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Social Impact Intern

At Youth Action Project you'll find the raw energy of Social Impact work as a full filling experience. You'll have the unique opportunity to work with visionary leaders, and a group of brilliant, talented, quirky people who believe fiercely that the benefits of mindfulness, dialogue, collaboration and positive social change. YAP works to empower youth and young adults in developing the skills and habits needed to experience economic and social success.

If you think changing the world sounds like a fulfilling way to spend your day, if you want to use your technical and organizational skills to help low-income and disadvantaged people, if you want to work in a fun, challenging, and creative environment, come work with us!

 

The role

The intern in this area will help with a variety of YAP projects related to strategic partner management and business development. Working closely with the team that manages YAP partnerships with state and local community based, municipal organizations and private foundations, the intern will be responsible for researching trends in global philanthropy and corporate social responsibility, and finding practical applications for this research that fit into the YAP business development strategy. The intern will also work closely with YAPs CEO to develop marketing and other collateral materials that will help YAP tell its story to potential new partners and donors.

 

The intern will contribute to projects that are both internally and externally facing, and may have the opportunity to have his/her work displayed to public and private partners. This role will require exceptional time management and organizational skills, as well as a willingness to work with many teams inside a large and fast-paced social enterprise. Design, marketing, writing, or research skills are a plus, but no prior experience is required for this role.

 

This internship will provide a great opportunity for anyone interested in a potential career in social impact! Spend the summer learning how to create impact at scale while working with a passionate and fun team.

 

Duties

Research into potential conferences, speaking engagements, and new ways to spread YAPs message at state and local levels
Develop communications for our corporate cultivation plan, highlighting upcoming engagement opportunities and news about YAP
Working closely with the Program and Volunteer Coordination teams to develop event collateral, sales and other outreach materials to support YAP corporate cultivation development efforts
Conducting interviews, writing and publishing articles and blogs that illustrate YAP’s impact on the youth development and workforce development sectors
Conducting research on the topic of workforce, leadership and youth development, via online resources, phone calls or surveys
Composing a final report that illustrates the results of research study in an engaging and visual way

 

Qualifications

Must be actively and presently enrolled an accredited college or university at an undergraduate or graduate level.

Knowledge

Social networking and non-profit knowledge preferred.
Design, marketing, strong writing and research skills a plus
General knowledge of global philanthropy a plus

 

Skills

Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
Diplomacy and teamwork. 
Strong written and oral communication skills are a must
A desire to learn and commitment to TechSoup’s mission
Technical/functional skills suggested:
Video editing & production
Basic design using Adobe Creative Cloud
Clear and concise writing



Abilities

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Interact in a professional manner with a wide variety of people.

     

This is a part-time, paid internship.

 

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