Internships

Peaceful Paths provides internships for students interested in gaining valuable experience. We have listed our upcoming for both undergraduate and graduate internship opportunities below.

Undergraduate Internship Opportunities

Fundraising & Special Events Intern

Pay Rate: Non-Paid; Course Credit Offered
Primary Work Location: Peaceful Paths Outreach Center
Position Reports Directly to: Director of Community Giving
20-25 hours per week, minimum of 15 office hrs required anytime M-F between 9am-5pm; two semester commitment preferred

Position Overview:

The Fundraising and Special Events Internship works closely with the Director of Community Giving in the Fundraising Office. The Fundraising Office exists to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individuals and companies interested in support Peaceful Paths’ mission. We are seeking students from the University of Florida who are working towards a degree in Public Relations, Communications, Non-Profit Management or closely related fields.

The Development Office oversees all fundraising efforts and special events for Peaceful Paths which consists of:

  • Our Signature Fundraiser, Guest Chef Cocktail Party
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Luncheon, Power of the Purse Luncheon
  • The Amazing Give (Gainesville’s 24 hr giving day)
  • Circle of Hope Society Membership Campaign
  • Agency Introductory Event, FRIENDraiser
  • Individual & Corporate Donations
  • Third Party Events

Applicants for this internship must be seeking course credit and be able to commit 20-25 hours a week working onsite and remotely.

Internship Core Responsibilities & Expectations

  • Assist with planning, set-up and carry out of agency fundraising events which includes attending ALL fundraising events hosted by Peaceful Paths
  • Assist in sponsorships and in-kind requests (both written and verbal)
  • Take ownership in managing the guest lists for special events in donor database (eTapestry/ GreaterGiving)
  • Draft and proofread professional correspondence to donors, sponsors and partners
  • Coordinate closely with social media and marketing intern to insure proper coverage of events on social media platforms

Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Pursing an undergraduate degree
  • Comfort and familiarity with event planning
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Self-motivated, flexible team player with a positive attitude, demonstrate ability to multi-task and the ability to meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities
  • Comfortable with soliciting/ interacting with individuals and companies
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, email and donor management system preferred

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to johnt@peacefulpaths.org. Please send your cover letter and resume as attachments in the email. This internship opening closes on Friday, August 3, 2018 or when a qualified candidate has been hired.


Social Media & Communications Intern

Pay Rate: Non-Paid; Course Credit Offered
Primary Work Location: Peaceful Paths Outreach Center
Position Reports Directly to: Director of Community Giving
20-25 hours per week, minimum of 15 office hrs required anytime M-F between 9am-5pm; two semester commitment preferred

Description

Peaceful Paths is seeking a dynamic, self-starter to assist with social media and communication efforts.  This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience a variety of hands on learning while contributing to the delivery of our mission.

Principal Job Duties

  • Assist in planning, writing and managing our quarterly newsletter
  • Plan, interview, write and publish Monthly Donor Spotlight
  • Draft news releases, media alerts and other stories as requested
  • Design flyers, graphics, e-vites and other marketing materials needed to deliver mission
  • Meet weekly with Director of Community Giving to coordinate Peaceful Paths’ social media calendar to
    ensure proper coverage of fundraising programs, campaigns, issue awareness and events
  • Research articles related to the battered women’s movement to be published to social media
  • Track and report social media stats
  • Update peacefulpaths.org as requested
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions and venues for marketing and communications
  • Assist Director of Community Giving with donor cultivation and stewardship efforts including but not limited to sending handwritten thank you notes, writing thank you letters, planning of donor tours and donor thank you calls

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Self-motivated, good organization skills, detail oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meeting deadlines.
  • Completed or working toward a bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Communications, Public Relations, Creative Writing, Social Media Management
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus
  • Effective communicator, both written and oral
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Canva, MailChimp, HootSuite, WordPress, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel is highly desired
  • Knowledge of domestic violence and battered women’s movement is preferred. Successful applicant will be required to attend Peaceful Paths’ New Advocate Training.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to johnt@peacefulpaths.org. Please send your cover letter and resume as attachments in the email. This internship opening closes on Friday, August 3, 2018 or when a qualified candidate has been hired.


Graduate Internship Opportunities

No Graduate Internships Available