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"The confidence level in the work I do would not have developed as much as it did if I had not had the support of the program team at Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. In unique ways, each staff offered support and advice to grow my skill set." 


—  Yesenia Maldonaldo, UCSB CAPPS Intern

Are you looking for an internship in Santa Barbara, CA? Internship opportunities bridge the gap between the educational and professional worlds, making it easier to transition from academic life into a career. At TBCF, we strive to provide a wonderful experience for our interns. Below are our current internship openings.



Desired Dates: June 15th – September 30th

Youth Philanthropy:

  • Partner with local youth in their pursuit to fundraise for TBCF

  • Provide guidance and support as needed

  • Fundraisers can be live or virtual, we encourage our youth to be creative and execute events that both excite and inspire them

Beneficiary Events:


  • Beneficiary events are fundraisers that are hosted by outside businesses/organizations that require staff time and promotion. These events vary in the staff “lift” from event to event and every one of them is unique​

  • Various other summer beneficiary events (TBD)


Business Partnership Program Research & Outreach:


  • Research businesses in Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties with whom to engage and introduce ourselves

  • Stay on the pulse of current events in which TBCF could potentially pursue a tabling opportunity

  • One of our objectives in 2022 is to expand our footprint in both Ventura, North County and San Luis Obispo


Gold Ribbon Campaign Outreach:


  • Outreach to local business to get TBCF canisters placed in stores

  • Request that businesses place a gold bow in the front of their store to communicate their support of TBCF and pediatric cancer awareness month

  • Communicate to business’ the many ways they can host a fundraiser during the month of September


Social Media:


  • Help design social media posts according to TBCF brand guidelines

  • Social posts will then be reviewed and posted by the Fund Development team

Marketing, PR and Advertising:

  • Assist in circulating press releases and collaborating with media contacts

  • Advertising in various media outlets, working with graphic designer and delivering final ads to local publications


Desired Dates: June 7th - October 15th OR July 13th - October 15th 

  • Assist with record keeping and documentation of auction items.

  • Calling businesses to request consideration for donated good/services to be used as auction items

  • Assisting with oversight of text-to-give platforms

  • Assisting with mailings and assisting volunteers in setting up on line fundraising pages

  • Strong computer skills are required

  • An interest in learning more about non-profits and TBCF

  • Organize and attend committee meetings

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