Marketing Intern


Cause Areas


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


901 Mission StreetSuite 205San Francisco, CA 94103


UniversalGiving , an award-winning global nonprofit, is seeking a creative, enthusiastic Marketing Intern. The Marketing Intern will have a profound impact by helping us develop key partnerships to increase awareness of our work in over 100 countries. If you are passionate about social change and enjoy working with an international team, come join UniversalGiving!

Full Description

UniversalGiving is an award-winning website allowing people to donate and volunteer with top performing vetted projects all over the world. Unique to UniversalGiving, 100% of a donation goes directly to the cause. Our corporate services allow us to become self-sustaining. UniversalGiving Corporate provides strategy, operations, and NGO vetting to scale companies’ CSR programs in more than 120 countries. UniversalGiving has been featured on the homepage of BusinessWeek , , CBS , The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

The Marketing Intern will be responsible for a variety of projects including writing, online research, media relations, and social media outreach. You will gain practical, real-world experience through developing critical marketing partnerships, managing social media platforms, and publishing our e-newsletter. The ideal candidate is ready to support our mission and get the word out about international giving and volunteering.

As a UniversalGiving intern, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a diverse, passionate team representing over 25 cultures. Our work culture is fast-paced and entrepreneurial, yet collaborative and fun including monthly potlucks and team events. Come work with us to make Giving and Volunteering A Natural Part of Everyday Life!


  • Research and outreach to develop critical marketing partnerships

  • Prepare for CEO’s speaking engagements, conferences, and events

  • Execute on the University Outreach program by emailing, making phone calls and sending materials to various universities to increase brand awareness about UniversalGiving

  • Manage social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest

  • Research and market to target celebrities

  • Draft content for online communication including newsletter and blog posts

  • Maintain important relationships/communications history in Salesforce Database

  • Provide administrative support as needed

With proven track record

  • Special projects as needed on an on-going basis


  • Excellent writing and editing skills

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines

  • Team player, but also has the ability to work independently

  • Demonstrated interest in the field of PR, communications, or marketing

  • Strong familiarity with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest)

  • Computer skills, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Commitment to using and updating Salesforce, our Relationship Database

5CF Interest in nonprofit work, international issues, and philanthropy

  • Full support of the mission and vision of UniversalGiving


  • Gain experience at a unique nonprofit that creates an impact on both a macro and an individual level-- from building the Corporate Social Responsibility programs of Fortune 500 companies to protecting endangered sea turtles

  • Gain entry, exposure, and experience in the nonprofit industry

  • Collaborate within a positive team environment

  • Increase your understanding of and alignment with global issues

  • Network with other nonprofit professionals in an open office environment

  • Career mentoring with Pamela Hawley, Founder & CEO of UniversalGiving

  • For students, class credit can be arranged according to school requirements

Duration: Minimum 15-20 hours per week required for the duration of the internship, at least a minimum of 3 to 4 months. Ideal candidates are available to work out of our San Francisco office 3-4 days/week (Monday through Friday).


"I came into UniversalGiving as a shy recent graduate. I soon saw that this internship was like no other-- I worked on high-level projects, I was mentored by the CEO (unheard of!), and I bonded with the grooviest team I have ever come across. The nerves left, but the values and experiences will stay."

Germaine Lau, former Executive Assistant Intern

About UniversalGiving

UniversalGiving is an award-winning website allowing people to donate and volunteer with top performing projects all over the world. Our projects are vetted through a proprietary Quality Modelâ„¢ to ensure the most effective, trustworthy philanthropy possible. Unique to UniversalGiving, we take no cut on donations. 100% of your donation goes directly to the cause.

UniversalGiving Corporate consults with Fortune 500 companies on the strategy, operations and NGO Vetting for their international giving and volunteering programs all over the world. Some clients include Cisco, Symantec, Fluor, Sabre, MTV.

Located in the heart of San Francisco, UniversalGiving has been profiled on CBS and in FOX Business Network , and has also been featured in BusinessWeek Fast Company , CSRWire , WomenEntrepreneur , , NBC News , The Christian Science Monitor , The New York Times , The Financial Times , MarketWatch , , and See Change Magazine . UniversalGiving has been voted as one the top nonprofits on Great Nonprofits in 2012, and was a Webby Award Honoree.

CEO Pamela Hawley is a winner of the Jefferson Award (the Nobel Prize in Community Service) and was selected as one of 50 leaders to the White House's Next Generation Leadership and Social Innovation event. She is a Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award , and a Colburn S. Wilbur Leadership Fellow at the Global Ethics Institute. She is a Fast Company Expert Blogger on CSR.

UniversalGiving’s Mission : We Connect People to Top Performing Opportunities Worldwide.

UniversalGiving’s Vision : "To Create a World Where Giving and Volunteering Are a Natural Part of Everyday Life."

To Apply:

Email your resume, cover letter, and writing sample (2 pages max), and two professional references to with "Marketing Intern" in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

UniversalGiving is committed to understanding and representing the diverse populations it serves worldwide. Members of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, nationalities, physical abilities or disabilities, religions or beliefs, and cultures are welcome as employees and volunteers in our organization. We believe that a diverse team will best serve our diverse populations.

For more information please visit:

5CF UniversalGiving’s website

5CF CEO Pamela Hawley’s Blog: Living and Giving

5CF Follow Us on Twitter: @ UniversalGiving and @ PamelaHawley

5CF Follow Us on Pinterest: @ UniversalGiving

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