Summer 2018: Metropolitan Business League - Nonprofit Program Intern
May 1, 2018
Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Public Relations internships
For over 40 years, the Metropolitan Business League (MBL) has been the backbone for the development, support, and advancement of small, minority, and women-owned businesses in the Richmond and tri-cities area. The Metropolitan Business League, a non-profit business member organization, is seeking a few Program Interns/Volunteers 10-20 hr/wk. Please visit www.thembl.org for more information about our organization.
- Assist with special event planning
- Provide support to program staff on special projects and initiatives
- Enter and edit data in Access database
- Assist with general office tasks (filing, copying, organizing digital photos, etc.) as needed
- Contact members via phone calls and emails regarding membership and special events
- Assisting in the preparation and execution of special events designed for public outreach and media relations
- Conducting market research to assess the efficacy of our brand
- Expanding business contacts via personal networking or attendance and sponsoring at events
- Writing and blogging for the web (internal or external sites)
- Copy editing of marketing material
- Writing newsletters and other material to foster organizational engagement
- Communication tools- emails, letters, community presentations
- Assisting with general public relations and community outreach
- Maintain and update website with content
- Maintain social media accounts using Hootsuite
- Assisting with development of program specific grant proposals
- Performing grant writing, grant management, funding opportunity research, resource research.
Skills Gained Include:
- Learning successful grant-writing techniques and gaining development cooperation.
- Learning about how a non-profit secures funding
- Provide an inside look at the day to day operations of a non-profit as well as the strategic decision making inherent in the responsibilities of an Executive Director.
- Increasing communication skills- written and oral.
- Technical Skills- Word, Excel, etc
- Good organization skills
- Commitment to Non-Profits and purpose of organization
- Ability to work independently
- Good written and verbal communication
- Positive attitude. Dependable and punctual team player
- Ability to work with the public in a professional manner
Duration: Available now, summer. Internships will be available also during the fall and spring semesters.
Compensation: This is an unpaid internship; however, students may receive course credit.
To Apply: Email your resume with cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.