Development Intern - Minnesota & Dakotas Chapter

Reports to: Development Director/Manager
Position Status: Unpaid
Position Timeline: Winter 2024 – 6-8 hrs. per week ideal. Jan/Feb – May/June
Location: Virtual Position with required Community Event attendance (if in Twin Cities area)
Telecommute From: Minnesota, North Dakota, or South Dakota


The Parkinson's Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson's community. 

The Development Intern will support our team and work directly with team members on management of fundraising initiatives. The Development Intern will support community events and development activities in and around the Twin Cities metro area with possible community research and outreach in the Dakotas. The internship is virtual, however candidates should be familiar with the market location of the position to which they are applying and able (pending your location and work/school schedule) to attend a fundraising event in the Twin Cities.


  • Support team with planning and implementing fundraising and awareness events in Minnesota, North Dakota, and/or South Dakota
  • Assist with event logistics, including preparation of event planning materials and supporting event volunteer planning committees for Moving Day Twin Cities
  • Assist with venue research and outreach for future events around the Twin Cities
  • Conduct research and outreach for in-kind donations 
  • Conduct research for local grant opportunities
  • Conduct market research and outreach for event promotional opportunities, including placement in community calendars, local health fairs, local or regional media, Facebook groups, and other grassroots PR
  • Provide administrative support and perform other job-related duties as assigned

Experience/Skills Required

  • Current college student or graduate student 
  • Professional and capable of interacting with high-level volunteers
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-directed problem solver and independent worker
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Organized and detail-oriented; can be counted on to produce high-quality work
  • Interested in the non-profit sector, specifically fundraising
  • Prior work and/or intern experience a plus

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate the job title in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please.

The Parkinson’s Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our culture and in our work on behalf of people with Parkinson's disease.

All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, subject to any legally required accommodations.

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