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MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
201 South Street, Suite 615
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership champions mentoring as a proven and necessary strategy for improving the life outcomes of youth. MENTOR works nationally with its network of Mentoring Partnerships, the federal government, national foundations, researchers, the private sector, and the media to enhance the quality and expand the quantity of mentoring relationships for young people nationwide as a critical component of expanding pathways to successful adulthood.
MENTOR is looking for an energetic self-starter who has the ability to manage multiple complementary projects and initiatives at once and would like to gain communications and fundraising experience in a non-profit setting to fill a Communications and Development internship.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Sarah Jasinski email@example.com.
MENTOR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Diversity of opinions, experiences, and backgrounds is a key asset.
ResponsibilitiesDuties and Responsibilities
Working with the organization’s Advancement team, which includes Communications, Development and Policy and Advocacy, the intern will:
• Draft articles for the website, monthly newsletter copy, press materials (statements, press releases, letters-to-the-editor), Facebook posts and Tweets
• Maintain an editorial content calendar to assist in managing content for the organization website, e-newsletter and social media platforms
• Assist with event planning and promotion
• Research funding prospects (public, foundation, corporate) and assist in drafting grant proposals
Applicants must be at least a college sophomore in good standing or a graduate student in good standing. Students pursuing a degree in communications, journalism, youth development, education, or a related field are encouraged to apply. We are looking for candidates with the following skills and characteristics:
• Strong writing and research skills
• Self-starter, reliable, flexible
• Able to manage multiple tasks
• Effective interpersonal communication skills
• Organized, detail-oriented with excellent follow-through
• Deadline oriented
• Creative with an ability and interest in translating information into visual and shareable online content
• Excellent computer skills or ability to quickly learn various computer programs including: Microsoft programs (Excel, Outlook and Word)
• Graphic design experience, experience using Adobe In Design, or knowledge of HTML a plus
• Minimum of 10 hours and up to 25 hours per week during the school year