Events & Donor Relations Intern/Volunteer


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


8755 Aero DriveSAN DIEGO, CA 92123


DEPARTMENT: Resource Development

# OF HOURS: 8-12 hours/week, Monday-Friday, from June 1-August 31

REPORTS TO: Marketing & Events Coordinator

CLASSIFICATION: Events & Donor Relations Intern


Positively impact the lives of children and families while gaining valuable experience at one of the largest nonprofits in the county. SAY San Diego offer social services to more than 70,000 San Diegans every year through child and youth development, family support services, and community engagement. SAY provides thousands of individuals with advocacy, prevention, and outreach in over 30 programs at more than 40 sites throughout our diverse community.

SAY San Diego’s Resource Development Department is seeking a highly-motivated intern to assist with event planning and administration as well as donor relations. The Events & Donor Relations Intern position provides the opportunity to learn a broad range of skills like event planning, marketing, communications, grant research, and donor relations.


  • Schedule is flexible between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday (see #/hours above)
  • Must be available noon-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 27


  • Provide event support (fundraising events, receptions, in-kind drives)

  • Help secure in-kind donations for events

  • Assist with marketing efforts

  • Donor outreach and communications

  • Provide research support for communications and grant activity

  • Respond to general information inquiries

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

  • Customer service/communication with the public

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement activities

  • Microsoft Office

  • Ability to take initiative, multitask and be detail oriented


  • Regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear

  • Required to walk; use hands and arms to perform repetitive motions; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

  • Lift and/or move boxes up to 20 pounds

  • Perform in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level

  • Moderate dexterity application of basic skills (calculator, keyboard, eye/hand coordination)

Person of Contact:

Marion Liszkowski



  • Resource Development / Management
  • People Skills
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8–12 hours/week, Monday–Friday, from June –August

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