WINTER 2014 VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP // DEVELOPMENT IN THE RECONSTRUCTION & RESILIENCY STUDIO

WINTER 2014 VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP // DEVELOPMENT IN THE RECONSTRUCTION & RESILIENCY STUDIO

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Nov 30, 2013
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Location: HQ - San Francisco, CA
Start Date: January 13, 2014
Type: Studio Volunteer Intern
Application Deadline: Applications reviewed on an ongoing basis

Program Background
Architecture for Humanity's Reconstruction and Resiliency Studio is looking for an enthusiastic team member with experience in grant research and writing.

The Program Assistant Intern will have the opportunity to work with Program Managers and learn about disaster resiliency and reconstruction while developing their skills in business development.

Programs in the Reconstruction and Resiliency studio include the Haiti Reconstruction Program, Japan Rebuilding Program, Hurricane Sandy Reconstruction Program, Rebuild Moore Program, Disaster Resiliency Program, and Typhoon Haiyan response.

Responsibilities

  • Proactively research, identify and develop proposals for new project opportunities and support stewardship of existing relationships in coordination with Development.
  • Package proposals for funding opportunities; includes revising Excel spreadsheets and some writing
  • Maintain the process for tracking the new business development pipeline
  • Provide some administrative support for tracking contract records, funding opportunities and other tasks as needed
  • Work closely with the team to develop and create compelling marketing and presentation materials that not only address our clients' needs, but also articulates long-term value and innovation
  • Keep Architecture for Humanity Development department and the studio team informed of any issues or opportunities that arise at any point during the process
  • Represent the best interests of Architecture for Humanity

Skills required (Please only apply if you meet all requirements)

  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, listening)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Basic quantitative and qualitative research skills
  • Self-directed with consistent follow-through
  • Flexible, agile and capable of learning quickly
  • Self-directed with consistent follow-through
  • Highly proficient in word, Excel, and presentation applications such as PowerPoint or Keynote; Adobe Creative Suite preferred, Salesforce preferred
  • Design sensibilities, coupled with a keen sense of business acumen, preferred
  • Experience in international development and/or nonprofit management, a plus.

Commitment
3 - 6 months (full-time; 35+ hours per week)

To Apply
If you wish to apply, please email your complete application to intern@architectureforhumanity.org.
**Please include the internship you are applying for in the subject line of your email.**
Your application must include:

  • Resume/CV
  • Professional writing sample (less than two pages)
  • Work samples and/or portfolio (if available)
  • Also include a short proposal (no more than 500 words) describing your ideal internship experience at our headquarters. This proposal will help us solidify the internship positions we offer and further enable us to appropriately match prospective interns with our projects.