Playworks San Francisco Development Internship


Cause Areas


Mon Sep 19, 2016 - Wed Dec 21, 2016


650 5th StSuite 311San Francisco, CA 94107


At Playworks we believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. Every day, we work tirelessly to ensure that every kid gets a chance to play on our playgrounds. While our recess coaches are out on our partner school playgrounds, our office staff are also hard at work, doing the background work that makes our organization run. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, and we offer a playful working environment based on respect, professionalism, service, and fun.

This 10 week internship focuses on learning basic non-profit development skills, and an introduction to Salesforce. Salesforce is a cloud based platform used by Playworks and many other nonprofits to organize data and manage relationships. We are looking for a bright and dedicated intern looking to enter the nonprofit world that can commit to one 4 hour timeframe per week for 8-10 weeks. Specific dates and time to be arranged.

This internship may include other components, based on the interest of the candidate as well as the current needs of the organization. Projects may include: assisting with direct email campaigns, executing a personal fundraising campaign, volunteering with a coach at our schools, event planning, and corporate engagement.

Learning Objectives include:

  • Proficiency at Salesforce basics including: Contact information, Opportunities, Reports, and Campaigns

  • Proficiency in corporate prospect research

  • Proficiency in major donor prospect research

  • Experience in nonprofit fundraising

Qualifications include:

  • Proficiency in Google email and docs

  • Intermediate computer and Internet literacy

  • Quick learner

  • Independent worker that can thrive with little instruction

  • Possess analytic and organizational skills

This is an unpaid, volunteer internship. If interested, please send your resume and a short cover letter stating your experience and why you are interested in working at Playworks to:


  • Resource Development / Management
  • Donor Management
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Customer Acquisition
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours, 1-2 days per week for 10 weeks(or longer)
  • We can figure out the schedule and timing together. We are very flexible and want to work with you!
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