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Development Research Intern

Cassie Kelly, August 21, 2018

Supervisor:   Drew Kaufman, Development Coordinator

Time Commitment: Flexible, 15-20 hours per week

Schedule: Flexible over 10-12 weeks, Fall 2018

Location:   Columbus, Ohio (Remote availability with periodic visits to the Columbus office considered)

Today’s political and cultural landscape presents unique, timely opportunities for promoting environmental solutions. Help make these solutions a reality by identifying new opportunities for the OEC to find supporters of our mission. By growing our 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:

  • Research donor prospects
  • Create detailed research reports
  • Assist in the creation of a research process
  • Update and maintain Salsa CRM database

The intern will have opportunities to be part of a nonprofit advocacy organization, attend staff meetings, gain exposure to environmental policy-making, and get to know the 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 August 31, 2018.