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Internships – Cambridge Local First (Cambridge, MA)

Cambridge Local First is a network of locally owned and independent businesses formed in October 2005 to build a strong Cambridge economy and a vibrant community. CLF is seeking the following interns: Sustainable Economies Marketing and Communications Intern and Fundraising and Sponsorship Intern.

Sustainable Economies Marketing and Communications Intern: CLF is seeking an intern to help with CLF’s annual marketing campaigns, social media sites, member engagement, and to plan and promote future events that would benefit CLF members and the public. The intern will have the opportunity to work closely with many local Cambridge businesses, as well as city officials and community partners.

Fundraising and Sponsorship Intern: CLF is seeking an intern to research and create new and exciting fundraising and sponsorship opportunities and to assist in existing fundraising campaigns- specifically the CLF annual Business Directory and direct coupon mailer.

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to: cambridgelf@gmail.com. For more information about CLF, please click here.

Communications Manager: WildAid (San Francisco, CA)

Reporting to the Managing Director, the CM will oversee WildAid’s non-programmatic communications, public relations, and new media outreach. Currently, WildAid reaches over 1 billion consumers across 35 different platforms through over 50 media partnerships. The successful candidate will bring creativity and resourcefulness to build WildAid’s multimedia and on-line presence, increasing public awareness, and supporting fundraising efforts. This role is both strategic and hands-on in nature; because WildAid’s mission revolves around harnessing the power of communication, the CM must have the vision for the communications strategy as well as be able to produce content themselves. Interested, qualified candidates can address a cover letter and resume to me search@waldronhr.com
Website: http://www.wildaid.org/jobs

Sustainability Capacity-Building Internship – Second Nature (Boston, MA)

Apply at: careers@secondnature.org by January 25, 2013

Second Nature is seeking applications for an intern to join the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) Program Team to assist on projects that aim to advance climate leadership and sustainability education initiatives at colleges and universities across the country.  The Sustainability Capacity-Building Intern will work on a variety of activities to advance the goals of the ACUPCC and other Second Nature initiatives related to education, green building, greenhouse gas reporting, and climate action planning.  These program activities may include analysis of energy and climate data, outreach support to signatory institutions, blogging, social media management, and webinar development. The Intern will also focus on supporting special programs with minority-serving institutions, climate adaptation and resiliency, and select fundraising activities.

Position Details: This position requires a 6-month working presence in the Second Nature office in downtown Boston during working hours (9am-5pm), beginning late January or early February 2013. Candidates will work 20-30 hours/week with flexibility around holidays and academic calendars. This is a competitively paid internship.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter stating your interest in the position and qualifications to careers@secondnature.org. Applicants should include the names and contact information of two references in their resume and explain their work availability (see position details).

For more information, click here.

Fundraising Director: Bikes Not Bombs (Jamaica Plain)

Overview: Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change. We reclaim thousands of bicycles each year. We create local and global programs that provide skill development, jobs, and sustainable transportation. Our programs mobilize youth and adults to be leaders in community transformation. Each year we collect roughly 6,000 used bicycles and tons of used parts from our supporters around Greater Boston and New England. We ship most of these bikes overseas to economic development projects through our International Programs in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Bikes that don’t get shipped often land in our Youth Programs where teens learn bicycle safety and mechanics skills in the process of earning bikes to keep for themselves. Our retail Bike Shop also reconditions and sells some of the donated bikes that we receive, employing many graduates of our programs. The Shop’s profit from the bicycle sales, parts sales, and repairs goes towards funding our youth and international work. BNB is 28 years-old and has an annual budget of $1.4 million.

Position: Bikes Not Bombs seeks to hire a dynamic, creative, and highly organized professional to manage the organization’s fundraising efforts, major donor strategies, oversee events, and serve as an enthusiastic ambassador of BNB’s mission. Strong relationship cultivation and management of donors and volunteers is key to success in this role. The position requires both an ability to think strategically about the “big picture” and execute plans with strong attention to detail. The Director of Fundraising & Events will work on a team including the Communications Manager, Information and Technology Manager and Development Associate and will report to the Executive Director.


Gift Management/Donor Cultivation and Stewardship

  • Ensure that all gifts and pledges are properly tracked
  • Generate gift acknowledgements, receipts, and reports for donations on a timely basis
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate donor records and files; ensure confidentiality of donor information
  • Maintain and grow portfolio of donors in the $100-$1,000 range, including those who give through multi-year pledges.
  • Develop personal relationships with donors on behalf of BNB through face-to-face meetings, telephone communications, mail correspondences, etc.


