Job Opportunities: Intern for Spring and/or Summer at BUILD!

Development Intern SPRING

BUILD Boston seeks a Development Intern to join the Development Team, playing a supporting role in advancing the organization’s fundraising strategy for the year and in helping raise $1.2 million dollars. This individual will be organized, process oriented and results driven, and will play an important role in ensuring that the team operates smoothly. Interns are provided with onboarding training when they begin working with BUILD, as well as mentorship and coaching throughout their stay.

BUILD Boston is a startup site, so the ideal candidate will be able to manage projects related to fundraising, communications, and events, as well as support administrative office functions including research, pipeline management, event support, acknowledgments, and database maintenance. This is a great opportunity to support a growing development department as BUILD Boston expands to serve 100 more students than last year.

The Development Intern will work closely with our Development staff and Executive Director of BUILD Boston. Interns will be able to focus on areas of interest including some of the projects below:

EVENT PLANNING

  • Support planning, execution and post-event evaluation.

GRANT WRITING

  • Write, compile, and edit content for grant proposals and reports
  • Research and evaluate prospects, academic studies and news around high school and college success to identify language and data for proposals and fundraising appeals

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Monitor news in topics relevant to BUILD’s mission; attend BUILD events and regular programs; Generate timely and compelling content for BUILD’s Facebook, Twitter, and blogs.

DATABASE MANAGEMENT

  • Track and manage data to help cultivate, manage and steward relationships with donors
  • Update donor database and pipeline in Raiser’s Edge

The Development Intern will additionally provide support to the Development team on additional projects based on the intern’s skills and interests.

We have openings for unpaid internships of 10-20 hours per week at our Downtown Boston office.

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in non-profit management and development
  • A passion for BUILD’s mission and for working with high school youth
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player and to take initiative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at one time
  • The ability to learn quickly and thrive in a fast-paced environment

Organization Profile:

Founded in 1999, BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success.  We believe that the power of student ideas in action drives youth to reach their fullest potential in school and beyond.  Our four-year high school program offers a unique blend of entrepreneurship, academics, and personal support that attracts and motivates many students who are otherwise at high risk of failing classes and dropping out of high school.

 

Our students develop their own business ideas, write business plans, pitch to funders, and launch real businesses.  This real-world business experience makes school relevant and motivates them to succeed.  To help them become college-eligible, students also receive individualized academic support and advising for their school-work and college planning.

 

BUILD currently serves over 1,000 high school students at programs located in East Palo Alto and Oakland, CA; Washington DC; and Boston, MA.  For more information, see: www.build.org.

To apply:

If you are interested in this role, please send your resume and thoughtful cover letter to Moises Cohen at mcohen@build.org. Recently named one of the most innovative nonprofits in the U.S., BUILD is a dynamic organization committed to both excellence and growth. BUILD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.

 

Development Intern – SUMMER

BUILD Boston seeks a Development Intern to join the Development Team, playing a supporting role in advancing the organization’s fundraising strategy for the year and in helping raise $1.2 million dollars. This individual will be organized, process oriented and results driven, and will play an important role in ensuring that the team operates smoothly. Interns are provided with onboarding training when they begin working with BUILD, as well as mentorship and coaching throughout their stay.

BUILD Boston is a startup site, so the ideal candidate will be able to manage projects related to fundraising, communications, and events, as well as support administrative office functions including research, pipeline management, event support, acknowledgments, and database maintenance. This is a great opportunity to support a growing development department as BUILD Boston expands to serve 100 more students than last year.

The Development Intern will work closely with our Development staff and Executive Director of BUILD Boston. Interns will be able to focus on areas of interest including some of the projects below:

EVENT PLANNING

  • Support planning, execution and post-event evaluation.

GRANT WRITING

  • Write, compile, and edit content for grant proposals and reports
  • Research and evaluate prospects, academic studies and news around high school and college success to identify language and data for proposals and fundraising appeals

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Monitor news in topics relevant to BUILD’s mission; attend BUILD events and regular programs; Generate timely and compelling content for BUILD’s Facebook, Twitter, and blogs.

DATABASE MANAGEMENT

  • Track and manage data to help cultivate, manage and steward relationships with donors
  • Update donor database and pipeline in Raiser’s Edge

The Development Intern will additionally provide support to the Development team on additional projects based on the intern’s skills and interests.

We have openings for full-time unpaid internships at our Downtown Boston office.

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in non-profit management and development
  • A passion for BUILD’s mission and for working with high school youth
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player and to take initiative