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Fundraising/Engagement Campaigns Intern 590 views

The Development & Community Engagement department at Catskill Animal Sanctuary is responsible for advancing revenue, deepening relationships with existing supporters, and engaging, exciting and empowering individuals, businesses and community members in support of the Sanctuary mission. Interns in this department interact with donors and potential donors, and must be enthusiastic and helpful. They also prepare communications in support of our campaigns and community engagement activities, help organize special events, provide general administrative support, and complete data entry. This internship provides a unique opportunity to learn the day-to-day business operations of a farm sanctuary and prepares the intern for a career in nonprofit and advocacy organizations.Note: This is an unpaid position.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in organizing and managing fundraising campaigns, such as Valentine’s Day, March Madness, and Cocktails & Cow Tales, our annual fundraiser in New York City
  • Interact with donors and potential donors
  • Create special events materials and communications
  • Facilitate a development and/or fundraising project
  • Assist with campaign data analysis and database management
  • Manage relevant correspondence with funders, coordinating with appropriate staff members as necessary
  • Aid Mollie Didio, Sponsorship Coordinator, with distributing Sanctuary animal photos and updates to sponsors
  • Provide general administrative support, as needed


  • Understand and able to effectively communicate the philosophy and mission of Catskill Animal Sanctuary
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other interns, volunteers and staff
  • Flexibility and openness to a multitude of tasks
  • Available to work a minimum of 8 hours per week for a minimum of 2 months
  • Ability to work non-standard office hours on weekends or evenings for special events
    Prior experience in fundraising a plus but not required


  • Hone your skills in nonprofit fundraising and advocacy
  • Learn from and interact with our animal residents
  • Work with like-minded and committed animal activists
  • Gain experience beneficial for future employment and life
  • Make professional contacts and references
  • Potential for academic credit
  • Shared housing available on Sanctuary premises for full-time interns

To Apply:

  • Please email with the following:
  • Position title in email subject line
  • Resume, attached
  • Cover letter, either in the email body or attached, describing what you hope to get out of this internship
  • Three professional references, with email addresses and phone numbers

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  • Company Address 316 Old Stage Rd, Saugerties, NY 12477, USA
  • City Saugerties
  • Location New York
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