Direct Mail Solicitation

  • Generate 2-3 direct mail solicitations per year: work directly with Communications Manager to generate content ideas, write solicitation letter and accompanying newsletter, oversee graphic design, interface with printers, determine database search criteria, oversee distribution
  • Track and analyze results


Annual Phone Solicitation

  • Recruit, train and supervise volunteer callers
  • Identify donors to be called and segment appropriately
  • Organize and oversee all logistics (phone banking locations, accurate tracking, gift acknowledgements, volunteer supervision, etc.)
  • Track and analyze results


Major Donor Strategies

  • Work in partnership with the Executive Director to maintain and grow portfolio of donors who give more than $1,000 annually, including those who give through multi-year pledges.
  • Organize regular events (open houses, tours, house parties) to introduce new donors to BNB
  • Plan event and manage follow-up for BNB’s annual fundraising breakfast.
  • Ensure that all gifts and pledges are tracked properly.



  • Coordinate and oversee all fundraising aspects of the Annual Bike-A-Thon, BNB’s biggest fundraising event of the year
  • Identify opportunities and provide support for additional fundraising events, including house parties, special celebrations, film screenings, and small-scale fundraising campaigns (approximately 10 events/campaigns each year).


Marketing and Communications

  • Develop and design marketing and outreach materials, including thank you cards, signage, banners, business cards, invitations, membership materials, and flyers; interface with printers
  • Manage design, content and production of Annual Report



  • Supervise and provide mentorship to Communications Manager, Information and Technology Manager and Development Associate.
  • Develop and monitor annual fundraising budget
  • Work with Executive Director to develop an annual fundraising plan for BNB
  • Work with Information and Technology manager to improve functionality and effectiveness of BNB’s donor database.
  • Delegate and oversee data entry as appropriate
  • Hire and supervise interns and volunteers, especially during particularly busy seasons
  • Coordinate and facilitate Development/Communications team meetings and planning
  • Track and analyze results of individual fundraising efforts


New Initiatives and Supporting Activities

  • Manage BNB’s Wheels in Motion team (major donors) and track and analyze multi-year pledges.
  • Partner with staff, Board of Directors, consultants, and volunteers to advance the mission and fiscal stability of Bikes Not Bombs
  • Other duties as needed



  • Commitment to all aspects of BNB mission
  • Experience managing fundraising programs at non-profit organizations of similar size and budget.
  • Experience developing and nurturing positive relationships with donors and supporters (both individuals and organizations)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise staff and volunteers
  • Experience organizing successful events that involve multiple constituencies
  • Demonstrated graphic design skills
  • Ability to work with staff, board, and volunteers with sense of humor and flexibility
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team in a fast-paced work environment
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and creative
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both written and verbal, and a high comfort level meeting/speaking with individuals face-to-face or at social functions and events
  • Demonstrated experience in effective project management
  • Ability to write compelling materials that effectively communicated BNB’s mission, programs, and activities
  • Ability to set priorities, manage schedules, meet deadlines, and track the progress of multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a high-quality of work and strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated leadership, problem solving, organizational and presentation skills required
  • Commitment to excellence a must


Bikes Not Bombs is a social justice organization that is committed to diversity in both its programmatic work and staffing with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, age, physical ability, religion, and sexual orientation.

See this job listing on our website at https://bikesnotbombs.org/hiring-new-fundraising-director


Please send cover letter and resumetohiring@bikesnotbombs.org

Somerville Maple Syrup Project Interns – Groundwork Somerville (Somerville, MA)

Groundwork Somerville is seeking interns to help run our Somerville Maple Syrup Project, now entering its tenth year! Each winter we tap local sugar maple trees, collect the sap for 4-6 weeks, and run educational programming in the Somerville Public Schools’ second-grade classrooms, teaching about the science and history of maple syrup. Finally in early March, we host a two-day boildown event at the Somerville Growing Center, with music, snacks, tapping demos, and onsite syrup production.

We are looking to hire several interns in three areas: Fundraising & Marketing; Event Planning (aiding with coordination of the tapping and boildown); and Education. Interns should be able to commit at least 2-4 hours per week from mid-December through mid-January and more in late January through March; they must be able to attend the Boildown on March 8th and 9th, 2013; and they should be able to travel independently around Somerville, including the Union Square area.

Strong written and verbal communication skills, good organization, reliability, and responsibility are required, as well as self-motivation and a creative streak! While these internships are unpaid, we are happy to provide recommendations and references; in addition, interns will gain valuable skills in coordination, planning, fundraising, teaching, urban agriculture, and maple sugar production.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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