UniversalGiving® is an award-winning website allowing people to donate and volunteer with top performing vetted projects all over the world. Unique to UniversalGiving, 100% goes directly to the cause. UniversalGiving Corporate provides Strategy, Operations, and NGO Vetting to scale companies’ CSR programs in more than 120 countries; our Corporate Services allow us to become self-sustaining. UniversalGiving has been featured on the homepage of BusinessWeek, Oprah.com, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.
The Marketing Intern will be responsible for a variety of projects including marketing research, outreach, writing and relationship building. You will help prepare for major conferences and CEO events including setting up speaking engagements and organizing materials. You will gain practical, real-world experience through developing critical marketing partnerships and managing social media platforms.
As a UniversalGiving intern, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a diverse, passionate team representing over 25 cultures. Our work environment is fast-paced and entrepreneurial, but also collaborative and fun, including monthly potlucks and team events. Join us as we achieve our vision “To Create A World Where Giving and Volunteering Are A Natural Part of Everyday Life®!
Research and outreach to journalists, universities, and celebrities to develop critical marketing partnerships
Create unique, creative communications to be published on various marketing platforms
Prepare for CEO’s speaking engagements, conferences, and events
Manage social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest
Maintain important relationships/communications history in Salesforce Database
Provide administrative support as needed
With proven success and positive attitude, take on special projects and growing responsibility
Excellent writing and editing skills
Demonstrated interest in the field of PR, communications, or marketing
Strong familiarity with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest)
Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
Computer skills, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Commitment to using and updating Salesforce, our Relationship Database (experience with SalesForce a plus)
Gain experience at a unique social entrepreneurship that has a global impact
Gain entry, exposure, and experience in the nonprofit industry
Increase your understanding of and alignment with global issues
Collaborate with a positive and innovative team
Network with other for-profit and nonprofit professionals in an open office environment
Career mentoring with Pamela Hawley, Founder & CEO of UniversalGiving
For students, class credit can be arranged according to school requirements
Duration: Minimum 15-20 hours per week for a minimum of 3 to 4 months. Ideal candidates are available to work out of our San Francisco office 3-4 days/week (Monday through Friday).
"I came into UniversalGiving as a shy recent graduate. I soon saw that this internship was like no other-- I worked on high-level projects, I was mentored by the CEO (unheard of!), and I bonded with the grooviest team I have ever come across. The nerves left, but the values and experiences will stay."
Germaine Lau, former Executive Assistant Intern
UniversalGiving’s Mission: To connect people to quality giving and volunteer opportunities worldwide.
UniversalGiving’s Vision: “To Create A World Where Giving and Volunteering Are A Natural Part of Everyday Life”®
UniversalGiving® is an award-winning website allowing people to donate and volunteer with top performing projects all over the world. Our projects are vetted through a proprietary Quality Model™ to ensure the most effective, trustworthy philanthropy possible. Unique to UniversalGiving, we take no cut on donations. 100% of your donation goes directly to the cause.
UniversalGiving Corporate consults with Fortune 500 companies on the Strategy, Operations and NGO Vetting for their international giving and volunteering programs all over the world. Some clients include Cisco, Symantec, Fluor, Sabre, Gap, BHP Billiton, RSF Social Finance, and inovia.
CEO Pamela Hawley is a winner of the Jefferson Award (the Nobel Prize in Community Service) and was selected as one of 50 leaders to the White House's Next Generation Leadership and Social Innovation event. She is a Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and a Colburn S. Wilbur Leadership Fellow at the Global Ethics Institute. She is a Fast Company Expert Blogger on CSR.
Email your resume, cover letter, two writing samples (two pages max), and three professional references with contact information (phone and email) to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Marketing Intern" in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.
UniversalGiving® is committed to understanding and representing the diverse populations it serves worldwide. Members of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, nationalities, physical abilities or disabilities, religions or beliefs, and cultures are welcome as employees and volunteers in our organization. We believe that a diverse team will best serve our diverse populations.
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