Development and Events Internship (unpaid)


Cause Areas


Mon Apr 16, 2018 - Sat Jun 30, 2018


5266 Hollister Suite 117Santa Barbara, CA 93106


The Development & Events Intern position is an excellent opportunity to work in a professional, non-profit setting, with a goal of assisting in fundraising and creating unique and successful events. ASAP is seeking someone with an interest in helping cats, though please note the position is not working in the shelter. Candidates must be able to be available through June, and preferably through September 2018. Flexible work scheduled. Estimated hours:

  • 4 hours 2-3x per week (8+ hours weekly) for April and May
  • 10-15 hours Week before The Bash
  • 10-12 hours Day of The Bash, June 9, 2018
  • 4 hours 2x per week (8 hours weekly) for remainder of June


April - June: Basil’s BIG Bash

June: Volunteer Appreciation Party for The Bash

June - September: Basil’s Movie Night

  • Maintaining sponsorship tracking sheet (ongoing - 1-2 hours weekly)
  • Manage credit card sponsorships and tickets online (ongoing)
  • Help secure In-kind contributions
  • Manage auction and raffle pieces
    • Maintaining auction item tracking sheet (ongoing - 2 hours weekly)
    • Organize and track raffle ticket purchases (ongoing - ? hour weekly)
    • Design/Print Silent Auction displays
    • Assist with set up of Silent Auction display (day of)
    • Manage auction and raffle fulfillment
  • Participate on The Bash Committee; record and distribute meeting minutes
  • Bash Day of
    • Main Assist with Check-In Table (day of)
      • Oversee pre- assembly of Check-In packages
    • Main Assist with Auction Tallying (day of)
    • Main Assist with Check Out Process (day of)
  • Develop E-invitation and manage RSVP for volunteer appreciation party
  • Lead support for volunteer appreciation party.
  • Basil’s Movie Night role detailed later.


  • Adoption support - maintain PetPoint and update Petfinder systems
  • Sponsor A Cat (SAC) program:
    • Manage monthly Super Sponsor Certificate printing and mailing (3 -4 hours)
    • Manage monthly SAC Adoption Notification Postcard printing and mailing (1 hour)
    • Weekly: SAC Certificate printing and mailing (1-2 hours)
    • Put SAC tags on cages at shelter
  • Assist with processing of acknowledgment letters: (1 hour)
  • Promote adoption of office cat via Instagram account maintenance (1 hour)
  • Monitor info@ email address and forward emails as appropriate (1/2 hour)
  • Create and/or maintain task manuals (i.e. where to purchase things)
  • Update Petfinder with adopted cats
  • Maintain PetPoint Intakes (in collaboration with wellness team)

The Development and Events Intern is an unpaid position.

Application Process

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: No phone calls please.

ASAP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of age, race, sex, religion, nation origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disability.


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning / Management

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Requirements & Commitment

  • varies- see job description

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