Nonprofit Strategy and Marketing Intern
Causewave Community Partners is the place where causes, ideas and organizations come to build movements around their missions. Causewave is a nonprofit collaborative of local businesses and volunteers that works to achieve meaningful change for organizations and communities through collective impact projects and capacity building programs in the areas of nonprofit management, professional development, fund raising, strategic planning and marketing. The only organization of its kind in the United States, Causewave was founded in 1950 as The Advertising Council of Rochester and serves hundreds of nonprofits each year.
As part of a small team, interns at Causewave are an integral part of the organization’s work. Interns can expect to work on substantive projects, develop professional skills, network with industry professionals, and benefit from the personal attention of their supervisors. Internship schedules are flexible and usually require a 10-15 hour weekly commitment. Internships are unpaid. Students seeking academic credit should inquire with their school regarding any requirements.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Support staff members with the delivery of quality programs to nonprofits, e.g., brand development, communications planning, etc.
- Work with representatives from marketing/advertising, government and nonprofit organizations to implement various outreach activities to support a community impact initiative
- Assist in developing timely, relevant and fresh content for the website, email, and social media
- Develop and implement a social media plan for specific events/ initiatives
- Analyze and synthesize data from SurveyMonkey surveys
- Support the organization’s administrative activities, including website
- maintenance/updates, event/program logistics, database management (Salesforce.com), and other general office duties
Students should consult with academic faculty to determine if this unpaid experience will earn credit
Are you still reading? Because these things are also important:
- Community mindedness: If you dream of the glamour and glory of the marketing/business world, this internship may not be for you. BUT if you think organizations and individuals can be forces for good, and you can’t help but look around for ways to make things better, giddy up.
- Grit: There are few people who understand the value of persistence and resilience better than those who spend time working in the nonprofit sector. You should be excited about putting your grit to good use through this opportunity.
- Flexibility: We’re an ambitious organization. We’ve got big goals and take on a lot to achieve them. Because of that, it’s safe to say that you’ll be jumping from task to task so much that your head may spin. You should be built for that.
- Writing skills: You’ll be asked to complete a number of tasks that rely on strong and strategic writing skills. If this isn’t something you see as a strength currently, this internship experience could be an opportunity to work on it.
- Project management: We are a results-oriented organization, so we will always be looking to show what has been accomplished. That means you need to be great at supporting the team on projects, planning, prioritization, process and: Getting. Stuff. Done.
- Team attitude: We are all on the same team, and when one of us succeeds, we all do. That means you’ll look for opportunities to pitch in on things–both big and small.
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- General project management skills
- Energetic and flexible
Here’s what we’re about. Causewave Community Partners’ long-term vision is this: ours will be a community known for addressing big challenges through collaboration, and that our organization will be one of the primary justifications for that reputation. We’ll be a magnet for passionate people looking to do good and the place where ideas, causes and organizations come to build momentum around their mission.
Does this describe you? We want to hear from you!
To apply for this internship opportunity, please send a résumé and cover letter to Andrea Carvalho at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re committed to diversity.
Causewave recognizes the importance of a culture that embraces diversity and appreciates, understands and values individual differences. We are
committed to increasing the diversity of our staff, board and volunteers at all levels; to creating an inclusive, respectful and equitable environment; to serving our diverse customers with culturally sensitive programs and services; and to continually improving Causewave’s culture, policies and practices through learning and leadership.