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Summer Development Intern

Oregon Humanities

Oregon Humanities

Posted: 5/9/2017
Location: Portland Metro
Closing Date: open until filled
Industry: Event Planning, Fundraising, Nonprofit
Type: Part Time


The Oregon Humanities team is a small group of idealistic, collaborative, creative people who are committed to bringing Oregonians together across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. Each year, we offer hundreds of public conversations and programs across the state and tens of thousands of dollars in grants to organizations that, like us, believe in the power of people in rooms listening, learning, and struggling together. In our magazine and on our website, we publish essays, photographs, films, and audio recordings that explore the thoughts, perspectives, and experiences of Oregonians, especially those who have been ignored, generalized, or oppressed.

We’re looking for an intern to join our development staff this summer from June through August for ten to twelve hours per week. The start date and work schedule are flexible. This internship is available as a federal work-study position or will be paid $500. The position also includes a separate public transportation stipend.

We want to work with a forward-thinking go-getter who takes initiative and is passionate about creating positive change in the community through philanthropy. Your role will be to assist the growth and implementation of a comprehensive annual giving program designed to build long-term relationships with donors and donor prospects statewide.

In addition to being a motivated and hard-working person with good communication, time management, and organizational skills, you should also have the ability to maintain confidentiality and be curious about new ideas and perspectives. We especially encourage college students currently enrolled in academic programs focused on marketing, media relations, nonprofit management, or related fields to apply, but student status is not required.

Duties may include the following:

• Help acknowledge and track annual fund gifts
• Assist in the development of appeal letters and stewardship reports for annual fund contributors
• Help department with board relations, including event planning support for board members
• Research stewardship practices of peer organizations and propose updates to OH’s current stewardship program
• Research local, regional, and national grant opportunities

Oregon Humanities values equity, justice, empathy, and respect as key attributes of vital, flourishing communities. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, whose professional and personal experiences will help us work toward our vision of an Oregon that invites diverse perspectives, explores challenging questions, and strives for just communities.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; the position will be open until filled. If you are interested, please email a cover letter, résumé, and three references (preferably combined as a single document) to Adam Green, development director, at

$500 summer stipend

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