Development Internship - Summer 2020 Internship

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Please submit an online application, including your resume and cover letter, at

• Candidates are asked not to request submission status. If your qualifications match current openings, you will be contacted directly

• Position will remain open until filled

Job Description:

Summary Description:

The Development Intern will gain hands-on experience in nonprofit development and management by assisting with event planning and management for donors, researching donor prospects, stewarding existing donors, and coordinating benefit implementation and communication with festival sponsors.

Duties Include:

  • Research potential supporters including corporations, foundations, and individuals
  • Help maintain a database with supporter and prospect information
  • Assist with the planning and execution of donor events during and before the season
  • Assist with the management of the festival’s Young Professionals Program, “Perks & Rec”
  • Promote and document festival activity through grassroots marketing Street Team
  • Represent the festival while interacting with community organizations and the general public
  • Complete a short post-season wrap report, summarizing activities and suggesting improvements
  • Participate in career development activities
  • Participate in other rotational on-site opportunities and staff shadowing
  • Provide additional administrative support
Preferred Skills:


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in a deadline-based environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to work with a diverse community
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Comfortable assisting with crowd control and interacting with VIPs
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines, under minimal supervision
  • Proficient in a Mac OS environment
  • Strong interest in nonprofits and experience with the arts and entertainment field