Intern - Grants and Fundraising
The Stolen Children DocumentaryLos Angeles, CA
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IMPORTANT NOTE FOR APPLICANTS: YOUR APPLICATION IS ONLY VALID ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE FOLLOW UP GOOGLE FORM!
OVERVIEW: The Stolen Children documentary is looking for undergraduate and graduate students interested in using their social media and communication skills to promote a feature documentary about Cambodian adoption and cultural identity. Applicants will be reporting directly to the core development team throughout their shifts, and will receive hands-on industry experience, personalized letters of recommendation from the producers, and college credit in exchange for their innovative thought and commitment to the project.
AUGUST 27TH: Internship applications close
AUGUST 23RD - AUGUST 30TH: Interviews; we will reach out for availability.
AUGUST 30TH - SEPTEMBER 3RD: Training week; 2 - 3 hour training meeting commitment throughout the week (depending on program).
SEPTEMBER 6TH - DECEMBER 17TH: Internship program; weekly four hour shifts.
Our development team is committed to making sure that interns are getting the most out of the program, the ability to directly consult with our team, and schedule times to work that best work with their schedule. Members of our staff are on call between the hours of 10:00 AM EST - 4:00 PM EST with a break between 12:00 PM EST - 2:00 PM EST; interns will be working alongside us throughout Monday and Thursday.
Accepted interns are committing to four hours of work a week. You will be scheduled for two 2 hour sessions a week, Monday through Thursday between either 10:00 AM EST - 12:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM EST - 4:00 PM EST. You may choose to split up your shifts or work both of them in one day. Once accepted into the program, we will do our best to schedule your sessions for what works best with your availability.
During your work day, you will report directly to the core development team through Slack, taking on daily assignments to research relevant grants, reach out to potential sponsors and investors, and brainstorm innovative fundraising strategies. Interns with touch base with the day's shift manager at the beginning and end of their shifts.
Conduct in depth research for grants applicable to the company; must be willing to think outside of the box, and develop an ''angle'' that sets us apart from other applicants.
Develop and write in depth grant proposals, narratives, and letters of intent for the project, persuasively communicating the project's missions and initiatives in order to secure funding (this may include the project's confidential financial information)
Research and prepare strategic profiles for foundations, corporations, and individual funders as needed.
Maintain comprehensive records for submission deadlines, renewals, and reporting.
Communicate by email and phone with potential funders and investors when necessary, including but not limited to responding to requests for information and submitting official letters of inquiry.
Develop and assist in execution of fundraising initiatives, including working with the donation platform GoFundMe.
Excellent communication skills required; must be rehearsed in working in a remote environment and maintaining workflow through the day.
Ability to articulate outcomes and to interpret and present program and financial information to the development team and potential funders professionally.
Superb organizational skills; ability to strategize and pitch more efficient processes where the intern sees fit to streamline workflow.
High level of proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office.