Now Accepting Spring 2017 Intern Applications!
We are currently looking for passionate individuals with eagerness to learn about and help an amazing cause. These internship opportunities will directly support the Texas 4000 Fundraising and Special Events programs, activities and projects, as well as provide administrative support to all areas within the organization as needed.
No matter what position you apply for, we ask that you exhibit some of the following traits:
- Ability to learn quickly and apply common sense to detailed yet straightforward instructions
- Excellent organization, communication, writing and problem solving skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects while staying organized;
- Work well with our team of volunteers and riders or solo when needed
Internships will span from approximately January 24, 2017, through May 4, 2017 (exact dates flexible). To apply, please send your resume and cover letter stating which position(s) you’d like to be considered for to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 2nd, 2016.
Development & Outreach
This position will be responsible for working with our Special Events & Alumni Relations Coordinator to focus on our amazing individual and institutional donors. Tasks include data management in our Blackbaud system, preparing tax receipts, and contacting the Texas 4000 donors via email, thank you notes and/or phone call. Attention to detail, knowledge of MS Office Excel. strong organizational skills, and an outgoing personality are highly recommended as this position can involve many different fundraising and development aspects.
The IT Database intern will assist with the maintenance of our database, Raiser’s Edge. You will help with donor entry and general up-keep of the database, including but not limited to, merging contacts, entering individual records, and pulling reports. Previous database entry experience is not required but encouraged. We will provide all necessary training to any individual.
Organizational & Program Support
The support intern will assist the Program Manager and Program Coordinator with projects related to the Texas 4000 leadership development program, the alumni network, and program evaluation. Additionally you will assist the Office Manager in the execution of any daily tasks at hand around the office including, but not limited to, processing outgoing mail, filing documents, thanking donors and managing relationships with our sponsors. This would for someone looking for an entry-level position to gain experience in the non-profit world. Attention to detail, innovative thinking, and the ability to think critically are necessary to success for this position.
Special Events – Atlas
This position requires direct effort and focus on one main goal and future event. ATLAS is a sendoff for Texas 4000’s riders in early June, and allows Texas 4000 to reach out to the Austin area in much greater numbers. This position demands management and event coordination skills and extreme attention to detail. Duties include organizing volunteers to help, gathering supplies and donations, managing sponsor relations, and event promotions.
Special Events – Tribute
The Tribute intern will be focused on preparatory work for the Tribute Gala in late August when the 2017 team returns from Alaska. This position requires extreme attention to detail, prompt reporting and communication, and an ability to work with many different types of individuals. Duties will include managing the collection and organization of all silent auction and raffle items for the event, attending Tribute planning meetings, and working with the Tribute Chair to help make the event successful.