As One Foundation Seeking Fundraising Intern

Fundraising Intern
The As One Foundation is currently seeking a student or recent graduate for a fundraising/event planning internship beginning immediately with potential to extend though the academic year. The communications intern will be expected to provide a minimum of 10 hours/week to support the As One Foundation’s fundraising strategy.

Interns at the As One Foundation will be exposed to an exceptionally dynamic, mission-oriented, independent environment, working primarily via telecommunication. Ingenuity is encouraged.
The Foundation has an international reach and mission to help young people unlock & unleash their full potential through athletics, education and spiritual enrichment.

Internship Summary
Remotely and/or in As One’s Houston, Texas; Metro Atlanta and Nassau & Freeport Bahamas offices, the fundraising/event planning intern may:

  • Maintain and update AS ONE’s fundraising database. grants records, including schedules for deliverables and application renewals.
  • Research and document prospective funding sources including foundations, potential sponsors, grants and other potential donors of cash, materials, and/or services.
  • Assist with fundraising and publicity campaigns: solicitations, sponsor relations, press releases, public service announcements, follow-up calls, preparation of solicitation and press packets, etc.
  • Assist with coordination, record-keeping, and promotion of As One Fundraising events.
  • Assist with coordination of sponsor relations: ensure sponsors receive timely notice and provide their event-related ads, logos, guest lists, etc., in time to gain all benefits due.
  • Design posters, flyers, invitations, thank you cards, etc.
  • Track and compile fundraising and/or media statistics
  • Track and organize auction donations, and prepare bid-sheets, auction materials, etc.
  • Write for the AS ONE VOICE newsletter and other relevant publications.
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • Support Executive Director as needed.

Qualifications

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills are a must.
  • Experience working with or as part of large volunteer communities is a major plus.
  • Comfort with a wide variety of communications tools is a must: for example, mailing lists, Constant Contact, SimplyCast, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Interest in As One and its mission.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Web applications, experience with design software a plus).
  • Must be able to work well independently, with limited supervision in a transparent and collaborative environment.
  • Comfort working with people of diverse demographics and cultural characteristics.

This is an unpaid internship. School credit may be available.

To Apply
Please send brief cover letter (including availability), resume and three short writing samples to Tomia@AsOneFoundation.org. Put the position title (Fundraising Intern) in your subject line.

Please copy and paste the text of your CV into the e-mail, in addition to attaching the file. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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