Intern – Development Department

Part-Time – 10-15 hours/week for 5 months

An honorarium will be awarded upon completion of the internship.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Support staff with logistics associated with special events (including annual fundraising event, COCAcabana), including:
    1. Track and report on event RSVP’s and ticket sales.
    2. Prepare agendas for event committee meetings and take notes for distribution.
    3. Support the creation and dissemination of sponsorship requests.
    4. Support the COCAcabana auction, including writing specialized requests, tracking donations, and developing appealing descriptions of packages.
    5. Assist in writing and gathering supplementary materials for grants.
  • Support development communications by drafting copy for review by other team members.
  • Assist in development mailing logistics as needed.
  • Data input and organization on the Tessitura software program.
  • Provide logistical support for the Major Gifts Officer.
  • Assist in tracking Development Department expense budgets.
  • Conduct prospect research on individual, foundation, and corporate donors.
  • Additional responsibilities, as needed.


  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree, or have equivalent professional experience.
  • Applicant is less than five years from graduation or the equivalent work experience.
  • Be able to commit to an 8-month program.
  • Reside in, or be able to relocate to, the St. Louis metro area.
  • An interest in non-profit development, event management, fundraising, arts administration/management.
  • Excellent oral, written and communication skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.

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