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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

Interning at The Writer's Center

Thank you for your interest in interning at The Writer’s Center. We offer exciting internship opportunities for recent graduates or undergraduates looking to get hands-on experience working on a great variety of projects for a nonprofit arts organization. Interns are offered a flexible schedule with a combination of in-office and telework. Interns earn one free writing workshop of their choice, and course credit may be arranged.

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DEVLOPMENT INTERN

The Development Intern will report directly to the Development & Community Outreach Manager. They will gain broad exposure to non-profit management and fundraising, including development operations, donor communication, grant-writing, grant management, donor visits, and research. This is an unpaid internship and an ideal opportunity for someone seeking academic credit to satisfy graduation requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

 

  • Assist in development of donor communications and engagement
  • Conduct donor research
  • Help maintain donor database
  • Assist in writing grant proposals
  • Support TWC at events as needed/available
  • Other tasks as needed

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Ideal candidate is a current or recent college graduate from an accredited four-year institution; junior/senior high school and graduate students also welcome to apply
  • Interest in non-profit development
  • Excellent organizational skills and extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of database management (Raiser’s Edge, etc.) a plus
  • Understanding of social media preferred
  • Enthusiasm for TWC’s mission

This position is unpaid, offering the opportunity to hone professional skills in a collegial environment for academic credit and requires a 10-20 hours per week commitment. TWC is located in downtown Bethesda, close to Metro, with on-site parking available. This position reports to the Development & Community Outreach Manager. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, send your resume to b@writer.org

MARKETING INTERN

The Marketing Intern will report directly to the Marketing & Communications Manager. They will be responsible for assisting the organization in the development and implementation of its marketing, business development, and public relations plans. This is an unpaid internship and an ideal opportunity for someone seeking academic credit to satisfy graduation requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Assist in developing and scheduling social media content 
  • Identify local/national literary opportunities
  • Help maintain distribution/media lists 
  • Support TWC at events as needed/available
  • Assist with developing targeted marketing campaigns
  • Write pieces for print publication, The Writer’s Guide
  • Outreach to local business community

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Ideal candidate is a current or recent college graduate in business, public relations, marketing or communications; junior/senior high school and graduate students also welcome to apply
  • Excellent organizational skills and extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel
  • Knowledge in Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign a plus
  • Understanding of social media preferred
  • Enthusiasm for TWC’s mission

This position is unpaid, offering the opportunity to hone professional skills in a collegial environment for academic credit and requires a 10-20 hours per week commitment. TWC is located in downtown Bethesda, close to Metro, with on-site parking available. This position reports to the Marketing & Communications Manager. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, send your resume to iyana.moore@writer.org

Program INTERN

The Program Intern will report directly to the Director of Programs. They will gain broad exposure to non-profit management and programmatic operations. This is an unpaid internship and an ideal opportunity for someone seeking academic credit to satisfy graduation requirements.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Conducting research for new instructors
  • Sending out and managing contracts
  • Updating handbook for instructors
  • Updating website information
  • Assisting with setting up social gatherings for instructors
  • Creating surveys and tabulating results for workshops
  • Other tasks as needed

Ideal candidate is a current or recent college graduate from an accredited four-year institution; junior/senior high school and graduate students also welcome to apply.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Interest in non-profit development
  • Excellent organizational skills and extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of database management (Raiser’s Edge, etc.) a plus
  • Understanding of social media preferred
  • Enthusiasm for TWC’s mission

This position is unpaid, offering the opportunity to hone professional skills in a collegial environment for academic credit and requires a 10-20 hours per week commitment. TWC is located in downtown Bethesda, close to Metro, with on-site parking available. This position reports to the Director of Programs. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, send your resume to laura.spencer@writer.org.