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Philanthropy Intern - Paid

Philanthropy Intern - Paid

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Ecumen, the most innovative leader of senior housing and services, seeks a Philanthropy Intern for the Home Office in Shoreview. This is a part time, paid internship, 10-20 hours per week position for Fall Semester.  Ecumen is a non-profit leader in innovative senior housing and services, empowering individuals to live richer and fuller lives. Our mission is to create home for older adults, wherever they choose to live and we envision a world in which aging is viewed and understood in radically different ways. You can learn more about Ecumen, our mission, vision, and values at and about our fundraising efforts and team at


This internship will give broad exposure to work inside a fundraising team, with concentrated focus in the areas of fundraising events, and fundraising data management. In addition to providing fundraising experience, it will also provide an experience of non-profit healthcare in the area of aging services.   


Our Philanthropy team works to support the mission and vision of Ecumen across our communities. Together with our donors and Partners, we are changing aging.     




Philanthropy Events

  1. Assist with development of materials for philanthropy events to include Lights of Honor and the Employee Giving Campaign.
  2. Support development and coordination of Lights of Honor.
  3. Assist with training of and liaison for field staff questions on Philanthropy events.

Data Management

  1. Assist in maintaining records and data in the Raiser’s Edge database to gain understanding and competency in the Raiser’s Edge software.
  2. Assist with donor acknowledgment and stewardship process.

 Philanthropy Communication

1. Develop a social media kit for Ecumen communities.
2. Support development and maintenance of philanthropy collateral.
3. Gather donor stories for communication pieces such as our website, social media and the annual Philanthropy Report.



Other Tasks

  1. Assist other Fund Development team members with tasks as assigned with the opportunity to explore interests of the Philanthropy Intern. Tasks assigned may include: donor mailings, grant research, and in-office event preparation.


High school diploma and current enrollment in college towards a degree. Students must be currently enrolled in a Lutheran Educational Conference of North America (LECNA) School to be considered for this internship.  In Minnesota this includes: Concordia University, Augsburg College, St. Olaf College, Gustavus Adolphus College and Concordia College, Moorhead.


Interest in non-profit and fundraising work to include grants, major gifts, and events. Interest in aging services considered highly, but not required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint). Proficiency in Adobe products (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) considered highly, but not required.


All Ecumen employees must possess the ability to communicate effectively, including written and verbal skills; work well, both individually and as part of a team, through respect, collaboration and dedication; and successfully interact with a diverse culture base. The successful candidate must be able to prioritize and organize work effectively and efficiently, and demonstrate a positive attitude, high integrity and ethical awareness. Drug Free Workplace.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer. Ecumen considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.