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Intern with Destination Imagination

By: Andrew Whitmire

Looking for an internship that you can be proud of while learning the communication and business skills you’ll need for your future career? For more than 20 years, Destination Imagination (DI) has been inspiring participants to achieve anything they can imagine in life. Along the way, we have offered a variety of internship opportunities that have provided valuable professional experiences for those who have participated. Now, once again, DI is looking for top talent to join our team and help us achieve our mission and vision.

Each member of the Destination Imagination Spring/Summer 2022 Intern class will report directly to the department head that has chosen to work with the intern in their chosen area of interest.

Learn more and apply today!

Internship Expectations 

  • Internship starts February 15, 2022 and concludes July 30, 2022
  • Between 5-10 hours of work per week
  • Opportunity for personal growth and learning in a flexible, fast-paced environment

Required Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age or older as of February 1, 2022
  • Must be available for work at least 5 and up to 10 hours per week
  • Must be willing and able to work remotely and on Eastern Standard Time
  • Must have access to their own secure laptop computer and high-speed internet connection
  • Must fill out this application by no later than January 31st, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time
  • Candidate must be planning to enroll in a degree-granting program, enrolled in a degree-granting program during the internship or must be a recent graduate (within 8 months) of a degree-granting program from a college or university with a demonstrated interest in (education, business development, event execution, fundraising/development, social media engagement, marketing, creative or executive leadership)
  • Those majoring in relevant fields such as Education, Youth Development, Business, Nonprofit administration, Marketing, Creative and similar fields preferred
  • Broad understanding of digital tools and social media
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to take initiative as a self-starter
  • Strong creativity and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a remote setting with a small team and manage multiple tasks

Internship Opportunities

Affiliate Relations Intern Position Summary

Destination Imagination Affiliates are partnering organizations that hold the exclusive license to present DI’s flagship program, the Team Challenge Experience, to teams located within a specific geographic region. This intern will assist with communications to our customers and to our Affiliate leadership teams around the world. This is a great position for an intern with good writing and research skills who’d like to learn more about how DI works at the Affiliate level.

Responsibilities

  • Responding to researching educational partners
  • Managing data
  • Drafting communications
  • Other special projects as assigned.

Strategic Partnerships & Advancement Sponsorships Intern Position Summary

The Sponsorships intern will work with the Partnerships & Advancement department to help the department with corporate sponsorship tasks. They will be responsible for researching potential sponsors, identifying prospects, building sponsor profiles, thanking sponsors, creating sponsor engagement plans and reaching out to sponsors to develop relationships with them. Candidates should be interested and motivated to help DI connect with companies that share the same values as DI. Candidates must be detail-oriented and comfortable working in Google Docs/Sheets.

Responsibilities

  • Researching potential corporate sponsors
  • Identifying prospects
  • Building sponsor profiles
  • Creating engagement plans
  • Reaching out to potential sponsors
  • Building sponsor proposals
  • Other special projects as assigned

Strategic Partnerships & Advancement Grants/Foundation Relations Intern Position Summary

The Grants/Foundation Relations intern will work with the Partnerships & Advancement department to help the department with foundation and grant-related tasks. They will be responsible for researching potential foundations, identifying prospects, building foundation profiles, drafting grant proposals and reaching out to foundations to develop relationships with them. Candidates should be interested and motivated to help DI connect with foundations and grants that can help expand DI’s mission-driven work. Candidates must be detail-oriented and comfortable working in Google Docs/Sheets.

Responsibilities

  • Researching potential foundations
  • Identifying prospects
  • Building foundation profiles
  • Creating engagement plans
  • Communicating with potential foundations
  • Drafting grant proposals
  • Other special projects as assigned

Strategic Partnerships & Advancement Fundraising Intern Position Summary

The Fundraising intern will work with the Partnerships & Advancement department to help the department with fundraising tasks. They will be responsible for researching potential donors, identifying prospects, building donor profiles, thanking donors, creating individual engagement plans and reaching out to donors to develop relationships with them. Candidates should be interested and motivated to help DI raise the critical funding it needs to support its mission. Candidates must be detail-oriented and comfortable working in Google Docs/Sheets.

Responsibilities

  • Researching potential donors
  • Identifying prospects
  • Building donor profiles
  • Creating engagement plans
  • Managing donor data and files
  • Donor data entry
  • Thanking donors
  • Communicating with donors
  • Other special projects as assigned

Creative/Marketing Intern Position Summary

The Creative/Marketing Intern is responsible for providing support to the Creative/Marketing Team through a variety of projects including social media, graphic design, email marketing, and web.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with creating content and images for social media and blogs
  • Assist with website updates via WordPress
  • Assist in designing digital assets for email marketing campaigns
  • Other various projects as assigned

 

Benefits and Compensation

Destination Imagination, Inc. offers paid part-time internships. Intern will receive a $1,200 stipend for the duration of the internship. The intern will receive 100% of the stipend at the end of the internship on the condition that they receive a positive evaluation from their direct manager.

*Please note that this internship will be 100% remote*

Destination Imagination, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative-action employer. Destination Imagination, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Click here to apply. If you have any questions about the application, please email [email protected]. Thank you for your interest!