Attention! HIPS is currently looking for more fabulous SPRING interns!
HIPS has several opportunities for college interns whose studies are focusing on fundraising and development, public administration or non-profit management, as well as social media, public relations, social justice, public health, gender and women studies, marketing and communications. Each position has unique requirements; please review them carefully before applying. Internship positions are competitive.
All intern applicants are to submit a cover letter along with a copy of their resume to the email address listed below. If selected, applicants will then be contacted to set up an interview.
Internships can be for credit or non-credit as determined by you and your school. Internships are unpaid. HIPS will gladly cooperate with you and your school to sign any necessary forms so that you will receive credit for your work.
You will be required to work in our office for 1-2 days per week and then will have the opportunity to work remotely to fulfill your remaining hour requirements. Occasional evening work will be required but you would be notified in advance. Most interns will work 10-15 hours per week, though lengthier commitments are a possibility.
If you are interested in learning more or have special skills, talk to us. We may be able to match your areas of interest with HIPS needs.
For more information, contact the Internship Coordinator for HIPS: firstname.lastname@example.org
–Perform vital administrative activities related to the solicitation, cultivation, and research of individual and corporate donors and government contacts.
–Assist in the management of a robust donor database.
–Outline opportunities in print and online publications, community calendars and events that will raise awareness of HIPS mission.
–Research new event opportunities and assist with the coordination of logistical operations for existing events.
–Communicate with external vendors and press via phone.
–Manage event documentation through timelines, data entry, registration, reports, and file maintenance.
–Maintain database and paper information, researching prospects, assist with mailings, creating new promotional materials for solicitations, and support related events.
–Perform other related duties as assigned.
Requirements / Skills:
–Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
–Proficient in detailed and thorough internet based research.
–Excellent oral communication and organizational skills.
–Very attentive to details.
–Knowledge of MailChimp, Nationbuilder, Salsa Labs and/or Credo Mobile a plus.
Social Media & Public Relations Internship
HIPS is seeking a full or part time social media intern; preferably a college or graduate student. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in marketing and the nonprofit sector and to work with an amazing and fun group of people. This position will consist of:
–Assist in researching and identifying social media sites and blogs to support marketing and public awareness campaigns.
–Assist in managing the company’s social media profiles, including Facebook and Twitter.
–Assist in compiling feedback data from sites useful in developing an internal marketing strategy.
–Develop an organizational presence on Tumblr.
–Report on creative and emerging social media solutions.
–Post on all social media outlets including website, Twitter, and Facebook, and assist in building relationships within these platforms across the web.
–Identify interesting stories from around the web to help build relevant social content across network.
–Assist in developing an editorial calendar for the website.
–Handle / schedule interview and media requests.
–Send issue and event information to online outlets to try to secure editorial placement.
–Develop a sustainable social media intern training manual.
–Maintain / update departmental press lists.
–Excellent oral and written communication skills, both for blogging/social media as well as traditional news/editorial outlets.
–Very connected and savvy in all relevant social networks and online tools.
–Strong knowledge of, and passion for, social media, entertainment/popular culture, fashion, twitter, facebook, and tumblr, blogs, etc.
–Ability to follow up, work within timelines, and provide timely solutions.
–Proficient with MS Office.
–Creative and independent!
–Knowledge of basic HTML, and basic Photoshop a plus.