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Fundraising and Development Intern

Rolling Deadline  |  Internship  |  Denver, CO US


Description: The Open Media Foundation is growing and we’re searching for a motivated individual to help expand our outreach program to meet our increasing needs. This position is for someone interested in learning all the aspects of marketing, networking, fundraising and outreach for a non-profit organization. Tasks will focus on building diversity into outreach efforts, which in turn will build a strong base of different types of supporters including members, students, donors, watchers, supporters and champions within the community.

Other tasks might include assisting in planning annual spring fundraising breakfast and December Silent Auction and VIP dinner event, posting events and announcements to websites, developing speaking tours, designing video and table displays, developing community outreach programs, promoting memberships & classes, promoting underwriting packages to businesses and organizations, acquiring sponsorships, event planning and working with other interns and volunteers. They may be asked to contact donors, write letters and newsletter updates, support volunteers and help with office maintenance.

Qualifications: This position requires someone who is highly motivated, self-directed and has good initiative; asks questions when needs direction, is pro-active; is a good writer & has good communication skills; has strong organizational skills, flexibility, creativity, and confidence, is able to communicate with a diverse community, is knowledgeable & comfortable with both Mac & PC Operating systems, and has a passion for media, social change, has impeccable attention to detail.  Grant-writing experience is not required, but it is preferred.

Students interested in nonprofit fundraising, event planning, outreach and independent media are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please complete the online Development/Fundraising Internship Application, and be sure to upload your cover letter and resume within this form. If selected for an interview, you will be asked to bring a writing sample & a copy of your resume.

If you have questions, email: intern@openmediafoundation.org


This internship is unpaid.


OMF interns can take any and all DOM workshops and have an Equipment and Training Access Membership for the term of their internship. Interns who complete 200 hours receive a free Equipment Access Membership for an entire year from the date of their exit interview. Post-internship, individuals can also receive free classes by volunteering 12 hours per month.

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