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Supporting the work of a small but busy organization, Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) Interns play a key role in ensuring that RHAP fulfills its mission. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-starter to apply and develop their skills.
We are currently looking for an intern to join our team and provide support during the Fall of 2017! Check out the opportunity below.
Development and Communications Intern
The Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) is a small, but growing national nonprofit organization based in New York City. We are looking for a highly motivated, organized, and detail-orientated individual to join our staff. RHAP expects to continue its growth in the coming years, and the Development and Communications Intern will be an integral part of sustaining this growth. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to an exciting, mission-driven organization. The Development and Communications Intern is a part-time intern position reporting to the Development Associate.
Supporting the work of a small but busy organization, the Development and Communications Intern will play a key role in ensuring that the Reproductive Health Access Project meets its short and long-term fundraising and communications goals. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented self-starter to support a variety of local and national initiatives. This is a part-time (hours flexible) position. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Development and Fundraising Duties
- Assist with brainstorming and implementing innovative fundraising campaigns and techniques.
- Assist with the planning and execution of fundraising events.
- Help design and disseminate fundraising materials (emails, invitations, programs, website).
- Assist with the development of donor-facing correspondence, including but not limited to appeal letters, fundraising emails, and acknowledgement letters.
- Assist with the planning and implementation of RHAP’s spring appeal campaign.
- Assist with prospect research for foundations and other new sources of funding.
- Help with outreach to individual donors by developing and updating major donor profiles and compiling information kits.
- Assist with the upkeep and management of RHAP’s donor database system.
- Assist with strategic planning RHAP’s year-long communications schedule/agenda, and short-term campaigns.
- Assist with the writing and production of RHAP communications, such as social media content, newsletters, and blog and website updates.
- Assist in the development of new methods for member support and engagement, especially involving social networking such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
- Assist with local and national media communications such as, outreach to online opinion-makers (bloggers, podcasters, etc.), letters to the editor, op-eds, and press releases.
Education & Experience
- Commitment to sexual and reproductive justice.
- Able to work comfortably both independently and as part of a team.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to work in a small, open office.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Detail oriented with excellent organizational abilities; especially ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
- Computer literate and willingness to learn new programs.
- Familiarity with social media (Facebook, and Twitter).
- High levels of initiative, dependability, flexibility, and humor.
This is an unpaid internship. Although a commitment of 10-15 hours a week is expected, the schedule is flexible. RHAP sponsors all interns to attend the annual Civil Liberates and Public Policy (CLPP) conference in the spring at Hampshire College.
Send cover letter, resume, three references and a short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate “Development and Communications Intern” in the subject line. No phone or fax inquiries – we will respond if we require further information.
The Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages all applicants, regardless of race, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, ability, religion, national origin, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran status and HIV status. In addition to Federal law requirements, RHAP complies with applicable New York State and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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