Internship posted by: L.A. Works
Posted on: February 13, 2013
About L.A. Works: L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. We strive to empower Angelenos to address pressing social issues through volunteerism and community collaborations.
Position Description: The Coordinator will focus on securing valuable in-kind donations to support our programs including but not limited to: t-shirts, paraphernalia, marketing materials, recognition items, art supplies, cooking supplies, food and beverage. The Coordinator will be reaching out into the community to develop relationships with local businesses as well as researching and identifying appropriate grants to fund various L.A. Works programs. We're a fast-paced, energetic office open to new ideas to expand our programs. If you love community service and have a knack for storytelling and design this opportunity could be for you! We look for experiences and interests that will be a great fit for both organization and applicant.
Responsibilities: Researching potential business, researching grants, cold calling and networking, setting up meetings, fostering relationships, pitching the L.A. Works story and programs, creatively securing items, representing L.A. Works in the field.
Requirements: Excellent written and verbal communication. Ability to take initiative in developing relationships. Creative and resourceful. Independent and able to manage own progress and deadlines. Comfortable in a spokesperson and networking role. Ability to multi-task. Good organizational skills. Enthusiastic and eager to learn. Knowledgeable about Los Angeles events and entertainment, businesses and culture a plus. Passion for community service.
Equipment Requirements: Personal transportation, laptop and cell phone.
Hours: 8-15 hours a week; days and times negotiable.
Compensation: School credit only- Applicants must make their own arrangements with their host institution. Volunteers will benefit from this great learning experience, enhance their resumes, and build their personal and professional skills as they make a difference in the LA nonprofit community.
Location: L.A. Works is in Cypress Park, close to Elysian Park at the NE corner of Dodger Stadium. We are accessible by the gold line. This position will require being out in the field for some of the time.
Duration: Position is open year-round. Internship length is flexible, but with a minimum of 3 months.
Application Deadline: Immediate. But applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Application Procedure: E-mail a resume, writing sample, and cover letter outlining your interest, skills, availability and desired start/end dates to Becca Bloom, Director of Programs at email@example.com.