Community Outreach Intern
We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated student leaders to participate in Cradles to Crayons internship program. As an intern in this program, you will work with our Community Outreach staff to expand our Community Collections program and build our organizational capacity. Interns will generate leads from research on local Community Leaders, maintain a database of research, and produce marketing materials to support community groups and collection drives.
Beyond hands on work experience, we are committed to ensuring that interns learn about the various components of building a social enterprise. As such, we have designed programs for interns that will focus on social entrepreneurship and the management of a social enterprise. Through structured sessions which will include the CEO and Founder of Cradles to Crayons, Lynn Margherio, interns will have the opportunity to network and learn about the success factors that drive a social enterprise.
As a Community Outreach intern, you will gain skills in marketing, communication, networking, database management, and leadership, and increase your knowledge and exposure to social enterprises. Our hope is that through your internship at C2C, you will learn valuable skills to create lasting change in the world.
Interns are expected to commit to working the full semester (approximately 15 weeks) for an average of 15 hours per week (including some weekends) and responsibilities are likely to include:
-Participate in ongoing orientation/training sessions.
-Research local businesses, community groups, colleges and other MA organizations to identify potential Community Leaders
-Contact potential Community Leaders to share involvement opportunities, and passing leads to appropriate Community Outreach Coordinator
-Maintain complete record in SalesForce database of research, communications, and leads
-Produce and update promotional materials and develop themes to assist community groups in facilitating successful collection drives
-Develop and implement strategies for marketing, including engaging community members in C2C initiatives
-Provide additional support as necessary to Community Outreach Team on daily tasks and special events
-Participate in leadership development and networking programs focused on social entrepreneurship & nonprofit management
Ideal interns should have:
-Strong interest in community outreach communications
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Positive and friendly attitude
-Initiative and ability to work independently
-The ability to work with diverse groups of people
-Passion for the Cradles to Crayons mission
-The ability to lift up to 30 lbs
Paid Internship Info:
Cradles to Crayons
One of the unique components of the C2C operating model is that most of our work is accomplished through the efforts of volunteers who work in our “Giving Factory.” In 2009, over 16,000 volunteers of all ages and backgrounds worked in the “Giving Factory” to sort, clean, and assemble donations for over 45,000 custom “KidPacks” to be delivered through our social-service partners. Through these meaningful, hands on volunteer opportunities, we aspire to set a foundation for lasting change.
Cradles to Crayons has received numerous awards for its success as a social enterprise. In 2008 it was recognized by the Social Innovation Forum as an innovator of the year, in 2009 and 2010 it received the Charity Navigator 4 star recognition, and in 2010 it received the Boston Business Journal award for innovative partnership with its work with Staples Corporation, and was recognized as a 2010 Bank of America Neighborhood Builder ™.
155 North Beacon St
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617-779-4723 Fax: 866-841-9995
Website: Cradles to Crayons
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