Development/Research Intern Position Description
Improbable Players [IP] is a nonprofit educational theater company that utilizes performance and theatre to address substance use disorder. All of our plays are based on true stories, and all our actors are in recovery. Our groundbreaking theatrical pieces are based on the lived experiences of people in recovery. Our performances have been seen by over 1.1 million people from around the world.
IP is seeking a smart, resourceful, flexible Development/Research intern to help bolster our work all around. Their primary focus will be planning and executing virtual events, and researching, writing, and applying for funding. Anyone interested in event planning, marketing, fundraising, nonprofits, or applied theatre should apply. BIPOC, LGBTQ+ identifying individuals, and people of all abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Improbable Players believes Black Lives Matter.
What ALL interns have:
-the ability to work well in a loose project based environment
-the willingness to seek out opportunities to expand the profile and reach of the Players -a strong writing ability
-an interest in applied theater and/or addiction prevention
What our Development/Research intern should have:
-some knowledge of the nonprofits arts funding system and/or willingness to learn -a strong ability to identify funding opportunities via research
-knowledge of the local nonprofit arts sector
-Google docs/sheets proficiency
-the ability to succinctly summarize and prioritize large amounts of information
The applicant will submit to Development Coordinator Melany Levesque (email@example.com) their cover letter and resume, ideal start/end dates given your schedule, and ideal time commitment. NOTE: Exact start/end dates are flexible according to school schedule. We will work with your institution to provide credit where
requested. This position is eligible as a federal work-study pending College/University approval.
Applications are open from November 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021, or until filled. A staff member will conduct a phone interview with the applicant, followed by a virtual interview. We will communicate our decision after both interviews. If approved, the internship will begin no later than Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Onboarding will be completed in the first week; it will consist of an orientation and an intro to company software, networking profiles, policies, and all other relevant materials. The intern will work with IP no later than June 30, 2021. The internship, and all aspects of IP, are currently remote. Please review our COVID-19 response.
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