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Corporate Relations Intern

The Salvation Army National Headquarters
3.8 out of 5
The Salvation Army National Headquarters in Alexandria, VA 22314
Part-time, Internship


The Salvation Army National Headquarters in Alexandria, VA 22314

Full job description

The Salvation Army National Headquarters (NHQ) Community Relations & Development (NCRD) Department is looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working intern who is interested in gaining working experience and skills in corporate relations and fundraising.The Corporate Relations Intern will work with NCRD’s Corporate Relations team in conjunction with other company wide departments to help advance NHQ’s corporate development and partnership goals. The intern must be able to work a minimum of 21 hours per week during standard office hours. Days and exact times are flexible with Wednesdays being mandatory.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. You may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.

  • Learns about the corporate philanthropy landscape through educational resources and hands on experience acquired through the internship. Collaborates with the Corporate Relations Manager in applying knowledge as best practices to daily work.
  • Oversees the distribution of an internal newsletter which provides updates on corporate partner news, trends in corporate giving, and other relevant information. Will conduct research through social media channels, news sources, and other digital platforms.
  • Works with the Corporate Relations Manager in obtaining requested donor information from local Salvation Army units. Must be able to understand and consolidate large volumes of information in the form of Excel spreadsheets and written communication.
  • Attends virtual meetings with current and prospective partners along with Salvation Army staff. Takes meeting notes that capture important details and debriefs with the Corporate Relations Manager on how discussions fit into the greater framework of corporate giving.
  • Engages independently with internal and external partners through email, phone, and video call. Must demonstrate professional conduct and effectively communicate on behalf of The Salvation Army.
  • Tracks corporate partner campaigns and activations by recording promotional dates, media engagement, fundraising metrics, and other relevant information. Will work with the Corporate Relations Manager and NHQ’s Communications Department to help promote partnerships and learn about donor fulfillment
  • Processes partnership agreements by obtaining signatures from Salvation Army executive leadership.
  • Composes, prepares, types, proofreads, and/or edits a wide variety of written communications including that of a confidential nature; ensures the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of the same, including meeting tight deadlines.
  • Follows organizational style guide on all materials and communications.


  • Ensures all files are maintained in an organized and efficient manner.
  • Performs other related work as required and assigned by the Corporate Relations Manager, Director of Corporate Relations, or Assistant National CRD Secretary (Department Head).
  • Must demonstrate dependability through attendance and punctuality.


Computer and Printer Photocopy Machine


Cell phone



  • Undergraduate student pursuing a degree in business, communications, NPO management, or a related field.
  • Previous experience working in a professional office setting preferred.


  • Strong writing skills, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office365 (primarily Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop preferred but not required.
  • Ability to work on multiple deadline projects effectively and efficiently at the same time.
  • Ability to gather, compile, and assemble information into a final product for letters, records, and reports.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work in compliance with quality standards and deadlines.
  • Ability to find the most effective method to accomplish goals and to work under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to make effective and professional relationships with officers and employees at National Headquarters and throughout the territories.
  • Ability to maintain the confidential nature of the department.


  • Ability to meet attendance requirements
  • Ability to read, write, and effectivelycommunicate in the English language
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills
  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail amid disruptions
  • Ability to follow instructions and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5-10% of work time.
  • Duties are usually performed while seated. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking.


Work is performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.

*Duration of Internship: May 13 - July 29.

The Salvation Army reserves the right to reassign, revise the job or to require that different or additional tasks be performed based on the organization’s need or when circumstances change.

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

Job Types: Part-time, Internship

Expected hours: No less than 21 per week


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to Relocate:

  • Alexandria, VA 22314: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person