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Seva Selfless Service
Seva is a national nonprofit, independent, and community-based organization dedicated to serving those who are less fortunate in underserved areas.
Seva provides a vegetarian meal to those who may not have the luxury of eating three meals a day, and also, to prevent malnutrition in the process. Seva’s services are all free. Selfless Service is not the name of our organization; it is simply an adjective to describe our association.
Join the Seva team and help give back to our community. To learn more, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seva seeks to hire under-graduate or graduate students to serve as full-time or part-time unpaid Development Interns.
Position: Development Intern
Classification/FLSA Status: Part-time or Full-time Volunteer
Winter Semester (Full-time or part-time)
Spring Semester and Summer Semester (Full-time or part-time)
What You Will Do
Development interns assist with current community service campaigns ranging from feeding meals to underserved communities to providing necessary/emergency services in times of need and disaster. Interns will be responsible for conducting research and writing, participating in organizational meetings, and internal strategy sessions. The Development intern will work to grow and expand the work of Seva. The position will offer a great opportunity to gain experience in donor management, researching strategic partners and funding prospects, project management, preparing reports and presentations, drafting correspondence/donor appeals, assisting with special projects as needed, creating social media donation campaigns, and sending thank you notes to donors/supporters.
Who Should Apply
Undergraduate students in their 3rd of 4th year, or graduate students participating in a two-four year graduate study course program. Students currently majoring in studies related to social service will be given priority. Students with bilingual ability, especially Punjabi, are strongly encouraged to apply, as are students with diverse lived experiences that inform their interest in exploring social services and the experiential learning opportunities Seva provides through its community service program.
- Language Requirement: Punjabi
- Demonstrated interest in and commitment to social services, community service, civil rights, and social justice.
- A record of strong academic interests and participation and excellent research and writing skills.
- Connection to and familiarity with issues affecting displaced populations.
- Coursework and/or experience in social services, non-profit funding, grant writing, finance, and/or accounting.
- Strong organizational, project and time management skills, including demonstrated capacity to manage and prioritize competing projects and deadlines.
- Ability to multi-task and work independently
- Database and grant writing experience preferred
- Strong interpersonal skills
Hours & Location
Interns who work during the school year and receive academic credit are expected to work a minimum of 12 hours a week. If a student does not receive credit, their time commitment is more flexible. Priority will be given to applicants that can commit to volunteering during both the winter and spring semesters.
Due to COVID-19 we anticipate that Spring 2021 internships will remain remote. Seva will work with all interns to explore technology needs to successfully participate in our program and contribute to our organization’s overall mission.
Seva recognizes the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all of our endeavors. To that end, we maintain a strong commitment to working with Seva volunteer team members to ensure a safe, flexible, and robust experience with our organization, especially in light of the current needs and uncertainties all workers face as a result of COVID-19-realted public health developments.
These positions are unpaid. Many of our academic-year interns earn academic credit. Seva will submit support letters and other documentation to help students obtain external funding. Seva does offer reimbursement for phone usage during remote internships and other job related expenses.