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      Marketing and Fundraising Internship – Apply today!

      If you are looking for an opportunity to change lives while learning about a growing social enterprise brand, then HHP's internship program is perfect for you! We are looking for interns with experience in non-profit fundraising to join our team. Ideally, an intern is looking to eventually work full-time in fundraising/development and could use this great opportunity to learn, grow and support our mission to lift underserved communities. We offer flexible hours and an opportunity to truly contribute to the mission. HHP/helping hand partners is a non-profit charity located in Chicago with a mission to LIFT COMMUNITIES by creating sustainable livelihoods and job opportunities for people with barriers to employment. HHP both sources and produces purpose-driven products that are sustainable and fair trade practice. Our handbags, jewelry, spa goods and more provide a pathway out of poverty for our social enterprise partners and our fair trade practice global artisans. Duties and Responsibilities:
      1. Provide support for on-going development activities including prospect research, grant writing support, building sponsor program administration, and program marketing
      2. General marketing support: Copy writing, presentations, project management, email set-up in MailChimp
      3. Develop social media marketing for Campaigns and Fundraisers, including Facebook updates, tweets, email blasts, website site updates and blog posts
      4. Manage participant and donor data in software programs
      5. Develop fundraising and marketing campaign collateral
      6. Assist with the marketing and logistics for fundraising and other events
      7. Work with SVP and Marketing Team to create campaigns and schedules
      8. Public relations support for all channels: press releases, contacting press, email blasts
      9. Offer new ideas and contribute to the team
      General Requirements:
      • Self-motivated, team player with the ability to meet deadlines, remain flexible, and adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
      • Passion for marketing and communications
      • Experience and interest in fundraising and donor recruitment, cultivation and retention
      • Strong organizational skills and problem solving abilities
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills
      • Experience working with social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Twitter)
      • Experience with Mailchimp, Wordpress or other email/website programs
      • Understanding of CRM software such as Network for Good, and interest in finding more robust ways to utilize these tools
      • Some knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is very valuable
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel.
      • Currently be working towards a degree at a university, college, or trade school
      • Open to all majors; emphasis on Nonprofit Management, Fundraising, Event Planning, Journalism, Business Administration, Operations Management, and Project Management.
      How to Apply Please submit your resume and a short narrative of why you believe you could excel at this internship. Also, submit your general availability over the next six to eight months. We are looking for interns who want to work over the summer and continue on over the fall and winter months. For your submission:
      • Your resume (cover letter is not required)
      • Personal Narrative
      • Estimated available dates to work

      Salary: Paid internship, plus college credit, if applicable Send submission to: Katey@helpinghandpartners.com Watch the videos below to learn more about HHP: 

      HHP: Shanika's Story from HHP/helping hand partners on Vimeo.

      Announcing HHP's 1eleven™ from HHP/helping hand partners on Vimeo.