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Spring 2015 Internship Opportunities January – May

Fund Development Internship 

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Site Supervisor:  Derek Madsen, CEO

Preferred Majors:  Accounting, Business Administration, Communication, Journalism or Public Relations

Excellent opportunity to learn about non-profit fundraising and gain real world application of skills related to donor sourcing, marketing, analytics, grant writing, and more.  Opportunity to participate in the initial stages of a major campaign including planning, material development, and establishing timelines and measurement tools.  Candidates must have organizational expertise, strong basic software skills (i.e. Microsoft excel proficiency), and outstanding professional communication skills.  This experience will include both business casual and periodic professional dress code.

Candidates can expect to be assigned tasks or projects including, but not limited to:

  • Donor identification, research, cultivation & solicitation
  • Volunteer recruitment and organization
  • Fundraising material development, processing and distribution
  • Event planning and logistics
  • Capture of testimonials and metrics which demonstrate organizational impact


Youth Development Internship 

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Site Supervisor:  Annie Ruppert, Interim Director of Youth Development

Preferred Majors:  Education, Marketing, Recreation Management or Social Work

Flexible opportunity to apply educational background to a variety of youth development programs including athletics, arts & humanities, camp, educational and social.  Emphasis on creating and delivering curriculum related to inclusion, self-efficacy and healthy habits for youth aged preschool – high school.  Experience will include exposure to planning, marketing, and delivering both established and emerging offerings at the YMCA and partner organizations.  Selected intern will be responsible for providing a proposal of desired intern focus and the experience will cater to syllabus requirements and student proposal.  Candidates must have confidence interacting with a wide range of people from differing social and economic backgrounds and genuine desire to serve young people and their families.  This experience will include both business casual and facilitation appropriate dress code.

Candidates can expect to be assigned tasks or projects including, but not limited to:

  • Curriculum research and development
  • Volunteer recruitment and organization
  • Program marketing, participant recruitment, and program facilitation
  • Processing data related to budgets, logistics, enrollment and labor allocation
  • Field community inquiries related to program content and delivery
  • Participation in staff and/or volunteer orientations, trainings and special events