Internship Position Description:
Do you want to gain entry-level experience in fundraising, major gifts, marketing and market research, corporate social responsibility and nonprofit database management? If so, this Development Internship with the Central Texas Food Bank may be right for you!
The Development Intern for Major Gifts provides support for the donor relations activities of the Food Bank’s Resource Development fundraising department by performing the following primary responsibilities:
- Prospect Qualification: Use the WealthEngine platform to gather and interpret information about the highest-level donors and potential supporters of the Food Bank; add qualification information to donor records in Raiser’s Edge constituent management database.
- Donor Pipeline: Monitor business and financial news sources such as the Austin Business Journal to identify new potential supporters of the Food Bank; provide research and background on new prospects.
- Corporate Partnerships: Research companies that have contact with the Food Bank (for example, through volunteering); reach out to corporate contacts to deepen the relationship. Review business publications such as the ABJ Book of Lists to identify new corporate prospects.
- Database Support: Assist with additional database projects including data migration and regular data cleanup. You’ll get valuable experience with Raiser’s Edge nonprofit software.
- Support for other fundraising projects as assigned.
- Currently enrolled as an Undergraduate or Graduate student OR interested in transitioning into a nonprofit development career.
- Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness.
- Must have a general interest in the development profession.
- Exercise good judgment and discretion; strong ethical character capable of handling confidential information.
- The Food Bank fundraising team is committed to diversity and inclusion. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, people who have experienced food insecurity or economic hardship and others from backgrounds underrepresented in nonprofit fundraising and development are strongly encouraged to apply.
Accountable To: Resource Development Manager (Major Gifts)
Pay Rate: Unpaid, available for academic credit
Time Commitment: Minimum of 15 hours per week
Dates Needed: Fall Semester 2017
How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter with ‘Development Intern’ in the subject line to Amelia Long at firstname.lastname@example.org.