The Firecracker Foundation Internship Opportunities
Interns will be given the opportunity to incite riots of generosity, build healing programs, advocate for children and spread awareness about issues relevant to pediatric sexual trauma.
Grant Research & Writing – Intern will research and write grants to fund the therapeutic, art and athletic programs of the foundation. Manage a database of potential opportunities and maintain a calendar identifying next steps. Candidate must have excellent writing and editing skills.
Fund Development & Event Planning – Interns will work with the Executive Director and the Development Committee to implement and organize fundraising and awareness events. Collaborate with local partners and affiliates. Work with the Executive Director to track donations, edit annual appeal letter, update fundraising materials and send acknowledgements.
Non-Profit Administrative Management – Work closely with the Executive Director on the day-to-day operations of the organization, requires discretion and strong communications skills. Responsible for managing files (online/paper), updating website and managing multiple event calendars.
Social Media & Communications – Work closely with the Executive Director on promoting foundation events and issues through a variety of channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Intern will also be responsible for updating the foundation website and other online content as necessary.
Generous Practice – Intern will work closely with the Executive Director and area yoga instructors to schedule the donation based Firecracker Yoga sessions that fund the foundation’s therapeutic yoga classes. Attend all sessions as a representative of the organization; manage promotional material, contacts and marketing of individual events. Collaborate with our community partner Just B Yoga.
To apply for an internship position, all candidates must submit a resume, cover letter and an essay on a topic related to pediatric sexual trauma. Candidates are also required to submit a DHS Central Registry Clearance as well as proof that they are not included on either State or Federal Sex Offender registries.
Internship positions are open to all junior and senior level undergraduates. This is an unpaid internship but stipends for travel may be available. Candidates need not be from the Greater Lansing area if they are able to work independently and perform tasks remotely. Casual office environment. Interns are required to commit to a minimum of 5-10 hrs. per week. Students are responsible for facilitating class credits earned from this opportunity.
Note: Available positions include Summer (June-August) and 2 semester internships (Fall/Spring). Applications accepted year round. Deadline for Fall/Spring consideration July 1st.