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Development Intern

Maggie Heiser, January 19, 2022

INTERNSHIP POSTING: Development Intern

Time Commitment: 20-30 hours per week

Schedule: June 6, 2022 for 10 weeks 

Location: Remote WFH in Ohio, and/or in-office work (either Columbus or Cleveland), pending COVID-19 circumstances

Supervisors: Drew Kaufman, Director Membership Engagement & Samantha Miller, Director of Grants Management 

The Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) seeks an intern to be part of our development team for part-time, seasonal summer employment. Their portfolio of work will be focused on research, analysis, writing, and data management. This internship will provide opportunities to build skills around the grant seeking and submission process, database management, and donor communications in Ohio. This position will provide insights into many aspects of fundraising programs and may be tapped to support other special projects as needed.


Assist the OEC’s Development team with grant prospecting, grant writing and proposal development, data management, and donor engagement communications. The work will include:

  • Researching grants opportunities; developing grant overview briefs; analyzing and making recommendations of best fits for OEC’s program teams
  • Assisting with current grant writing needs; developing written content; preparing supplemental proposal documents
  • Supporting the fundraising team’s efforts to thank donors for their contributions
  • Assisting in data management and ongoing data hygiene efforts
  • Creating content and providing support for special development communications projects


This internship is a paid seasonal position and will receive an hourly wage of $13 for 20 – 30 hours a week.


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to work independently and on a team
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills are highly desirable
  • An interest in fundraising activities (grant writing process, data management, donor communications)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office or Google Suite
  • Shares the OEC’s commitment to increasing racial diversity in the environmental movement and our organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture.

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 and uplift 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 1, 2022.