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Jobs and Internships

  

INTERNSHIPS

Somaly Mam Foundation is currently seeking interns based in our New York office. All positions are unpaid, and we ask for a commitment of at least 15-20 hours per week.

To apply, please send your resume, a cover letter, and a brief writing sample to internships@somaly.org. Please include your name and the position that you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

For Spring internships, please apply by December 1. For Summer internships, please apply by May 1. For Fall internships, please apply by August 1. We consider applications on a rolling basis.

Events Internship

Cause Marketing Internship

Development Internship

Editorial Internship

Events Internship

SMF is seeking an Events Intern. This individual will support the development department and play an integral role in preparing for SMF’s Life is LOVE Gala, the organization’s largest benefit of the year. The internship will run from April-October. This position is unpaid and based in our New York office. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Donor database maintenance: updates, upkeep, data reporting
• Conducting online research to identify potential sponsors and auction donors
• Drafting sponsorship requests
• Researching and reporting on fundraising projects
• Securing auction items, coordinating fulfillment, and preparing displays
• Tracking in-kind donations
• Conducting prospect research
• Identifying innovative ways to promote SMF and raise awareness of human trafficking
• Administrative duties, including answering Somaly Mam Foundation telephones, filing and photocopying, accepting express mail packages, assisting with bulk mailings, greeting SMF guests, and running errands
• Supporting the development and communications departments as needed

Qualifications:
• Passionate with a strong commitment to ending sex slavery and human trafficking
• Prior sales and/or solicitation experience preferred
• Experience planning and executing small and large events
• Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
• Attention to detail
• Strong research abilities and organizational skills
• An eye for good design and clean branding
• Able to work independently and collaboratively, to take initiative, and to build valuable tasks to benefit the organization
• Good sense of humor, able to work in fun environment!
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
• Salesforce experience a plus
• Photoshop, InDesign, Drupal, and basic HTML skills (or the desire to learn) are a plus but not required
• Non-profit experience preferred but not required

Cause Marketing Internship

SMF is currently seeking a Cause Marketing Intern to assist the Senior Director of Communications and the Director of Partnerships and Business Development. This position is unpaid and based in our New York office. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Basic design work: creating flyers, editing images, preparing web content
• Researching and developing innovative ways to promote SMF and raise awareness of human trafficking
• Writing and editorial tasks, including but not limited to drafting and sending press releases, newsletter and promotional material support, and blogging
• Online research, social media support, and community management
• Campaign management, content development and execution
• Event promotion and production: annual gala plus small fundraising events
• Administrative duties, including answering Somaly Mam Foundation telephones, filing and photocopying, accepting express mail packages, assisting with bulk mailings, greeting SMF guests, coordinating maintenance and repair service for the office, running errands, and any other tasks assigned

Qualifications:
• Passionate with a strong commitment to ending sex slavery and human trafficking
• Background in journalism, marketing, advocacy, communications, or a similar relevant field
• Strong research abilities and organizational skills
• Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
• An eye for good design and clean branding
• Able to work independently and collaboratively, to take initiative, and to build valuable tasks to benefit the organization
• Good sense of humor, able to work in fun environment!
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
• Photoshop, InDesign, Drupal, and basic HTML skills (or the desire to learn) are a plus but not required
• Non-profit experience preferred but not required

Development Internship

SMF is currently seeking a Development Intern to assist the Sr. Director if Development. This position is unpaid and based in our New York office. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Donor database maintenance: updates, upkeep, data reporting
• Assisting the development and marketing team in tracking and evaluating fundraising campaigns
• Identifying prospects based on data in the donor database
• Researching and reporting on fundraising projects
• Supporting the development team as needed
• Administrative duties, including answering Somaly Mam Foundation telephones, filing and photocopying, accepting express mail packages, assisting with bulk mailings, greeting SMF guests, coordinating maintenance and repair service for the office, running errands, and any other tasks assigned

Qualifications:
• Passionate with a strong commitment to ending sex slavery and human trafficking
• Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
• Attention to detail
• Strong research abilities and organizational skills
• An eye for good design and clean branding
• Able to work independently and collaboratively, to take initiative, and to build valuable tasks to benefit the organization
• Good sense of humor, able to work in fun environment!
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
• Salesforce experience a plus
• Photoshop, InDesign, Drupal, and basic HTML skills (or the desire to learn) are a plus but not required
• Non-profit experience preferred but not required

Editorial Intern

SMF is currently seeking an Editorial Intern to assist the team with writing and editing tasks related to marketing, communications, and development. This position is unpaid and based in our New York office. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Drafting and sending new announcements, newsletters, promotional materials, blogging, and other writing assignments as needed, under the supervision of the Senior Director of Communications and Director of Partnerships
• Strategically developing content to increase engagement and support
• Researching and writing content for SMF platforms and other outlets
• Proofreading and fact checking of SMF documents
• Drafting correspondence for members of the team
• Online research, social media support and community management
• Supporting staff members as needed
• Administrative duties, including answering Somaly Mam Foundation telephones, filing and photocopying, accepting express mail packages, assisting with bulk mailings, greeting SMF guests, coordinating maintenance and repair service for the office, running errands, and any other tasks assigned

Qualifications:
• Passionate with a strong commitment to ending sex slavery and human trafficking
• Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
• Background in journalism, marketing, advocacy, communications, or a similar relevant field
• Strong research abilities and organizational skills
• An eye for grammar and style
• Able to work independently and collaboratively, to take initiative, and to build valuable tasks to benefit the organization
• Good sense of humor, able to work in fun environment!
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
• Photoshop, InDesign, Drupal, and basic HTML skills (or the desire to learn) are a plus but not required
• Non-profit experience preferred but not required

Application instructions, again: 

To apply, please send your resume, a cover letter, and a brief writing sample to internships@somaly.org. Please include your name and the position that you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

For Spring internships, please apply by December 1. For Summer internships, please apply by May 1. For Fall internships, please apply by August 1. We consider applications on a rolling basis.