The Travis Roy Foundation is Looking for a Spring Intern!

Posted on November 15, 2018

Foundation Mission: The Travis Roy Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families by providing adaptive equipment grants and finding a cure to paralysis through increased funding of research. We are focused on hope and self-reliance, and the ability for SCI survivors to be as independent as possible.

Intern Role: Your responsibilities will include implementing the day to day functions of the Foundation and helping execute its mission. It is expected that your responsibilities will be wide ranging and encompass a diverse mix of the activities in which the Foundation is engaged, such as:

• Administrative operations
• Learning and using Team Raiser and Raiser’s Edge software
• Participating in the adaptive grant program process
• Promoting Foundation events and news via social media
• Taking part in team and board meetings and major Foundation events
• Opportunities for graphic design; creating promotional materials for events and producing digital content

What you’ll get out of it:
• Hands-on experience working in an expanding, prominent nonprofit organization
• Collaborating with a dynamic team and gaining influential mentors in the nonprofit industry
• Opportunities for independent projects
• Helping advocate for the spinal cord injury community and contributing to life-changing grants and research
• Develop responsibility for autonomous work in a fast-paced office environment
• Interns will gain experience in project management and event logistics
• Ability to have internship funded through The Yawkey Foundation for qualified Boston University undergrads

Requirements:
• Undergraduate student in the Boston area
• One semester commitment; timeline flexible; 8-10 hours per week minimum
• Passion for Foundation mission
• Strong organizational and writing skills
• Comfortable with Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps; Adobe Suite knowledge is a bonus
• Desire and adaptability to work in a team environment where no two days are the same
• Previous administrative and/or social media experience is preferred

Below is a summary our summer intern, a rising junior from Boston University wrote about her time with the Travis Roy Foundation:

“Travis’ foundation has relatively few employees and is very close-knit, which created a work experience like no other. Working with only a few employees allowed for a great learning experience. I was always challenged and will never forget the lessons I learned this summer. One of the greatest things I learned was the power of creativity in problem-solving. The Foundation’s goal within the coming years is to receive more mission-driven donations, so I initiated a project that aimed to give a different dimension to their fundraising efforts. I created a Giving Tuesday campaign that featured grantees as a new way of promoting awareness for their cause. Throughout my time working on this project- and on other work, I was lucky to have coworkers that I could look up to for inspiration. Lisa, Kate, Travis, Drew and I all worked so well as a team, and they are what I will miss most about my time at the Travis Roy Foundation.”

Please send a resume and cover letter to Kate Jamison at kate@travisroyfoundation.org by Wednesday, December 5th at 11pm.