Events Intern

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund offers a substantive, fast-paced internship program designed to give undergraduate students interested in the fields of philanthropy and fund development while gaining real-world work experience in the policy and progressive social justice arenas.

Working side-by-side with professional fundraisers, the Events Intern will expand and ignite engagement within our communities in preparing for the organization’s 70th Anniversary in 2020 by helping the Development Team plan and execute the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner, the largest annual gathering of the civil and human rights community. The internship will contribute to a critical area of fund development and is a great opportunity to gain skills in business development and project management. This position will be uniquely tied to long-term financial stability, impact expansion/storytelling and relationship building for The Leadership Conference.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assist Development Team in preparing for the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner, the largest annual gathering of the civil and human rights community
  • Identify and research potential individual and corporate donors
  • Assist in creating materials needed for donor solicitation, including letters, electronic presentations, and informational packets
  • Assist in creating materials needed for donor solicitation, including letters, electronic presentations, and informational packets
  • Stewardship – conduct regular communication with individual and corporate donors
  • Help maintain database with donor and prospect information
  • Attend intern and networking events at The Leadership Conference on a regular basis
  • Providing administrative support in development campaigns as needed

Qualifications:

  • A commitment to the advancement of human and civil rights and a commitment to working with diverse groups of people
  • A demonstrated interest in nonprofit fundraising, event management, and fund development
  • Interest in and ability in external relations, comfortable with relationship building
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); familiarity with Google Drive applications, database systems and internet research experience highly desirable but not required
  • Organized, dependable self-starter with a close attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment and to manage a complex workload and intra- and inter-departmental priorities
  • Flexible team player with the ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, sound judgement, confidentiality and discretion
  • Efficient and comfortable in a deadline-driven environment
  • Great verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

How to Apply:

Required materials:

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Resume

To apply or ask questions about our internship program, please email Corrine Yu and Adam Lattimore at [email protected]