Events & Development Intern

Job Title: Events & Development Intern Status: Non-exempt

Reports to: Director of Development Term: May-August

Students United is a non-profit funded and operated by Minnesota State University students. Our work represents and advocates on behalf and alongside 60,000 students attending Minnesota’s seven state universities: Bemidji, Mankato, Metropolitan, Morehead, St. Cloud, Southwest and Winona. In addition to our advocacy work, Students United provides scholarship.

This internship will assist in the planning and development of our annual Penny Golf Scramble, which benefits the Penny Program scholarships. This internship will also work on the Students United database, streamlining sponsorships and will have the opportunity to work with the Labor Education Service to gather original footage of Nellie Stone Johnson, a civil rights activist and union organizer.

Positions Duties:

  1. Assist in the planning and implementation of the 2019 Penny Golf Scramble

  2. Solicit sponsors, collect donations and organize annual sponsorships

  3. Develop fundraising initiatives

  4. Utilize Students United’s database to update entries, pull reports and input data/profile information

  5. Implement communications plan to promote the Penny Golf Scramble

  6. Work with the Labor Education Service to gather original, archive footage of Nellie Stone Johnson

  7. Other duties as assigned


  • Self-motivated, team player with the ability to meet deadlines

  • Strong organizational and problem solving abilities

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Ability to self start

  • Willingness to learn and try new things

  • Microsoft Word and Excel proficient

  • Preference will be given to Minnesota State University students

Learning Objectives:

The intern will gain and/or improve upon:

  • Communication and customer service skills

  • Understanding of internal nonprofit structure and processes

  • Gain an understanding of fundraising and development related to events; general development work as directed by intern interests

  • Gain an understanding of databases and use of data within nonprofit work

  • Other desired skill sets as defined by the intern related to nonprofits, event management and/or nonprofit development

Compensation & Schedule:

This four month internship is 10-15 hours/week commitment. The hourly pay rate is $10.50/hour. Some evening and weekends may be required. Applicant must be available on and leading up to June 20, 2019.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to our Director of Development, Christina DeVries, Deadline for application is April 22, 2019.