350PDX Development Intern

350PDX seeks a development intern to support the work of the Development Committee. The Development Committee works to raise money for 350PDX through multiple revenue streams. The Development Intern will be overseen by the Executive Director.

350PDX is building a diverse grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. In our short two-year history, we’ve grown to a core group of 250 activists working in 15 coordinated teams to build a statewide movement for climate action at local and state levels. We’re growing our collective power and have seen an incredible surge in momentum.

People are looking to plug into our organization and join the movement. And there is so much to do! But with growth comes financial demands; building our fundraising capacity and our organizing capacity must go hand-in-hand.

There are two options for this internship, each requires a commitment of 260 total hours

  • Summer Option: 20 hours per week, June 4th through August 30th (dates are somewhat flexible)
  • Summer-Fall Option: 10-12 hours per week, June 4th through December 31st (dates are somewhat flexible)

The intern is expected to serve at the 350PDX. Changes to this plan are to be agreed upon in advance between the Intern and the supervisor. The Intern is expected to attend a bi-weekly Development Committee Meeting and a weekly staff/intern check-in.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting with the planning and coordination of fundraising events
  • Assisting with donor campaigns
  • Communicating with and tracking business supporters
  • Tracking contributions and communications, managing and updating donor data
  • Sending donation receipts and thank you letters
  • Assist with grant proposal writing, as time allows
  • Other duties as assigned, to support ED and Development Team in fundraising

Skills/experience you may learn or develop:

  • Event planning
  • Fundraising campaign coordination
  • Strategic planning for fund development
  • Donor Relations
  • Public Speaking
  • Small nonprofit operations
  • Data tracking / management
  • You will also have the opportunity to build connections with people involved in Climate Justice organizing, local businesses, partner organizations and more.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment and passion for solving the climate crisis
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Able to work in a team and independently
  • Must be computer savvy and comfortable on the phone

Bonus:

  • Past experience with fundraising
  • Event planning experience
  • Experience using Nationbuilder or other database system to manage donors

Apply via our 350PDX Intern Application Form