Open Position: Spring Communications Intern
About the St. Louis Community Foundation
The St. Louis Community Foundation is dedicated to inspiring purposeful philanthropy that connects community and donors to build and preserve a more equitable and vibrant region, now and forever. One of the nation’s first community foundations, the St. Louis Community Foundation was founded in 1915 as a 501(c )3 public charity, and today is composed of more than 800 funds with assets close to $500 million. Each fund represents a unique philanthropic purpose, the majority in partnership with an individual, family, or business. The St. Louis Community Foundation and its donors grant more than $100 million annually to nonprofits and other recipients.
The St. Louis Community Foundation’s Communications team is seeking a dynamic and creative self-starter to assist with marketing and communications efforts. This role will have a specific focus on Give STL Day, a 24-hour online giving event designed to benefit our community’s nonprofits that has raised more than $30 million since its inception in 2014.
This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of communications while learning about local philanthropy and nonprofits.
This position’s primary responsibility is to be a member of the Communications team providing support to the Communications Manager with the following tasks:
- Successful implementation of Give STL Day on May 9, 2024.
- Interviewing nonprofits and writing stories of their work.
- Social media management.
- Engagement with community partners and nonprofits to build relationships.
- Interview nonprofits and write stories to highlight their work and impact in community.
- Assist in the planning and facilitation of Give STL Day nonprofit trainings and events.
- Assist in the implementation of marketing strategy for Give STL Day.
- Manage the Foundation’s social media presence and interact with other organizations.
- Use Canva templates to design social media and website graphics.
- Working toward a college degree; ideal candidate is an undergraduate (junior or senior) student in public relations, marketing, communications, digital marketing, journalism, and/or social marketing studies.
- Previous internship or related experience is a plus, but not required.
- Comfortable with interviewing others virtually and in person; an effective and professional oral and written communicator.
- Experience with Canva or similar online graphic design tool.
- Firm grasp and understanding of available tools and platforms in the social media space.
- Self-motivated, good organizational skills, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
- Enthusiasm for the mission of the Community Foundation and nonprofits.
This is intended to describe the general nature and level of work, and this is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Interns may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities.
This internship will allow the student to bring their classroom knowledge into a professional work setting and broaden their knowledge through hands-on application in a nonprofit environment.
- Hands-on experience to build portfolio and professional contacts.
- School credit, depending on the requirements.
- Unique insight into the region’s nonprofit landscape.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The St. Louis Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation, or any other status protected by applicable law.
$15/hour paid bi-weekly
Position open until filled. February–May 2023. Start date flexible. End date must be on or after May 15, 2023.
10 hours per week. Two or three days per week, Monday–Thursday. Schedule flexible. This is an in-office position; remote work is not permitted.
Commitment to Equity
The St. Louis Community Foundation strives to achieve equity in our workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Community Foundation conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations, valuing equity in the workplace and community.
How to Apply
This internship is for currently enrolled students. Send your resume and one writing sample, a 300-word highlight on a St. Louis-based nonprofit of your choice to:
Emily Baumann, Communications Manager
Subject Line: Spring Communications Internship Application
Applications that do not include a writing sample will not be considered. Interviews will be conducted in January 2024.