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Klyde Warren Park | Washington, DC
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Internship Position Description

Position Title: Fundraising and Events Intern

Supervisor: West Honeycutt, Director of Planned Giving

Department Head: Vice President of Development

Department: Development

Position Description: (List duties, responsibilities, etc.) Development and fundraising are the backbone of any non-profit. Do you want to learn more about one of the non-profit world's fastest-growing and most in-demand fields? Do you want to be a part of a team raising over $30 million annually?

The Fundraising and Events Internship will give you hands-on experience that is highly sought after by employers at universities, charities, religious organizations, and membership and political organizations. Best of all, your work will help protect and secure the future of America's national parks.

As a member of our team, you will gain valuable skills in fundraising and membership through NPCA's unique development structure. The Development Department is comprised of a diverse team from many different work experiences and backgrounds. Fundraising and Events Interns will have the opportunity to engage with team members across the department for personal and professional growth.

Working on the Development Team, you will work to create and execute thoughtful, analytical approaches to donor outreach, foundations and research, event planning, solicitation, stewardship, and more. Your responsibilities will include research, writing, donor correspondence, database work and creative thinking. You will be given the opportunity to participate in informational sessions and group activities and will be paired with a mentor at NPCA.


* Correspond with members, donors and volunteers to assist with questions, concerns, and requests
* Maintain and update records in various databases for NPCA's 4.7 million and counting members and supporters
* Perform important research to report out to key NPCA staff and stakeholders
* Assist department in logistics and administrative duties around NPCA events (events are seasonal, and timing of your internship will affect which events you may assist with)
* Manage inventory, preparing materials, and handling shipments
* Fulfilling other projects as needed throughout the department and organization

Qualifications/Requirements (i.e., education, technical skills):

* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Professional, responsible and team-oriented
* Attention to detail
* Strong organizational skills
* Willingness to learn the details of fundraising and event planning

Additional qualifications include:

* Microsoft Office proficiency
* Self-motivated, detail-oriented
* Dependable, flexible and ability to maintain confidentiality
* The ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
* An interest in the environment and national parks
* Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
* Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

Employee Status: Part-time 15-40 Hours per week

Work Schedule: Flexible; office open 8am-6pm, Mon-Fri

Salary (Hourly Rate): Course credit, or an hourly wage.