awareness in their work.
  • Takes the initiative to learn, and independently seek resources for personal and professional growth 
  • Demonstrates strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines, and maintain attention to detail and quality work
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills. Uses empathy and communication to build positive working relationships with colleagues
  • Effective oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills. Employs active listening, is open to receiving feedback, and can communicate ideas in a clear and organized manner 
  • Strong critical thinking skills. Must be able to critically analyze their work, and assess their work from the client’s perspective.
  • Strong problem solving skills. Identifies problems, and reviews related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Demonstrates adaptability to new working environments, processes, tasks and systems
  • Demonstrates leadership capacity and is eager to grow as a leader in their work and community
  • Demonstrates creativity and curiosity to develop new approaches to communicating ideas to clients.

     

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Passion for the mission of Digital NEST and belief in upholding organization’s core values.
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to issues of culture/ethnicity/race, gender, sexual identity, class/SES and immigration status. 
  • Ability to be an ally to people of color, women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, questioning and intersex individuals and their allies (LGBTQIA).
  • Ability to meet the minimum amount of hours required.
  • Maintain dexterity and coordination, sufficient to perform essential functions
  • In-person participation at one of the Digital NEST sites.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time performing desk-based computer tasks.
 

We understand that no candidate is perfectly qualified for any job. Experience comes in different forms; many skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. Even more important than your resume is a clear demonstration of dedication, impact, and the ability to thrive in a fluid and collaborative environment. We want you to learn new things in this role and encourage you to apply if your experience is close to what we’re looking for. We also know that diversity of background and thought makes for better problem-solving and more creative thinking, so we're dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Digital NEST, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Digital NEST is committed to an inclusive experience for all applicants and will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations in the interview process, to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.  

 

Please refer to our career page for more information on how to apply for reasonable accommodations.


 

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