350PDX is building a diverse grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. In our short six-year history, we’ve grown to a core group of 150 activists working in coordinated teams, including 5 Campaign Teams, to build a statewide movement for climate action at local and state levels. We’re growing our collective power and have seen an incredible surge in momentum for bold climate action in Portland and Oregon.
People are looking to plug into our organization and join the movement. And there is so much to do! But with growth comes financial demands; building our fundraising capacity and our organizing capacity must go hand-in-hand.
Join 350PDX as a development intern and learn all about our climate justice work, while learning critical research, marketing, writing, and fundraising skills. Serve with the Development Coordinator and Coordinator of Grants and Evaluation on a wide range of activities to hone your skills. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience with a professional staff in an enthusiastic, community-based non-profit climate justice organization.
Possible Intern Activities
Assist in the donor profile maintenance in accordance with our major donor / sustaining member campaign
Help create promotional content and manage social media for our two large end of year fundraising campaigns, including Give!Guide
Research potential business partners / sponsors
Assist in the updating of processes and procedures, contact lists and archived materials
Assists with Thank You Note writing and mailing procedure
Aid the Development Coordinator in organizing development volunteers
Assist in planning and coordinating our Give!Guide fundraising event
Research and compile list of potential granters using GrantStation
Learn how to use our grant management software by updating calendars, contacts and other grant-related materials
Assist in the creation of a funder outreach plan
Assist the Coordinator of Grants and Evaluation in writing grant copy
Skills/experience you may learn or develop:
Fundraising campaign coordination
Strategic planning for fund development
Donor and grant research
Small nonprofit operations
Data tracking / management
You will also have the opportunity to build connections with people involved in Climate Justice organizing, local businesses, partner organizations and more
The commitment will be 10-20 hours per week starting in mid-September 2019 for 10-12 weeks, with flexibility for school schedules. Please specify the time period during which you seek to intern. The intern is expected to be at the 350PDX office during regular work hours and optionally attend weeknight and weekend community organizing meetings or events. Changes to this plan are to be agreed upon in advance between the Intern and their supervisors.
Previous grant writing experience is preferred but not required
Prior development or event planning experience is preferred but not required
Candidate must demonstrate excellent writing and research skills
Commitment and passion for climate justice
Proficient in basic computer programs: LibreOffice, Google Drive/Office suite
Ability to work well independently and in a flexible environment
Strong communication and organizational skills
Ability to work proactively within a team as well as independently
Self starter, able to think creatively to solve problems
Spanish or other non-English language fluency
Desire for systemic change
Prior experience with grassroots and/or student organizing
Graphic Design skills
If you’re interested, please apply on our website here and attach a copy of your resume. Thank you!