Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

Zach’s Toy Chest Internship Opportunities:

Grant Writer

  • 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.


Public Relations:

  • 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.

Skills Needed:

  • 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