Development Intern

Posted on 03/03/2020

Development Intern
Oklahoma Hall of Fame | Gaylord-Pickens Museum – Application Deadline: Open until filled

REPORTS TO:         Director of Development
WORK SCHEDULE: Flexible Schedule, 12-20 Hours Per Week
LOCATION(S):          Main Facility and Off-Site Locations
COMPENSATION:    Stipend Available, May Qualify for Course Credit

SUMMARY:   The Development Intern works directly with the Director of Development and Development Coordinator to assist with fundraising and stewardship activities.  The Development Intern will gain experience in basic fundraising skills by assisting with donor stewardship correspondence, direct mail, grant requests, committee communications and volunteer management. The Development Intern will also develop event planning skill while assisting with the implementation of annual fundraising events and donor stewardship events. 


  • Assist the Director of Development in meeting the strategic and fundraising goals of the organization
  • Assist with donor stewardship processes, including gift acknowledgement letters
  • Assist with creation of meeting agendas, minutes and other materials as needed for volunteer committees and associate boards
  • Assist with the assembly and logistics of development mailings including event invitations and solicitation letters
  • Assist with event planning and logistics of donor stewardship and fundraising events
  • Assist managing stewardship outreach efforts and calendars
  • Organize grant preparation and follow-up
  • Research funding opportunities
  • Assist in maintaining accurate records in the donor database
  • Other duties as assigned


  • College junior, senior or graduate student in nonprofit management or business field
  • Fundraising or nonprofit experience preferred
  • Enthusiasm for the Oklahoma Hall of Fame’s mission to tell Oklahoma’s story through its people

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand; must have visual acuity to read and draft reports, memorandums, and other printed matter, and must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The employee will work year round in both an office environment and outdoors.  The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to loud; situations characteristic to working with school-age children are common; and travel to other sites within the metropolitan area and to rural communities statewide are possible.

The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.


  • Complete in its entirety the Employment Application and Consent to Background Check located at
  • Attach current resume and cover letter detailing your experience.
  • Email to: Michelle Sopp at [email protected]