Be The Match Foundation Special Event Service Intern


Cause Areas


Mon Jun 05, 2017 - Fri Sep 29, 2017


Be the Match500 N 5th St.Minneapolis, MN 55401



Work on a team with fellow interns to manage the silent auction portion of our major fundraising event, the Be The Match Gala. Be involved from the planning phase through to execution on event day. This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a career in the nonprofit, marketing, event planning, and/or communications field.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Research potential sources for silent auction items.

  • Request donations from area businesses.

  • Use marketing and creative writing skills to promote auction items.

  • Coordinate mailing lists for correspondence.

  • Ideally, assist with day-of logistics for the silent auction at the Gala (September 22, 2017).

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist with event operations, including data entry, list development, committee meetings, and other efforts, based on the direction provided by the Administrative Specialist.

  • Assist with sponsorship fulfillment.

  • Track registrations for the Gala.

Length ofAppointment

June - October 2017, negotiable



Time Commitment

120 hours minimum. Flexible working hours of approximately 10-15 hrs/wk, ideally June through late September.


Must be enrolled at an institution of higher learning. (There is a 6 month grace period post-graduation.)

Must pass a background check.

Candidate must be energetic, self-motivated, a team player, results-oriented, and dedicated to the achievement of personal and team goals. This internship requires a candidate with confidence in interpersonal communication, excellent writing skills, and the ability to work in an office environment using office tools like Microsoft Office, printers, scanners, and copiers. The intern will work independently and as a member of a team. Lifting boxes and supplies maybe required as part of preparing for an event or promotional opportunity.

Benefits Provided

Special Event Assistant Intern will receive an orientation and work under the direction of the Administrative Specialist and Events Manager. The intern can expect to develop their time management skills, project management skills, event management database knowledge, writing and communication skills as well as gain office skills proficiency. The intern will also gain knowledge in fundraising and event logistics.


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18

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