Administrative Internships

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We are seeking 2 people with a desire to learn more about running a nonprofit organization. Comfort with Apple computers is essential, and you will need to know or learn Filemaker Pro, Excel, Word, and Quickbooks. Prior office or administrative experience is a plus. Attention to detail is critical, as is the ability to multi-task and follow through on assignments with little supervision.

This is a seriously "resume-able" position. Previous OAEC Administrative Interns have gone on to do great things in the nonprofit world. Maggie Hart, Administrative Director of the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, got her start as an OAEC office intern. And Sue Smith, Director of Administration and Human Resources at the Ceres Project in nearby Sebastopol, was also an Administrative Intern here. 

Typical Administrative Intern tasks include:
  • Being the face of OAEC - responding to phone, mail, and email inquires; greeting visitors; posting flyers about upcoming events around town
  • Developing outreach materials, coordinating mailings, and helping us brainstorm PR/publicity campaigns
  • General program support - working with course instructors on outreach and course planning; mailing registration packets to course participants; logistics planning
  • Some clerical work - light bookkeeping; filing; database entry and management
The majority of work time is during weekdays - some during scheduled time and some flexible depending on your needs. Interns work 25 hours a week with our Administrative Department.

OAEC internships vary in length from 9 to 10.5 months.
  • The longer administrative internship period is January 5 to December 15. 
  • The shorter internship period is March 2 to December 15.
  • The deadline to apply is November 1.
Click HERE to apply.