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Summer Internships!


Written by Plant With Purpose on May 25, 2010 in General


by Corbyn Small


Plant With Purpose is recruiting for our summer internship positions! Each semester we have two internships that allow students the opportunity to spend 12-15 hours a week in our office experiencing the inner workings of Plant With Purpose’s development department. These positions are typically filled by college students from USD, UCSD, PLNU, or SDSU during the regular school year. However, during the summertime many students who still live in San Diego return from colleges all over the nation and participate in our program. Our internships aren’t just open to college students though, we welcome the college graduates to apply as well to start bolstering that resume!

Do you know any college students or grads who are interested in non-profits and international community development? We need individuals who are receiving their education in public relations, marketing, journalism, and creative writing. Below are the two job descriptions for this summers positions for Grant Writing and our Public Relations and Events internships. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to corbyn@plantwithpurpose.org Please feel free to share this with others you think might be a good fit.

Grant Writing Intern

Summer 2010 May 31- September 15

Plant With Purpose, an environmental nonprofit organization that helps the rural poor through community development, seeks a Grant Writing and journalism intern for the spring semester. The intern will assist the Grant Writer with the following duties:

Responsibilities:
-Researching potential foundations and grant opportunities
-Writing letters of inquiry for funding and completing grant request applications
-Managing grant funding opportunity database
-Writing weekly blog posts

Requirements:
-Competent computer skills in Microsoft Office, Excel, Powerpoint and Word, Apple Pages, and Adobe Create suite a plus.
-Excellent internet research proficiency
-Adaptability
-Creativity
-Detail oriented and organized
-Strong writing and proofreading skills
-Good organizational communication
-Preferably working toward a degree in non-profit management, fundraising, and/or, journalism
-A heart for helping the poor
-Knowledge/experience in Community Development a plus


Public Relations and Events Intern
Position Dates: May 31-September 15

Plant With Purpose, an environmental nonprofit organization that helps the
rural poor through reforestation efforts, seeks a Public Relations and
Events intern for the spring semester. The intern will assist the Marketing
Coordinator with the following duties.

Responsibilities:
-Seek out, write, and email proactive pitches
-Write weekly blog posts
-Compile and maintain lists of media contacts
-Write and edit news releases
-Post events to online calendars and websites
-Help with book promotion
-Maintain clip file
-Proofread all documents and collateral
-Support for annual gala planning, including local media efforts
-Monitor HARO pitches and Google Alerts
-Assist in maintaining social networking sites

Requirements:
-Proficient computer skills- Microsoft Office, Excel, Powerpoint
and Word
-Basic knowledge of Dreamweaver a plus
-Highly accurate and organized
-Excellent writing and proofreading skills
-Good communication skills
-Preferably working toward a degree in public relations, marketing
or a related field
-A heart for helping the poor

Please send your resume and cover letter to Corbyn Small at
corbyn@plantwithpurpose.org.

visit www.plantwithpurpose.org or www.plantwithpurpose.blogspot.com to learn more about Plant With Purpose’s work.

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Corbyn Small serves as Plant With Purpose’s Outreach Coordinator. He cultivates relationships with donors, churches, artists and musicians to generate interest and enthusiasm for Plant With Purpose’s life-changing programs. He is also responsible for the volunteer and intern opportunities in the Plant With Purpose office. corbyn@plantwithpurpose.org


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