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Company/Organization: The Colorado Mountain Club


Type: College Credit or Volunteer
Reports to: Development Coordinator
Purpose: The development intern will work in cooperation with the Development Coordinator to meet the development goals of the Colorado Mountain Club. The focus will be on individual and corporate giving, and may include event planning, research, and administrative duties.

Critical Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide administrative support for development activities associated with foundation, individual, and corporate fundraising
• Ensure proper and timely entry of contributions and in-kind gifts into the Raiser’s Edge system
• Create and distribute timely, accurate, and thoughtful gift-acknowledgement letters
• Organize fundraising aspects of special events as needed

Additional Duties May Include:
• Assist in the marketing efforts for special events
• Communicate with donors, corporations and foundations via email, postal mail and phone calls
• Assist in designing and implementing email campaigns and social media posts
• Solicit and track auction item donations and sponsorship
• Research foundation and corporate fundraising opportunities
• Material preparation and assembly
• Complete special projects as assigned


Education/Work Experience:
• Minimum of college level Junior classification; at least 1 year of previous work experience

Recommended Skills:
• Experience with PC Microsoft Windows and the software programs associated with Windows, particularly but not limited to Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Database-entry skills, specifically with Raiser’s Edge, is a plus (not required)


16-32 depending on desire. Flexible.


5 months. Flexible.

Start Date:

August 12 (tentative)

End Date:

, December

Additional Info:
The Colorado Mountain Club is organized to unite the energy, interest, and knowledge of the students, explorers, and lovers of the mountains of Colorado; collect and disseminate information regarding the Rocky Mountains on behalf of science, literature, art, and recreation; stimulate public interest in our mountain area; encourage the preservation of forests, flowers, fauna, and natural scenery; and render readily accessible the alpine attractions of this region.
Development    Fundraising    Non-profit 
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