Development and Special Events Intern

Job Locations US-MN-Spring Lake Park
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/2/2018 5:35 PM)
# of Openings
Advancement and Development
Hiring Manager
Samantha Schoen


Rise is all about people and potential. We provide uniquely tailored and innovative programs, opening doors to success for the people we serve and our staff. We embrace a culture of learning and offer extensive training and career development opportunities.



Rise offers a fun, fast-paced work environment, and the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives!


The purpose of this internship is to support Rise’s development and marketing functions by assisting in the creation of two different special event fundraisers:  Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala (October 22) and a second event (TBD). 


*A cover letter is required to apply. Please include it as one document with your resume when you apply.*



  • Assist in planning and implementing fundraising events
  • Solicit in-kind donations for auction items and prizes through letters, phone, email, and face-to-face communications
  • Promote special events and development goals through email and social media, including the creation of original content
  • Track sponsorship, donations, guests, and materials through database updates into DonorPerfect and Excel spreadsheets in addition to filing donation paperwork
  • Ensure commitments and payments are properly acknowledged by preparing thank you letters and tax receipts to donors
  • Conduct special projects for Development department such as developing content and communications for a sustaining donor campaign or the Give to the Max Day campaign
  • Support Celebrate Rise Gala Committee co-chairs and members
  • Work with Volunteer Coordinator to recruit special event volunteers and support them during the events

Qualifications & Benefits


  • Strong written, oral communications and interpersonal skills needed
  • Highly organized, self-directed, and detail-oriented personality with excellent time management skills
  • Background in marketing, communications, philanthropy, non-profit management or event planning preferred
  • Must have access to a car for mobility to pick up prizes 


  • Apply development knowledge into practice in non-profit environment
  • Develop relationships with sponsors, donors, families of the people we serve
  • Help drive mission of the organization
  • $500 (part-time) - $1,000 (full-time) stipend depending on commitment and qualifications

Time Commitment:

  • 20 – 40 hours per week
  • Tentative start late May/early June

*A cover letter is required to apply. Please include it as one document with your resume when you apply.*


An Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer



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