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Reports to: Carrie Simmons, Events and Volunteer Coordinator or Jennifer Boan, Annual Fund and Communications Manager

Contact Information: 616-877-7297 or Carrie Simmons

Start/End Date: Winter 2018



Paws With A Cause is looking for an intern to assist in their development department. This position would include working with the donor database, assisting with and planning special events, assisting with social media and our blog, and working with the online third party fundraising platform, and our year end campaign. A PAWS® intern must be able to work independently and within a team atmosphere.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning, implementing and participating in any fundraising events during internship 
  • Follow-up with donors via letter and phone
  • Research prospective donors
  • Assist in entering information into donor database
  • Work with staff to update social media
  • Help with special event mailings, publication design, logistical tasks for events, phone calls related to donations and other tasks as determined necessary by special event staff



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent internet research skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proactive attitude
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiar with social media technology
  • Experience working with databases is preferred, but not required
  • Seeking academic credit at a degree-granting institution


How to Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to Carrie Simmons


Special Note:

This is an unpaid internship; PAWS works with students seeking academic credit. The schedule can be flexible with 10-15 hours a week minimum, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Some events held after hours and on weekends may require attendance.