Nonprofit Fundraiser Internship

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The Hillcrest Events Center is seeking an intern for the position of Nonprofit Fundraiser. The individual working in this role requires a high level of energy, exceptional skills in building relationships, This position will include all aspects of sales, marketing and public relations, and prepare the intern for a position as a Fundraising Coordinator.


-Actively participate in the execution and management of fundraising programs including the ability to multi-task, handling logistics and follow through on multiple events/programs at the same time
-Identify new corporate sponsors and maximize fundraising opportunities through various business development techniques including cold-calling, following up on warm leads and attending networking events
-Prepare letters of inquiry, funding requests and other materials to solicit funds, schedule presentations and follow-up as appropriate
-Deliver organized, structured, and persuasive presentations; using effective written and verbal communication
-Coordinate targeted advertising, sales and marketing initiatives to communicate Hillcrest’s services
-Advise and assist in the development of a local fundraising strategy, plan and budget
-Prepare regular progress reports to supporters
-Serve as a consultant and resource to volunteers in planning and implementing their tasks and/or responsibilities
-Assure appropriate utilization of volunteer skills and resources and provide guidance in carrying out assignments and recognition for their time and effort
-Maintain accurate and complete records and files for assigned fundraising events, programs and activities and routinely review the status of each with the Executive Director
-Coordinate the production of collateral materials related to fundraising events programs and activities


-Communications, Business, Marketing, Sociology, Public Relations or related majors
-Minimum 1-3 years of non-profit fundraising and/or special event experience
-Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office
-Strong presentation skills, oral and written are required
-Ability to multitask and handle multiple projects at once

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