Lighthouse Internships 2017-03-14T13:09:57+00:00

Lighthouse Internships

Muskegon South Pierhead Lighthouse Community Outreach Coordinator

Location:  Beautiful Muskegon, MI

Hours/days per week: Flexible. Mostly listed below, with some weekends, evenings and special events.

Tentative Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (11:30-4:30 pm- 20 hours weekly)

Please send resume and cover letter to Cindy Beth at:

Job Description                         

  1. This position will identify community partnership opportunities, assist with social media, learn website updating and online crowdfunding campaign management such as with Indiegogo;
  2. Research history of the lights to develop history booklet on Muskegon’s Lighthouse Keepers,
  3. Seek out grant funding opportunities for historic preservation, education, accessibility, etc.;
  4. Promote customer service and historic tourism promotion of the Muskegon lighthouses;
  5. Creation and maintenance of a calendar of public events for future outreach opportunities;
  6. Ensure timely follow up to all written and verbal inquiries and meetings;

Qualifications to Start

  1. Passion for our mission to promote the preservation of Michigan’s lighthouses and life- saving station structures along with the artifacts associated with them.
  2. Microsoft Office Suite (Word/Excel) proficiency’ PowerPoint and Publisher skills are helpful;
  3. Excellent organizational, verbal and oral communications skills;
  4. Strong work ethic and comfort working virtually with others and onsite with volunteers;
  5. Ability to create a structured atmosphere to accomplish your work outside an office setting.
  6. Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment both in-person and online;
  7. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously;

Learning & Experience Opportunities

Students gain experience in the following fields, among many others:

  1. Fundraising and event planning
  2. Travel Industry Management
  3. Volunteer Coordination and Engagement
  4. Marketing, nonprofit project coordination, social media coordination and public relations
  5. Community outreach and marketing through social media and various other news outlets
  6. Training with Constant Contact, Donor Database research, WordPress, etc.


Interested in an internship? Please send resume and cover letter to Cindy Beth at: