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Development Resident Intern- Lagunitas, CA

Organization: Turtle Island Restoration Network

Job Title: Development- Resident Intern

Location: Lagunitas, CA

Hours and Compensation: 6 months, 9-5, housing

Posted on: March 18, 2013


Turtle Island Restoration Network is a nonprofit environmental organization based in Marin County, California. Turtle Island carries out four initiatives: the Sea Turtle Restoration Project, SPAWN (Salmon Protection and Watershed Network), Shark Stewards, and the Got Mercury Campaign. We work to protect endangered marine species, save critical ecosystems, improve consumer choices, encourage government action and inspire corporate responsibility, all to protect marine wildlife and the wild oceans we all rely upon.


TIRN is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated development intern committed to conservation issues and focused on a career path in fundraising and nonprofit resource development. We are seeking an energetic, responsible team player to fill our development intern position.

This internship will impart a solid, working understanding of nonprofit administration and fundraising. This internship provides the opportunity to work and learn at an established non-profit education organization dedicated to environmental advocacy and wildlife protection, in a beautiful and rustic national park setting, 45 minutes north of San Francisco


The intern will complete specific projects related to resource development and fundraising during the internship (about 50% time), and carry out ongoing administrative tasks (about 50% time). The intern will be evaluated regularly and will make a final presentation on his/her work at the close of the internship.

The development intern will gain experience working with the executive director, board of directors, development director and other development team members on tasks including:

Research and identify potential individual and foundation prospects for giving;Assist in preparation and writing of foundation grant proposals and reports;Research and develop fundraising partnerships with progressive companies;Assist in developing materials for the TIRN board of directors and organizing board meetings;Promote TIRN’s research expeditions, naturalist training programs, events, merchandise store and other ventures online and through in person tabling and other means;Develop visual materials including web pages, presentations, online brochures and promotional videos;Maintain and enhance TIRN’s social media presence through communication with more than 20,000 Facebook friends and other social networks;Organize events including garnering donations of food and beverages, auction items and other in-kind contributions;Conduct outreach at public events, gather petition signatures and recruit new sign-ups to our email action lists and recruit new individual donor members;Help with production and writing of two twice-yearly newsletters;Help maintain TIRN’s donor databases as needed and assist with data processing, reporting, reconciliation with finance;Assist with other development tasks as they arise.


Candidates must:

Have a demonstrated interest in environmental conservation.Possess at least a four-year degree or commensurate work related experience.Demonstrate excellent English-language writing and verbal communication skills.Have strong internet research skills.Demonstrate maturity, diplomacy and tact to work with foundations, donors, Board members and the general public. Candidates must be ethical, helpful and thoughtful.Be proficient with MS Office for MacintoshHave a desire to learn, be flexible, productive and self-reliant, and contribute to building a positive team atmosphere.

Preferred qualifications:

Candidates with design and video editing skills preferred. Possession of a laptop helpful.CA driver’s license preferred.

How To Apply:

Please submit your resume and a personal letter of interest that explains your interest in this position and include up to three writing, design or video samples to Chris Pincetich,


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