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Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition: Development Intern

Description: The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, a nonprofit organization, seeks an enthusiastic and motivated intern to work with our development team. The right candidate will have the opportunity to learn best practices in fundraising and get hands-on experience processing charitable gifts according to the accounting needs of a small nonprofit. This position reports to the Membership Associate. Responsibilities Include:

  • Fundraising and Development Assistance: Composing appropriate correspondence and acknowledgement letters for individual and organizational donors, prospect research and fact checking, procuring in-kind donations, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Events and Outreach: Work with experienced staff and board members to develop your skills in event coordination and management. Events range from small auctions and house parties to a 600-attendee annual fundraising breakfast.
  • Database management: Updating and standardizing our Salesforce database, including research and input of new contacts and cleanup of existing data.

We are committed to providing skills development, networking assistance, informational interview referrals, and professional references for successful candidates. This is an excellent opportunity for training in nonprofit administration and development in the setting of a well-established organization.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong editing and internet research skills
  • High level of organization
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to respond well to guidance and work well independently
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Salesforce
  • Proven ability to professionally and respectfully represent the Coalition

About the Coalition: The Coalition ensures public funding for Washington’s great outdoors. Since 1989, the Coalition has leveraged more than $1 billion for over 1,100 parks, sports fields, biking and walking trails, nature preserves, beaches and boat launches, wildlife preserves, and working farms.

Hours/Schedule: Minimum commitment of 5 months. Full time preferred, schedule negotiable.

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to submit resume, cover letter, and one writing sample no more than 3 pages in length to info@WildlifeRecreation.org with “Development Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Position open until filled.


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