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Business Development Intern - Fall 2017

Reports to: Business Development Director

Overview: The business development team works with companies who care about young people and social change.  Our team is responsible for creating and maintaining relationships with corporate sponsors to support our national cause campaigns that activate young people nationwide around social change.

This intern will be required to work 12 hours per week from September 11-December 14. This position is paid $11/hour.

For more information on our internship program, please visit our internships page.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Research companies and brands that care about young people
  • Cold outreach to potential new sponsors
  • Assist in the management of our current campaigns/sponsor relations
  • Assist in creating decks and one sheets
  • Brainstorm new marketing and outreach ideas
  • Administrative work as necessary
     

What you'll learn: You'll have a chance to interact with nearly every team at DoSomething.org - campaigns, marketing, content, etc. The main things you'll learn are:

  • What goes into building strong lasting partnerships
  • How to write concise, strong statements that make people want to work with you
  • How to research/stalk potential sponsors
  • How to get corporations to care about social change
     

What we're looking for:

  • Excellent communication skills: flawless grammar, ability to write concisely, good on the phone
  • Honed research skills: ability to find and present useful and relevant information
  • Comfortable talking with the CMO of any company
  • Ability to brainstorm on the spot
  • Able to think strategically and not afraid to pitch a big idea
  • Knowledge of the youth trends of the moment
     

Applying:

  • Please attach your resume and a cover letter
  • Cover letter should be no longer than 200 words, in your professional speaking voice. No boring cover letters!

Please, no calls!

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