Zach’s Toy Chest Internship Opportunities:
- Conducting in-depth research on funding possibilities for programs and initiatives.
- Contributing significantly to source identification, feasibility analysis, and the proposal drafting process.
- Assisting with development of program specific grant proposals
- Performing grant writing, grant management, funding opportunity research, resource research
- Working with Executive Director, assisting with fundraising, producing events, analyzing strategic plans
- Assisting with planning and implementation of fundraising events
- Examples of marketing, fundraising, and event planning duties are researching donor prospects and granting organizations, attending strategic meetings, helping to plan benefits, and distributing marketing materials.
- Other duties may include assisting with general public relations.
- Communication tools- emails, newsletters, community presentations
- Assisting with community outreach, including building relationships with professionals, updating the client information and referral database, and presentations within the community
- Maintaining social media accounts with relevant updates and information
- Assist with updating website (events page, blog, etc.)
- Assist with special event planning
- Provide support to program staff on special projects and initiatives
- Enter and edit data in Excel database
- Assist with general office tasks (filing, copying, organizing digital photos, etc.) as needed
These positions provide students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in nonprofit operations, with potential opportunities for special projects depending on the applicant’s skills.
Skills Gained Include:
- Learning successful grant-writing techniques and gaining development cooperation.
- Learning about how a non-profit secures funding
- Provide an inside look at the day to day operations of a non-profit as well as the strategic decision making inherent in the responsibilities of an Executive Director.
- Making connections with business leaders in the community
- Increasing communication skills- written and oral.
- Technical Skills- Word, Excel, etc.
- Good organization skills
- Commitment to Non-Profits and purpose of organization
- Ability to work independently
- Good written and verbal communication
- Positive attitude
- Dependable and punctual team player
- Ability to work with the public in a professional manner
Start Date: Position open until filled, requires 6-12 month commitment.
Hours: 4-6 hours/week, including regular meetings with the Executive Director
Compensation: This is an Unpaid/Volunteer internship
To Apply: Please a send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org