Land Protection Intern
Just as any successful non-profit requires talented staff and innovative programs to accomplish its mission; the programs and people who stand behind this mission require resources to be successful. Potomac Conservancy is therefore seeking a part-time development intern to assist with its growing development efforts in the Silver Spring, MD office. Currently supported by individual donations in addition to federal and foundation grants, the Potomac Conservancy is looking for an energetic team player who can assist with the tasks of raising additional revenue for our land conservation and water quality programs.
In 2013, the Potomac Conservancy will be revitalizing its fundraising campaign and is looking for an intern who can partner with the Development Director and Coordinator on a variety of projects. Some of the responsibilities of this position will include data entry for donor prospects, foundation and federal grant research, various writing projects, and assistance with event planning for a major annual gala. In addition, the intern will learn the strategies behind donor cultivation, the art of writing award-winning proposals, and hopefully have a great time raising revenues for a great cause.
The ideal intern has a strong interest in land and water conservation issues, is a stellar writer, and has an acute attention to detail. Additionally, he or she is outgoing and possesses a zest for interaction with all people. This ideal intern is also a team player with a willingness to take on any task for the good of the cause. Potomac Conservancy boasts a very collegial culture where ideas and issues are openly shared, and is looking for an intern who is comfortable sharing his or her views and suggestions. A sense of humor is required and creativity is appreciated. Strong preference will be given to candidates who can make a commitment of one year.
Compensation is in the form of academic credit and experience. Letters of recommendation and glowing references will be offered as well for the intern who makes worthwhile contributions to the organization.
How to Apply
Please email your resume, writing sample, and brief letter of interest to Rebecca Luib at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include any relevant development or conservation experience!
Outreach Internship (Volunteer, 15-20 hrs/wk)
This position will offer hands-on experience with non-profit outreach, event management, and communications. The intern will assist the Director of Community and Corporate Outreach in activities that engage the community in the welfare of the Potomac River and its tributaries (www.potomac.org).
Tasks/Duties: Assisting staff with planning and implementing events and activities for the Conservancy's River Center at Lock 8; staffing River Center events; assisting with the Conservancy’s outreach communications including an e-newsletter. The intern must be available Saturdays and/or Sundays to staff Potomac Conservancy events.
Qualifications: The successful applicant will have a background in event planning, outreach, marketing, communications, marketing, or fundraising. Undergraduate students or graduate students preferred. Must be a self-starter. Other requirements include excellent written and verbal communication skills, graphic design abilities, technological savvy, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task and work as part of a team. Knowledge of proofreading marks, HTML, and DreamWeaver desirable, but not necessary. Eagerness to learn about non-profit outreach, communications, and fundraising a plus. Interest in the environment and river activities very desirable.
Availability: 15-20 hours per week with some evening and weekend work for off-site events; September through December, 2013
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and one-page writing sample via email to Lien Vu at email@example.com.