Nonprofit Programs/Operations Internship


Cause Areas


Sat Jan 20, 2018 - Sun May 20, 2018


100 Park LaneCharlestown, RI 02813
Southern Rhode Island Volunteers



Complete operational tasks associated with the day-to-day operation of the non-profit:

  • Work with RSVP/Programs Director to identify operational projects including updates, repairs, etc.
  • Lead one operational project

Budget Development and Management:
Create 2-4 tasks associated with developing the annual budget and/or specific budgets for a program, program service or proposed program/service addition:
  • Work with individual program leads to create program specific budgets
  • Create annual budget per program and operational needs
  • Identify funding gaps and create mitigation plans
  • Develop monthly operational budget reports

Complete 2-5 different tasks associated with fundraising:
  • Complete one public outreach activity to increase volunteer/donor membership
  • Assist in or complete the research and writing of at least one grant
  • Create and implement one new fundraising idea or edit to a current fundraising effort to improve net outcomes

Program Development and Implementation:
Complete 3-5 different tasks associated with program development, implementation, communication & evaluation:
  • Co-plan and direct one program
  • Create and/or update program or program event plan
  • Create and disseminate appropriate communication materials
  • Manage set up and breakdown of event promoting volunteerism and/or services
  • Oversee activity on event day
  • Perform a pre and post event evaluation/review

Public Relations:
  • Work with staff and marketing interns to create marketing, advertising, or general communication material to promote SRIV and/or its programs/events working under the direction of the Executive Director and SRIV's Marketing Committee
  • Develop a press release, newspaper or web article, website update, sign, etc. around an event or SRIV's programs and value to the community at large
  • Deliver a presentation to a community group or school to promote events, increase volunteerism and/or philanthropic support


  • Advertising
  • Content Management Systems
  • Capacity Planning
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible

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