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Project Assistant Internship

Internship Description
Organization: 
Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Internship Location: 
Ft.Collins/Greeley
Internship Category: 
Administrative | Communications | Development | Finance
Internship Description: 

Are you passionate about community? The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado is seeking part-time, student interns to join its collaborative, dynamic, and innovative team. Internships at the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado provide college students with opportunities to participate in meaningful work in order to develop marketable, professional skills. Responsibilities include assisting with events, donor relations, outreach, marketing, graphic design, and operational management. Click here for details and to apply.

This position will provide a unique opportunity to connect with the most philanthropic aspects of the Northern Colorado region by engaging with donors, community leaders, and Foundation staff to create a lasting impact through our shared vision for the future.

Here at the Foundation, we hold pride in our strong internship program that allows students to dive deeper in the field of their choice and experience real, hands-on work with the local community, while growing their professional portfolio. We value each student’s time and effort that they invest in the program, and strive to invest back into them, helping them grow and explore opportunities that will launch them into their future goals.

About the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
The Foundation is celebrating its 44th anniversary, and currently manages more than 500 charitable funds and $110 million in assets. We distribute millions of dollars each year in grants and programs, and more than 50 nonprofit organizations have entrusted their permanent endowment funds to the Foundation.

The Foundation’s mission is to inspire and unify the communities we serve, and we do this by serving as a thought leader, a nonpartisan convener, and a catalyst for community initiatives. While we serve donors throughout the state, our service area focuses on Larimer County and the eastern plains of Colorado, and in 2014 we were recognized as Colorado’s “Foundation of the Year.” In just the past few years, the Foundation has received gifts of water rights, mineral rights, farm land, a ranch, residential homes, art collections, and a manufacturing firm.

How To Apply

Internship: Project Assistant

The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado is a nonprofit, public charity established in 1975 by local community leaders. The Foundation serves as a catalyst for community initiatives by managing hundreds of charitable funds, each with their own design and purpose.

  • Our mission is to inspire and unify the communites we serve.
  • Our vision is centralized around the ideas of creating impact and leaving legacy.

Internship Description

Internships at the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado provide college students with opportunities to participate in meaningful work in order to develop marketable, professional skills. We allow students to dive deeper into the field of their choice and experience real, hands-on work with the local community while growing their professional portfolio. Responsibilites include assisting with events, donor relations, outreach, marketing, and operational management.

Hiring Process

  • We invite a select number of applicants to interview with Foundation staff. Following interviews, we select one or more students to volunteer at the Foundation for a two-week period for further assessment.
  • During the two-week volunteer period, applicants will provide information necessary for a background check. We offer successful applicants employment as a part-time Project Assistant. If a student’s work performance meets or exceeds our expectations, we will invite them to continue their employment/internship.
  • The Community Foundation sees great value in longevity of service for both the students and the organization. As a result, we specifically seek out interns who have an interest and ability to stay in their position for a minimum of 1 ½ years, with the position ending upon graduation.

Job Duties: Interns typically focus their time in the following areas:

  • Engage donors over the phone and in person in an easy, effective, and enjoyable manner to help them reach their charitable goals.
  • Assist staff members by completing quality projects in the areas of office management, event management, project coordination, and a variety of other operations.
  • Design, print, and organize electronic and printed promotional materials to ensure high-quality printed communication products.
  • Communicate professionally with the Foundation staff, board, committee members, and key community leaders.

Position Details

  • Start Date is negotiable
  • Hours: 10-15 per week
  • Compensation: $13.00 per hour

Application Instructions

Interested students can email cover letters and resumes to Lizzie Gauriloff at lizzie@nocofoundation.org

 

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