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Fundraising & Corporate Sponsorship Internship - Summer 2017

Internship Responsibilities

The Fundraising Intern is a part-time unpaid position, reporting to Fundraising Staff.  The primary responsibilities of this position are to assist in the research and securement of corporate and individual support for the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Art’s 30+ programs and events. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual Giving
    • Research donor prospects and input information into database
    • Assist with campaign mailings
    • Assist with gift entry and other donor record keeping
    • Assist with surveying and collecting photos, stories and experiences from participants in events and programs
  • Cultivation Events
    • Assist with the planning and coordination of special VIP experiences for sponsors, donors, and gift prospects
    • Work with staff to market events via media and social networking
  • Corporate Sponsorship
    • Tracking and reporting on active and trending corporate sponsors
    • Assist with creating and designing sponsorship pitch deliverables
    • Assist with marketing agency outreach
    • Research innovative sponsor activation options
  • Provide general computer, word-processing, and other administrative support directly to staff as necessary

Skill Set Required

The ideal candidate is interested in a career as a nonprofit professional and learning about fundraising.  Additional required skills:

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and work independently
  • Current college –junior or senior–or graduate students are eligible to apply.  Applicants who are not registered students are not eligible.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to multi-task, and have attention to detail
  • Ability to conduct internet research

Hours & Compensation

  • Student must be available at least two days per week or the equivalent of at least 14 hours per week; BOPA is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Student must be able to work on-site as an intern for a portion of the Artscape festival, July 21-23, 2017.
  • This is an unpaid position.
  • Intern may be eligible for gaining college/university credits toward graduation.  (Intern should explore this possibility with their school prior to applying for the internship.)
  • Parking or Monthly Transit Pass may be provided to the student by BOPA, pending availability.

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD


Semester: Summer (Jun - Aug)
Year: 2017
Hours per week: 10-20 hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: No

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter
Application Instructions

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to: Markell Cassard at In the Subject Line of your email, please identify the name of the internship for which you are applying.

Application Deadlines

Application due no later than May 1, 2017.


10 E. Baltimore Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

About Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, produces events and arts programs as well as manages several facilities. It is the official Baltimore City Arts Council. BOPA coordinates Baltimore's major events including Light City Baltimore, New Year's Eve and July 4th celebrations at the Inner Harbor, Artscape which is America’s largest free arts festival, the Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, School 33 Art Center’s Open Studio Tour, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.

In the past, BOPA has been called upon to orchestrate or assist with large-scale city events.  The activities include the Ravens Rally Super Bowl Send-Off and the Ravens Super Bowl Victory Parade in 2001 and 2013; Miss USA in 2005 and 2006; Baltimore's Celebration of the Army-Navy Game in 2000 and 2007; the Star-Spangled Salute to Michael Phelps in 2008, the Star-Spangled Sailabration in 2012 and the NFL Kick-Off in 2013. Currently, BOPA is preparing for exciting upcoming events in 2017 including the second annual Light City Baltimore March 31st - April 8th 2017. 

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts manages the Creative Baltimore Fund Grants, Baltimore Mural Program, Free Fall Baltimore, PNC Transformative Art Prize, MECU Neighborhood Grant Program and Bright StArts Workshops For Children. BOPA oversees historic attractions and sites including the Top of the World Observation Level, School 33 Art Center, The Cloisters and the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower.