Pro Bono Summer Marketing & Communications Fellow

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Taproot Foundation
40 Worth St.
New York, NY
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

Are you wondering how to leverage your strengths for the social good? Do you want a summer internship where you can gain concrete skills, build your network and collaborate with a passionate team of change strategists?
The Taproot Foundation Advisory Services team is uniquely positioned in the space between the corporate and nonprofit worlds, advising companies on how to meet their employee and community engagement goals through pro bono programs. We are seeking a dynamic undergrad with strong communication skills, an eye towards graphic design and a keen interest in helping companies positively affect communities to join our team.

ABOUT TAPROOT
Most organizations tackling social problems don’t have access to the marketing, design, technology, management or strategic planning resources they need to succeed. Without this talent, few are able to have their intended impact on critical issues like the environment, health and education. Taproot is a leading national nonprofit organization that makes business talent available to organizations working to improve society. We engage the nation’s millions of business professionals in pro bono services both through our award-winning programs and by partnering with companies to develop their pro bono programs.

Taproot’s Advisory Services practice has worked with over 30 Fortune 500 companies and organizations across industries - including American Express, Gap Inc., Citi, HP and LinkedIn - to design and bring to life high-impact pro bono service programs that connect the professional skills of employees with the needs of community partners.

To learn more about Taproot, visit www.taprootfoundation.org.

THE OPPORTUNITY
This pro bono fellow will play a leading role in the coordination and rollout of a robust external communications plan for the Advisory Services practice, as well as the development and promotion of new processes and collateral. This fellowship provides a unique opportunity to explore a fast-growing, mission-oriented consulting practice from the inside, while gaining exposure to our work with a portfolio of high-caliber clients. The clients we engage include corporate foundation staff and corporate social responsibility departments of many Fortune 500 companies.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supporting the design and development of new processes and publications to support external communications
- Coordinating the development and distribution of content for external communications like our blogs, corporate newsletter, presentations, etc.
- Supporting execution of external communications
- Supporting projects to streamline and improve the team’s information management and knowledge sharing processes
- Providing recommendations around external communications strategy
- Supporting the planning and coordination for the Pro Bono Summit event in February 2013

Responsibilities

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supporting the design and development of new processes and publications to support external communications
- Coordinating the development and distribution of content for external communications like our blogs, corporate newsletter, presentations, etc.
- Supporting execution of external communications
- Supporting projects to streamline and improve the team’s information management and knowledge sharing processes
- Providing recommendations around external communications strategy
- Supporting the planning and coordination for the Pro Bono Summit event in February 2013

Requirements

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
The successful candidate will be an exceptional communicator and creative thinker with top-notch writing, organizational and self-management skills. An interest in influencing corporate philanthropy and connecting corporate resources to the nonprofit sector is a must! We’re looking for a team player who is ready to work hard and to bring his or her full self to this exciting position. In return, we’ll provide a fun working environment, dynamic projects and a structured focus on your individual professional growth.

EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES
The ideal candidate has proven ability in the skills below as well as a strong interest in working with an innovative and entrepreneurial nonprofit organization.
- Interest in corporate responsibility, corporate philanthropy, employee volunteerism, management consulting and/or marketing and communications preferred
- Exceptional written communication skills
- Strong visual design skills and an ability to develop compelling articles or items that draw in a variety of audiences
- Experience with visual communication styles, document layout or graphic design a strong plus
Strong organizational skills, project management experience, and an ability to work independently while functioning effectively as a member of a team
- Excellent attention to detail
- Expertise with MS Word and PowerPoint
- Ability to work at least 15 hours per week

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