Internship Opportunity: Development & Events

This is an in-depth internship opportunity to help plan and execute vital fundraising events and activities for the Colorado River Alliance. The river is our community’s heart and soul, and this position is a great opportunity to ensure its vibrance and vitality. The qualified candidate will assist the Director of Development in a variety of activities focused on events and fundraising. Our interns gain comprehensive training, professional development consultations with staff, and networking and resume-building opportunities.

How To Apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Keri Pearson.

Location:  CRA Office (3625 Lake Austin Blvd Austin, TX 78703) 

Hours: Flexible between business hours. Minimum commitment of 12 hours/week. A few evening and weekend hours may be required for fundraising events or other activities. Internship ends after gala on May 14, 2020. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with planning and executing development events, including our annual gala
  • Keep meticulous notes during event committee meetings
  • Assist in identifying and securing auction items
  • Assist in identifying and cultivating donors
  • Assist in event messaging and advertising
  • Other tasks related to events and fundraising as needed
  • Volunteer management 
  • Help as needed during gala event day (12pm-11pm)


  • Be working on or have completed a bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Solid teamwork skills and ability to work solo
  • Comfortable with fundraising, including cold calling
  • Experience with databases a plus
  • Experience with Wordpress and graphic design skills a plus

Skills you’ll develop:

  • Event planning
  • Project development
  • Constituent management
  • Prospect research
  • Media relations

Reports to: Director of Development