Fundraising and Communications Intern
The Headwaters Foundation for Justice based in Minneapolis is a regional leader in supporting community. Since our inception in 1985, we have distributed more than $8 million in grants to community nonprofit organizations committed to social justice. It is our belief that there’s a reason people are passionate about social change. It’s because we know that if we can remove the root causes of injustice — the things that create poverty and discrimination and inequality — we can change the human condition, replacing desperation with opportunity, despair with hope. That’s the big picture.
The small detail is that injustice often is invisible. It takes a lot of dedicated people and groups seeing it for what it is and working where injustice thrives in order to make big change possible. We support groups working on the small details that fill in the big picture.
The Headwaters Foundation for Justice is seeking a Fundraising and Communications Intern to support the organization in the implementation of its annual fundraising campaign, special events and communications--electronic and print. This is an unpaid internship, but may be applied for college credit(s) if applicable and desired.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working under the direction of the Advancement Director, this position will focus on projects related to fundraising activities, copywriting, event logistics, social media, market research, and more.
Projects may include:
• Writing for e-newsletter, annual report, and website, including profiles on grant recipients and donors, event summaries, news stories.
• Facebook and Twitter postings.
•Video production, taping and editing events for web publication
• Writing press releases as assigned.
•Preparing fact sheets on the work of the foundation.
• Designing simple brochures or invitations for events or community projects.
• Assistance with event planning and logistics.
• Writing fundraising appeals and analyzing results.
•Market research and data entry of new donor prospects.
• Assist with preparing materials for presentations.
• Preparing mailings.
• Administrative support as assigned
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree in progress or completed in non-profit management, English, creative writing, communications, journalism, marketing, or related degree. Excellent writing and interviewing skills, attention to detail, and ability to creatively tell human-interest stories.
Interest in working with the web and electronic communications is a must. Successful candidate must have skill at using MS Office software suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Experience with Windows Movie Maker, desktop publishing and graphic software, particularly Microsoft Publisher, preferred.
Qualified candidates must possess strong communication skills as well passion and commitment to making this a just and equitable society.
To apply: Send letter of application outlining skills and interests to:
Jodi Williams 612 879-0602 x 12 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: 8-12 hours per week minimum.
Location: 2801 21st Ave S, Suite 132 B / Minneapolis