Company: TechSoup
Location: San Francisco, CA 94107 (South Of Market area)

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We’re a high-impact, global nonprofit social enterprise that believes in using technology for the greater good. Since 1987, we’ve been building partnerships and alliances with individuals, corporations, nonprofits, and governments across the globe – all committed to helping nonprofits fully access the profound power of technology and a connected world — and use it to improve lives.

But we won’t stop there: as technology and global needs change, so do we. We’re creating new, community-driven platforms and mobile apps and are enhancing our offerings so that nonprofits around the world have the resources they need to build a brighter future for millions of individuals.

We’re innovators, leaders, influencers, social entrepreneurs, and technologists drawn together by a shared vision: to make the world a better place through technology. Join us!

Internship

An internship at TechSoup is not just a learning experience; it is an opportunity to make a challenging and meaningful contribution. You will get to work on real world inspiring projects that drive goals and objectives.

The Global Eligibility Intern will increase the Global Eligibility team visibility, impact, and engagement within the partner network as well as within TechSoup. Projects will elevate our business practices while also providing hands on experience for someone interested in global policy and nonprofits.

This is a paid position located in the San Francisco office.

Position

Content:

This intern will work on written contact, including impact stories that demonstrate how TechSoup members use product donations and discounts. They will also update existing articles and blogs that are popular with fresh and accurate content. This is a valuable internship because it will give them national exposure as a writer with their own byline in TechSoup publications which will comprise an online portfolio of their communications skills. They will also learn a professional editorial process which will be invaluable in subsequent employment. Our intern last summer, Amy Hooper, learned so much from her experience that she became a professional freelance writer for TechSoup.

Communications:

Additionally, they will also participate with the communications team on PR and other important enterprise communications projects like planning and creating a new outward facing publication, working with our editorial calendar and helping us organize our photos. The skills obtained in this area of work will compliment those in the content part of this internship, but with an increased emphasis in the editorial planning process. This will be a very useful internship for anyone interested in working in online publications.

Duties and Responsibilities

This intern will learn TechSoup’s content and communications processes, participate in team meetings and learn to be a team player. Their main content work will be to accept writing and rewriting assignments and deliver them on time according TechSoup’s content and communications calendars. The primary communications work will be to learn and participate in our editorial planning process

Qualifications

Knowledge:

  • Social networking and nonprofit knowledge preferred.
  • Interest in discovering the interests of their target audience

Skills:

  • Microsoft Office and Google Docs and other applications in G Suite
  • Diplomacy and teamwork.
  • Technical/functional skills needed: Online research and interviewing skills

Abilities:

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Interact in a professional manner with a wide variety of people.

Education

Any combination of education and experience providing the skill and knowledge for successful participation and learning in the internship would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be

equivalent to:

  • Must be actively and presently enrolled an accredited college or university at an undergraduate or graduate level.
  • At least 6 months of experience in writing for a publication
  • Willing to point us to writing samples

TechSoup is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to ensuring that all employees and applicants receive equal consideration and treatment, regardless of race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), religion, marital or domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, mental or medical disability, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, military service status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

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