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SPARK! is hiring intern positions beginning Summer 2022! Read below for more information


Development Intern

Position Summary: Intern will gain practical knowledge and experience working in the development office of a nonprofit organization. Areas of involvement include: planning and execution of fundraising and awareness building events, research of prospective individual, foundation, and corporate donors; development of cultivation strategies to build/maintain relationships with prospective/current donors; and preparation of grant applications.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Research current and prospective individual, corporate and foundation donors
  • Update, maintain donor records and reports in Salesforce database
  • Assist in writing/preparing all grant proposals to submit for funding
  • Help execute donor engagement & retention strategies
  • Assist SPARK! team with planning and execution of our annual fundraiser Cocktails & Carnival
    • Support sponsor solicitation and recognition
    • Research, solicit items for silent auction
    • Work with volunteer Task Force to meet event goals and objectives

Qualifications:

  • College sophomores, juniors or seniors
  • Passion for the work and programs of SPARK! and ability to effectively communicate the organization’s vision to a wide range of audiences.
  • Highly organized, with ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work well independently while maintaining strong collaborative relationships within the organization
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Creative problem-solver who will excel in a new, growing and fast paced environment.
  • Good judgment, unquestionable ethical integrity and unfaltering attention to detail
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Must provide own laptop and transportation

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter with contact information to development@sparkdallas.org.