Marketing and Development Intern – Summer 2019

Position:  Marketing and Development Intern – Summer, 2019

Location: Moreland Hills, OH with possible travel to northeast Ohio regional offices

Duration: Start date and length of internship are negotiable; 40 hours per week, Monday thru Friday

Salary: $10 per hour



Western Reserve Land Conservancy provides the people of northeast Ohio with essential natural assets through land conservation and restoration. Headquartered in Moreland Hills, Ohio, we are the largest land conservancy in Ohio, employing over 40 people in offices throughout northern and eastern portions of the state. Our land protection team has now conserved more than 56,000 acres of natural area and working farms in 23 Ohio counties. Thriving Communities, our urban revitalization program, is nationally recognized for thought leadership on removing blight; creating land banks to find productive uses for vacant properties; and revitalizing communities through greening strategies. Our mission is funded through a combination of program revenue, government grants, and philanthropic gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations.



The Marketing and Development Intern will report to the Director of Communications and Marketing and engage in various marketing, fundraising and event planning activities, including:

  • Create content for Land Conservancy publications and social medial platforms, including research, writing, taking photos and videos, and organizing archived photos/documents
  • Organize and implement a mini-grant program
  • Assist with writing grant requests
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of cultivation, gratitude, outreach and volunteer events, including creating event materials (website, invitations, etc.) and day-of-event responsibilities including set up and tear down
  • Track government spending for various programs
  • Assist as needed with mailings, donor database entry and prospect research
  • Assist with some headquarters responsibilities as assigned by Development Coordinator



Candidates should be a college student or recent college graduate with the following skills:

  • Ability to prioritize and handle a variety of assignments simultaneously in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products, especially Excel and Word
  • Strong writing capabilities
  • Knowledge of social media platform management, as well as ability to take quality photos and videos
  • While not required, the Land Conservancy prefers interns to have reliable transportation to travel across our service area


Please send cover letter and resume by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 29th , to Bob Kissling, Director of Human Resources, at



Western Reserve Land Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to hiring staff members who represent the rich diversity of our community.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and not be discriminated against based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran’s status, or other legally protected classification in the State of Ohio. 

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