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Spring 2020: Blue Sky Fund - Business Development Intern

Jan 20, 2020

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships, Public Relations internships

Blue Sky Fund is a local Richmond non-profit based in Church Hill. Our mission is to provide transformational experiences for urban youth through outdoor education. We are currently seeking a part-time intern to support both the business and fundraising operations, which enables us to make a meaningful impact on kids in need in our community. This is a great opportunity for students looking for experience with a local non-profit, as well as those interested in pursuing future opportunities in fields related to the outdoors, education, or positive youth development.

Job Responsibilities:
The responsibility of the business development intern position is to support and assist both the Executive Director and
Development Director in the management and operations of key business and fundraising tasks, specifically:

● Donor database entry and acknowledgement letters
● Marketing and communications projects such as social media content, event promotion, media outreach
● Prospect research for cultivating new relationships or opportunities with donors, corporate sponsors or foundation partners
● Assist with grant management and reporting
● Program support: participant data and outcome tracking
● Event planning support for annual events
● Use gifts, strengths, and competencies in ways that enhance the overall success of the organization

Qualifications:
● General passion for the outdoors encouraged!
● Ideal candidates will be students in the fields of marketing, communications, non-profit management or business
● Basic administrative skills required: Excel, Google Business Suite, comfortable in database systems such as Salesforce
● Experience in writing social media and marketing content strongly preferred
● Required availability: 2-3 afternoons per week (noon-5 PM range)

Intern Benefits:
● Unique experience and training in executive-level non-profit management
● Opportunity to engage in and network within the local Richmond non-profit community
● Positive, team-oriented work environment

Job Details & Schedule:
The Development Director serves as the direct supervisor. Depending on schedule and availability, this position will range from ~5-10 hours/week during the work week. Specific schedule will be outlined during the interview process and agreed upon prior to accepting employment.
● Compensation: unpaid
● Preferred start date: as soon as possible, can be flexible for the right candidate
● Duration: ideally 3-6 month period

To apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter or personal statement explaining why you are interested in and qualified for this opportunity, as well as contact information for three professional references to:
Sarah Jane DeHart, Operations Coordinator, sarahjane@blueskyfund.org