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AFP PSU COLLEGIATE CHAPTER

Kathleen Hampton, President: kthampto@gmail.com
Crystal Froembling, VP/Membership: crysf@pdx.edu
Julia Davidson, VP/Program: julialdavidson@gmail.com
Erica Lauer-Vose, VP/Communications: elauervose@gmail.com
Noel Mickelberry, Philanthropic Project Chair: noel.mickelberry@gmail.com

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Development Department at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is seeking two interns, a Grants Intern and a Development Intern.  These are unpaid positions which may be completed for school credit.  They offer the successful candidate the opportunity to learn more about grant writing and fundraising at a major non-profit organization. These positions are available immediately and will remain open until filled.

Position descriptions for both internships are provided below, along with information about how to apply.

Internship Summary:

The Grants Intern provides support to the Grants Department as well as overall support for the OMSI Development Department. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Identify prospects compatible with OMSI’s mission. Research funders of other organizations in the region and seek new resources for finding prospects.

·         Collect research on possible prospects using Raiser’s Edge, Foundation DataBooks, Guidestar, and Foundation Center.

·         Update and maintain Raiser’s Edge database of funders and prospects, particularly contacts, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, and help fill project and general fundraising pipelines.

·         Collect anecdotes, stories, and quotes from students and parents participating in OMSI programming as needed.

·         Collect research for proposal content, particularly around national, state, and county specific needs around STEM education.

·         Copy edit and proof grant proposals and reports.

·         Attend and provide assistance at events and meetings as needed.

·         Assume other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Grants team.

Qualifications:

·         Able to conduct research with attention to detail and willingness to follow information to a fruitful conclusion.

·         Able to learn the funding priorities at OMSI and see connections between prospects and the museum.

·         Able to review proposals and reports to ensure high quality submissions.

·         Able to work independently and take initiative.

·         Dependable and punctual.

·         Must maintain a professional appearance.

·         Willing to follow OMSI rules and procedures.

 Required Skills:

·         Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Word, Excel and Outlook.

·         Advanced letter writing and business communication skills.

·         Data entry and typing; 10-key a plus.

 

Commitment:

Three months, 15 – 20 hours per week

Internship Summary:  The Development Intern provides overall support for the OMSI Development Department. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Update and maintain Raiser’s Edge database of donors and prospects, namely contacts, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.

·         Arrange appointments with donors and prospects for the directors as needed.

·         Assist with renewal mailings of President’s Circle and Corporate Partner membership programs.

·         Assist with prospect mailings for both President’s Circle and Corporate Partner membership programs.

·         Assist with correspondence to donors and guests of the annual fundraising gala.

·         Prepare catering orders and coordinate with appropriate museum departments to facilitate on-site donor and prospect meetings.

·         Attend and provide assistance at events and meetings as needed.

·         Assume other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Development team.

Qualifications:

·         Able to evaluate marketing packets for quality control.

·         Able to work independently and take initiative.

·         Dependable and punctual, and able to make a strong commitment to OMSI.

·         Must maintain a professional appearance.

·         Willing to follow OMSI rules and procedures.

Required Skills:

·         Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Word, Excel and Outlook.

·         Advanced letter writing and business communication skills.

·         Data entry and typing; 10-key a plus.

Commitment:

Six months

20 - 30 hours per week

To apply for these positions, applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and OMSI's internship application (available at www.omsi.edu/internships) to Carol Cruzan at ccruzan@omsi.edu.  If you have questions about the positions, please contact Carol at 503-797-4693.

 

Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation’s leading science museums.  OMSI offers 219,000 square feet of brain-powered fun through hundreds of interactive exhibits and hands-on demonstrations.  OMSI has five exhibit halls, eight science labs, a giant screen OMNIMAX Dome Theater, the most technologically advanced planetarium in the Pacific Northwest, and the USS Blueback submarine, the last fast-attack diesel-powered submarine built by the U.S. Navy.  OMSI is located on the east side of the scenic Willamette River in downtown Portland. 

Carol Cruzan, CVA
Manager, Volunteer Services

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
1945 SE Water Avenue  
Portland Oregon 97214

O 503 797 4693  | F 503 797 4568
ccruzan@omsi.edu  | www.omsi.edu

 


Vision
:

Nonprofit professionals have the experience and expertise to successfully develop and sustain their organizations, leveraging resources to best serve community needs.

Mission:

To prepare the next generation of nonprofit fundraising professionals.

Strategy:

Provide PSU students with professional development, networking opportunities, and hands-on fundraising experience.

Enhance skills and knowledge outside of the classroom experience by providing students withopportunities to enrich their marketability in the sector.
 

Activities:

Professional development

  • Educational opportunities at regular meetings
  • Programs through AFP Oregon & SW Washington Chapter and WVDO

Networking/mentoring

  • With fellow AFP-PSU members
  • With AFP OR & SW WA and WVDO members

Hands-on experience

  • Through annual fundraising project with a local nonprofit