Internships

Kidsave accepts interns on a rolling-basis. We hire interns who can work full-time or part-time in our Washington, DC and Los Angeles, California offices.

We seek students with a wide range of skills who are interested in:

  • marketing and communications
  • event planning
  • social entrepreneurship
  • social change
  • social marketing
  • social work
  • political science
  • public policy
  • nonprofit management
  • fundraising and grassroots development

We are currently seeking interns in the following areas:


This is a great opportunity for an individual interested in learning more about nonprofit fundraising and event planning.
The intern position offers exciting hands-on experience and the opportunity to gain new skills. The ideal candidate will
have strong interpersonal, organizational, logistics and administrative skills as well as some experience assisting with or
guiding a fundraising event from start to finish.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Intern will help to plan major fundraisers from start to finish (300+ person gala and other small advocacy events)
  • Help coordinate all event logistics
  • Recruit and organize volunteers and committee members
  • Help to collect auction items
  • Help create all print materials, signage, invitations, save the dates and other promotional materials
  • Promote the event in various media outlets
  • Help secure and coordinate celebrity appearances

Minimum skills required:

Good organization skills along with the ability to multi-task and perform work in a fast paced team environment, and
strong written and verbal communications skills are necessary. Interns should possess basic computer literacy (Word,
Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe Acrobat/Illustrator). Any previous event planning experience is highly desirable.


To support the goals of the organization, Kidsave is currently seeking an intern to support its Los Angeles Weekend Miracles Program. The Weekend Miracles Program is a partnership with the County of Los Angeles™ Department of Children and Family Services and works to match older foster youth with host families who spend at least two days a month with the child. By mentoring and advocating for an older child in foster care, the host family has a direct role in helping him or her to find an adoptive family.

Responsibilities for the Weekend Miracles intern are as follows:

  • Attend advocacy events and assist with their coordination (Identify event locations, plan activities, prepare materials, create event flyers, advertise to communities, invite media, archive post-event photography, etc.). The Weekend Miracles Program hosts monthly weekend events.
  • Create, maintain, and update program materials, advocacy flyers, spreadsheets, website postings, and files for children and families.
  • Assist with initial hosting inquiries and follow-up with prospective host families.
  • Assist prospective host families throughout the application and training process.
  • Manage and file host family reports. Drive families to complete reports.
  • Organize a team of volunteers to assist with outreach, events, advocacy, and fundraising.
  • Arrange and attend outreach meetings and events with local companies and organizations to recruit hosts and adoptive families for program participation.

Minimum skills required:

Kidsave is seeking candidates with very strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills. Candidates must be highly motivated, dependable, and conscientious self starters. They must have the ability to multi-task and perform work in a fast paced team environment, intermediate to advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat/Illustrator), strong written and verbal communication skills, stellar organizational skills, and an interest in Kidsave’s mission.

Education / Work Experience: 2 years college, relevant coursework.

This internship is well-suited for an individual interested in pursuing a career in social work or in non-profit program administration or child advocacy.

To support the goals of the organization, Kidsave is currently seeking a bilingual intern (English/Spanish) to support its Summer Miracles Program. The Summer Miracles Program brings orphaned children to the US for a five week stay during the summer or winter with a host family. During that time, the host families and Kidsave advocates to identify permanent families for the children.

Responsibilities for the Summer Miracles intern are as follows:

  • Attend advocacy events and assist with their coordination (Identify event locations, plan activities, prepare materials, create event flyers, advertise to communities, invite media, archive post-event photography, etc.). The Summer Miracles Program will host weekly weekend events while the children are in the US.
  • Create, maintain, and update program materials, advocacy flyers, spreadsheets, website postings, and files for children and families.
  • Assist with initial hosting inquiries and follow-up with prospective host families.
  • Assist prospective host families throughout the application and training process.
  • Assist with written translation of host documents, and verbal translation while interacting with the children and assisting their chaperones.
  • Organize a team of volunteers to assist with outreach, events, advocacy, and fundraising. Recruit Spanish/English translators.
  • Manage and file host family reports. Drive families to complete reports.
  • Arrange and attend outreach meetings and events with local companies and organizations to recruit hosts and adoptive families for program participation. Assist in organizing webinars and tracking RSVP’s.
  • Assist with travel arrangements (flights, insurance, calling cards) for program participants.

Kidsave is seeking candidates with very strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills. Candidates must be highly motivated, dependable, and conscientious self starters. They must have the ability to multi-task and perform work in a fast paced team environment, intermediate to advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat/Illustrator), strong written and verbal communication skills, stellar organizational skills, and an interest in Kidsave’s mission.

Education / Work Experience: 2 years college, relevant coursework. Spanish language skills required.

How to Apply

To apply in the Washington, DC office, please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to terry@kidsave.org.

To apply for in Los Angeles, CA office, please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to jennifer@kidsave.org.

 

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