Fundraising and Events Internship

Submitted by dhayes on Tue, 07/31/2018 - 11:22am

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company seeks a motivated intern to join our development team to help with two of our largest fundraising project of the year: the 22nd Annual Benefit and our year end appeal campaign. We are especially looking for an intern with an interest in event planning, fundraising, development, and auction coordination.This position will work closely with the Patron & Donor Services Manager and Benefit Committee to help plan and execute our year end appeal fundraising campaign and our Annual Benefit on March 10th, 2019. While the majority of your time will be spent working on these two projects, we invite interns to experience other aspects of running a non-profit arts organization.

Time Commitment

We are looking for an intern to join us from November 2018- March 2019 for 10-12 hours/ week. (We are willing to work around holiday schedules.) Scheduling is flexible, though most work should take place on weekdays during normal office hours (Monday-Friday between 9a-5p). Exceptions can be made for other commitments. Some evenings and weekends may be required. Candidates must be available for the day of the event, March 10th, 2018 from 8:00am-4:00pm. 

Internship Benefits

  • Tickets to Remy Bumppo productions

  • Audit our Studio Bumppo Classes

  • Experience working in an open learning environment for a nonprofit arts organization


  • Aid in the planning and execution of the Annual Benefit, including: reaching out to businesses and individuals to ask for auction donations,following up with solicitations, tracking the receipt of items, and managing the online Silent Auction catalog

  • Assist with other event-related tasks such as event promotion, décor, volunteer coordination and other logistics.

  • Day of benefit help with set-up, breakdown, and coordination of the Silent Auction

  • Help coordinate the year end fundraising campaign, including recording and tracking donations, sending acknowledgement letters, and drafting campaign emails

Deadline to apply: October 10th, 2018. 

Skills & Qualifications: 
  • Interest in fundraising and event management

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and manage deadlines

  • Comfortable or willing to learn how to make cold calls

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Experience using Microsoft Excel and Word and Google Drive

  • Experience with Microsoft Access and mail merge a plus

To Apply: 

Use the website link for instructions on how to apply for this internship. 

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Victoria Hines
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 
(773) 244-8119