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Non Profit Development & Management 

Internship Description:  

The Non Profit Management / Development Intern at the Innocence Project of Minnesota will work directly with the organization’s Executive Director on all administrative and development projects and tasks.  The Intern will share responsibility for the financial bookkeeping, gift processing, donor management and general administration of IPMN.  Candidates should be professional, responsible, self-motivated, and able to work on challenging projects independently.  This position will offer tremendous “on the job” experience, and offers opportunities for the execution of intern driven projects.

The intern will work at the IPMN offices – Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN.

Essential Development Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete prospect and donor research
  • Facilitate data entry of donor records, gifts, and interactions
  • Assemble gift acknowledgement letters, and coordinate timely mailings
  • Generate sponsorship and third party agreements, and track their completion
  • Administer correspondence for fundraising programs
  • Participate in event planning tasks for fundraising events and the fall benefit for innocence
  • Solicit silent and live auction items and event sponsorships and tickets
  • Assist with implementation of publicity campaigns

Essential Administrative Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with database maintenance 
  • Independently prepare various documents, including spreadsheets, mass communications, PowerPoint presentations, and forms
  • Assist with organizational bookkeeping 
  • Updating and managing IPMN web site 
  • Assisting with grant application, implementation and reporting
  • Maintain and troubleshoot office equipment and system access issues
  • Appropriately and independently refer and process information requests

Applicant Requirements:

  • Extremely self motivated 
  • Able to work independently or in a group
  • Interest in non profit operations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Very detail-oriented and organized
  • Experience in Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SquareSpace / MailChimp/ Eventbrite
  • Salesforce
  • Quickbooks
  • Social media communication strategy


  • Vital work experience at a nonprofit
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Training and practice in working directly with non profit Executive Director
  • High level of independence and experiential learning
  • Help meet an important community need
  • Internship course credit can be arranged

Please send your cover letter and resume to Heather Ring at