The Nonprofit Event Fundraising Intern will work directly with the Special Events Coordinator to execute key events throughout the semester. Interns are expected to commit a minimum of 12 hours per week with occasional weekend work for the event itself. As this is an unpaid internship, students are encourage to seek academic credit for this internship. Please contact your faculty advisor for more information.
Responsibilities include working toward the successful completion of 1 major Spring fundraising event in June, and preparation for 2 major upcoming outdoor festivals
Rooms to View House Tour and Preview Soiree: June 4-5, 2021
- Research and identify new sponsors to solicit – add information to appropriate databases for sponsor letters
- Request program ad layouts and Preview Soiree guest names from sponsors – record in appropriate spreadsheets
- Make initial request for volunteers to assist with house tour homes and follow up with responses
- Distribute event posters and yard signs
Annual Blueberry Festival: July 17-18, 2021 and Apple Days: September 12-13, 2021
- Update application forms for crafters and vendors for Blueberry Festival and Apple Days
- Send email invitation to all past crafters and vendors to determine participation – record responses in appropriate spreadsheets
- Research new crafters to add to invitation list
- Identify and request in-kind donations for Kids Craft Tent and other HBMS program areas at Burnside Festivals
- Research and identify new sponsors to solicit – add to appropriate data bases for request letters.
- Develop new program ideas
The successful intern will be comfortable with both electronic and in person communications. Attention to detail and follow through to the completion of a task is imperative. They will be flexible and able to transition from task to task in a fast-paced environment. The successful intern will exhibit a willingness to learn and to ask questions when they are uncertain. Hands on physical activity is required for the events themselves, as well as the ability to interact with the public. Professionalism in appearance and demeanor, and strict confidentiality is a must.
Successful completion of events and/or non-profit development courses preferred. A basic knowledge of Word and Excel required. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge is a plus, though not required.