Charleston Parks Conservancy: Seeking Development and Marketing Intern (Summer 2020)

With Who:  Charleston Parks Conservancy

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Summer 2020

Position Summary:   (This is a paid internship.) The Olmsted Intern, so named to honor the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted and his contribution to creating America’s great parks, will serve an integral part of the Conservancy’s staff in summer 2020. Under direct supervision of the Director of Development and Donor Relations Manager, the intern will assist the Development and Marketing team and participate in special projects related to development, communications and marketing for the Conservancy.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assists with a summer-long research project as well as day-to-day activities of Annual Giving programs, including Bench Dedication and online giving
  • Assists with research and planning to support donor cultivation, solicitations, and stewardship strategies and special events
  • Perform thorough research of future revenue generating programs
  • Assists with event sponsor relations, including ongoing communications and donor stewardship (thank you notes, special events, phone calls)
  • Research, and draft online content (social media, website) pertaining to the Conservancy mission, events, marketing campaigns, and other issues determined by Conservancy staff
  • Assists with event planning and marketing campaigns
  • Visits parks, attends events, participates in Conservancy meetings and programs
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Ability to learn basic use of database and content management systems
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, great attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Apple products
  • Interest in public parks, urban greenspaces, nonprofit organizations, nonprofit development and marketing, event planning

Potential Learning Outcomes: 

  • Nonprofit Management
  • Donor Development
  • Event Planning/Logistics
  • Database Management

Notes:  There will be some travel required to various parks throughout the City of Charleston. Please have a valid SC driver’s license, access to reliable transportation, and general knowledge of the Charleston peninsula, James Island, and West Ashley.

  • 37.5 to 40 hours/week
  • 10-­12 Weeks, available May to August, start and end dates negotiable
  • Stipend available, paid hourly
  • Available to current undergraduates

Application Deadline:  Applications close on March 2nd, 2020 at 8:45 am

Apply (or request more information):  Apply today! If you are interested in gaining great nonprofit experience and valuable skills working with the Charleston Parks Conservancy, please email a cover letter, resume, and at least two professional references to and include “Olmsted Intern” in the subject line. See the full internship posting here: Application through CofC Handshake

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Megan Gould

Ms. Gould is the Coordinator for Events, Outreach, and Public Relations for the Department of Communication at the College of Charleston.

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