Intern with REAP 

REAP currently has four internship openings for spring, 2014.

Development Intern

Events Intern

Communications Assistant Intern

 

Development Intern

REAP is seeking a Development Intern to assist our small development team with fundraising and relationships. Responsibilities include assisting with donor cultivation and stewardship, working on brand visibility, conducting foundation research and gaining experience and insight into other areas of nonprofit experience like communications, event planning, public relations and grants.

The intern will focus their efforts on research, data entry and ongoing fundraising event planning assistance, but also assist to organize, assemble, and send stewardship mailings. Since we have a small development department, the development intern will also gain valuable experience by working with each aspect of a successful development team.

Skills Needed:

  • Ability to work independently (potential projects outside an office setting)
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions, yet know when to ask questions
  • Ability to perform the same task for several hours
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Good oral communications in speaking with members
  • Attention to detail
  • Graphic design a plus
  • The ideal candidate is a reliable person who takes initiative. You must be detail-oriented and have good handwriting

Hours: At least 8-10 hours /week.  We will work around your class or job schedule, but you must be able to work at least 2 days a week between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (even if just for one hour) and commit through May 2014.

Salary: REAP strongly encourages students to seek outside funding and fellowships. Subject to organizational constraints, small stipends may be available to help offset costs of participating in internships depending on commitment level.

To Apply:  Email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, a resume demonstrating how you meet required skills, and 2 references (including phone and email contact information) to Jenny Lynes at j.lynes@REalaska.org.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Communications Assistant Intern

REAP is seeking a Communications Assistant Intern for the spring semester. As a member of the organization’s Communications team, you’ll be charged with assisting our seasoned media team in promoting the organization and its clean energy and energy efficiency campaigns. The Communications Intern:

  • Assists with the “1,000 Alaskan Energy Stories” project
  • Develops creative and informative social media content
  • Writes letters to the editor
  • Assists the media team in writing and editing press materials
  • Assists with professional development projects that further the organization’s program work

Requirements:

  • Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel) proficiency
  • A passion for clean energy, Alaska, and PR
  • Motivated and detail-oriented
  • 8-10 free hours a week. In our office on G Street, downtown.
  • Video editing and/or design skills a major plus

Additional information: This internship offers a semester stipend depending on commitment level.

To Apply:  Email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, a resume demonstrating how you meet required skills, and 2 references (including phone and email contact information) to Katie Marquette at katie@REalaska.org.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Events Intern

REAP is seeking an Events Intern to assist the organization in planning and running two of its major outreach events: the 2014 Business of Clean Energy in Alaska conference (May 1-2, 2014) and/or the Alaska Renewable Energy Fair (August 9, 2014). Responsibilities include drafting promotional documents and outreach, coordinating volunteers and exhibitors, creating energy displays, managing logistics and assisting in overall planning and execution. The intern will also gain valuable experience and insight into other areas of nonprofit experience like communications, fundraising, public relations and grants.

The intern will meet with REAP staff to determine a project or portion of either/both events to manage, and will assist with other areas as needed. Since we have a small staff, the events intern will also gain valuable experience by working with each aspect of a successful non-profit.

Skills Needed:

  • Ability to work independently (potential projects outside an office setting)
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions, yet know when to ask questions
  • Ability to perform the same task for several hours
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Good oral & written communications in speaking with vendors and attendees
  • High attention to detail and level of professionalism
  • Graphic design and or past event planning a plus
  • The ideal candidate is a reliable person who takes initiative. You must be detail-oriented and have good handwriting

Hours: At least 8-10 hours /week (possibly more as the events get closer).  We will work around your class or job schedule, but you must be able to work at least 2 days a week between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (even if just for one hour) and commit to attend either or both events (May 1 and 2, and/or August 9, 2014).

Salary: REAP strongly encourages students to seek outside funding and fellowships. Subject to organizational constraints, small stipends may be available to help offset costs of participating in internships depending on commitment level.

To Apply:  Email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, a resume demonstrating how you meet required skills, and 2 references (including phone and email contact information) to Jenny Lynes at j.lynes@REalaska.org.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Who we are

Renewable Energy Alaska Project is a coalition of energy stakeholders working to facilitate the development of renewable energy in Alaska through collaboration, education, training, and advocacy.