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Internship: Fund Development Specialist

Date posted: 06/06/12
Contact Annie Bauccio, Co-Founder, Educate Our State
Employer Name: Educate Our State
Location: Flexible/Work from home
Duration: Summer
Deadline: ASAP
Field: Non-Profit/Philanthropy
Hours: 30-40 Hours Per Week
Who should apply? Both Undergrad and Graduate Students

Statewide Educational Nonprofit Educate Our State seeks an intern who is currently a student concentrating in marketing, K-12 education, public policy or education policy with a creative flair and general passion for public education to join its work for the summer. 

The intern will concentrate efforts on coordinating Fall Luncheon & Conference. This work will be completed almost entirely online, although will include phone and email contact with supporters of the Educate Our State, and Luncheon/Conference attendees. 

The Intern will be wholly responsible for planning and executing all efforts in concert with our board of directors. Our expectation is that this internship will offer a substantial opportunity to learn grassroots organizing techniques, while testing knowledge learned in the intern’s home institution course work. The intern will work closely with the organization’s Fund Development team to complete fundraising goals for 2012. The work will take place in your own space, but will offer significant contact with our dynamic board of directors.

Specific tasks may include but are not limited to: 

  • Project planning and execution.
  • Special Event organization including record keeping and tracking attendees. 
  • Assisting in creating event collateral and promotional materials.
  • Creation of online event presence.
  • Engage in social networking to cultivate viral attention to our work & event.
Skills & Abilities:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to 

The Summer Internship is restricted to people who are currently active matriculating students in an accredited program who are preferably on summer break, and who are eligible to work in the US. 

All students must provide their own computer and work-space, housing and transportation. All students must be positive, professional self-starters, who are able to complete tasks given in a reasonable amount of time. Students must have excellent written, grammatical, and verbal skills, and be able to work in online platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, You Tube) with ease. Experience with Special Events Organization, grassroots organizing and non-profits a plus. Excellent skills in Word and Excel required. 

The ideal candidate will be extremely organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, friendly over the phone (or in iChat or video conference), as well as willing and able to learn new online platforms. 

Opportunity to participate in conference calls with statewide leaders of Education Policy Reform efforts will be available. Students should be available for the entire summer.

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