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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​

  • Assist with coordination of various summer beneficiary events (TBD)

Business Partnership Program Research & Outreach:

  • Research businesses in Ventura County, North Santa Barbara County, 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 is to expand our footprint in Ventura County, North Santa Barbara 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 ribbon in the front of their store to communicate their support of TBCF and pediatric cancer awareness month

  • Communicate to businesses 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 

Auction Item Procurement and Tracking:

  • Review list of previous years’ supporting businesses and conduct annual requests to secure auction or raffle items for the event

  • Research and compile a list of new businesses to outreach to for auction and raffle item requests

  • Track outreach efforts, keeping detailed notes on each interaction

  • Data input for procured items

Event Communications:

  • Content creation for guest communications

  • Content creation/editing for event promotions, including social media posts

  • Assist in design/editing of event collateral pieces

  • Drafting/design for stewardship related communication pieces to guests

Event Design:

  • Shadow Communications and Events Director in selection of set up and décor choices

  • Review event timeline and contracts under oversight of Events and Communications Director

Event Mailing Support:

  • Assist with event specific mailings


Event Committee Meetings:

  • Assist in committee meeting preparation

  • Attend committee meetings



Please submit your Internship Application below (including the attachment of your resume and cover letter), and our Volunteer Manager will reach out to you soon to provide you with further details. 

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