Events and Fundraising Intern

Job Description: This is an entry level non paid position.  TrainingGrounds is a non profit organization and is funded primarily through grants and a number of key supporters but is working to diversify its funding by increasing private foundations, individual donors, and corporate support.  Intern is responsible for assisting in the organization of fundraising activities, special events, social media strategies, and marketing strategies.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Generate acknowledgement letters to contacts

  • Send out fundraising mailings to existing and potential targets via online systems

  • Assist in researching potential donors

  • Enter data into database

  • Supporting staff with logistics associated with special events (such as GiveNOLA Day) including assisting with the creation of invitation list, all logistics, soliciting sponsors, communicating with venue and vendors

  • Assist in front house duties at special events (i.e. setting up, program distribution, greeting, etc.)

Education and Experience

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and able to learn new programs quickly

  • Access to a computer with Internet

  • Manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines

  • Some flexible in-person meetings may be required and will be scheduled with advance notice


  • Previous nonprofit experience and/or coursework in fundraising, nonprofit management, or marketing and communication preferred

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and ability to use time and resources effectively to meet job requirements

  • Should be organized, self-motivated and a team player

  • Must have strong skills in the following: verbal/written communication, computer applications (ex. Microsoft Office, Excel, Google Drive)

To Apply: To apply, please submit the following items to

  1. Your resume

  2. A cover letter explaining why you are interested in the internship with TrainingGrounds, what skills you would bring, and why you would be a great member of the team!

Part Time: 10-15 hour per week                    

Application Deadline: ongoing

Start Date: Immediately                

Compensation: Unpaid; College Credit

Length of Engagement: Summer, Fall and/or Spring Semesters