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Fundraising and Communications Intern

  • Internship (Paid)
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Minimum Education Required: N/A
  • Minimum Experience Required: 0-3 Years

Website Humane Society of North Central Florida

Reports to: Development Team

Supervisor: Volunteer Department

Our Fundraising and Communications interns are responsible for assisting our development team with fundraising activities as well as communication. This includes event planning, communications, and helping to run our social media outreach! Our interns get firsthand experience working on the administrative side of running a successful non-profit animal shelter.

HSNCF Fundraising and Communications Interns will receive a $500 stipend per semester.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Produces material for HSNCF social media (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok).
  •  Assists in planning and scheduling content.
  • Creates graphics and marketing materials for events, programs and outreach initiatives.
  • Helps to design and write the monthly eNewsletter.
  • Creates personalized bios and pictures for adoptable animals to go on our website.
  • Assists with planning and executing fundraising events.
  • Fall semester interns will help with soliciting donations for and putting on our biggest fundraising event of the year Woofstock!
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all community members through all means of communications including on the computer, phone, and in person.
  • Assist with other tasks as needed.
  • Duties and tasks are subject to change per the development team and the shelter’s needs.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must love working around animals and feel comfortable doing so.
  • Completed or working toward a college degree in a relevant field.
  • Must be computer literate, and have own laptop to work from.
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Experience with Google Calendar, Google Sheets/Excel, Constant Contact and Canva is preferred but not required.
  • Interest in nonprofit organizations.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Must be in good health. Any allergic condition that would be aggravated from exposure or through contact with animals or chemicals used to sanitize facilities, vehicles or equipment, is a disqualification.
  • By nature of the job, there is occasional exposure with dead, injured, sick, unruly, vicious, and/or dangerous animals in addition to exposure to parasites and infectious diseases.
  • Must be willing and able to perform all duties listed above.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, fall availability for internship hours, and a sample flyer for a mock dog toy drive (branding, etc. can be found on our social media and website). Email the application package to The deadline for applying is 8/20/22, with interviews as applications are submitted. The fall 2022 internship schedule runs from 8/22/22 to 12/16/22.

To apply for this job email your details to

Listing Expires: August 20, 2022
Major(s): Advertising, Journalism, Media Production, Management, and Technology, Public Relations