Internship Description: The intern will work primarily on fundraising and development projects, and assist in a variety of capacities including donor management, grant research, and fundraising communication. We are seeking motivated and responsible college students or young professionals looking to gain experience working with a nonprofit. Prior interning experience is not a requirement, but we do require you to have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn. Interest in fundraising and receiving hands on experience in community and positive youth development is required.
Duties include, but are not limited to the following. Each intern will be encouraged to take a leadership role in spearheading their own project within the objectives of the Youth Volunteer Corps of Camden County, depending on one’s experience and hours of availability.
Youth Volunteer Corps of Camden County (CCYVC) Mission: To engage youth in service projects that are challenging, rewarding and educational. Serving the unmet needs of the community and its residents. Promote among youth a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity of their community; while promoting a lifetime ethic of service among youth.
- Assist in the planning and implementation of fundraising events to raise awareness about the mission
- Follow-up with donors and sponsors via letter and phone.
- Assist other CCYVC teams and organization activities as assigned
- Assist with the management of grant materials and information packets
- Assist in research and document prospective funding sources including foundations, potential sponsors, grants, and other potential donors of cash, materials, and/or services.
- Assist in the compliance and reporting requirements for grantors/funders
- Compile database of prospective funding sources
- Help with copy editing of proposals and report
- Help in writing minor proposals and reports
- Provide administrative support, as needed
- Assisting, leading, and/or supervising service projects
Requirements and Basic Qualifications: Each intern will be expected to work 15–20 hours per week (this is flexible), between the hours of 9:00am–5:00pm, Monday through Friday in our Pennsauken, New Jersey office. Availability on weekends to attend selected service projects.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Strong project management and organizational skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Social Media Sites
- Ability to multi-task
- A valid driver’s license and/or transportation
Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. We encourage you to use this internship to gain course credit and to seek out “work-study” grants with your college, if that is an option.
Application Procedure: Submit a one page letter of interest, and a current resume. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and materials can be emailed to: Melissa Marston at firstname.lastname@example.org