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Intern, Corporate Partnerships

Location: Remote

Compensation: $15.00 per hour

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week for 4.5 months from 8/14/23-12/22/23

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ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Best Friends Animal Society is a national non-profit focused on ending the killing of cats and dogs in America's shelters by 2025. Best Friends is leading the no-kill movement by running lifesaving community programs for dogs and cats, providing support and training for animal shelters and rescue groups, and mobilizing community members on behalf of pets in need across the country.  
The communities we partner with are diverse and multicultural – and we want that to be reflected within our organization. We welcome our employees’ unique wisdom, special skills, passion, and whole self to the workplace. We believe that our differences are pivotal to uniting the movement and achieving our mission. Our hiring practices are based on kindness and treating all living things, people, animals and the planet, as we would like to be treated. We encourage candidates who can add to our culture by bringing their fresh perspectives and unique lived experiences to apply. 
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Corporate Partnerships intern will be responsible for supporting the Corporate Team, helping to identify and research prospects, develop proposals, and steward partners. The Corporate Team is responsible for raising significant revenue and brand visibility for Best Friends and engaging new audiences in our mission.  
Corporate Partnerships Interns report to Jennifer McCorvey, Corporate Partnerships Strategist, and will receive weekly supervision and regular feedback. The minimum time commitment for the Corporate Partnerships Internship is 20 hours per week at $15.00 per hour for 4.5 months. Some M-F, 9-5 hours may be required. This is a remote internship. Students seeking college credit are welcome to apply 
  • Creation of and updating of partner case studies 
  • Prospect research – utilizing prospect research tools to help determine details of potential partners, including contact information, philanthropic interests and past gifts, and current non-profit brand partnerships 
  • Developing prospect proposals (initial draft of deck at least) 
  • Research on cause marketing marketplace partnerships/trends 
  • Competitors and other relevant partnerships we should be aware of 
  • Hot trends 
  • Outside of the box ideas 
  • Industry standards 
  • Corporate score card application to current/past partners – apply our new corporate score card to partnerships to help rate and rank our partnerships 
  • Support fundraisers by conducting portfolio reviews 
  • Identify acknowledgments/benefits outstanding 
  • Review payment terms 
  • Stewardship support – help create stewardship materials that acknowledge partners and their donations, as well as provide information about our organization and upcoming campaigns/events to keep them engaged 
  • Treat people around you with Kindness and Compassion, build trust by demonstrating authenticity and following through on your commitments, prioritize your well-being, and work to build strong inclusive relationships with your colleagues by participating in communication loops to share and receive honest feedback. 
  • Gain a thorough understanding of development and fundraising operations and best practices 
  • Become familiar with the partner stewardship process 
  • Develop research skills, especially related to partnership research 
  • Learn industry and cause-marketing standards 
  • Develop writing and presentation skills and utilize them in the creation of prospect proposals 
  • Develop the skills necessary to thrive in a remote working environment 
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications 
  • Basic knowledge of internet research 
  • Organized, and able to compile and report back information  
  • Professional written and oral communication (internal and external) 
  • Effective time management in a high demand setting 
  • Interest in learning how non-profits raise funds through brand partnerships 
Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career at Best Friends Animal Society. Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or domestic partner status.  
Applicants for employment in the US must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US by Best Friends Animal Society. 
Best Friends employees may only hold one compensated position at any time. Current employees are not allowed to hold another position and this internship position at the same time. If a current employee would like to apply for this internship, the employee would be required to resign from their primary position, with no guarantee of re-employment, if the employee wanted to accept this position