Volunteer Coordinator Intern

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Drowning Prevention Foundation
901 Mission Street, Suite 105
San Francisco, CA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Part-time, Unpaid

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Volunteer Coordinator Intern needed for nonprofit organization!

With guidance from the Volunteer Director, the Volunteer Coordinator Intern will be responsible for volunteer recruitment at the national level. The Volunteer Coordinator Intern will recruit volunteers in the hopes of them implementing projects and programs in their local communities. The focus of this internship is to market these volunteer opportunities to cities across the nation.

This internship is great for those majoring in communications, public relations, marketing, business administration, health education, public health, or nonprofit/public administration. Other majors are welcome to apply as duties can be adapted to coincide with your career goals!

-Flexible hours that work around your school and work schedule--perfect for college students!
-Gain valuable and applicable professional work skills
-Great reference for future internships/employers
-Receive guidance and mentorship in various aspects of career and professional development

Please send your CUSTOMIZED (see below) cover letter and one-page résumé to the Volunteer Director at volunteer@nokidsdrown.org. In your cover letter, please include the following:
-Work/internship/volunteer experience
-Description of your organizational style and how you plan on managing multiple projects at the same time
-Number of hours you hope to spend interning each week
-Brownie points: include an idea, or ideas, on how you plan to recruit volunteers for the organization
-Anything else you want the Volunteer Director to know


The responsibilities of this internship will go well beyond that of a typical intern experience. There will not be photocopying, coffee runs, or other menial tasks; you will plan and carry out important, large-scale projects that directly benefit the organization's mission and goals. Thus, you will develop real-life skills that can be demonstrated to future employers.


-Minimum of 10-15 hours per week; hours are flexible and done as a combination of in-person meetings and telecommuting
-Minimum of one semester (~6 month) commitment
-Must live (or be willing to travel) to San Francisco or Daly City on a weekly or biweekly basis for meetings
-Daily computer access for internet and email (must be able check and respond to emails AT LEAST once per day, Monday - Friday)
-Strong writing skills are crucial (given that a majority of communication is conducted over email, you will be asked to draft a sample written statement that demonstrates your ability to develop progressional and appropriate correspondence on behalf of the organization)

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