Internships

Communications/PR Intern

15-20 hrs/wk

Ongoing until June

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Office Manager and working under the guidance of the Executive Director, the Communications/PR Intern will be responsible for assisting with the development and distribution of promotional materials for spring and summer programs.

Job Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Initiative to improve upon current practices
  • Computer literacy: word-processing, e-mail and database functions required; proficiency in Word and Excel preferred
  • Knowledge and interest in the environment a plus

Intern will gain experience in the following specific areas:

  • Development of press releases, flyers and email blasts
  • Updating a website and social media sites
  • Outreach to media contacts to provide content for various hyper-local websites, blogs and other news outlets
  • Local and grassroots marketing

Development Intern

15-20 hrs/wk

Ongoing until June

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Office Manager and working under the guidance of the Executive Director, the Development Intern will be responsible for assisting with tasks associated with fundraising and special events.

Job Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Initiative and be comfortable asking for donations
  • Computer literacy: word-processing, e-mail and database functions required; proficiency in Word and Excel preferred
  • Knowledge and interest in the environment a plus

Intern will gain experience in the following specific areas:

  • A career in nonprofit fundraising
  • Revenue sources and fundraising strategies
  • Writing fundraising appeal letters and donor thank you letters
  • Assisting in the management of a silent auction for a fundraising event

If interested, please email Mary Ellen Kelly at execdirector@sheldrakecenter.org or (914) 834-1443