CitySprouts Development Intern

10-15 hours/week for 4-month period

Compensation: this is an unpaid position

Start date: September 2016

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to Andrea Locke (alocke@citysprouts.org). Put the words “Development Intern” in the subject line.

Description

CitySprouts is a nonprofit school garden program that puts edible learning gardens front and center in children’s education. We make outdoor learning and healthy eating a part of children’s everyday school experience and give teachers the tools they need to create innovative and engaging garden-based lessons in every subject.

We’re looking for a creative, driven intern who will join our staff to help tell CitySprouts’ story across a variety of channels. The ideal candidate will leave this internship with a portfolio full of original content and valuable experience executing outreach and fundraising campaigns for a small nonprofit with a big mission.

Although this is an unpaid position, we will happily work with your college to make sure you get course credit, if available.

Responsibilities

  •       Promote CitySprouts with shareable content on Facebook and Twitter
  •       Track community engagement and email marketing benchmarks across several web applications (Facebook, Twitter, Constant Contact, Salesforce)
  •       Solicit in-kind donations from local businesses in Cambridge and Boston to support CitySprouts’ annual fundraising gala
  •       Follow up on all donation requests
  •       Provide logistical support to the event planning committee as needed
  •       Assist CitySprouts development associate in implementing a multimedia content plan
  •       Assist development associate in compiling reports of outreach effectiveness
  •       Support the development associate in attracting online donations
  •       Other tasks as needed

The ideal candidate will…

  •       Have strong communication skills, written and verbal
  •       Be proficient in Adobe Photoshop and/or InDesign
  •       Work collaboratively
  •       Be resourceful and tech-savvy
  •       Demonstrate a history of taking initiative in creative projects