Employer: Washburn-Norlands Living History Center
Internship Number: 164
Internship Title: Marketing and Development Intern
Location: Livermore, Maine
Period of Engagement: Available Each Term – Spring, Summer or Fall
Compensation: Unpaid
Description of the Internship:
The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center seeks an energetic and self-motivated intern to serve as a marketing and development assistant. The Norlands, a living history museum and 445-acre farm in Livermore, Maine, preserves the heritage and traditions of rural life in Maine and celebrates the achievements of Livermore’s Washburn family.

The Development Intern will gain insight into the inner workings of a small museum, experiencing a variety of tasks related to marketing, fundraising, and event planning. This is an invaluable learning opportunity for those interested in museums or non-profit organizations, marketing, fundraising, education, 19th century history, agriculture, farming, and more.

It is anticipated that the intern will work 4-8 hours per week.

For more information on Washburn-Norlands, visit their website at:  http://www.norlands.org/start.html

Responsibilities:
Internship responsibilities may be tailored to student interests, but may include:

  • Researching grant opportunities and creating a calendar of deadlines
  • Assisting with writing and assembling grant proposals
  • Creating a promotional content plan and schedule for social media platforms
  • Writing informative articles about Norlands for E-Newsletter, Website, and other media
  • Preparation of promotional materials and press mailings that highlight the Norlands’ educational programs, events, and special appeals. Distributing materials online. Opportunity for design of posters and promotional materials.
  • Researching new avenues for promotion and keeping media list updated
  • Serving on event planning committees and helping during special events
  • Assisting with tracking of membership and donor giving and generating donor correspondence
  • Other general office duties as assigned
Qualifications:
Ideal candidates will be highly organized and articulate, creative, a self-starter, and familiar with MS Word and Excel, social media, and online research. Some experience with databases and/or desktop publishing and graphic design desired.
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Internship Application Form online.
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