Eugene Mission
Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, Food & Beverage, Non-Profit/Philanthropy, Personal Services & Care, Professional Services
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Eugene, Oregon
Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Interns in this program support the overreaching work of the mission within their area of expertise. Flexibility is essential in these roles as the realities of the population we serve have a way of rearranging priorities. Interns will get an inside look at the daily operations of a nonprofit organization and be a part of our growth as we strive to meet the growing needs in our community.

In addition to special projects assigned by your on-site supervisor, interns in this program will fill a very practical role at our Hall Desk receiving donations and processing receipts, entering data into our donor and volunteer databases, basic admin and answering phones and transferring calls as well as working with the Dispatcher to coordinate donation pick-ups. A minimum of one shift a week at the Hall Desk is required of all Non-Profit Support interns.

• Marketing: More than any other internship, a Marketing Internship will rely on the intern’s self-motivation to create written, filmed, or social media projects on the Mission’s behalf. Experience gained though the practical Hall Desk role, initial orientation and constant communication with staff will enable the intern to create marketing tools via these mediums on our behalf. Specific projects may be assigned per need and timing or general topics may be given to direct the intern’s creative efforts. Projects may include conducting interviews, writing articles for our mailed and digital newsletters, creating and distributing fliers, policy writing, designing social media campaigns and more.

Preferred experience: Advocacy for those living in poverty, an interest and history in non profit work, and a drive to change the world. Graphic design and social media platform management skills a plus. Journalism and Business majors welcome to apply as well as other majors with experience or desire to work in this profession.

We are looking for a team leader AND builder interested in engaging with the community and growing our pool of dedicated volunteers. A successful intern will be a skilled researcher who is a self starter and handles change and challenges with a smile and encouraging word.

Though quarterly internships are accepted to this program, generally more than one term is need for completion of any special projects or event coordination. Without a long term commitment to the role, internship tasks will be focused on admin and research. Year-long interns have the opportunity to work alongside staff to develop and implement new efforts in development, marketing and volunteer recruitment per our organization’s needs.

The Internship Application can be found on our website – Once received, you’ll be invited to attend an Orientation Tour of our facilities and speak with the Internship Program Coordinator. Please bring or email ahead of time . . .
• A cover letter introducing your personality and interests
• A current resume detailing your skills, training, work and volunteer experience
• Any internship requirements from your academic institution

Once the Internship Program Coordinator determines that you would be a good fit for our organization and what department(s) you’ll be working with, an interview will be scheduled with the manager of that department. Assuming you are a good fit for that department and team, the Internship Program Coordinator or department manager will discuss schedule.