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Development Intern

Supervisor:   Drew Kaufman, Development Coordinator

Time Commitment: Flexible, 20 hours minimum per week

Schedule: flexible over 10-12 weeks, summer 2018

Location:   Columbus, Ohio

Today’s political and cultural landscape presents unique opportunities for marketing environmental solutions. Help the OEC identify new opportunities, as well as capitalize on existing opportunities, to find supporters of our mission. By growing our membership and donor base, the OEC will continue to build resources to make an impact on Ohio’s environment!


The OEC is seeking a detail-oriented volunteer intern with great communication skills to assist with fundraising efforts. Tasks may include:

  • Update and maintain Salsa CRM database
  • Maintain donor relationships by making thank you contacts, inquiries to update information, and other stewardship contacts
  • Prepare mailing and event invitation lists
  • Create mini fundraising campaigns
  • Support the generation of mailed appeals
  • Research donor prospects

The intern will have opportunities to be part of a nonprofit organization, attending staff meetings, policy meetings, and getting to know staff.

This internship is a volunteer, unpaid position.


  • Interest in learning about nonprofits, development, and environmental issues
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Self-motivated and flexible 
  • Strong editing and data management skills are highly desirable
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office or Google Suite

About the OEC

The Ohio Environmental Council is the state’s most comprehensive, effective and respected environmental advocate for a healthier, more sustainable Ohio. Our experts work daily to restore, protect, and strengthen the quality of life for families and communities — from the air we breathe and the water we drink to the food we eat and natural resources we enjoy. Find out more at

The OEC is committed to inclusion and diversity. We seek to hire staff that reflects the diverse communities and perspectives that comprise Ohio. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

The OEC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to with the subject of “Development Internship Application.”  This application will close on March 30, 2018.