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Summer/Fall 2018: American Heart Association - Development Intern

Jul 9, 2018

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

• Shadows meetings when appropriate (CPC, Auction, Mosaic/logistics, ELT, etc.)
• Will spend one day “in the field” per month in as schedule allows

• Reports
o Intern will be responsible for pulling and saving reports at least once a week for the Richmond campaigns
• Social Media
o Intern will be responsible for creating a social media calendar
• Donations
o Intern will be responsible for assisting with securing in-kind donations for all campaigns dependent on season.
o Intern will be responsible for completing research and compiling data on possible prospects
• Volunteer Management
o Intern will be responsible for recruiting at least two volunteers for each Richmond campaigns
o Intern will assist with various volunteer management tasks
• Campaigns
o Intern will be responsible for recruiting at least one Walk team for the Richmond Heart Walk
o Intern will be responsible for completing research and compiling data on possible Heart Walk team prospects especially within university and community organizations
o Intern will be expected to assist day-of at campaign events
o Intern will assist at wrap-around events, cultivation events and/or health fairs as necessary
• Communication
o Intern will be responsible for drafting newsletters and/or weekly/monthly communications for volunteers and/or committees.
o Intern will make sure that the appropriate logos are on all materials that are drafted

Administrative Tasks
• Perform/assist with mailings as necessary
• Perform/assist with preparing materials as necessary (printing, cutting, folding, stuffing)
• Assist with writing “thank-you” notes to donors, sponsors, and volunteers
• Assist with updating reports as necessary

Skill Building
• Databases
o Intern will learn how to navigate and perform basic functions in databases such as Oracle- Enterprise One (E1), Dynamics, Greater Giving, and Luminate

• Communication
o Demonstrate effective oral communication (in person and over the telephone) and written communication (email and letters)
o Develop knowledge of the difference between interacting with vendors and donors
o Makes sure to ask questions if anything is unclear or if intern is unsure how to do something

• Business Literacy
o Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook)
▪ Mail merge, labels, spreadsheets, basic formulas, create flyers and programs, manage email and calendars
▪ Intern will be responsible for keeping an up to date Outlook calendar to track projects and meetings

o General Office Equipment (printer, scanner, fax, mail machine)
▪ Print on various sizes and types of paper, basic troubleshooting of printer (low ink, no paper, paper jam), mail letters/boxes with appropriate postage

o Professionalism
▪ Demonstrate professional dress attire in the office
▪ Conduct oneself in an appropriate manner around all staff

• Attention to Detail
o Proofread all documents for grammatical errors, typos, and accurate information
o Make sure all final work is clean, neat, accurate, and professional looking
• Time Management
o Ability to recognize the priority of tasks and schedule time accordingly
o Consistently completes tasks in a timely manner and checks in to follow up after tasks are completed
• Workshops
o Intern will schedule at least one 30-min. time slot per week with a supervisor for extended training on various subjects (Microsoft Excel, databases, brand/logo usage, etc.)
o At the end of the internship, intern will have the opportunity to go over resume and cover letter with the supervisor

• Intern will assist with cross-team projects in Health Strategies, Marketing/Communications, Youth Market, and
Advocacy as needed.
• Marketing/Communications
o Intern will work with Mar/Comm director to make sure Facebook posts meet guidelines
o Intern will work with Mar/Comm director to make sure Event social media is promoting specific days (ex: Heart Health month, Wear Red day, National Start Walking Day, etc.)

• Student must be currently a rising junior/senior level student enrolled in college
• Must have reliable transportation to and from the office
• All applicants must possess a minimum GPA of 2.5 at the time of application
• Must have strong oral and written communication skills

Job Location
• Glen Allen, Virginia, United States

Position Type
• Intern, Unpaid

For consideration, please email resume and cover letter to: