Corporate Sponsorship/Fundraising Internship

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organization:The Oregon League of Conservation Voters
position summary:

Position: Unpaid Corporate Sponsorship/Fundraising Internship intern at the Oregon League of Conservation Voters, approximately 15 hours/week Start date: September 13th, 2010 or soon thereafter Last Day to Apply: September 3rd, 2010 End date: Flexible—3 to 5 months (We are happy to consider longer time commitments)

About OLCV

The Oregon League of Conservation Voters is a grassroots organization that serves as the political arm of Oregon’s environmental community. We work in the Legislature to pass pro-environment laws, work in elections endorsing and supporting pro-environment candidates, and create environmental scorecards that educate voters about how their elected officials vote.

OLCV was named one of the top 100 nonprofits in Oregon to work for in 2010. Our staff of nine (plus one in Eugene) works in a professional but appropriately casual work environment in downtown Portland. We work hard but know how to laugh.

OLCV works with colleges and universities to offer students the ability to earn college credit while working as an intern. Check with your school to see if you are eligible.

About the Internship

The Corporate Sponsorship/Fundraising internship is a part-time 15 hour/week position. We are looking for someone who can dive into this project and commit between 3 to 5 months of time beginning September 13, 2010. (We are happy to consider longer time commitments) The successful applicant has great organization skills, is a self-starter, and is enthusiastic about fundraising and OLCV’s mission. Research skills and data entry experience a plus.

The position is unpaid, but would provide multiple benefits for the selected candidate, including learning corporate sponsorship fundraising best practices and techniques, networking in Oregon’s environmental political arena, opportunities interacting with sponsors, experience coordinating special events and help turning the skills at OLCV into resume bullet points.

Interns will also gain valuable experience working with seasoned fundraising staff on corporate sponsorships and major donor fundraising. The OLCV Development Intern will support the development department staff and report to the Deputy Development Director. There are two main areas of responsibility:

Corporate Sponsorship

The Development Intern will work with the Deputy Development Director and fundraising department to identify and implement aggressive strategies to increase corporate sponsorship funding for our Spring Annual Event and Fall Membership Event. The intern will be invited to participate, interact and build relationships with Corporate Sponsors at these events. The intern will assist with preparing address lists, conducting research on potential sponsors, data entry, and assembling and mailing corporate sponsorship packages with the goal of increasing sponsorship funding. OLCV encourages the use of creative research skills to discover new corporate prospects. Last year’s event sponsors included The Portland Trail Blazers, Intel and SolarWorld.

Major Donor

The Development Intern will support OLCV’s growing major donor program by conducting research on current and prospective donors, assisting with the production of donor correspondence and making updates to our donor database as requested, among other duties.

How to Apply

Please e-mail a brief cover letter and current resume to [email protected] by Friday, September 3rd.

The Development Intern will work from OLCV’s downtown Portland office.

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid
Apply by:August 31, 2010
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer