Catalyst Positions Available
The Catalyst Network of Communities is a 501c3 nonprofit social impact organization working to help people and groups to connect, collaborate, and share resources. We are a rapidly growing organization and therefore we are building infrastructure to support our growth.
We are currently accepting applications and resumes for the volunteer internship positions listed below. All positions are unpaid for the first 6 months. Upon completion of the internship, a nominal stipend may be offered for continued service which could also potentially lead to consistent paid compensation to those who demonstrate commitment and interest in the organization as well as acceptable work performance. All service hours will be logged and eligible for time credits in the Long Beach Time Exchange, Orange County Time Bank, or any other participating time bank in the Southern California region.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older.
To apply, send email to email@example.com with the following:
1. In an attached document, include your basic contact information including your full name, address, phone number and email address. Include a web site if you have one.
2. A one page written biography describing your interests in community building and creating social impact. A description of your past involvement with Catalyst or any other non-profit organization, social enterprise, or socially-conscious business or activity.
3. On a second page, include two to three paragraphs indicating the specific position(s) that you are interested in, your background qualifications, and why you think you'd be a good fit with Catalyst. We suggest you browse through the About Us section of this web site.
4. Optional: You may also submit a resume, though not required.
No deadline. Apply now. Acceptable applications will be invited for an interview.
Accepted Interns should have some base qualifications for the position, however, much of the work will or can be on-the-job training and learning. Interns will receive support and coaching. This could be a good context for those wanting to learn new skills, enhance their resume or portfolio, or get involved to become one of the Catalyst staff.
Openings for the Strategic Operations Team
Collaborative Projects Intern- coordinates with collaborative project leaders; collects information for event calendar, The Resource Commons, or particular needs; and helps measure effectiveness and impact of those projects. Requires minimum 10 hours per week.
Fiscal Sponsorships Intern- coordinates with our 15+ fiscally sponsored groups to maintain news, information, and branding; encourages connectivity and support between fiscally sponsored groups; assists with needed documents and Memorandums of Understanding. Requires minimum 10 hours per week.
Social Impact Metrics Monitor - works with all leads of programs and projects to create evaluation tools to measure impact; manages the organizational metrics system. Requires minimum 5 hours per week.
Openings for the Communications & Marketing Team
Public Relations Intern- writes press and media releases, manages public service announcements (PSAs), conducts media interviews with radio, television, and internet outlets. Requires minimum 5 hours per week.
Web Site & Social Media Administrator - manages and maintains content on organization web site and social media channels. Requires minimum 5 hours per week.
Video Media Director - captures video and edits video of Catalyst-wide events for various media and marketing needs for the organization. Requires minimum 5 hours per week.
Photographer - photo documents Catalyst-wide events for various media and marketing needs of the organization. Requires minimum 5 hours per week.
Graphic Designer - develops creative marketing assets for the organization. Requires minimum 5 hours per week.
Openings for the Development & Sustainability Team
Grants Researcher - identifies grants that the organization and its programs are eligible for and maintains a grants calendar with deadlines. Requires minimum 5 hours per week.
Grants Writer - writes and submits Letters of Inquiry (LOIs), grant applications, and grant proposals according to the grants calendar. Requires minimum 5 hours per week.
Donor Relations Manager - cultivates positive relationships with donors and major gift donors and keeps them informed of the effective social impact of the organization; coordinates donor receipts, thank you’s, and donor acknowledgments. Requires minimum 5 hours per week.
Business Relations Specialist- cultivates positive relationships with small and large businesses; negotiates and processes sponsorships; coordinates thank you’s and sponsor acknowledgments. Requires minimum 5 hours per week.
Social Enterprise Coordinator - designs and facilitates social enterprise ventures that support Catalyst operations and programs; connects with other social enterprises for support. Requires minimum 5 hours per week.