Internships - Nonprofit Operations and Communications Roles


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Cause Areas

When

Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:00 AM - Fri Jun 29, 2018 04:00 PM

Where

1703 Darrow aveSuite 1Suite 1Evanston, IL 60202
Intern working on a mailing campaign

About

Internships Available: Improve Lives in Bolivia by Supporting a Local, Medical Nonprofit!

What We Do: Solidarity Bridge is an Evanston-based nonprofit organization committed to building a healthier future with the people of Bolivia and Paraguay through domestic and international partnerships. We train and equip medical communities, empowering them to provide high-complexity surgery and other health care for patients with scarce economic resources. Rooted in the Catholic social justice tradition, we welcome partners of all faiths and traditions who wish to serve.

Who We’re Looking For: Solidarity Bridge has a team of proactive, energetic staff and a casual work environment. During summer 2018, we seek to engage two passionate, motivated individuals as interns to help expand our impact. The positions provide students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in global health nonprofit operations, communications, and/or fundraising. Students with interest and experience in the areas below are encouraged to apply; internships and projects will be assigned according to skills and interests. We request 10-15 hours per week for June through August. Work schedule is flexible within our Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. office hours.

Position #1: OPERATIONS INTERN

Responsibilities

OPERATIONS SUPPORT

  • Provide support to the Operations Coordinator and program staff on special projects and initiatives such as the procurement of medical supplies and the logistical preparation behind our medical mission trips
  • Help coordinate and assemble fundraising mailings (addressing, folding, stuffing, sealing, and stamping of mass mailings)
  • Assist with general office tasks (filing, copying, organizing digital photos, etc.) and special event planning
  • Pack luggage for mission trips and handle medical supplies through a new inventory system and software
  • Work closely with Operations Coordinator regarding day-to-day needs of the organization

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A strong interest in global/public health and social justice
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel
  • Ability to work independently and manage time-sensitive tasks
  • Passion and enthusiasm for, and clear knowledge of, Solidarity Bridge’s mission

Position #2: COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Responsibilities
WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

  • Assist in the strategic development of content for all channels
  • Participate in writing and editing for email blasts, blogs, website, and social media
  • Research and writing for grant proposals and reports

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • Manage the filing, tagging, and tracking of mission trip photography
  • Create short videos for web and social media
  • Design graphics for blog posts, social media, and website
  • Create promotional materials for fundraising events and donor needs as assigned

COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Manage and seek to grow email and direct mail contact lists
  • Build, schedule, and manage posts on social media channels
  • Help expand/improve performance of communications by developing new tools and methods
  • Track metrics for email, social media, and donor segments

Preferred Qualifications

  • Pursuing studies in journalism, communications, media studies, marketing, or related field
  • Experience in writing for digital outlets (email blasts, blogs, social media)
  • Experience in web content management, email management, Facebook Pages, Instagram, Hootsuite, Microsoft Office, and video editing
  • Experience with design and layout (MS Publisher, Canva, or Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Passion and enthusiasm for, and clear knowledge of, Solidarity Bridge’s mission
  • Organized and self-motivated with a keen attention to detail
  • Sound judgment, professionalism, and a positive attitude
  • Desire to grow professionally and ability to receive constructive feedback
  • Bilingual (Spanish-English) is a plus!

Skills

  • Fundraising
  • Healthcare
  • Warehouse Equipment Operations
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Operations
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 10 hours of week for 10 weeks

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