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SEO Intern

Rolling Deadline  |  Internship  |  United States


UniversalGiving™, an award-winning global social-entrepreneurship nonprofit organization, is seeking a SEO Intern to join our exciting team. As an SEO Intern, you will work with Google Adwords and Google Analytics; prior experience with these services is desired. We have existing campaigns with Google AdWords, but are always seeking to increase our engagement and make it more effective. This internship is ideal for a highly analytical and well-organized person who wants to support our mission and get the word out about international giving and volunteering.

UniversalGiving™ is an award-winning website allowing people to donate and volunteer with top performing projects all over the world.  Unique to UniversalGiving, 100% of a donation goes directly to the cause. UniversalGiving has been profiled on CBS and in FOX Business Network, and has also been featured inBusinessWeek Fast Company, CSRWire, WomenEntrepreneur, Oprah.com, NBC News.

Join UniversalGiving and work closely with the CEO and a dedicated international team, while gaining valuable skills and insight into social entrepreneurship.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identify new high quality keywords
  • Format html tags on our website to optimize organic search rankings
  • Monitor page rankings
  • Compile weekly traffic reports using Google Analytics and Google AdWords data
  • Stay current on industry trends and have an in-depth understanding of search ranking factors
  • Provide strategic SEO guidance on website development
  • Manage and create pay-per-click (PPC) marketing campaigns in Google AdWords


  • Experience with SEO work and concepts
  • Experience with Google Adwords is preferred
  • Clear understanding of words/phrases in SEO/SEM Campaigns which highlight our unique value proposition, and set us apart from the competition
  • Working knowledge of HTML
  • Skilled at word choice for marketing, and at creating concise advertising phrases
  • Interest in working with qualitative and quantitative analysis in SEO/SEM reporting
  • Critical attention to detail
  • Computer skills, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Commitment to using and updating Salesforce, our Relationship Database
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Interest in nonprofit work, international issues, and philanthropy
  • Full support of the mission and vision of UniversalGiving™

Duration: Minimum 15-20 hours per week required for the duration of the internship, at least a minimum of 3 to 4 months.  Ideal candidates are available to work out of our San Francisco office 3-4 days/week (Monday through Friday) with possibly some work completed remotely.

  • We value our interns and volunteers and take these positions very seriously. For this reason, we ask for a $200 fully refundable retainer to secure your position. This check pays for the your seat in our coworking space, professional training and management guidance that you will receive. Because our interns are such an integral part of UniversalGiving, we implemented this policy several years ago to ensure the accountability of all team members. We return your full deposit on the last day of your internship. Please do not hesitate to contact us with further questions!

About UniversalGiving
UniversalGiving™ is an award-winning website allowing people to donate and volunteer with top performing projects all over the world. Our projects are vetted through a proprietary Quality Model™ to ensure the most effective, trustworthy philanthropy possible. Unique to UniversalGiving, we take no cut on donations. 100% of your donation goes directly to the cause.

UniversalGiving Corporate consults with Fortune 500 companies on the strategy, operations and NGO Vetting for their international giving and volunteering programs all over the world.  Some clients include Cisco, Symantec, Fluor, Sabre, MTV.

Located in the heart of San Francisco, UniversalGiving has been profiled on CBS and in FOX Business Network, and has also been featured in BusinessWeek Fast Company, CSRWire, WomenEntrepreneur, Oprah.com, NBC News, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Financial Times, MarketWatch, CNNMoney.com,Change.org and See Change Magazine.  UniversalGiving has been voted as one the top nonprofits on Great Nonprofits in 2012, and was a Webby Award Honoree.

CEO Pamela Hawley is a winner of the Jefferson Award (the Nobel Prize in Community Service) and was selected as one of 50 leaders to the White House’s Next Generation Leadership and Social Innovation event. She is a Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and a Colburn S. Wilbur Leadership Fellow at the Global Ethics Institute.  She is a Fast Company Expert Blogger on CSR.

UniversalGiving’s Mission:  We Connect People to Top Performing Opportunities Worldwide.

UniversalGiving’s Vision: “To Create a World Where Giving and Volunteering Are a Natural Part of Everyday Life.”


“Working with UniversalGiving has given me the chance to participate in critical aspects of business management and partnership facilitation, which are opportunities that would definitely be off-limits to “the intern” at most corporations. The friendly and ultra-supportive executive team here wants their interns to contribute to the main goals and aspirations of UniversalGiving in important ways and helps them to do so, which is what makes working here so rewarding and fun – so fun, in fact, that I will continue to be a part of their team even after leaving the San Francisco office!”

Emily Stehr

UG Representative at Princeton University, Summer Intern

To Apply:

Email your resume, cover letter, and writing sample (2 pages max) to volunteers@universalgiving.org with “SEO Intern” in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

UniversalGiving™ is committed to understanding and representing the diverse populations it serves worldwide. Members of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, nationalities, physical abilities or disabilities, religions or beliefs, and cultures are welcome as employees and volunteers in our organization. We believe that a diverse team will best serve our diverse populations.

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Experience working at a unique global, social-entrepreneurship nonprofit

Collaboration within a positive team environment

Increased understanding of and alignment with global issues

Networking with other nonprofit professionals

Career mentoring with Pamela Hawley, Founder & CEO of UniversalGiving™

For students, class credit can be arranged according to school requirements

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