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Internships

Are looking to get hands-on experience in social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management , and community development? We offer flexible internships that can be a stepping-stone to your next move!

 

  • Internships are unpaid. If you want to receive school credit for the internship, we will assist you with the process.
  • Candidates must have access to a computer (not provided by Cultivate).
  • Candidates must be able to attend a weekly one hour meeting (in person or online) at 1 pm on Tuesdays at the Minneapolis Central Library. Please talk to us if this meeting is not possible for you.
  • Most of the work can be done remotely and work hours are flexible.
  • Length of service, minimum of 3 months based on mutual fit and desire to stay on.
  • Must be able to devote at a minimum of 5 hours per week.
  • Internship dates are listed below.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to elaine@cultivateinternational.org. Indicate number of hours available and which internship you are applying for in the cover letter.

 

Communications & Storytelling - Winter/Spring 2020

Communications & Storytelling Intern

We seek an intern who will play an active role in the communications for Cultivate. This internship will focus on developing and implementing strategies to maintain and build strong networks with Cultivate donors, followers, and others connected to us. The intern will also be responsible for prepping newsletters, social media posts, blogs, and other forms of communication.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with founder on communications strategy, content, and timeline.
  • Executive strategy.
  • Work with staff and other interns on planning, drafting, and scheduling newsletters, social media, blogs, and emails to donors and supporters.
  • Work with Cultivate trainees to gather impact stories, video, and photos to use in our communications.

Qualifications:

  • Currently has or is pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Communications, Marketing, or related field.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of communications or have a vested interest in growing in this field.

Programs Recruiter - Winter/Spring 2020

Program Recruiting Intern
We seek an intern who will play an active role in the recruitment, onboarding, and ongoing support of local and global leaders to participate in our programs. Intern will work with staff and other interns to market the program to relevant audiences, connect with other nonprofits and organizations as needed, engage with interested potential trainees and help them get started in our program. 


Duties/Responsibilities
:

  • Collaborate with staff on recruitment strategy, content, and timeline.
  • Execute strategy with the support of our staff.
  • Work with staff and other interns on marketing and promotions of program on social media and other advertising avenues.
  • Connect with nonprofits and other organizations to inform them about our services.
  • Communicate with interested trainees and assist with getting them started in our program.
  • Attend events as a representative of Cultivate to recruit.

 

Qualifications:

  • Currently has or is pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Community Development, Leadership, Nonprofit Management, Communications, Entrepreneurship, or related field.
  • Strong verbal and written skills, as well as experience conducting research.
  • Has knowledge and understanding of community development, leadership, and social entrepreneurship, or has a vested interest in growing in these fields.

Events Planner - Fall 2019 & Winter/Spring 2020

Events Planner

We seek an intern who will play an active role in the development of events for Cultivate. This internship will focus on planning and executing local events, networking in relevant circles, and other tasks as related. Primarily, the intern will assist with plans for our Spring 2020 annual fundraiser. Additionally, the intern will assist in planning and managing small fundraising and marketing events throughout the Twin Cities (such as happy hours, topical discussions and learning events), and donor appreciation events.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with founder on fundraising strategy, content, and timeline.
  • Work collaboratively to plan and execute small and large fundraising events, program marketing events, and donor appreciation events.

 

Qualifications:

  • Currently has or is pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Communications, Marketing, Nonprofit Management, or related field.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of event planning, or have a vested interest in growing in these fields.

Marketing & Promotions - Winter/Spring 2020

Marketing & Community Relations Intern

We seek an intern who will play an active role in the marketing and community relations development for Cultivate. This internship will focus on developing and implementing strategies to market Cultivate to relevant audiences, including building relationships with local rotary clubs, schools, community organizations, and faith communities. The intern will also be responsible for developing marketing materials, developing and following through a marketing strategy, planning and securing speaking engagements for the Executive Director, and pursuing other avenues to raise awareness across the Twin Cities for Cultivate.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with founder on marketing strategy, content, and timeline.
  • Executive strategy.

Qualifications:

  • Currently has or is pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Communications, Marketing, or related field.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of marketing strategies or have a vested interest in growing in this field.
  • Experience with graphic design is a plus.

 

Grants, Researcher and Writer - Winter/Spring 2020

Grants, Research & Writing Internship

We seek an intern who will play an active role in the drafting grant applications, developing relationships with local foundations, and assisting with other writing projects. Intern will be responsible for researching and writing grants, assisting the Executive Director to connect to local foundations, and working with staff and other interns on other writing & editing projects.
 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with founder on grants strategy, content, and timeline.
  • Work collaboratively to identify existing resources and funding avenues.
  • Based on strategy; assist Executive Director with grants research, drafting, and submission.

Qualifications:

  • Currently has or is pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Communications, Marketing, Nonprofit Management, or related field.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of nonprofit grant writing, or have a vested interest in growing in this field.

 

Videography & Content Editing - Winter/Spring 2020

Videography & Content Editing Intern

We seek an intern who will assist with video projects and the preparation of video & audio curriculum for our training program. The intern will work with staff to film videos for our program marketing, fundraising, and storytelling projects, as well as edit videos and audio files. Based on the interns skills and interests, a potential project creating an explainer video using animation is also a possibility.
 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with staff on needs and timelines.
  • Work collaboratively to create, edit, and finalize necessary content.

Qualifications:

  • Currently has or is pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Communications, Marketing, or related field.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Have knowledge and experience with editing software such as iMovie, GarageBand, Filmora, Windows Movie Maker, or other software programs.

 

Human Resources and Project Management - Winter/Spring 2020

We seek an intern who will play an active role in recruiting interns and volunteers for our programs, and assist with project management. This internship will focus on developing and implementing strategies to source interns and volunteers, including posting jobs, conducting initial interviews, onboarding, overseeing that all documents and necessary steps are taken, and then acting as a project manager to assist other interns and volunteers in accomplishing their assigned tasks, and acting as a liaison to the Executive Director. The intern will also assist in other tasks and duties for the organization as time permits, and based on their skillset and interests.
 
Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with staff on recruitment and management strategy, content, and timeline.
  • Work collaboratively to identify new interns and volunteers.
  • Based on strategy; execute plans.
  • Actively communicate and work with others to help them stay on top of their projects, identify barriers to their success, work closely with Executive Director to ensure that all interns and volunteers are successful in their jobs.
 
Qualifications:
  • Currently has or is pursuing a graduate degree in Nonprofit Management, Human Resources, Project Management, Business or related field.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of nonprofit management, HR, project management, volunteer management or have a vested interest in growing in these fields.