NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - Fundraising and Events Intern
Texas Advocacy Project’s mission is to end dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Texas. Texas Advocacy Project empowers survivors through free legal services and access to the justice system, and advances prevention through public outreach and education. Our attorneys, staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors are committed to advancing our vision that all Texans live free from abuse. As an intern with our organization, you will gain valuable experience in event planning, fundraising, and nonprofit operations while supporting our mission.
We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Events and Fundraising Intern to assist our team in planning and executing successful fundraising events and campaigns. This internship is an unpaid position, but it offers an excellent opportunity to earn college credit hours while gaining hands-on experience in the nonprofit sector.
Duties & Responsibilities
Assist in planning and organizing fundraising events, including logistics, venue selection, vendor coordination, and participant registration.
Conduct research to identify potential sponsors, donors, and community partners for fundraising initiatives.
Support the development and implementation of fundraising campaigns, including online crowdfunding, direct mail, and social media initiatives.
Collaborate with team members to create compelling fundraising materials, such as event invitations, donation appeals, and sponsorship packages.
Assist in maintaining accurate donor databases and records, ensuring confidentiality and data integrity.
Provide on-site support during fundraising events, including setup, registration, guest assistance, and post-event cleanup.
Communicate with sponsors to express gratitude and answer inquiries.
Contribute to post-event evaluations and reports, identifying areas for improvement and sharing key learnings with the team.
Stay up to date with current trends and best practices in nonprofit event planning and fundraising strategies.
Undertake additional administrative tasks and projects as assigned by the Events and Fundraising Director.
Some travel and working irregular hours including weekends is occasionally required for this position. This is a hybrid position- both remote and in-person. Applicant must be located in Austin, TX. Applicants must have reliable vehicle transportation. Business casual wardrobe is mandatory for in-office work. Texas Advocacy Project is a smoke-free work environment.
This position requires confidence and interest in recruitment and retention of staff and volunteers who deal with interpersonal violence.
Currently enrolled as a college student, pursuing a degree in a relevant field such as nonprofit management, communications, marketing, or event planning.
Passionate about the nonprofit sector and the mission of Texas Advocacy Project.
Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to compose professional emails, donor acknowledgments, and social media content.
Detail-oriented with strong research and analytical abilities.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable learning new software platforms.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
Flexible and adaptable, willing to assist with tasks outside the primary job scope as needed.
Prior experience in event planning, fundraising, or volunteer work with nonprofits is a plus, but not required.
Start/End date: This position is available immediately with flexibility around your institution’s semesters and internship program requirements.
Weekly commitment: 20 hours/week (this is also dependent on the institutions internship program requirements)
Location: Hybrid – located in Austin, TX
College credit hours: This internship is eligible for college credit hours as per your institution's guidelines.
To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the position, relevant skills, and any previous experience related to events and fundraising. Please include information on your availability and your institution's requirements for earning college credit hours. Please go to https://www.texasadvocacyproject.org/about-project/open-positions and submit your resume and cover letter.
Note: This internship is unpaid, but we offer a supportive learning environment, networking opportunities, and the chance to make a meaningful impact through our nonprofit organization.
Texas Advocacy Project is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.