The Crisis Center is seeking a Development Intern to join its Communications & Development Department. The Development Intern is responsible for supporting the Communications & Development’s administrative efforts by assisting with the planning and execution of fundraising and social events (including assistance at the events); assisting the Development Coordinator in execution of donor stewardship plans – including event follow up, coordinating tours, thank you notes and calls, and a variety of other activities; soliciting in-kind donations; assisting with the promotion of upcoming events; generating ideas; conducting interviews and writing copy for internal and external donor stewardship newsletters, event collateral, etc. and managing organizational records.
The Intern shall have a basic understanding of fundraising best practices and ethics; the ability to learn a complex database system; and excellent written, oral, and graphic communication skills. The Intern must possess a high degree of self-motivation and be passionate about the programs and services of The Crisis Center. This position will work as part of the Communications & Development and administrative teams and report to the Development Coordinator. This is an unpaid internship with a flexible 10-15 hour/week schedule.
Internship meets requirements for the Fundraising and Philanthropy Communication Certificate.
Desired Education and Experience:
Applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution, working on a bachelors or graduate degree, and display a commitment to nonprofit development and social services. Experience in event planning, writing, donor stewardship, or volunteer work preferred but not required.
Cover letter and resume must be submitted by the deadline listed below to be considered for the position. Persons interested in this position should send materials to:
Julia Erickson, Development Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: Sept. 7
The Crisis Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer