Development and Foundation, Hospitality, Travel, Tourism
The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is now accepting applications to fill one (1) unpaid Development and Special Events Intern position. This internship is offered on a part- or full-time basis for a 3-month duration between September and December 2018, with a flexible start date.
As an SCB Development and Special Events intern, you will have the opportunity to interact with SCB’s Committees, regional Sections, topical Working Groups, local Chapters (collectively referred to as Groups) and international membership, develop communications skills, analyze data, learn administrative and organizational skills, and understand the workings of an international nonprofit organization.
Working under the guidance of the SCB Director of Conferences and Events and Director of Philanthropy, the intern will play an important role in helping drive SCB’s various global fundraising campaigns and gain hands-on exposure to global special event management. The intern will have an opportunity to gain amazing experience in learning how nonprofits succeed, marketing and communications, cultivating new funding partnerships, planning the 2019 International Congress for Conservation Biology in Malaysia, and more.
Conduct research and analysis on prospective and existing individual, foundation and corporate partners
Draft and/or edit business development materials such as correspondence, reports, proposals and donor appeals
Assist with strategies for donor cultivation and solicitation
Assist with iMIS donor and grant database management, SCB’s donor database
Assist in planning and coordinating for multiple events, including Annual SCB Business Meeting, 2019, 2021 and 2023 International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB), and SCB Board of Governors meetings.
Research and provide recommendations in vendor selection for Congresses
Research and identify possible exhibitors and donors for events and create and update databases to reflect research
Participate in special event planning meetings and calls.
Attend department and staff meetings
Produce content, maintain, and monitor ICCB social media accounts
Produce content and maintain Friends of SCB and Congress-related webpages on the SCB website and affiliated websites
Communicate with members, leaders and Groups on the SCB Conservation Connection ICCB and Friends of SCB platforms
Assist with special projects as needed
Duration of Internship
Three (3) month period between September and December 2018
How to Apply:
Please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to add the title: “Development/Special Event Internship” to the subject line.
The SCB global office, located in Washington, DC, offers a positive work environment conducive to gaining beneficial career and networking experience. SCB will assist the volunteer intern in obtaining college credit for this internship if desired. A monthly public transportation stipend will be provided.
Currently be a college student or recent graduate (within the past year)
Be willing to dedicate a minimum of 20 hours per week to the unpaid internship, but prefer 40 hours per week
Able to secure housing within a commutable distance to the Washington DC office (located at 1133 15th Street, NW, 2 blocks from the McPherson Metro Station)
Be Responsible, flexible, hard-working, ethical and committed to SCB’s mission
Possess a high level of organizational skill and be detail-oriented
Possess strong oral and written communications skills
Possess skilled at a variety of computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
Desire to learn more about event management, fundraising and philanthropy
Applicant should be experienced with content management database systems, but this is not required
Additional Salary Information: Compensation:
•This is an unpaid internship position
•Public transit stipend is included
•SCB will work with your University or College to coordinate credit for your internship as possible
•Networking opportunities will be provided
About Society for Conservation Biology
Founded in 1985, the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is a nonprofit international organization dedicated to the advancement of science and practice to conserve Earth's biological diversity. With more than 4,000 members, seven (7) regional Sections, eight (8) topical Working Groups, and numerous local Chapters positioned across the globe, SCB is a well-recognized as an organization that is dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity.