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Events Internship

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs.

Overview of Internship

The intern will assist in execution of CUESA’s major fundraising events. The internship will primarily focus on planning and execution of events with projects mutually agreed upon by CUESA and the intern. Examples of such projects may include but are not limited to: 

  • Raffle organization and execution
  • Silent Auction solicitation and execution
  • Event registration
  • Creation of promotional materials
  • Communication with event attendees
  • Beverage donation solicitation
  • Event promotion and outreach
  • Donor database input
  • Restaurant collateral and social media tool kit delivery

Internship Learning Objectives

  • Individually responsible for planning and execution of one major project for the event
  • Learn how events fit within a fundraising matrix for nonprofit success and donor engagement
  • Learn how to organize and execute major fundraising events integral to a non-profit’s success
  • Understand “big picture” planning as well as the small details necessary to make events a success
  • Develop team strategy by working with the Director of Development and Development & Event Coordinator
  • Create production timelines and goals
  • Gain nonprofit communications experience
  • Learn about sustainable agriculture, farmers markets, and local food access

Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong written communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Adobe Creative Suite experience a plus
  • Strong interest in sustainable food and agriculture

Hours and Duration of Internship

  • Approximately three months in Summer or Fall
  • Approximately 10-15 hours a week at the CUESA office at San Francisco’s Ferry Building, farmers markets, or fundraising events; specific hours to be agreed upon
  • Days off or schedule changes may be arranged as agreed upon by the intern and CUESA

Terms of Internship

The intern reports to CUESA’s Development & Event Coordinator. CUESA will provide training as needed and will fulfill the intern’s learning objectives while also meeting the organization’s goals. CUESA will provide performance feedback at the midpoint and at the completion of the internship. This is an unpaid internship, but the rewards are many, such as learning about sustainable food systems, becoming familiar with the farmers market, and experiencing the nonprofit working environment.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Rebecca Crawbuck at [email protected]. Email submissions only; no phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



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