Development Intern

OutFront Minnesota

About the organization

OutFront Minnesota is the premier organization advocating for and serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Minnesotans. OutFront Minnesota's mission is to create a state where LGBTQ people are free to be who they are, love who they love, and live without fear of violence, harassment, or discrimination. We are leading Minnesota toward LGBTQ equity through a combination of public policy, legal and individual advocacy, and education.


We’re looking for a motivated critical thinker to join OutFront Minnesota’s engaging and passionate team as a Development Intern to support the core of our critical work for LGBTQ equity. The intern will learn about the inner workings of a non-profit organization, gain experience working on a development team, build concrete fundraising skills, and produce results that make a real difference for LGBTQ equity.

Primary Responsibilities
Solicit in-kind donations from local businesses for various OutFront events, including the 2019 Gala
Complete donor appreciation and data entry projects

2019 Gala Silent Auction
Reach out to businesses through email, phone, and/or in person to ask for in-kind donations
Communicate OutFront’s mission and Gala details to businesses
Coordinate pick-up or delivery of silent auction items
Utilize item-tracking spreadsheet to document outreach and item values
Prepare and coordinate silent auction materials and logistics the day of the event
Coordinate pick-up or delivery of any items not claimed at the event
Assist with tracking and acknowledgement of donations post event

Donor Appreciation
Write and address handwritten thank you notes to OutFront supporters
Use donor management database to update donor information

Data Entry
Use online form to database petitions to ban conversion therapy in Minnesota

Assist with administrative duties
Staff events
Other tasks assigned as needed


Motivated to work for LGBTQ equity
Commitment and ability to work well within the LGBTQ and allied communities
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Outstanding organizational and time management skills
Attention to details
Strong desire to learn along with professional drive
Efficiency at MS Office
Able to meet deadlines and maintain confidentiality when working with donor information
Willing to take ownership of projects and work independently



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply, send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

LGBTQ people of color and trans/transgender/gender non-conforming people are encouraged to apply.

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