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Child’s Play Administrative Internship

Child’s Play is offering an internship program for individuals studying or are interested in non-profit project management, public relations, or administration. You’ll be working directly with the Child’s Play team to keep the foundation running on a day to day basis. The position requires you live in or around Redmond, WA. Basic duties can be broken down into the following three categories:

- Accounting for and managing contributions
- Filing forms and paperwork for corporate giving programs
- Issuing receipts for incoming donations
- Generation and editing of documents to assist donors, companies, and more in their interactions with Child’s Play (fundraising guides, media kits, website copy, etc.)
- Quick responses to community and corporate FAQs

Event coordination
- Assist with preparations for our annual golf tournaments and dinner auction
- Interns for the summer and winter seasons will be on-site at our golf tournament/dinner auction to assist with event setup and execution

Community Relations
- Coordinate fundraising event calendar by reviewing submissions and providing feedback to planners
- Assisting community event coordinators with the basics of their events (event calendar submissions, widget setup, providing logos and other materials)
- Generation of materials to assist with community events

This is what we are looking for:
- You need to have a crazy-person level of attention to detail
- You need to be smart - the workplace you will be part of are filled with people at the top of their game
- You should have a passion for the cause
- You should be familiar with video games and gaming culture, including game rating systems
- Strong project management skills, organizational skills and time-management skills
- You should be able to lift 50 lb boxes short distances
- You should have no problems working in a creative and potentially offensive environment (please see Penny Arcade: The Series for reference)
- The ability to communicate and work well in a team environment as well as on an individual basis
- You should have no problem appearing on camera

Here are some other things we’re using to select candidates:
- You need to have a solid understanding of Excel, PDF generation, Google Drive and Gmail
- Intent for a career in non-profit work
- Experience with Photoshop and Illustrator is a plus

As this is an internship, we do want to ensure you have some solid takeaways from your experience. During your interview process we’ll talk about your goals, but here’s what you can expect:
- Exposure to and understanding of the logistics of being part of a low-overhead, efficient, and impact focused nonprofit
- Familiarity with nonprofit related software and organizations: Guidestar, Easymatch, United Way, etc.
- Interaction with an engaged, passionate community and acquiring a deeper understanding of grassroots fundraising methods
- Event coordination methods for fundraising events of 200-700 people
- Best practices for producing materials for media, grassroots fundraisers, beneficiaries and more.

Compensation & Timing
- Timeline: Immediate
- Duration: 3 months
- Hours: Minimum 20, up to 40 hours per week
- Compensation: Hourly

Cover letters with resumes are due on February 5th, 2014, emailed directly to with the subject “Child’s Play Internship Application”. You will receive a confirmation email.