FUNDRAISING INTERNSHIP FOR THE NEW YORK ELECTRONIC ART FESTIVAL
Harvestworks is looking for interns to help raise $20,000 of the organization’s annual operating budget for the 2015 NYEAF (NEW YORK ELECTRONIC ART FESTIVAL). The fundraising must be complete before May 2015.
Our 2013 Electronic Art Festival was in partnership with River to River Festival, Trinity Wall Street, The Lower East Side Girls Club, The New York Hall of Science, The Hells Kitchen Cultural Center, Electronic Music Foundation and others. The festival is a biennial summer series of concerts, workshops, and exhibitions centered on the cutting-edge work being done at the intersection of art and technology.
This internship position will offer the opportunity to gain real world experience to someone interested in nonprofit development and management, grant writing, events planning, researching donor prospects, solicitation strategizing, in addition to gaining valuable office experience working in one of the most exciting and well-respected American not-for-profits in the field of art & technology.
Duties include, but are not limited to the following. Each intern will be encouraged to take a leadership role in spearheading their own project within the objectives of Harvestworks, depending on one’s experience and hours of availability.
1) Communicating and coordinating with our current and former sponsors.
2) New Sponsors:
· Research new foundations to apply for funding
· Help with copy editing of proposals and report
· Help in writing minor proposals and reports
· Research and develop events in new fundraising markets
4) Membership / Major Donors:
· Help in researching potential donors
· Help in conducting in depth researching into new fundraising markets
· Provide support in sending mailings and invitations. Help provide current donors and members with information requests
We are seeking motivated and responsible college students or young professionals looking to gain experience working with a nonprofit. Prior interning experience is not a requirement, but we do require you to have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn. A potential intern should be comfortable working independently but also working with a team and a supervisor.
This is an unpaid internship. We encourage you to use this internship to gain course credit and to seek out “work-study” grants with your college, if that is an option.
If you are interested in the internship, please send an updated resume with a cover letter. In the cover letter you should identify which of the responsibilities and areas of fundraising listed in the internship description above you are interested in. For example “I am interest in working with sponsors and events,” or “just sponsors.” Also in the cover letter, please provide information on when you are looking to intern, and the estimated days and times you will be available to work.
Email us your resume and cover letter as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.