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Event Planning & Fundraising Intern in Philadelphia, PA at Resources For Human Development, Inc.

Date Posted: 2/5/2019

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Job Description

One Step Away is Greater Philadelphia's street magazine with a mission to provide a meaningful source of income to individuals experiencing homelessness or poverty while raising awareness and advocacy for the homeless community.  One Step Away debuted in December 2009 and has been publishing monthly since. Every month, One Step Away works with approximately 60 individuals as they strive to break the cycle of homelessness.

One Step Away is looking for an intern for the Spring 2019 semester. The internship will focus on event planning and fundraising for our 9th Annual Champions Celebration fundraising event. This internship provides students a hands-on look at the event planning process, and the numerous components involved with managing an event from conception to execution.

The One Step Away intern will learn all aspects of running a street newspaper, including, fundraising, event planning, donor development, and volunteer management. While the One Step Away internship provides an introduction to the aspects of running a street newspaper, the main focus of the spring internship will be event planning.

The primary focus of this internship will be to assist with the planning and implementation of the 9th Annual Champions Celebration and will include the following responsibilities:

  • Soliciting silent auction & raffle donations
  • Creating acknowledgments
  • Selling individual event tickets
  • Contacting and booking celebrity appearances
  • Soliciting corporate sponsorships
  • Organizing event materials
  • Identifying event graphics and, in conjunction with Graphic Designer, designing event collateral

Special skills: Candidates should have an interest in fundraising and event planning, with a special interest in human services and the issues of homelessness and affordable housing. Candidates must also be energetic, self-motivated, and flexible.  Candidates must possess a High School Diploma/GED and a valid driver's license.

Interested candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, and answer the questions below:

  1. What attracted you to this specific internship at One Step Away?
  2. How will this internship further enhance your career and/or academic goals?
  3. What are you hoping to contribute to One Step Away in this position? 
  4. What do you hope to take away from this opportunity?

Spring 2019 Internship Program

  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Start Date: Mid-February until mid-May 2019
  • Days per Week: Two Days Minimum - Must provide a schedule with application
  • Hours and Other Days: 24 Hours

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran, or disability status.