Development and Gala Internship

The development team is responsible for all aspects of fundraising at Global Minnesota. Staff in this area work to  build and maintain relationships with current and prospective members. Global Minnesota also fundraises through special events – mainly our annual gala – and through our major gifts campaign. An internship in development offers the chance to be directly involved in event planning, corporate research, and communication with current and potential members.

Common Tasks

  • Research market trends and Minnesota-based companies with international ties/interest
  • Explore social media footprints of prospective corporate members
  • Data entry/data management
  • Prepare informational materials and manage production/mailing process
  • Assist with member communications
  • Event planning, including researching and communicating with potential vendors


  • Hands-on experience working for a nonprofit organization in an office environment
  • Gain both clerical and program-specific skills
  • Free admittance to public programs
  • Complimentary Global Minnesota membership
  • Networking opportunities


  • Ability to interact with the public on the phone and in person
  • Interest in attending Global Minnesota events and advocating membership
  • Availability on at least one of the following days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge database software preferred
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work with confidential information
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as individually
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize
  • Punctuality
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Previous clerical experience preferred
  • Ability to provide and accept feedback
  • Strong customer service skills

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