The Aldo Leopold Nature Center is looking for several motivated individuals to join our internship program!
Help us to fulfill our mission to provide innovative and interactive environmental education programs that "teach the student to see the land, to understand what he sees, and enjoy what he understands" in the spirit of Aldo Leopold, famed Wisconsinite and the father of modern conservation.
Supervisor: Kelley Van Egeren, Director of Development
Hours: 10 hours/week preferred but negotiable, Monday - Friday 8 am to 5:00 pm
Length of Service: Spring, Summer and/or Fall Semesters
Compensation: Experience, increased knowledge/skill level and reference
Transportation: Vehicle needed, the nearest bus stop is about 3/4 mile from ALNC
Responsibilities/Opportunities: To gain experience and increase your knowledge and skill level in
the fields of special event management and non-profit development.
Duties may include:
Special Events: Assist the Director of Development with all aspects of event concept, development
and management, including brainstorming ideas, volunteer recruitment, management and
acknowledgement, creating dynamic event promotional materials, securing in-kind donations and
day of event participation.
Planning: Assist the Development Director in drafting development plans to support the
organization’s mission and strategic goals, including new fundraising and donor cultivation events.
Prospect Research: Research and discern viability of foundations, corporations and
individuals for compatibility with ALNC’s mission and focus.
Solicitation: Assist the Director of Development with expanding existing development programs such
as membership drives, direct mail solicitations, major donor campaigns, special appeals, fundraising
and donor cultivation events (Brainiac Bowl, Cocktails in the Cattails, Run Wild in the Woods, Pipers in
the Prairie, etc.), proposals and sponsorships, online solicitation, etc. and creating new and
innovative fundraising initiatives.
Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Development
- Data Entry
- People Skills
- Customer Service
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- 8 hours per week
- Three month minimum