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OrganizationCenter for Nonprofit Excellence
TypePart Time
Application DeadlineSeptember 1, 2019
College Degree Required?No
Salary RangeUnpaid


The Communications Intern (intern) will be an integral member of the development and communications team, and will take part in team and staff meetings when possible. By participating in many of the organization’s activities, the intern will learn about specific area nonprofit organizations, the community’s concerns and needs, and the developing characteristics of the national nonprofit sector. This position will enable the individual freedom to work on a variety of types of projects depending on her/his/their skill level and ability. He/she/they will learn general business protocol and apply research techniques.


CNE’s Development & Communications intern will provide support for grant research, online reporting of communications, social media communications, and online content creation. The intern will also provide support in the organization, planning and execution of special events, and in marketing efforts as needed. In addition, he/she/they will learn how to apply leading business practices, the importance of planning, and how to work in a professional environment engaging constituents at all levels—donors, volunteers, agencies, and professional staff. The intern will also have an opportunity to engage in projects appropriate to her/his/their interest (i.e. computer database management, web design, marketing, communications, etc.).

Job Duties

·      Prepare weekly newsletter
·      Update articles on the website
·      Prepare marketing materials, media alerts, and press releases
·      Research leading practices in social media, fundraising, and marketing
·      Conduct research to assist in the preparation of grant applications
·      Maintain website and social media accounts and update with appropriate, timely content as needed
·      Assist with office duties as necessary
·      Prioritize and multi-task between development projects and communications projects
·      Exemplify outstanding customer service skills through sending emails, answering phone calls, and greeting customers at the front desk

Skills Required

·      Willingness to contribute to a shared mission
·      Willingness to learn
·      Excellent oral and written communication skills
·      Attention to detail
·      Ability to follow instructions and ask for guidance/clarification when needed,
·      Willingness and ability to work independently
·      Initiative to seek out new tasks
·      Aptitude for customer service, in person, over the phone, and via email
·      Ability to work effectively with others, share responsibilities, and meet deadlines
·      Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
·      Computer skills with experience in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word are desired (experience with WordPress and MailChimp is a plus!)
·      Aptitude for learning new software applications

Additional Info


Normal business hours are 9 am to 5 pm Mondays to Thursdays and 9 am to 4 pm on Fridays.  Intern and Supervisor will establish a mutually acceptable, required interning schedule within normal business hours. Schedule is flexible and can be changed with supervisor’s prior permission.


The intern will be responsible for arriving at the CNE office on time for all scheduled shifts. No transportation or transportations subsidies will be provided

Equal Opportunity

CNE is an equal opportunity employer. Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at CNE, where recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.