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Mon Feb 06, 2017 - Wed May 31, 2017


9600 Aldrich Avenue SouthDoor A (west side of building)Bloomington, MN 55420


POSITION TITLE: Special Events Intern

TYPE: Flexible, 6-10 hours a week. This is an unpaid position.

REPORTS TO: Advancement Director

ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION: Neighbors serving neighbors in need.

POSITION OBJECTIVE: The Special Events Intern is an essential Advancement team member and supports the organization by providing assistance in the planning and coordination of the annual fundraising gala.


  • Making follow up calls and visits to solicit auction items
  • Receiving, logging, and tracking auction items
  • Writing descriptions of auction items
  • Organizing and assisting with day-of-event auction set up
  • Creating display boards
  • Providing additional event planning assistance as needed

Skills needed:

  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Pleasant, professional phone manner
  • Able to take direction; capable and willing to take initiative
  • Able to work with others
  • Dependable, reliable and able to work independently

Benefits of joining the team:

  • Gain working knowledge of non-profit event planning
  • Develop project coordination experience
  • Build relationships with a great team of volunteers and staff
  • Internship hours


  • February through the end of May 2017. Schedule to be determined with supervisor.
  • Must be available for the annual gala event on Friday, May 19.
To Apply:
Submit resume and cover letter to Patty Schulz at pattys@veap.org. Deadline 5:00 p.m. February 3, 2017 to guarantee review of candidacy. No phone inquiries please.


  • Resource Development / Management
  • Event Design & Planning
  • Organization
  • Donor Management
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6-10 hours a week from February through May 2017

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