Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice is seeking a development and communications intern for the 2021 fall semester.
Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice is a non-profit organization driven by a mission to promote equal rights and opportunities for Massachusetts residents by developing and advocating for systemic solutions to social justice issues. We research and identify the ways in which the justice system, schools, and government agencies are systematically failing our most vulnerable residents, such as through uneven access to the courts and unfair application of school discipline policies. Leveraging pro bono support, we collaborate with community partners to identify solutions and advocate for their implementation with policymakers, lawmakers, and through coalition- and relationship-building.
The development and communications intern will engage in a variety of activities to help achieve year-end and event-focused fundraising goals and communicate organizational impact. This is an excellent opportunity for an exceptionally motivated individual to develop skills in non-profit fundraising and to learn about issues such as access to justice, the school-to-prison pipeline, and youth homelessness.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects and shift priorities
- Excellent attention to detail
- Experience in graphic design (Canva preferred)
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to work independently
- Demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service
- Enthusiastic belief in Massachusetts Appleseed’s mission and values
- Professional experience with social media and event planning preferred
Core responsibilities include:
- Support team members in planning and executing major virtual event, coordinating event logistics, and managing event sponsorships
- Assist with development of social media strategy and social media campaigns as they relate to fundraising and events
- Research corporate funding prospects
- Provide administrative support for donor stewardship and communications
- Manage social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and create weekly social media content that is relevant, timely, and engaging
- Assist with writing and editing grant proposals
- Create additional content such as blogs, infographics, etc. as needed
- Assist with the writing, copyediting, and design of advocacy alerts and additional internal and external communications
Interns gain valuable experience in project management, fundraising, and communications. For those not receiving class credit, a $250 stipend is also available.
Internships will begin in September and entail a minimum time commitment of 12 hours per week.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are anticipating that the majority of this internship will be conducted remotely; however, there may be opportunities for in-person work should circumstances allow. During the period of working remotely, interns must have their own computer/laptop on which to work. Exact starting date and work days/hours are flexible.