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Strategic Partnerships Intern

Organization: Mission Capital
Posted by Melissa Coffin - Sep 05, 2018
Posted in Internship
Address: 8303 N Mopac Expwy , Austin, TX, 78759
Start Date: Oct 01, 2018
Application Due Date: Oct 01, 2018
Position Details:

Reports to: Director of Strategic Partnerships
FLSA status: part-time, non-exempt
Hours: 20 hours per week (Fall Semester September - December, with opportunity to extend a semester)
Wage/Salary: Paid

The Partnership Intern is an organized and detail-oriented individual who can successfully prioritize and execute administrative, research and project support of activities that focus on the cultivation and stewardship efforts of the Strategic Partnerships team. The Intern is supervised by the Director of Strategic Partnerships and will support the efforts of all team members including the Development Membership Associate, Membership Manager, Grants Manager, and SVP Fellow.

This is a 20-hour per week internship. The schedule has some flexibility, but ideally the candidate would be available at least 3 days per week. Final schedule will be determined prior to hire date with the Director of Strategic Partnerships. 

Mission Capital is an Austin-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit social enterprise with a team of highly motivated people who are passionate about multiplying the impact of other mission-driven leaders and organizations. We believe that our community’s most complex challenges can and should be solved, and we provide the tools and guidance needed to tackle these issues and create lasting social change.  We help bring together the best that each sector has to offer: proven programs, innovative approaches to problem solving, business savvy, political will and long-term commitment to mission and purpose.  

We operate under six core organizational values: collaboration, continuous innovation, service excellence, trusted relationships, active learning, and team connectedness. Learn more about Mission Capital at www.MissionCapital.org 

The Partnership Intern works closely with the Strategic Partnerships team to support the facilitation of cultivation and stewardship of various members, donors, and corporate/foundation partners with a focus in the following areas:


  • Provide logistical event support  for cultivation and stewardship events, including: securing and space set-up/tear-down;  welcoming and assisting event attendees; ordering and setting up food and refreshments; soliciting sponsors; creating and managing event registrations; communicating with attendees, venues and vendors for Mission Capital Awards, ongoing SVP events, etc. 
  • Provide comprehensive administrative support to all partnership and fundraising efforts with individual donors, Corporate, Foundation, and Social Venture Partner renewal outreach including list pulling, accurate contact target research, accurate renewal onboarding, quality data entry and drafting of scheduled communications.
  • Support the development of a newly developing fundraising campaign. This will include activities such as research, payment tracking, formatting electronic materials, printing and assembling materials and other administrative support as needed.
  • Provide research support for department by conducting and tracking prospect research on individual donors, foundation, and corporate partners to assist in broadening community of support to achieve departmental goals.


  • Support collaboration with the communications team on member-related marketing. Support department’s marketing and communication efforts by pulling communications list, gathering impact/update stories, etc.
  • Participate in learning and development opportunities, including: staff meetings and staff development sessions, and attending Mission Capital’s training courses, as applicable to intern’s interests.


  • Mission Capital’s Strategic Partnerships team administrative and event needs are fulfilled
  • Proactive action is taken to address the above job responsibilities
  • Positive feedback from peers on adherence to our core values and overall performance 
  • Assigned projects and associated tasks are completed on time and with a high satisfaction score from partners/clients  
  • Intern’s workload is effectively managed


  • Communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to professionally represent Mission Capital
  • Strong attention to detail and well-developed organizational skills
  • An internal drive to produce high-quality work
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel
  • Proven ability to prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced, fluid environment with multiple goals and deadlines
  • A high degree of professional competence and integrity 
  • A “team player” attitude and alignment with Mission Capital’s core values of collaboration, service excellence, trust, learning, innovation and connectedness
  • A respectful and collaborative approach to fostering relationships with diverse stakeholders, both internal and external.

This is a part-time position with a competitive rate (based upon relevant experience). Mission Capital is located in UFCU Plaza at the intersection of Steck Boulevard and Mopac Expressway, Austin, Texas. Building amenities include free gym and locker room access (recently remodeled), a grab-and-go café, free, covered garage parking, fob access, and onsite security and maintenance staff.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Mission Capital is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual preference, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or gender identity to apply.

General office environment with low to moderate noise level. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but requires standing and walking for up to 15% of the time. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available, and requires out-of-office work up to 15% of the time. Occasional work required outside of normal business hours. Access to a mobile phone (with email access) is required periodically. Personal transportation is required.

The work conditions and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time.

To apply, please submit the following as PDFs through the "apply for this job" button at the top of this page:

  • Resumé
  • Cover letter (be sure to mention where you learned about this job opportunity and which of our core values resonates with you most)
  • 3 References (as an attachment to the cover letter)

(We will notify you before contacting your references.)

To Apply: http://missioncapital.mytribehr.com/careers/view/42