INTERNSHIP: Independent School Alliance

The Independent School Alliance is looking for two Fall 2017 interns to support the organization’s initiatives. We are seeking enthusiastic, creative, and responsible students and recent graduates interested in several internships in our Culver City office. The interns will assist in the areas of: admissions and programs, or development. These positions are a unique opportunity to join a small team and learn about how to run a 501c3 nonprofit program and put your skills and education to real use. All interns will receive a small stipend at the end of their term.

  • Research appropriate funding sources, organizations and potential donors and participate in LOI/grant preparation
  • Assist in grant preparation to secure funding from various sources
  • Update and maintain accurate development and donor databases
  • Assist with marketing communications research and the creation of collateral materials, including brochures, invitations, newsletters and e- blast communications
  • Create website content and manage online outreach and promotion using Facebook and Twitter
  • Work with the Director of Marketing and Development to further engage Board of Directors, alumni, and donors
  • Explore creative ways to increase the organization’s visibility.
  • Provide administrative and program support for the organization’s admissions and diversity team
  • Run student and enrollment data analytics as requested by the Executive Director or admissions team
  • Work with admissions team to field candidate phone calls and internet inquiries and schedule visitors to the office for counseling appointments
  • Assemble packages, mail admissions materials and other pertinent information
  • Organize and maintain candidate files (electronic and paper)
  • Provide back up to the Office Administrator, including but not limited to answering phones, mailings, letter writing, printing, copying, scheduling; and other clerical work
  • Assist admissions team in community outreach and attend recruitment events as requested
  • Assist with the coordination of event planning including open houses, parent information sessions, accepted student events, new family orientations, training events, etc.
  • Research and understand common diversity and inclusion initiatives, with an emphasis on independent schools
  • Work with our Admissions and Diversity Programs Coordinator to design and implement real world diversity and inclusion lesson plans and curriculum for a variety of audiences
  • Assist in the preparation of a toolkit for independent schools that will provide tips on how to best offer a diverse and inclusive environment, using information gleaned from research into best practices
  • Maintain a variety of organizational spreadsheets, cloud- based documents, and databases
  • May be asked to perform website updates, email campaigns design and production, banner ads, and graphic design production
  • Interns must have graduated from high school by June 2017 and be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an undergraduate or graduate institution in Fall 2017
  • Interest in nonprofits, education, social work, public policy, management, admissions, youth development, social justice, diversity and inclusion work
  • Exceptional communication skills in writing, telephone, and in person
  • Must be very internet proficient, social media and online communications savvy
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Docs
  • Highly organized and ability to think strategically and prioritize assignments
  • All interns must have reliable transportation and must bring their own laptop
  • Experience in design using Photoshop, Illustrator, Pages, and/or InDesign a plus
Contact the Alumni Office at for information on how to apply.

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