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DescriptionWe are looking for passionate, energetic students with exceptional skills to take initiative on a range of projects. This is an outstanding leadership opportunity in an innovative start-up nonprofit organization.
The Problem and Opportunity: At the same time nonprofits don’t have enough money to meet today’s challenges, Americans spend $250 billion a year on traditional presents. Frankly, many of us to not need another pen & pencil set, fruitcake, or pair of fuzzy slippers.
Our Approach: http://ChangingThePresent.org, an exciting nonprofit website, helps nonprofits capture some of the fortune normally spent on presents. It does so by making donations, made in a friend’s name, feel like a meaningful present. If you are familiar with Heifer International, you already know how powerful that is. In fat, Heifer raises $115 million a year that way. The site offers tangible charitable opportunities (preserve an acre of the rain forest, fund an hour of cancer research, provide books for kids, etc.), personalized printed greeting cards, wish lists, registries, and more.
About Us: The Board of Advisors includes some of the most prestigious leaders in the nonprofit sector.
What do we offer? You will enhance your resume with a solid record of professional achievement and community service, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped make the world a better place.
Where are you located?
We are in Manhattan, conveniently located right across from Madison Square Garden. There are four express subway stops within one block. We will also hire interns to work remotely from other cities.
I looked at your site and have some suggestions.
Great! This is a collaborative project, and we want to hear from you.
Is this a paid internship?
We can offer a great experience, a great addition to your resumé, academic credit (if your school allows), stunning recommendations, and a chance to make a difference, but we are a start-up nonprofit, so can only offer unpaid internship and volunteer positions.
When will you select the interns?
We’re agile. When we see a great candidate, we extend an invitation immediately. We won’t keep you waiting for a decision.
What dates will the internship run?
We are hiring for the spring semester, for the summer, and beyond. Tell us what you are looking for.
What are the hours?
We welcome full-time and part-time interns. Let us know what works for you.
What if my favorite cause is education?
Education is one of the causes we address. We also have internship opportunities focused on school fundraising at http://ClassWish.org.
Sounds exciting! How can I apply?
Please send an impressive cover letter and a resume to interns@ChangingThePresent.org.
ResponsibilitiesPeople are already using the site, and nonprofits are capturing new money from it. Now, we need to raise greater awareness and encourage more participation so we can make a bigger impact and promote this social norm. Interns will work in small teams focused on such things as:
? marketing to particular audiences, such as businesses, bloggers, press, nonprofits, magazine readers and celebrities
? marketing around particular causes, such as the environment, human rights, public health, children and education
? marketing around particular holidays
? creating and implementing social media campaigns
? building and leading a national network of volunteers
? creating graphics and promotional materials
? marketing the site to more of the million nonprofits in the country so they can benefit, too
You will take leadership on projects and work with other highly motivated interns, established professionals, and directly with the site’s co-founder.
RequirementsWe seek a wide range of skills: graphic designers, videographers, writers, researchers, creative thinkers, analytical sorts, community organizers, social media stars, people with great communication skills, MBA students, and more.
Must have brains, heart, passion, energy, and a passion to make a difference. We also need you to bring your own notebook computer.
If you want a great experience doing something you will always be proud of, send a cover letter and a resume to interns@ChangingThePresent.org. Impress us. This is competitive.