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Donor Engagement Intern (Immediate Opening) - Austin

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be mission-aligned, organized, and detail-oriented with excellent communication skills. Proficiency in technology, problem-solving abilities, flexibility, and a passion for working with underserved communities are essential.
  • You will support donor engagement projects, manage event logistics, track metrics, solicit vendors, process payments, liaise with alumni, and assist with event platform updates.

Off-cycle Internship

Business, Operations & StrategyAustin


A Few Good Reasons to Join the Team:  

  • Ability to create flexible schedule 
  • Opportunity to contribute to meaningful work (connecting our amazing teachers with our amazing supporters!) 
  • Gain exposure to education and philanthropy field


  • Things we would like to see: 
  • Mission alignment: you believe every child can go to college
  • Organized and detail oriented; bias towards taking action 
  • Highly proficient with the use of computer, web and mobile technology 
  • Excellent communication skills: via phone you’re clear/personable/enthusiastic;
  • Strong communication
  • Independent problem solving
  • Flexibility and adaptive to change
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Current GPA of 3.3 or higher (preferred) 
  • Authorized to work in the U.S. 
  • Passion for working for underserved communities 
  • Able to commit to working 20 hours/week 
  • At least 48 hours complete of college coursework

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • Reporting to the Assistant Director of Donor Engagement, the Donor Engagement Intern will become an integral part of the Individual Giving Donor Engagement team through the following: 
  • Supporting the Assistant Director of Donor Engagement with key projects including but not limited to logistics and vendor management support for large scale, signature fundraising events and donor stewardship campaigns
  • Monitor and maintain various project plans on a daily basis, throughout the project development process
  • Draft summary emails for Regional Directors of Philanthropy that track and report various metrics such as attendance and funds raised within 1 business day of the project
  • Partner with the Advancement Gift Processing Specialist to ensure all event donors receive event specific tax receipts
  • Support the Assistant Director of Donor Engagement to solicit vendor quotes
  • Support the payment process from requisition to receiving in partnership with ADV Business and Budget Coordinator
  • Support the tracking of all expenses related to advancement events in event project plans in order to determine net proceeds
  • Maintain appropriate documentation for business office and obtain internal contract signatures, as needed, for event services
  • Attend business office trainings, as needed, to ensure compliance and appropriate use of funds
  • Correspond with vendors to submit appropriate documentation and paperwork and ensure timely payment
  • Partner with Regional Directors of Philanthropy to solicit sponsorships, solicit in-kind contributions such as auction and raffle items, and confirm guest attendance
  • Liasing between Assistant Director of Donor Engagement and alumni for thank you cards and other engagement logistics
  • Assist in maintaining and updating event platforms with relevant information as necessary


Work type

Full time

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