Marketing & Communications Intern, Non-Profit - Spring 2015

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Tierra del Sol Foundation
9919 Sunland Blvd.
Sunland, CA
Application Deadline: February 1, 2015
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Foundation Overview: Tierra’s mission is to “work continuously to increase opportunities for people with disabilities to participate, contribute, and succeed as productive and valued citizens of our community. In addition, we will communicate, educate and advocate to increase our community’s understanding and appreciation for the capabilities of the people we serve.” Our vision is that, “a strong and vibrant community is one in which all of its members contribute their strengths and assets to the common good. Tierra’s role in our community is to empower people with disabilities to fulfill their potential and desire to become productive citizens who are accepted and valued for the contributions they make to the economic, civic, and cultural vitality of our community. We are actively working toward the day when people with any type of disability are fully accepted in our community – as neighbors, co-workers, and contributors to our society.”

The Tierra del Sol Foundation’s Development Department is responsible for the organization’s branding, communications, special events, corporate relations, and fundraising. This is a unique opportunity to gain insights into how a medium-sized non-profit organization functions, while helping us to serve our clients, adults with developmental disabilities, by assisting the Development Department with their marketing and fundraising efforts. This internship is for a set period of 150-200 hours and carries no offer or guarantee of employment with the organization.

Compensation: This internship is unpaid and compensated with course credit from a college or university. This internship does not include medical benefits. While working with us, the intern will have access to our employee entertainment discount program, monthly safety snack incentives, special employee events, eligible for credit union membership, and will be provided a supportive learning environment.

To learn more about Tierra Del Sol and the services we provide our clients, you are encouraged to visit our website at You are also encouraged to check out our video at prior to applying to get a better understanding of the clients we serve. Qualified applicants should send resume and cover letter detailing why you would like to do this unpaid internship and how you feel your skills, knowledge and abilities would contribute to your success.


The marketing intern will work with the members of the Development Department and the Chief Programs Officer, on a number of projects including, but not limited to:
•Conducting consumer research surveys
•Analyzing existing and new survey data
•Working closely with Program Directors and Chief Program Officer to craft agency-wide and program specific messages
•Assist with social media and website updates
•Other duties as assigned.


To be considered for this position, applicants should have a sincere desire to learn about marketing & communications, fundraising operations, and a strong desire to serve others. Applicants should have good computer skills with knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), social media, and have excellent organizational skills. Applicants will need to be able to pass a DOJ LiveScan background check and a physical exam which includes a TB test.

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