AMP360 is a 501(c)(3) youth development nonprofit focused on diversity and inclusion. We aim to empower young people to capitalize on their strengths and opportunities for success and self-actualization, through education, training, and admissions and career consulting services. Our focus areas are college and career readiness for low-income, potential first-generation college students, and reentry and economic self-sufficiency for low-income young adults who are currently or have been involved in the criminal justice system.
We are looking for one more intern, who will focus on development — everything from partnership strategy to fundraising, and the role can include direct service provision (teaching or tutoring the kids) if the candidate is interested.
AMP360 will launch our first pro bono program, Makasi, this June. Makasi is designed to provide college access and readiness training for low-income, potential first-generation college students. In Phase 1 (summer 2015), students will participate in a holistic enrichment program combining SAT prep with life skills, civic engagement, and creative arts workshops. In Phase 2 (fall 2015), students will be matched with coaches to work one-on-one on college and scholarship applications.
Austin interns will primarily support Makasi, but may also contribute to strategic work for AMP360.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the CEO and the Development Officer, the Development Intern will:
- Attend and participate in workshops, meetings, conferences and other gatherings relevant to the work of the project, and report back to AMP360 on proceedings;
- Research suitable funding opportunities, including crowdfunding projects, corporate sponsorships, and grants with details on requirements and restrictions, target groups, and areas of interest, and help to write grant applications;
- Create a database of potential sponsors with details on corporate social responsibility policies, communications and marketing strategy, and sponsor opportunities;
- Support the strengthening of relationships with existing sponsors and the building of relationships with potential sponsors, including sending out sponsor applications;
- Support in the planning and delivery of events that promote AMP360’s work, including fundraising events (marketing and managing);
- Note: deliverables may extend to other items during the internship.
- Interns are offered full immersion into the field of social entrepreneurship in Austin and will become more familiar with working in a diverse socioeconomic and multicultural environment.
- Interns will be exposed to a diverse and talented team of social entrepreneurs committed to creating positive social change.
- As valued members of this team, interns are given all the opportunities and responsibilities of staff members. They attend all meetings, conferences, and events, and are encouraged to share their insights and ideas with regards to any and all operations, procedures, and programs.
- Interns receive a general understanding of the work and mission of AMP360 and the role of stakeholders and partners at the city and state level, as well as valuable insight and hands-on experience organizing and running complex projects.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
- Education: current enrollment in a Bachelor’s or Masters degree or equivalent, or completed undergraduate degree in a related field.
- Language Skills: written and spoken proficiency in English and preferably in an additional language (Spanish, French, Arabic, Vietnamese)
- Previous experience in nonprofit work, particularly in education, a plus.
The intern must have:
- Excellent written and oral communications, analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent web-based skill, proficient knowledge of social media platforms, and experience using communications and publication production systems.
- Creativity within her/his scope of work, resourcefulness, detail-orientation, and ability to manage multiple high-priority tasks at once.
- An understanding of AMP360’s vision and work and a demonstrated commitment to social justice.
- A team player personality with a high level of commitment, as well as the ability to maintain cooperative working relationships.
- Sensitivity to and respect for a diverse population and the ability to work with persons of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
General Terms and Conditions
- The internship program operates on a non-remunerative basis. Costs and arrangements for travel, visa, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the intern.
- The internship program is designed to complement an intern’s studies, rather than lead to further employment with AMP360. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.
- AMP360 accepts no responsibility for the intern’s medical insurance or for costs arising from illness during the internship. Interns are required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage.
- Short-listed candidates will be contacted and called for an interview in late May.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should send their application package to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Development Intern” in the subject line. The application package should include an updated resume and a cover letter responding to the following questions, both in PDF format:
- Why are you interested in interning at AMP360?
- Describe in your own words what it means to be a social entrepreneur.
- Describe a situation in which you have been innovative and/or entrepreneurial.
We are also seeking volunteers, specifically to teach and tutor SAT prep and to provide general teaching support for the other components of the program (life skills, civic engagement and service, creative arts). Interested students may apply here: http://www.ampthreesixty.org/volunteer/