Fundraising Intern

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Special Olympics Kentucky
1230 Liberty Bank Lane, Suite 140
Louisville, KY
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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The Development/Fundraising Department of Special Olympics Kentucky is responsible for coordinating
donor development, special events and grant writing. These activities provide an excellent opportunity
for motivated students in the fields of non-profit development, event planning, hospitality, communications and marketing to work with the SOKY staff in all areas to gain meaningful experience.

The Fundraising Intern will work a minimum of 15 hours per week – This is a part-time position so days of the week and hours are negotiable. This internship is unpaid.


• Assist with grant research for new funding sources
• Assist with writing editing and proofing grant applications for funding
• Assist with the planning and coordination of fund raising events (Polar Plunges, Over the Edge, Ask Event Breakfast, Truck Pulls, etc.)
• Design and produce event brochures, letters, flyers, etc.
• Assist with data input and updating databases (donor, media, volunteer and participant databases)
• Assist with the coordination of invitation and follow-up mailings to donor lists and prospect lists
• Build relationships with media
• Write, edit and proof press releases/alerts
• Assist in the promotion of fundraising events
• Assist in the recruitment of Polar Plunge and Over the Edge participants and Truck Pull Teams
• Assist with the volunteer coordination for fundraising events
• Assist with follow-up procedures for fundraising events (thank you letters, phone calls, etc.)
• Attend and participate in event planning meetings
• Assist with administrative duties to include; mailings, collating, sorting, fax processing, etc.


• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Currently enrolled in or recent college graduate
• Must have a valid driver’s license
• Must be available to attend work on a regular basis
• Have the ability to attend Special Olympics events and related functions
• Represent Special Olympics Kentucky in a professional manner
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Good organizational skills
• Must obtain Class A volunteer status by passing the Special Olympics Volunteer Orientation on-line course and the on-line Protective Behaviors Training

Computer Requirements
• Experience with PC Microsoft Windows and the software programs associated with Windows in particular but not limited to; Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point

How To Apply

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