Development Events Intern

  • Fraser Institute
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Mar 12, 2019
Internship Development Event Coordination Event Planning Marketing

Job Description

Development Events Intern

Date Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Location: Vancouver, BC

Reporting to the Manager of Development Events, the intern will be exposed to a variety of tasks essential to the success of the development department at Canada’s top think tank. These projects will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing support executing major development events;
  • Assisting with creating and maintaining marketing lists, ensuring they are up to date for campaigns and correspondence;
  • Updating event marketing materials – (Flyers, emails, banners, event web invites)
  • Researching and identifying major prospects for general funding and project specific work;
  • Phone campaigns following up with event invites and securing ticket and table sales for galas;
  • Reporting on deliverables i.e. tracking support and sales; and
  • Other responsibilities assigned by the manager of development events.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Positive attitude, detail and customer oriented with good multitasking and organizational ability; able to handle multiple tasks under short deadlines
  • Self-motivated, team player with a strong sense of personal initiative and ownership
  • Experience executing or supporting corporate, professional, or VIP events is strongly preferred
  • Proficient in using MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; specifically creating mail merges, name tag merges, reports, etc.
  • Strong written communication skills including writing and editing business correspondence
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Professional demeanor and be confident addressing donors through phone solicitation
  • Practical knowledge and experience with creative design software including working with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) is preferred
  • Be enrolled in or have completed a university or college degree in Marketing, Communications, Fundraising, Business, or related fields.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for working in a not-for-profit environment, integrity, confidence, enthusiasm, initiative, some understanding of public policy formulation and the role played by competitive markets in economic growth.

Duration: 8-month term (May to mid-December)
Compensation: $2500.00 per month
Contact: Coordinator, Human Resources
Mailing Address

The Fraser Institute
1770 Burrard Street, 4th Floor
Vancouver, BC  V6J 3G7

How to Apply

Please email your résumé and cover letter to the Coordinator, Human Resources at: with the subject line “Development Internship Vancouver.”

Thursday, March 28, 2019