Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida

Agency Description:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists for the purpose of placing caring adults in the lives of children in one-to-one mentoring relationships. Through the positive impact of those friendships, childen with a Big Brother or Big Sister are more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to begin using drugs, begin drinking alcohol or engage in negative conflict. Since 1914, our staff has worked carefully with our volunteers, children, and families to ensure that the experience of Big Brothers Big Sisters is one that is dynamic, fulfilling, memorable and enjoyable for both each program participant.

Who We Are Looking For:

Ideal candidates are dedicated and hard-working students. Candidates demonstrating a desire to work with children and/or nonprofits as a career choice is preferred. A working knowledge of WordPress, video production, photography and social media strategy are ideal.

Position Summary:

This is a flexible, unpaid, part-time (approximately 15-35 hours a week) marketing internship position for the entire semester. The intern will report directly to the Fund Development Department. It is necessary for the intern to actively participate in both the development team and programming team efforts within the agency.

Typical Duties:

  • Draft and design public relations and marketing materials for programs and events including flyers, signs, social media, press releases, fact sheets, infographics and other materials as directed
  • Interview matches and create “Match Story” moments (video, print, photo montages)
  • Assist with organization of existing impact story bank
  • Assist with maintaining website
  • Assist in promotion of our Beyond School Walls corporate partnership program, signature fundraising events, donor stewardship, and donor acknowledgement initiatives
  • Establish positive relationships with staff, volunteers, clients and parents/guardians
  • Perform other administrative duties for the Jacksonville office and personnel as needed
  • Maintain a professional social media presence on all personal accounts
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college program
  • Must demonstrate internship eligibility by subjecting to drug screening, criminal background and sexual predator checks, as well as public domain searches
  • Must have a high level of organization
  • Must be able to work under deadlines
  • Must be willing and able to work with diverse populations
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance
  • This internship is not a guarantee of a future position
  • There is a 30-day probationary period associated with this position

Benefits of working as an intern:

  • General office work experience
  • Work skills training with a nonprofit agency
  • A reference letter for college or employment applications
  • Flexible scheduling to fit around your course schedule (Mon.-Fri., 9:00am to 5:00pm)
  • Variety in working with various constituencies and working with different managers
  • The knowledge that you are helping to support the mentoring of hundreds of children in Jacksonville

Professionalism:

  • Must present oneself in a professional manner, i.e. dress professionally, speak appropriately, be punctual, demonstrate a positive attitude
  • Respond to all requests, communications, and tasks in a prompt, accurate, and timely manner
  • Provide customer service of high quality and accuracy
  • Uphold agency rules and guidelines surrounding the confidentiality of program participants

Please send a cover letter, resume and portfolio/samples to Briana Johnson at bjohnson@bbbsnefl.org

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