Development Internship

The primary purpose of the Development Intern is to assist the Hippodrome’s Development team in building and maintaining relationships with sponsors and donors. This internship is part-time, approximately 15-20 hours per week.

Essential Functions

  • Assist the Development team in maintaining donor, sponsor, and ticket donations databases
  • Conduct research
  • Make inquiry phone calls and follow ups
  • Coordinate and oversee the operation of special events
  • Support staff for fundraising events
  • Support staff for major campaign efforts
  • Maintain sponsor recognition on the Hippodrome’s website
  • Assist with any and all administrative responsibilities outside of those listed above, as determined by the Director of Development, Development Associate, Managing Director, or Artistic Director
  • General intern assignments during morning, afternoon, and evening hours including but not limited to mail-outs, postering, openings, strike, sales campaigns, will-call and special events

Job Skill Requirements

  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Google Sheets & Docs is required.
  • Working knowledge of InDesign, WordPress/Tumblr, Constant Contact, and other commonly used programs is required.
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong customer service and hospitality skills
  • Flexibility, positive attitude, and a willingness to commit to long hours, hard work, and a demanding schedule
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high energy and artistic environment
  • Ability to conduct research
  • Ability to think on feet and step into unfamiliar roles
  • Ability to work collaboratively with different personality types

To apply, please submit your résumé and cover letter to with the subject line “Development Internship – YOUR NAME” by April 25.

NOTE: Qualified applicants may be hired prior to the application deadline, so applicants are strongly encouraged to apply quickly so as to secure an interview slot.