Development Student Intern

Posting Open Date: 
Friday, May 27, 2022
Description of Work: 

The Lied Center for Performing Arts is seeking a Student Intern to assist the Lied Center's fundraising (development) team.

Responsibilities are on a project-by-project basis and include assisting full time staff with database work, gift processing, communications, donor relations, event planning and execution, and various administrative tasks. The applicant should be comfortable learning a new donor software system. Requests often require a quick turnaround and a high level of accuracy and customization.


  • Provide support for fundraising campaigns including solicitation, engagement, and acknowledgement of members, utilizing direct mail and electronic communications.
  • Help to maintain donor database with current and prospective donor information. Pull mailing lists and other reporting from donor database, as requested.
  • Communicate with donors and sponsors regarding their contributions and benefits.
  • Assist with gift processing, under the supervision of development staff.
  • Provide assistance to development and event staff in coordinating meetings, receptions, meet and greets and fundraising events.
  • Help to organize and archive donor files and sponsor materials.
  • Aid with general day-to-day interdepartmental projects and administrative tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Required Qualifications: 
  • Experience working with: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Must be willing to complete cash handling and other training, as may be required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. A level of poise and tact is expected when interacting with Lied Center donors, board members, and patrons.
  • Interest in and ability in external relations, comfortable with face-to-face marketing and relationship building.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all aspects of job responsibilities.
  • This position requires a strong attention to detail.
  • Must be highly organized, self-sufficient, and have the capacity to manage multiple projects.
  • Quick learner and problem solver. Proactively jumps in to assist with projects.
  • Flexible and openly seeks advice and best practices.
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Preferred experience with Tessitura or similar donor database systems.
Posted Salary: 
$11.50 per hour (increases to $12.00 per hour on 7/1/22!)
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Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5): 

Intern hours include both office hours during the work week (flexible with student class schedule) and evening/weekend hours during events, for an average of 20 hours per week.