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Two internships are currently available:

Fundraising Internship

MEJOR Communities is seeking an intern looking for opportunities/career in non-profit management and fundraising. This is a great opportunity to learn a variety of nonprofit management skills in a flexible atmosphere within a small organization.

Summary of Essential Responsibilites

Create a signature fundraising event to raise funds for the upcoming year's project costs. Try to connect with other organizations working in Peru or locally to create a partnered event. Contact local businesses to obtain sponsorship, donated auction items, and/or other in-kind gifts. Coordinate details, create a fundraising committee, delegate responsibilities, work with marketing intern, etc. Create and maintain a proper budget. Work with the Executive Director to identify potential partners, venues, troubleshoot, and make decisions about other details.

If a committee is created, you may also add the title of "Fundraising Committee President" to your resume. At least 1 hour per week should be spent in communication with the Executive Director. We expect a commitment of 15 hours/wk.

Qualifications

  • Excellent networking and oral/written communication skills
  • Organized and efficient
  • Experience in an event setting
  • Ability to manage and delegate responsibilities to volunteers
  • Professional demeanor
  • Good understanding of budgeting and event planning
  • Ability to effectively manage time and tasks to meet multiple deadlines

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and/or interest in public health and international development
  • Demonstrated history of successful fundraising, especially while in leadership role

    Duration:4 months; may be extended depending on outcomes.

    Salary: Unpaid. College credit available if interested.

    Location: Portland, OR. Most work will be done from home from your personal computer.

    To Apply:Please email your resume and letter of interest describing what you hope to gain from the internship, and any relevant experience you have had to Nadia Bashar at nadia@mejorc.org Applications will be accepted until December 20th, 2011, or until a suitable candidate is found.