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Special Events Intern

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United States
3600 15th Ave W Suite # 101
Seattle, WA 98119
United States
Phone: 2066759747

An organization of Conservation Northwest’s scope sustains itself, in part, through fundraising events. These events not only bring in funds to support our programs, but serve to cultivate members and donors and connect individuals with the mission of the organization. Good fundraising events build goodwill, which in turns leads to greater involvement and support. There is a tremendous amount of planning that goes into putting on a successful fundraiser, especially one the size of our annual Hope for a Wild Future auction, which is held in mid to late September (exact date TBD), in Seattle. From research, to soliciting donations over the phone, to data entry, to writing descriptions and making displays for auction items, there is a lot of detail work required to ensure a successful event “the day of.”

We’re looking for a dedicated intern to help us with all facets of the planning and execution of this event. Most non-profit groups put on fundraising events, so working on the planning process will be valuable experience for many future projects. This internship is based at our office in Seattle, which offers an open, friendly work environment.

 Procuring silent and live auction items, including coordinating mass mailings and making follow-up phone calls to prospective item donors for the silent auction
 Researching potential new item donors
 Entering procured items into Greater Giving auction software program and then grouping them into packages
 Helping catalog and manage the physical items at the office
 Assisting in the creative development of the event and associated materials
 Helping coordinate event logistics leading up to and on-site at the event
 Other duties as necessary

 Ideally would start in mid March to early April. We’d prefer a 6-month commitment depending on applicant’s goals and experience.
 15-20 hours/week, primarily during business hours, except for several nights right before the event
 Compensation: College credit and cutting edge experience; $400 stipend per quarter

Skills Required
 Intermediate Excel and Word skills. (PowerPoint and Photoshop skills desired.)
 Coursework in or experience with fundraising, business, events, and/or marketing
 Good interpersonal skills and positive attitude , with an ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals, from business owners to volunteers
 Ability to work independently and creatively
 Strong attention to detail and a willingness to help with routine tasks

 Kimberly Adank, Conservation Northwest development manager & auction manager:, internship supervision

To Apply
Complete form on Conservation Northwest's intern page and email form plus resume and cover letter to [email protected], fax to office 206-6751007, or mail to 3600 15th Ave W #201 Seattle, WA 98119


United States
3600 15th Ave W Suite # 101
Seattle, WA 98119
United States
Phone: 2066759747