Marketing and Community Engagement Intern

Inland Northwest Community Foundation (INWCF)

Inland Northwest Community Foundation is seeking applicants for the INWCF – Washington Trust Bank Fellow position. This one-semester paid fellowship will focus on strategies to assess and communicate the impact of INWCF’s grant making initiatives in 20 counties of Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

The ideal student-fellow will be:

  • excitedabout sharing stories of how philanthropy can lead to community improvement
  • willing to engage in comprehensive research about regional community needs
  • a highachiever
  • academicallystrong,creativeandindependent
  • committed to collaboration
  • able toeffectivelybalance  multipleprojects

Duties where the student-fellow may assist:

  • plan and execute a social media strategy that communicates INWCF’s mission via Facebook
  • plan and execute press outreach and assist with media monitoring
  • design and execute plan for understanding and sharing grant making results
  • participate in activities to identify community needs and donor interests
  • plan and execute outreach to community organizations
  • create/update pages for the INWCF website
  • coordinate and participate in other collaborative staff projects

Eligibility and Skill Requirements

  • junior-levelstandingorabove
  • minimum 3.4 GPA
  • demonstrated engagement/leadershipinstudentcampusactivities (service, leadership roles, clubs, residence  hall leadership, athletics, GSBA)
  • excellentwritten and verbal communication skills
  • excellent internet research skills
  • organized, self-motivated and able to work independently on projects
  • Comfort with content creation technology—intern will use social media, post content on INWCF’s website, and may have occasional opportunities for photographing, video shooting.
  • an interest in understanding and advancing the work of INWCF as a partner with communities throughout its service region
  • marketing and/or PR experience is beneficial, but not required for this internship

The student-fellow will gain experience with:

  • Making recommendations(writtenandverbal) baseduponresearchthatcouldpositivelyinfluenceINWCFprograms
  • Collaborativeengagement through interactionwithINWCF departmentheads (andpotentiallyFoundationBoard/Committees)
  • Appliedresearchthatrequirescriticalthinking,strategicplanningandthe establishmentof  measuredoutcomes
  • Working inanentrepreneurial and professional environment

Hours and Compensation:

Work hours are flexible and will range from 1- to 15 hours per week. Compensation is $12/hour..


Applications are due at the INWCF office by Friday, October 3rd. Please provide a resume with cover letter by email to:

Molly Sanchez, Director of Community Engagement

Inland Northwest Community Foundation

421 W. Riverside Ave., Ste. 606

Spokane, WA 99201-0405

No phone calls, please.

For more information about INWCF, please visit