Development Intern - Stewardship

Location: Austin, TX

Department: Association Offices

Type: Internship

Min. Experience: Student (College)

Extended: Please submit applications by Friday, June 23, 2017

The YMCA of Austin is seeking a Development Intern - Stewardship to join our team.

We are looking for applicants that are available 15-20 hours per week from June-August 2017 (start and end dates flexible) with the ability to work between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. This is an unpaid internship, however a $250 stipend will be provided at the end of the internship. 


General Function:

Under the direction of the Director of Annual Giving and the Development Associate, the Development Intern - Stewardship will be executing stewardship plans for donors to the YMCA’s 2017 Annual Giving Campaign. This is an opportunity to learn more about cultivation, stewardship and donor-relationship building as well as non-profit fundraising and philanthropy as a whole.   

Specific Responsibilities:

Create and distribute thoughtful stewardship pieces under the direction of the Development Associate.
Correspond directly with donors to confirm recognition, extend gratitude, and learn more about their interests.
Accurately record and edit information gathered about our donors in our database (Raiser’s Edge).
Project a positive, helpful, friendly attitude to all internal and external constituents.
Assist in in sharing the YMCA’s community impact through storytelling and stewardship processes.
Additional activities where needed in relation to cultivation, stewardship and planning for our upcoming 2018 Annual Giving Campaign.



  • Must have strong administrative skills, keen attention to detail, clerical, computer, and data entry skills
  • Must be self-confident, results-oriented, and maintain high ethical standards and discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information
  • Must be interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA of Austin
  • Experience with basic office functions is highly preferred


Technical Skills/Experience Required:

  • Experience using Microsoft Suite (including Excel and Word) required.
  • Working towards a bachelor’s degree with an interest in non-profit fundraising, social work, humanities, or other relevant field preferred.
  • Data entry experience preferred.
  • Nonprofit experience preferred.



  • Individual membership to all YMCAs of Austin (over $600.00/year value)
  • Flexible hours
  • Hands-on experience with a variety of fundraising projects
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