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Fundraising and Events Internship

Open Opportunity


Positions1 Remaining
Age Limit18 and up
The Fundraising and Events Intern works closely with the Development Director & Development Coordinator. The Development department exists to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individuals & companies interested in supporting Susan G. Komen® Austin. Strongly preferred: someone currently pursuing or who has obtained a degree in Liberal Arts, Communications or a closely related field.

The Development department also oversees all fundraising efforts and events for Komen Austin which consists of:
• Two key affiliate events (Race for the Cure, Pink! Party)
• Third Party partnerships and events
• Pink Ribbon Giving Circle + Membership Programs
• Doctors for the Cure
• Annual Report Campaign
• Individual & corporate donations

The Fundraising and Events Intern will provide management and coordination support to fundraising events for Komen Austin and to the overall Development department.

Core Responsibilities:
• Assist with gift acknowledgment, donor database (Salesforce/Greater Giving) and filing of donations • Research and prepare background for individuals, corporations and possible sponsorship/grant applications
• Support and attend special events and fundraising activities o Opportunity to own/manage various events/activities (Dine Out for the Cure, Schools for the Cure, etc)
• Draft and proofread professional correspondence
• Assist in sponsorships and in-kind requests (both written and verbal)
• Coordinate closely with marketing team on social media, collateral, and web content to promote events

Required Knowledge & Skills:
• Pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree
• Comfort and familiarity with event planning
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Dependable, reliable, honest & trustworthy
• Self-motivated, flexible team player with a positive attitude, demonstrate ability to multi-task and the ability to meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities
• Comfort with soliciting/interacting with individuals & companies face-to-face, on the phone or via mail/email.
• Exceptional phone etiquette
• Research, writing, editing and proof-reading skills
• Demonstrate commitment to non-profit work
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel) applications, email and donor management system preferred
• Must be 18 years or older and authorized to work in the United States
• Ability to work 20 hours per week. Office hours are Mon– Fri, 9 am to 5 pm
Requirement Details
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Location: 1705 S. Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78746