Square Peg Foundation is a 501(c)3 in Half Moon Bay California. See our website here. We are looking for one or two interns to help us grow our program and reach more families. Projects include:
Identify and develop a relationship with potential community partners for fundraising, for volunteering and for working with clients. Square Peg has an excellent track record of delivering high quality events, volunteer opportunities and partnerships with organizations such as
- National Thoroughbred Racing Association
- Raphael House Family Shelter
- Mid Pen High School
- HOPE Services
- Heart Of Silicon Valley
- San Andreas Regional Center
- Horse Boy Foundation
These relationships are key to our sustainability. The right intern will help us identify and then develop relationships with these partners to the benefit of both.
Our intern(s) will help manage a multitude of exciting and fun special events. Our upcoming event in March needs an intern that will help manage volunteers for the event, will assist in managing event details such as soliciting and collecting auction items, identifying potential auction donors, public relations for the event including press releases and story submissions.
Social Media management
Intern will take primary responsibility for our web, blog, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts. Ensuring that information is timely, correct and interesting.
An intern with barn management skills will help us streamline volunteer efforts with regard to the health, exercise, training, equipment care and volunteer training. Our interns will help in developing workable and flexible systems and flowcharts that can be used by our volunteers to ensure that care is given to critical items and equine management.
Grant writing and research
Square Peg plans to apply for more than 40 grants in the upcoming months. Ideally, the intern will help write, proof, assemble and fact check grant requests. The intern will develop a calender and follow up system where we can track and manage the grant requests and their due dates and responses.
Accounting and Finance
We hope to find interns with skills in collecting and assembling financial data for planning purposes.
This internship is an unpaid position. However, there is opportunity for the right intern to ride and exercise and receive lessons on horses appropriate to the skill level of the intern. Many of the projects can and should be accessible by Internet access, however the intern should expect to be on site at least 8 hours per week and have use of their own cel phone. We can discuss a cel phone cost reimbursement and laptop reimbursement for the right candidate(s).
The right candidate will have an interest in and a curiosity of Square Peg’s dual mission of an adaptive riding center and horse rescue. Experience in special and adaptive education or child behavior/development/psychology or autism studies is a benefit, but not necessary. Experience in the equine field is desired. Good organizational skills and accountability are required. Square Peg is a joyful and fun filled place where adaptability and flexibility are core values. We have a very small staff fulfilling some giant tasks. We are hardworking and yet lighthearted. The right candidate will reflect those values.
We would like to have this position filled by January 7 2012 with the official position running through June 7, 2012.
To apply, please send an email detailing your interest, your availability and your experience. We will contact you via email for an interview at the ranch.