Internships


Internships with Samaritan’s Feet will offer the opportunity to explore leadership within the non-profit sector, help with administrative skills, promote and develop relationships within the surrounding community, develop public speaking skills, gain experience with fundraising, development and donor relations skills, and make a significant contribution to furthering the mission of Samaritan’s Feet.

 

PROGRAMS


Our season intern program is 9 to 12 week commitment.

Fall: September to December (Applications due by August 15)

Winter: January to April (Applications due by December 15)

Summer: May to August (Applications due by April 15)

Interns must be a high school graduate and have housing, a valid driver’s license and access to a car.

 

AREAS



Objective

The Operations, Mission and Volunteer Relations intern will be responsible for assisting the organization in the support and assistance of international missions, hosting volunteer groups in the warehouse, and assisting with various operational tasks. This will be accomplished through support of the missions department needs of communications with team members, prep for team meetings, work orders, and preparing trip supplies. Support of volunteer relations will include greeting and hosting groups and assisting in coverage for various publicity opportunities. Reports to Teresa Hucko (missions), Katherine Babinski (volunteer relations), and Candy Conrad (operations).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to)

  • Work with the International Department to provide support through communication with team members for various needs, assist in creating work orders, fulfill work orders, prepares for team meetings, and pack and label supplies.
  • Greet and host groups in the warehouse, interact and build relationships to further develop engagement of volunteer groups, and confirm and follow-up thank you to volunteer groups.
  • Assist with Shoe of Hope and Back to School distributions.
  • Help with special events such as the Samaritan’s Feet Golf Tournament and Samaritan’s Feet Gala preparation.
  • Provide coverage for various publicity opportunities for Community Engagement, i.e. speaking at churches, schools, clubs, businesses to represent the mission of Samaritan’s Feet and effectively communicate the vision.
  • Maintain a good attitude and add support where needed in various departments.
  • Assist with data entry in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.
  • Assist in communication with past volunteers and communicate via thank you letters, cards, and volunteer appreciation.
  • Assist in developing relationships with schools, clubs, and organizations in the area to further the reach of Samaritan’s Feet locally within the community.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to speak publicly to small and large groups to effectively communicate the vision and goals of the organization.
  • Communicate one on one with volunteers to encourage deeper engagement.
  • Self-motivated and motive others to become engaged.
  • Strong relational skills: ability to exhibit patience, enthusiasm, kindness, compassion, and a gracious demeanor with all SF partners including volunteers, donors, corporate sponsors, staff members, regional coordinators, surprise guests, etc.
  • Problem solve.
  • Can multi-task and set priorities, but stay pleasant even when interrupted.
  • Maintain flexibility with daily job responsibilities.

Skills to be Gained

  • Organize events with an increased understanding of the various components that make domestic and international events a success.
  • Further engage volunteers to a level of deeper engagement.
  • Understanding of the various components in running a non-profit: marketing, logistics, development, operations, mobilization.

Compensation

This internship will receive a stipend of $100/week for a full time internship. If not full time, then will be an unpaid internship. We encourage you to use this internship to gain course credit and to seek out “work-study” grants with your college, if that is an option.

Objective

The Finance Intern assists with the day-to-day operations of the organization’s Finance Department by supporting the team’s Staff Accountants and Corporate Controller. On a limited basis, this person may also aid other department directors as needed. Reports to Tyler Smith, Controller.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to)

  • Assist the Staff Accountants with journalizing incoming revenue from both physical and online sources.
  • Assist the Staff Accountants with the execution of weekly A/P and A/R cycles.
  • Assist the Corporate Controller with monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Perform the upkeep and maintenance of the organization’s donor relationship management system.
  • Communicate with and thanking donors through phone calls, emails and hand written notes.
  • Respond to donor inquiries regarding donation designation, tax receipts and general follow up.

Desired Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing a B/S in Accounting.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to work in a team environment.
  • A proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Self-sufficient learning capabilities.

Objective

The Event Intern will learn real world experience in events by assisting with two large fundraising projects: a Barefoot Gala and a Barefoot Golf Invitational. Reports Laura Shepard, Marketing Program Director

Primary Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to)

  • Barefoot Gala
    • Obtain silent auction items through email and phone calls and log them into a spreadsheet and database.
    • Assist in organizing and inventorying the event cage.
    • Learn Mobile Bidding, and practice it by putting items from the cage on auction for the office.
  • Golf Events
    • Assist in managing the 14th Annual Barefoot Invitational in Charlotte; register golfers and manage the database and spreadsheets.
    • Assist with the Golf For Goodness Sake rollout with the Charlotte event and an additional city, still being determined

Desired Qualifications

  • Current student in good standing attending or accepted into an accredited university.
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to identify problems, make recommendations toward solutions, and collaborate with team members on solutions.
  • Ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization, including the founders and CEO.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in the use of the full Microsoft products including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Objective

The Development/Writer Intern must have excellent writing abilities and will be responsible for assisting in writing proposals to corporations and private foundations, preparing and submitting timely and accurate reports for existing funded projects, researching grant and other funding prospects, and garnering required documents for grant packaging. Reports to Davida Serrani, Grants and Donor Relations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to)

  • Research, identify, review and select qualified and appropriate projects for grant application; preparing grant proposals with input from subject matter experts, managing funding agreements; monitoring, administering and reporting on awarded grants; and performing related duties.
  • Ensure proposals/applications are completed within deadlines to ensure sufficient internal editing prior to timely submissions.
  • Maintain and implement funding calendar activities, including cultivation activities
  • Assist with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and grant tracking and reports.

