As part of a small team, interns at Causewave are an integral part of the organization’s work. Interns can expect to work on substantive projects, develop professional skills, network with industry professionals, and benefit from the personal attention of their supervisors. Internship schedules are flexible and usually require a 10-15 hour weekly commitment. Internships are unpaid. Students seeking academic credit should inquire with their school regarding any requirements.

We accept applications on an ongoing basis.


Nonprofit Event Design Graduate Intern

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Support VP of Community Engagement and Program and Event Assistant in the design, execution, and follow-up for a 500+ attendee signature fundraising event.

  • Work with representatives from marketing/advertising/design agency to reimagine event theme and design in order to inspire attendance, raise critical funds, encourage lasting connections, and inspire attendees.

  • Analyze and synthesize data from event. Develop survey for attendees and report for the event, including suggestions for improvement.

  • Support team in the preparation, execution and follow-up of event/program logistics.

  • Assist in event promotions and marketing including developing timely, relevant and fresh content for the website, email, and social media.

  • Develop and implement a social media plan for specific events/ initiatives.

  • Support the organization’s administrative activities, including website maintenance/updates, event/program logistics, database management (Salesforce.com), and other general office duties.

Skills required:

  • Creative, analytical, and strategic thinker

  • Ability to conduct independent research

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • General project management skills

  • Detail-oriented

  • Energetic and flexible

Does this describe you? We want to hear from you!
To apply for this internship opportunity, please send a résumé and cover letter to Eric Phamdo at ephamdo@causewave.org


Nonprofit Event Planning & Marketing Intern

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Event Support

  • Help create a promotional timeline for Causewave events

  • Support creation of email marketing campaigns

  • Assist in brainstorming of creative elements/themes for events

  • Assist with program development and execution, including marketing and coordination

  • Assist with event-related activities, such as planning, promotion, managing vendors, ordering signage, creating public relations opportunities, set-up and clean-up, volunteer coordination and event follow-up activities

Causewave Marketing Administrative Support

  • Assist in creating public relations opportunities for Causewave

  • Assist in developing timely, relevant and fresh content for the website, email, and social media

  • Help develop materials to promote Causewave’s programs and events

  • Support the organization’s administrative activities, including website maintenance/updates, database management (Salesforce.com), and other general office duties

Skills required:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to manage projects and timelines

  • Ability to conduct research on wide variety of topics and project needs

  • Highly motivated and ability to work independently

  • Energetic and flexible

  • Reliable transportation required

Does this describe you? We want to hear from you!
To apply for this internship opportunity, please send a résumé and cover letter to Eric Phamdo at ephamdo@causewave.org (Now accepting applications for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020)


Nonprofit Strategy & Marketing Intern

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Support staff members with the delivery of quality programs to nonprofits, e.g., brand development, communications planning, etc.

  • Work with representatives from marketing/advertising, government and nonprofit organizations to implement various outreach activities to support a community impact initiative

  • Assist in developing timely, relevant and fresh content for the website, email, and social media

  • Develop and implement a social media plan for specific events/ initiatives

  • Analyze and synthesize data from SurveyMonkey surveys

  • Support the organization’s administrative activities, including website maintenance/updates, event/program logistics, database management (Salesforce.com), and other general office duties

Skills required:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • General project management skills

  • Detail-oriented

  • Energetic and flexible

Does this describe you? We want to hear from you!
To apply for this internship opportunity, please send a résumé and cover letter to Eric Phamdo at ephamdo@causewave.org (Now accepting applications for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020)


Are you still reading? Because these things are also important:

Community mindedness: If you dream of the glamour and glory of the marketing/business world, this internship may not be for you. BUT if you think organizations and individuals can be forces for good, and you can’t help but look around for ways to make things better, giddy up.

Grit: There are few people who understand the value of persistence and resilience better than those who spend time working in the nonprofit sector. You should be excited about putting your grit to good use through this opportunity.

Flexibility: We're an ambitious organization. We’ve got big goals and take on a lot to achieve them. Because of that, it’s safe to say that you’ll be jumping from task to task so much that your head may spin. You should be built for that.

Writing skills: You’ll be asked to complete a number of tasks that rely on strong and strategic writing skills. If this isn’t something you see as a strength currently, this internship experience could be an opportunity to work on it.

Detail-oriented: Are you lost without a To Do list? Do you love setting your own deadlines, AND sticking to them? This internship is calling your name.

Team attitude: We are all on the same team, and when one of us succeeds, we all do. That means you’ll look for opportunities to pitch in on things–both big and small.

We’re committed to diversity. Causewave recognizes the importance of a culture that embraces diversity and appreciates, understands and values individual differences. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff, board and volunteers at all levels; to creating an inclusive, respectful and equitable environment; to serving our diverse customers with culturally sensitive programs and services; and to continually improving Causewave’s culture, policies and practices through learning and leadership.