University Outreaches Internship and Returnship


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 University Outreaches 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 universities 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 about the university outreaches

・Maintain important relationships/communications history in Salesforce Database

・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

・With proven experience and positive attitude, UniversalGiving is likely to facilitate J-1 and OPT visas


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


To Apply:

Email your resume, cover letter, two writing samples (two pages max), and three professional references with contact information (phone and email) to volunteers@universalgiving.org with "University Outreaches Internship" 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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