Title: Communication and Event Intern

Reports To:  Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Building Impact Overview:

Building Impact’s mission is to strengthen communities by providing individuals and companies with the knowledge and opportunity to volunteer, donate, and connect in the buildings where they work or live. Building Impact makes giving back convenient by bringing volunteer events and donation drives to participants in office and apartment buildings throughout Greater Boston. We then channel 100% of the volunteerism and giving to fill service gaps in underserved local communities.

Building Impact currently reaches over 20,000 people in 640 companies spread across 55 buildings in 15 Massachusetts communities. By partnering with building owners and managers, and business leaders, Building Impact gains access to entire buildings and companies of people who were previously difficult to reach and engage. Our work is unique, raising awareness and sourcing needed resources for nonprofits and their clients. Our organization is growing, launching in new office buildings and companies in Greater Boston. Learn more about Building Impact at www.buildingimpact.org.

Building Impact Values:

  • Demonstrate integrity in all that we do
  • Respect others’ time and attention
  • Serve our volunteers and clients first
  • Trust in teamwork
  • Help colleagues on the team when needed
  • Ensure Individual Accountability

Position Description and Scope of Work:

Building Impact is seeking an Intern for general office, event and program support for the Summer of 2017. This internship is an exciting opportunity to gain insight into Building Impact’s operations, including but not limited to our programming, events, communications, and marketing.

Address: 93 Summer St., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02110

The intern will provide support in the following areas:

Program Support:

  • Help to develop monthly communications for our partners and volunteers (signs, newsletters, emails, website, social media, blog posts and Building Impact App)
  • Facilitate volunteer events, especially In-Office volunteering projects and corporate days of service
  • Support with marketing  in the form of event flyers and social media posts
  • Salesforce entry (pre- and post- events, new contacts, etc.)
  • Research our nonprofit partner organizations and develop informational resources about their volunteer opportunities
  • Support with donation drives, one-off donations  and blood drives
  • Assist with compiling and editing impact reports
  • Collaborate with staff on events such as the planning and execution of breakfasts for our company Ambassadors  

General Support:

  • Ad-hoc projects/events
  • Office organization
  • Printing and inventory counting
  • Coordinating and dropping off donations

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and competencies:

  • Current B.A./B.S. Candidate
  • Candidates 21+ preferred (not required)
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License
  • Passion for Building Impact’s mission of civic engagement
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates professionalism at all times across a variety of business sectors
  • Comfort with ambiguity and problem solving
  • Strong organizational and customer service skills
  • Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office systems
  • Familiarity with Salesforce and InDesign a plus
  • Highly organized with demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple projects and manage time well
  • Comfort with leading groups and public speaking
  • Comfort with technology and social media
  • Ability to handle moderate to heavy lifting when needed (preferred but not necessary)

Schedule/Compensation:

  • May- August 2017
  • Flexible start/end dates – can accommodate academic or work schedule
  • 10 hours per week minimum
  • Prefered times: M, T, W and/or Thursday during the middle of the day
  • Unpaid (Internship for college credit, reference and portfolio growth)
  • Please send resume/ cover letter to sara@buildingimpact.org