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Mon Jun 05, 2017 - Mon Jun 26, 2017


Marina Del ReyLos Angeles, CA 90066


External Relations Intern

Department: Administration

Location: Marina Del Rey, CA

Position type: Internship

Email: internship@foundanimals.org

Organization Overview:

The Found Animals Foundation is a cutting edge non-profit organization managed by savvy business and science professionals focused on social entrepreneurship. We are a well-funded startup organization that takes pride in bringing together great minds from diverse backgrounds in our mission to reduce shelter euthanasia in Los Angeles. Our culture and work environment sets us apart from traditional non-profit startups and inspires our talented team to create innovative ideas and solutions to complex programs and initiatives. Our animal-friendly, creative office suites are located on the west side of Los Angeles.

Internship Program Overview:

Under general supervision of the Executive Director, as the External Relations Intern you will be working on a variety of projects as a key part of the overall effort to enhance the organization’s resources, reputation, and relationships within the animal welfare community and pet business industry.

This External Relationships Intern position is an unpaid volunteer position with a nonprofit organization. We are happy to work with students so that they may receive academic credit or outside funding for their work.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Identify potential corporate partnerships and affiliates

  • Follow up on contacts and support cultivation of relationships with corporate partners and affiliates

  • Research conferences and identify potential speaking opportunities that are relevant to Michelson Found Animals or the senior staff’s experience

  • Conduct research and develop a list of awards for which Michelson Found Animals could be a candidate to receive and identify opportunities for the organization to be recognized for its work, accomplishments, initiatives, etc.

  • Research and identify potential university programs for potential partnership on analyzing industry trends

  • Other duties as assigned


  • MBA or are currently pursuing their MBA

  • Excellent research and written communication skills

  • Self-starter, well-organized, and able to work independently

  • Ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities

  • Interest in non-profit administration

Length of Project:

  • 10-12 weeks (based on availability) or in accordance with for-credit internship requirements

To Apply:

1. Complete an application at www.foundanimals.org/get-involved/internships

2. Send a resume and cover letter to internship@foundanimals.org


  • Resource Development / Management
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Business Development
  • Administrative Support
  • Market Research / Analysis

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 10-12 weeks, 20/hr per week
  • MBA or pursuing MBA, research and communication skills, self-starter, independent, multi-tasking

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