Outreach and Event Planning Intern

Gathering Waters
Application Deadline: 
February 22, 2019

Gathering Waters: Wisconsin’s Alliance for Land Trusts, a non-profit conservation organization based in Madison, WI, seeks an Outreach & Event Intern. The desired candidate will work 15 – 20 hours a week starting in May 2019, and be able to stay at least one year. An earlier start date is possible based on the candidate’s availability.  This paid internship provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in nonprofit operations and event planning, with the potential for special projects depending on the applicant’s skills.

Job duties include (but are not limited to):

Support the communications and outreach program, including writing blogs and social media posts, and entering content on the website

Assist in the preparation of communications with members and potential members

Assist in the logistics and assembly of mailings

Assist with processing donations and thanking donors

Assist development staff with additional projects as needed

Planning and management of Gathering Waters’ annual fundraiser

Assist with special event planning and logistics

Assist with event outreach through print, online, and social media channels

Assist event and outreach staff with additional projects as needed

Required qualifications:

An appreciation for land and natural resource conservation

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Ability to commit to 15 – 20 hours each week

Proficiency with Microsoft Office

Preferred qualifications:

Demonstrated, strong skills in detail-oriented and organizational work

Proficient and engaging social media skills on Facebook and Twitter

Eligibility for Work Study

Third or fourth-year undergraduate or graduate student is preferred


This is a part-time position (15 - 20 hrs /week) paid at a rate of $10.00 per hour. 

Please send a PDF containing your cover letter, resume, and three references to info@gatheringwaters.org. Please reference Internship Position in the subject line. If you are eligible for Work-Study, please indicate so in your cover letter and/or resume. Please send the PDF to Gathering Waters by 5 pm on February 22, 2019.


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