Job Details

Development & Communications Intern

Luke-Dorf, Portland Metro

Internship - Non-Profit

Close Date: 05/31/2020


Organization: Luke-Dorf

Mission: To provide exemplary community mental health and housing services that promote lasting wellness.

Overview: Our agency provides clinical services, treatment and supportive housing, homeless outreach, and peer support services to people living with persistent mental wellness challenges, supporting their ability to function successfully within their communities.

Internship: The Development Department at the Tigard Administrative office is searching for a remote intern. This unpaid internship opportunity will enhance the student’s communications, marketing, public relations, and fundraising skills, which can be utilized in future for-profit or non-profit work experiences. This internship may count for college credit as the university or college allows. This position reports to Events & Engagement Coordinator.

Desired Qualifications and Skills:
§ Junior or senior undergraduate students (or taking 300 level classes) pursuing a degree in communications, marketing, business, English, or related field
§ Excellent communication and organizational skills; proven writing experience a plus
§ Ability to work within deadlines and in a professional manner
§ Experience with the Internet, Microsoft Word and Excel required. Skills with Power Point, InDesign, Photoshop, or other design/layout programs a plus
§ Reliable access to internet and telephone. Email and telephone communication is a must
§ Willing to sign confidentiality agreement and abide by volunteer guidelines
Availability: About 10-15 hours a week (varies) for 12 weeks
§ Majority of work can be done remotely with weekly in-person or video chat check-ins
§ In-person Internship available, depending on student’s academic schedule
§ Flexible schedule and deadlines available depending on school schedule and advance communication
Responsibilities: Assist the Development Office with:
§ Media events and promotions, including event campaigns
§ Pitch social media content
§ Create monthly blog posts
§ Assist with fundraising events such as the annual gala as needed/interest
§ Donor recognition and other department support
§ Donorbase data work at the Development Department’s discretion
§ Communications efforts such as press releases, media tracking, website copy, etc
To Apply: Email these items to Micaela Lueders at
§ Cover letter (include your preferred start/completion dates based on school schedule)
§ Current resume (including relevant classes/projects)
§ Three writing samples
§ Three references (contact info and relationship to applicant)