Desired Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and follow-up skills.
  • Proactive problem solving ability.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, and Outlook required.
  • Ability to learn additional software programs.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

 

Objective

The Development Intern will be responsible for assisting the organization in the development and implementation of its donor relations and development plans. This will be accomplished through developing, maintaining, and expanding marketing channels and methodologies to the professional community, universities, schools, non-profits, sports entertainment professionals, and the public at large. Reports to Davida Serrani, Grants and Donor Relations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to)

  • Assist with business development and donor relations strategies and donor acknowledgment process
  • Assists with fundraising communications, and provide donor research and analysis.
  • Assist with maintaining donor database and update donor contact information to ensure current records are up-to-date, assist with thank you letters and note cards, phone calls and donor appreciation as well as prepare detailed reports.
  • Maintain donor confidentially and ensures compliance with related policies.

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize in a changing environment
  • Outstanding interpersonal and follow-up skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive problem solving ability
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, and Outlook required
  • Ability to learn additional software programs
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Objective

The Marketing Intern will help coordinate and execute electronic and printed marketing campaigns including public relations, social media, email, graphic design, and website efforts. All campaigns help raise awareness and funds to help achieve the mission of Samaritan’s Feet of creating a world with zero shoeless children. Will report to Deni Avant, Communication Specialist, Bryan Boan, Video and Digital Media Marketing Coordinator, and Laura Shepard, Marketing Program Director.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to)

  • Marketing Campaigns
    • Assist in planning and managing monthly eNewsletter.
    • Draft, distribute, and pitch news releases, media alerts and other stories for events across the United States.
    • Design flyers and other printed marketing materials for events and programs.
    • Update the Samaritan’s Feet website when needed.
    • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and creative concepts for marketing strategies that help promote the work of Samaritan’s Feet.
    • Help maintain brand standards across all marketing materials.
    • Assist with copywriting and editing for various promotional materials.
  • Social Media
    • Develop an innovative social media plan.
    • Inventory existing Samaritan’s Feet social networks, benchmark competitor sites, and create a plan for implementation and sustainability.
    • Learn the current brand values, and provide strategic growth recommendations.
    • Work with marketing team to determine specific marketing and advertising needs, sell concepts and discuss future effective advertising tactics.
    • Write content for, update, and maintain Samaritan’s Feet social media presence (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn).

Desired Qualifications

  • Current student in good standing attending or accepted into an accredited university.
  • Outstanding written communicator.
  • Good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Proficient in the use of the full Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Proficiency in Mac programs and HTML basics are a plus.
  • Strong creativity.

Objective

The Supply Chain internship is designed for training, learning, and working in the Charlotte, NC facility to gain understanding of workflow and processes. The Supply Chain intern will get a comprehensive learning experience in our supply chain business and will have the opportunity to gain exposure to multiple functions within supply chain and gain a complete view of how our brand does business. Your creativity, partnership, integrity, balance, and desire for growth will help us achieve our goals. You will complete a Supply Chain project focused in one of the following areas: demand planning, purchasing, or supply chain management. Will report to Eddie Bennett, Global Logistics Manager.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to)

  • Training and job-shadowing within the operation to gain understanding of workflows and business needs at the distribution center and across the company.
  • Ensure a high level of data integrity in all analyses, reports, and communication.
  • Problem definition, research, data collection, and analysis to determine best processes and methods for problem-solving.
  • Leadership/ ownership of assigned project(s).
  • Create, input, format, and update a variety of projects and reports.
  • Regular and clear communication with manager and internal and external team members on status of assigned project(s).
  • Develop innovative solutions to business challenges and create operational process improvements; provide actionable recommendations and take ownership of presenting the results of your assigned work or project.
  • Proactively collaborate with supply chain colleagues and other key stakeholders to achieve project deliverables.

Desired Qualifications

  • Working towards degree in Business, Non-Profit, Human Services, Social Work, or any other related field.
  • Distribute timely and accurate work.
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Professional communication and professional interaction with internal and external customers to complete jobs.

 

Objective

The Videography and Photography Intern’s role will be to work with the marketing team in developing both photos and videos used for marketing purposes, as well as items used within our social accounts. Will report to Bryan Boan, Video and Digital Media Marketing Coordinator, and Laura Shepard, Marketing Program Director.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to)

  • Projects will include videos/photos of recent or upcoming events and distributions as well as recapping summer missions trips.
  • Learn how we communicate our story here at SF through many different avenues and platforms including photography and videography.

Desired Qualifications

  • Current student in good standing attending or accepted into an accredited university.
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to identify problems, make recommendations toward solutions, and collaborate with team members on solutions
  • Ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization, including the founders and CEO
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
  • A portfolio of past work.
  • Camera knowledge.
  • Photo/Video Editing Requirements: Adobe Premiere or Final Cut (Premiere is preferable); Lightroom.
  • Gear: Do you have your own gear? If so what? (We do have some gear available)
  • You will need to have your own computer. We can help in getting the programs we use. (Adobe Cloud)


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Seth, Volunteer & Missions, 2012: During my time with Samaritan’s Feet, I had a number of fantastic opportunities to learn, grow and serve both at home and abroad. From coordinating and hosting an event in Charlotte for homeless youth to aiding in the organization of international trips for a number of teams including my own, the skills and experience I gained and the impact, however small, that I was able to contribute was invaluable to me.