Feb
18

Sparkseed Support Intern

Filed Under (Internships, NGOs/Intl. Development, Social Entrepreneurship) by on February 18, 2010

Sparkseed is seeking a part-time Venture Support Intern to join their team in San Francisco. This position is ideal for someone with experience in fundraising, research, partnerships, recruitment, and sales coordination that is looking to expand professionally by working for an innovative non-profit organization dedicated to the development of young social entrepreneurs. It is also a great fit for individuals seeking:

  • Exposure to influential networks within philanthropy, CSR, and social entrepreneurship
  • An opportunity to achieve personal fulfillment while working for social change
  • An exceptional team of co-workers, in a extraordinary workspace in downtown San Francisco

About Sparkseed:

Sparkseed is a nonprofit organization that supports the next generation of social entrepreneurs. They harness the passion, innovation, and talent of college students who are leading social ventures, in order to increase their impact on society. Over the past two years, Sparkseed has provided mentoring, seed money, pro-bono consulting, and web tools to over 50 social innovators across the country.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Recruit venture support partners
* Conduct phone and email outreach to individuals and businesses
* Assist in the general coordination of Sparkseed’s Venture Support Program
* Plan the Sparkseed Venture Summit

Required Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability to speak on the phone with a range of people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Extremely organized
  • Outgoing, likeable
  • Eager to take initiative

Application instructions:

  • Location: South of Market (SOMA), San Francisco, with the opportunity to work virtually
  • Reporting Relationship: This position will report to the Venture Support Coordinator and the CEO
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Commitment: minimum: 8 hours per week, with opportunities for up to 24 hours/week if desired
  • Compensation: Unpaid

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and a cover letter that explains your interest and fit for the position to Samantha Given-Dennis, samantha<at>sparkseed.org with the title “Venture Support Intern” as the subject of your email.

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