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Intern Positions

The Mason Schools Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that funds innovative programs for Mason students. These programs come from ideas of teachers, administrators, and staff that take Mason students Above & Beyond in the areas of academics, arts, or athletics. For the fifth consecutive year, MSF invested over 100,000 in grants.  These funds come from generous businesses, parents, outside foundations, and fundraisers such as the gala, K-6 Reading Challenge and MMS Walk-a-Thon.

MSF is seeking two MHS student interns to help lead the important work of the foundation while gaining real-world experience and making a difference for our students.

Qualifications

Each position will have specific responsibilities and will be guided by members of our Board of Directors. Both positions will have responsibilities related to donor management and both will be expected to serve as ambassadors for the foundation. Key qualifications include:

  • Possesses creativity, initiative, good judgment and self-confidence
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks at once and work independently
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills, including social media savviness
  • Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills, and exudes enthusiasm
  • Possesses knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Must be eager to learn donor management software, and to edit/update/re-design Foundation website (no html knowledge required)
  • Graphic design, video editing, and photography knowledge are a plus

Intern Position #1: Marketing Intern

Time Commitment:  Experiential Learning Required 60 hours

Responsibilities

  1. Website: Help revise and update the current website, including attention to style, layout, and content. Content includes updates regarding fundraising events, grants, etc. Timeframe: Heavy in first few weeks, then on-going.
  2. Grant marketing: Visit Mason classroom grant recipients, take photos, interview teachers and students, and create entries for Facebook, Twitter and website relating to grants.  Also create “grant boards” (information poster boards) with grant information for public events.  Timeframe:  on-going.
  3. Facebook and Twitter:  Manage Twitter account.  Create and post weekly (or more) facebook/twitter/website announcements regarding Innovation Catalyst Grant, other grants, reading challenge, gala follow-up, Campbell award, teacher recognition, etc.  Timeframe:  on-going.  Must be available on the evenings of Feb 1, 2018 and February 2, 2018 to cover VIP events.
  4. Financial (to be shared with other position): learn and work with donor management software for data entry relating to donations. Create year-end tax reports for donors. Compile donor information for annual report. Help with financial reconciliation during Reading Challenge. Shadow Foundation treasurer and CPA to learn about Foundation Monthly Report Preparation.   Timeframe:  on-going, 1-2 hours per week.
  5. Transition meetings (to be shared with other position):  Be available for spring transition meetings (K to 1st grade, 1st to 2nd, etc.), to be an ambassador for MSF, provide information, sign up volunteers, etc.  Timeframe:  not announced yet, will be evenings.

Intern Position #2: Event Planning Intern

Time Commitment: Experiential Learning Required 60 Hours

Responsibilities:

  1. Event Management:  Work closely with Reading Challenge team for K-6 fundraising event in January and February, expected to raise around $100,000:  Will help plan and execute evening “VIP” events at MECC and Western Row schools, comprised of entertaining and thanking hundreds of student and parent donors with games, food and fun.  Job will include volunteer management, organizing games and food, check-in and check-out of children, business liaison for vendors and for donations.  Timeframe:  January and February. Must be available February 1, 2018 and February 2, 2018 in the evenings.
  2. Volunteer Management: Create an excel database of Foundation volunteers from various fundraising events.  Send thank you/informational email blast.  Timeframe:  February/March.
  3. School Supply funding: Work with our School Supply Chairperson on proposals to Wal-Mart, Kohl’s and Kiwanis for donations and grants to our annual school supply project.  Also, research other potential fundraising sources for school supplies.  Timeframe:  March.
  4. Teacher recognition award: Help with annual year-end award for teacher recognition (“Above & Beyond” award).  Write appeal, post on facebook and website, help compile Google Form responses.  Timeframe:  April.
  5. Financial (to be shared with other position):  learn and work with donor management software for data entry relating to donations.    Create year-end tax reports for donors.  Compile donor information for annual report.  Help with financial reconciliation during Reading Challenge. Shadow Foundation treasurer and CPA to learn about Foundation Monthly Report Preparation.  Timeframe:  Less during Reading Challenge (January and February), more afterward.  Average 1-2 hours per week.
  6. Transition meetings (to be shared with other position):  Be available for spring transition meetings (K to 1st grade, 1st to 2nd, etc.), to be an ambassador for MSF, provide information, sign up volunteers, etc.  Timeframe:  not announced yet, will be evenings.