Business & Finance Intern

Position Summary:

The Business/Finance Intern will help spearhead Open Mind School’s fundraising endeavors as well as establish relationships with businesses within the community.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Plan and implement fundraising campaigns
  2. Initiate cold calls to local businesses for funding, sponsorships, and in kind donations
  3. Establish partnerships within the local community
  4. Expand new avenues for funding, such as eScrips, Nickels for Nonprofits, etc.
  5. Locate and apply for grant opportunities from local foundations, corporations, and state/federal funding opportunities
  6. Secure in-kind donations for school materials and equipment

Skills & Qualifications:

  1. A minimum of being enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program, graduate degree prefered
  2. Majoring in Finance, Accounting, or related fields, as well as fields related to social impact
  3. Able to work 5 hours per week
  4. Prior experience with raising funds
  5. Must have a friendly and professional speaking voice with strong phone etiquette skills
  6. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  7. Excellent time-management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  8. Excellent written and verbal communication
  9. Attentive to details
  10. Must be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization


  1. Flexible schedule
  2. Affiliation with a groundbreaking nonprofit
  3. Room to exercise creativity and design a unique fundraising campaign
  4. Opportunity to positively impact the lives of children in our community
  5. Access to current donors including Yahoo, Microsoft, Gap, Bank of the West, Fidelity Investments, etc.
  6. Work directly under nonprofit’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO)