Unpaid, coordinated with your program for course credit
Primary Work Location:
1212 East Lancaster, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Director of Communications and Development
Fall 2019 semester; possibility to extend into Spring 2020 semester. We will work with you to arrange start and end date according to your program requirements.
15 to 20 hours per week, flexible schedule. We will work with you to arrange your work hours around your school or job. The ideal candidate will be willing to work additional hours on occasion and all day on the day of fundraising events.
The DRC is looking for an organized and enthusiastic undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in gaining experience working on communications projects, community outreach, fundraising, and fundraising events.
This is an opportunity for interns to learn about the different facets of a multi-faceted nonprofit organization and work under the direction and guidance of an experienced communications and development professional. We are open to customizing the internship to meet the needs and interests of the individual.
- Assist with communications including but not limited to: social media, eNewsletter, print newsletter, website, direct mail, and other communications efforts.
- Providing support in preparation of special events/fundraisers and on the day of special events/fundraisers.
- Research potential grant and funding opportunities in partnership with the Director of Communications and Development, and contribute to writing of grants and grant reporting.
- Processing of received gifts, including recording, generating receipts, reporting, and database management.
- Complete weekly reading assignments relating to nonprofit fund development and communications, be prepared to discuss with the director of communications and development, and put new information into practice.
- Undergraduate or graduate student in a related field of study;
- Interested in communications, community-based nonprofits, and/or fundraising;
- Comfortable interacting professionally with a range of individuals, from people experiencing homelessness to people who are capable of making large financial gifts;
- Organized with great attention to detail;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Skilled in MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.);
- Experience using Adobe products (In-Design, Photoshop, Illustrator) and Constant Contact a plus.
About the DRC
The DRC’s mission is to provide respectful, responsible and effective community-based solutions to help individuals and families emerge from homelessness as productive, healthy people.
The DRC envisions an end to homelessness achieved through investments that make permanent shelter a reality for all who need it.
The DRC works within the Housing First model, a homeless assistance approach that prioritizes providing permanent housing to people experiencing homelessness, thus ending their homelessness and serving as a platform from which they can pursue personal goals and improve their quality of life.
Please read more about the DRC at www.DRC-Solutions.org before contacting us.
Please send your resume and cover letter, along with the name and contact information for your program supervisor, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls, please.
Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.