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The Hidden Genius Project
519 17th St., Suite 240
Posted: June 16 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionOutstanding Crowdfunding Campaign Internship Opportunity!
Founded in 2012, The Hidden Genius Project (HGP) is an Oakland based non-profit with a mission to train and mentor underserved, black male youth in technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities in the present and future. Since the programs inception, we have sought to be the leading incubator of high-performing black male entrepreneurs and technologists, providing Bay Area middle school and high school black male students with the skills, mentors, and experiences they need to be fundamentally transform their lives. To learn more visit www.hiddengeniusproject.org.
Position Purpose and Summary:
The Hidden Genius Project is seeking a dynamic individual with a keen desire to utilize their research, marketing, and PR skills to help launch a blockbuster crowdfunding campaign. This is an exceptional opportunity for a current student or recent grad to work in a fast-paced organization making a tremendous impact.
This intern must be self-motivated, task-focused AND creative, with the ability to participate in various stages of this landmark initiative. The internship benefits include: gaining a deep understanding of how to work in a fast paced, start-up environment; the ability to take ownership of specific projects; participating in strategy brainstorming sessions; conducting thorough market research; and learning how to creatively engage and interact with offline and online audiences.
•Research– Research and identify successful Crowdfunding campaigns, prospective funders, press contacts, tech sector influencers, including, but not limited to, for profit, not for profit, government organizations, and individuals, thereafter, compiling all data into a spreadsheet for strategic outreach.
•Communication– Support the creation of campaign pitch, overview, and content to be featured on the HGP campaign page.
•Social media – Help to drive and grow The Hidden Genius Project’s social presence across multiple digital media platforms, including, but not limited to: MailChimp, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and You Tube.
•Logistical support– Support the coordination of in-office meetings and community events including scheduling, venue arrangements, set-up, equipment needs, refreshments, materials, and event invitations and RSVP processes.
•Other duties as assigned by the Development Director – Works with other staff as needed to accomplish tasks and responsibilities and other duties as assigned by the Development Director.
Requirements• Basic office skills
• Basic research skills
• Basic fundraising skills
• Demonstrated ability to learn on the job
• Proficiency with popular social media tools, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, among others.
• High energy level, with excellent people skills
• Ability to work in a self-directed environment
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and Google Drive (preferred)