Development Intern

qtq80-HoQcE4The Development Intern assists the Director of Development with creating, developing, and implementing marketing materials and mailings. They also assist (as necessary) with the implementation of new fundraising strategies. Experience with Microsoft Office applications, web and social media. This position also assists with the development of a comprehensive communications strategy and follow through including print, digital, social media channels, and website management.

Great opportunity for a college student seeking a part-time job which can grow to full time career in the performing arts!


Internships are located at the Ascend Performing Arts office (and special event locations):

Ascend Performing Arts
3538 Peoria St
Suite 500
Aurora, CO 80100


∴ Looking for individual with Development or fund raising knowledge or willing to learn.

∴ Have Bachelor’s Degree in an arts-related field, nonprofit management or fundraising.

∴ Be experienced in Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, donor data base systems such as Network For Good, Colorado Gives, and business and nonprofit email platforms such as Constant Contact, etc.

∴ Be an efficient and organized manager of time and myriad details.

∴ Be a Blue Knights Alumni or someone who is familiar with the performing arts.


∴ Communication skills needed to communicate about:

∴ Ascend’s Mission
∴ Ascend’s Vision
∴ Ascend’s programs and future programs

∴ Assist development director in retaining current donors:

∴ Personal phone call with follow up e-mail “Thank you”
∴ Will communicate with donors to get specific information and to thank for donations

∴ Written skills: Write short thank you notes.

∴ Computer Skills:

∴ Familiar with Access, Word, Excel, Power Point and Salesforce
∴ May assist Development Director with Power Point Presentations

∴ Work with Alumni Coordinator


This unpaid internship can provide school credit, portfolio-building experience, a flexible schedule and valuable experience in the non-profit fundraising world.