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Openings for Summer 2017

Digital Media and Communications Intern
Fundraising and Development Intern

Digital Media and Communications Intern

This is an opportunity to gain experience doing digital media and communications for a small non-profit organization working to improve the food in the Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. The intern will work directly with the Executive Director and will have the opportunity to attend a meeting or strategy retreat with the organization’s Board of Directors, as well as developing social media campaigns for various issues. Time commitment: 20-40 hours/week depending on interest and availability. At least one half-day a week must be done at the organization's office in Rockville and the rest can be done from home. Interviews will begin in March and will continue until an intern is selected. The internship period is May/June-August depending on the intern’s availability. Internships are available year-round, so do not hesitate to inquire about other possibilities.

Tasks include, but are not limited to: 

• Researching and writing communication material, including newsletters, press releases, power point presentations and web copy
• Producing posters, flyers and brochures 
• Filming and editing videos
• Developing social media strategy
• Producing social media content for Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
• Adapting summaries of scientific materials for a more general audience
• Creating infographics
• Managing the press contacts database
• Monitoring newsletters and web sites of related organizations
• Producing bi-weekly e-newsletters
• Updating the web site

Required Qualifications

• A commitment to healthy eating for school children
• Some academic background or personal interest in nutrition
• Strong written and oral communication skills with excellent grammar
• Strong attention to detail
• A solid understanding of social media, including Facebook and Twitter
• Must be proficient in the use of MS Office and generally technologically savvy
• Located in the DC metro area (or able to spend at least 1 day/week working at our office in Rockville)
• Must be able to work occasionally on a Saturday or Sunday

Desired Qualifications (Not required)

• Experience with graphic design software
• Experience with video production equipment and software 
• Have own video camera, computer and editing software
• Experience working with the media and/or good media awareness
• Experience in developing web sites
• Expertise in integrating videos on a website
• Self-motivated, enthusiastic and independent

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to lindsey@realfoodforkidsmontgomery.org. Please indicate desired start and end dates of internship and number of hours/week you can commit to working (during work week M-F).

Fundraising and Development Intern

This is an opportunity to gain experience doing fundraising and development for a small non-profit organization working for healthier food in the Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland and in the state of Maryland. The intern will work directly with the Executive Director and will have the opportunity to be involved in a meeting or strategy retreat with the organization's Board of Directors (usually held on a Saturday) and will be an important participant in grant-writing and fundraising activities and strategy as well as the coordination of special events. Time commitment: minimum 20 hours/week and up to 40 hours/week depending on interest and availability. At least one half-day per week will be expected to be served at our office in Rockville, MD and the remainder can be done from home. Intern will need to be available for occasional weekend tabling events (no more than 2 during the summer). Interviews will begin in March and will continue until one or more interns are selected. The internship period is May/June-August depending on the intern’s availability. Internships are available year-round, so do not hesitate to inquire about other possibilities.

Responsibilities

• Help coordinate fundraising special events.
• Approach local businesses for silent auction donations.
• Research grant-making organizations and foundations to develop a list of best prospects.
• Send letters of inquiry to prospective grant-making organizations and foundations.
• Prepare proposals and grant applications that display excellent writing and editing skills
• Prepare grant budgets
• Assist in developing and implementing fundraising strategies utilizing Facebook, Twitter and other social media.
• Develop and update donor database.
• Send donation acknowledgment letters.

Required Qualifications

• A commitment to healthy eating for school children
• Some academic background or personal interest in nutrition
• Currently enrolled in or recently completed university or changing career tracks and looking for experience in development
• Strong written and oral communication skills with excellent grammar
• Extensive writing experience in any formal context
• Strong attention to detail
• Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
• Strong initiative and self-motivation
• Located in the DC metro area (or able to spend at least 1 day/week working at our office in Rockville)
• Must be able to work on an occasional Saturday or Sunday (no more than 2/summer)

Preferred Qualifications

• Some experience in grant writing and/or event planning is preferred but not required.
• Experience using MS Access

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to lindsey@realfoodforkidsmontgomery.org. Please indicate desired start and end dates of internship and number of hours/week you can commit to working (during work week M-F).

   

"Thank you for the opportunity to intern with RFKM this semester - I learned many new things, read some fascinating and eye-opening articles, and genuinely enjoyed advocating for healthier school food in MCPS."
-Madison Feliu, RFKM Intern, Fall 2016

"I gained a much more holistic view on the interplay between science and policy in the public health arena." 
- a former RFKM intern

"I want to thank you for the opportunity to work with you guys. I really feel like I’ve learned a lot and gained some much needed experience."
- another former RFKM intern

 


 
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