New Door Ventures

In the Bay Area, there are 80,000 youth ages 16 –24 disconnected from employment and education. Without connecting to school and work during this critical time, these young people are at high risk to be poor, unemployed, homeless or incarcerated throughout their adult lives. 

New Door Ventures connects opportunity youth to work and education through paid, meaningful jobs, skills training, educational support, and individualized case management. We believe that one job can change a life, helping to transform individuals who will, in turn, transform their communities. 

We have had three positive experiences hosting a PICS intern and are excited to hosting another curious, detail-oriented person on New Door's small-but-mighty Marketing and Development team. 

PICs interns have been a huge support in assisting with the planning and content of New Door's large-scale, annual event, setting us up for success for end of year giving season, as well as building capacity in regards to communications processes and analytics tracking. 


San Francisco, CA

Internship Description

A typical week for the intern includes assisting the Marketing and Community Relations Manager and broader Development team with: 

  • Creating collateral and PowerPoints for outreach events 
  • Donor and partner prospect research 
  • On-site support and logistics management for fundraising and volunteer events 
  • Planning and executing social media posts 
  • Supporting the development team on small and large-scale events, including the New Door Glow Up Awards 
  • Capturing compelling photos 
  • Interviewing youth and writing blogs about empowered experiences at New Door 
  • Identifying and executing unique ways to engage community and donors 
  • Assist as needed with communications projects for donors and external audiences 
  • Tracking marketing analytics 
# of weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Public Transit Housing  Format
10 Flexible 9:00am PST 5:00pm PST Yes No In person

Housing Information

Interns will likey be able to find rental housing in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkley that fits their budget and is accessible to New Door's offices via public transportation.

Internship Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple priorities, manage time independently, and pivot when needed   
  • Experience in writing for external audiences (journalism, social media, PR, digital communications, etc.) 
  • Google Analytics 
  • Hootsuite 
  • Mailchimp (or any other email system) 
  • Canva 
  • Google Slides and/or PowerPoint 
  • And a willingness to learn if they are lacking experience in these skills. 

Additional qualifications:

A nice to have is experience in Salesforce or any other data management system

Writing Sample

  • 1-3 examples of any writing that shows off their skill and/or directed at an external audience

Special Requirements 

  • Vaccinations