Rebuilding lives. Together.

Partnership Coordinator (Intern, Unpaid)

What is Duet?

Duet is an online philanthropic platform that enables donors to provide meaningful aid to vulnerable families in a more dignified, efficient, and personal way. Families request the exact items they need to rebuild their lives, and donors pay for those items on their behalf. We currently provide support to refugee families in Greece, and are actively expanding to COVID-19 relief in LA as well.

Who is Duet?

We are a group of 7 USC students and recent graduates who are building Duet out of the Innovation in Engineering Design for Global Challenges class. We have been operating since March 2019. Since then, we have facilitated over $40,000 in donations and built a donor community of over 350 members.

Duet has been featured in Viterbi News and Marshall News.

Duet is currently registered as a nonprofit, and is pending 501(c)(3) status.

The Role

Duet is looking for a self-motivated and collaborative partnership coordinator to help expand our reach within the corporate and philanthropic world. You will identify new opportunities and cultivate relationships to maximize contributions, enhance programmatic outreach and have primary responsibility for sponsorship identification, tracking and reporting. The Partnerships Coordinator will develop a solid foundational understanding of Duet and the communities we serve to ensure high quality messaging and story-telling to achieve the goals of Duet. You will play a central role in an agile nonprofit organization that is serious about using technology for social good.

The expected time commitment is about 10-15 hours per week for 12 weeks.

You will:

  • Proactively identify, cultivate, and maintain new partnership opportunities with community members, public agencies, nonprofit organizations and corporations
  • Provide assistance for meetings by preparing agendas, notices, read-ahead material, and other documents in a timely manner.
  • Participate in all meetings assigned to (including the weekly teams meetings as well client meetings as required)
  • Support team by communicating with them to provide the assets they need efficiently


This position might be a great fit if:

  • Degree or coursework in Business Administration, Public Policy, International Relations, Marketing, Communications, Sales
  • Knowledge of social enterprises, nonprofits organizations and corporations
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and effectively able to manage resources
  • Ability to meet deadlines consistently
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and networking skills; ability to initiate and build relationships with prospective corporate donors.
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to collaborate

Bonus Points:

  • Experience in event and campaign planning

Why Duet?

Duet offers an opportunity to improve real lives, solve hard problems, and to make the world a smaller, friendlier place. You will gain firsthand experience growing an organization through the power of partnerships, while being a part of a supportive and engaged team of fellow changemakers who are determined to grow this into a sustainable long-term venture. (We are planning to start fundraising in earnest over the coming months, or as soon as we have our 501(c)(3) certification).

Assuming all goes well, there is also the possibility of extending this internship into a permanent position past Fall 2020. Join us in rebuilding lives, together.

How to Apply

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]

Apply now!