WYLD: 8-10 week (10hrs / week minimum) Programming/Fundraising Internship (Unpaid)


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


4410 McKinley AveLos Angeles, CA 90011


*Partial to 60% virtual internship possible

The intern/interns will help build, maintain and grow WYLD’s programs and help accelerate our mission to connect urban youth and veterans with wilderness education experiences that foster personal growth. There will be flexibility with these positions/responsibilities because we want them to fit your interests and experience. Please note, we are a small nonprofit and everyone ends up wearing multiple hats. WYLD’s bigger need currently is in fundraising. Learn more about us at wyld.org :)

What we’re looking for:

  • Experience/interest in outdoor education

  • Comfortable working with communities from all walks of life

  • Comfortable with Window & Mac operating systems, proficient with Gmail, Google Docs, and MS Word, Excel, & Powerpoint

  • Strong writing, telephone, and in-person conversational skills

  • Spanish Language skills (preferred because of the population we work with, not required!)

Additional Qualifications -

  • Ability to work at our office near USC and visit Carver Middle School at times, and make occasional weekend / trip prep. commitments (with reasonable notice).

  • Comfortable working with communities from all walks of life, including communities of color and communities from various socioeconomic backgrounds

  • Comfortable with Google Docs, Window & Mac operating systems, proficient with and MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Familiarity with Nationbuilder is a plus!

  • Strong writing skills, telephone and in-person conversational skills

1). Programmatic Intern Responsibilities will include:

  • Logistical, administrative and coordinator support for day hikes / summer expeditions

  • Putting together and helping to develop WYLD curricula for certain programs

  • Correspondence with youth, parents, agency contacts, staff and board members

  • Help maintain and develop program metrics (measuring success of program)

  • Assist with youth interaction on social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Nationbuilder, LinkedIn, Google+, Youtube

  • Researching and connecting with potential collaborators

  • Working with the Garden Instructor at the Carver Middle School garden where other responsibilities will include:

  • Working with students in an environmental education setting

  • Demonstrating and overseeing basic garden work and tool safety with students.

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2). Fundraising Intern Responsibilities may include:

  • Drafting correspondence with donors

  • Database management

  • Assist with social media and email campaigns. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Salesforce, Nationbuilder, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Youtube

  • Assisting with preparation and execution of crowdfunding campaigns (Indiegogo)

  • Put together and help develop WYLD curricula for certain programs

  • Correspondence with youth, parents, agency contact points, staff and board members

  • Occasional support for trips / excursions (admin, coordination, outreach, etc).

What’s in it for you?

  • Be exposed to all aspects of managing a nonprofit management and governance

  • Gain hands-on experience with an array of traditional and modern fundraising program management and coordination

  • Learn advanced fundraising or programmatic strategy skills from software and processes to marketing automation

  • Receive School Credit for internship requirement

  • Flexible schedule and ability to work remotely

  • Enjoying the purposeful work of helping WYLD serve youth and Vets outside!

The position will be a minimum of 10 hours a week for at least 8-10 weeks (there is room for flexibility in terms of internship length).

Please email a cover letter and resume to info@wyld.org if you are interested in applying for this position!

Note: These are unpaid positions.

Office address: On the campus of Carver Middle School, 4410 McKinley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011


  • Mentoring
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Fundraising
  • Environmental Education
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • 10 hrs / week minimum

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