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Events and Development Internship (Summer)

Location: Crested Butte, Colorado
Start/End Date: Mid-May through September 30, 2024. We require a season long commitment.
Deadline for Application: March 31, 2024

Position Description

The Events & Development Intern is responsible for assisting the Development Department in planning and implementing our two primary fundraising events, the Crested Butte Open and Bridges of the Butte, and assisting in the office where needed on database, grant management, administrative and other special projects.

This position will provide a hands on opportunity for someone who is interested in learning about event planning and the day-to-day operations of a non-profit organization. Fundraising is key to the success of any non-profit organization and is a valuable skill to add to any resume. The Events & Development Intern will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced development professionals, learn about event planning and the operation of a non-profit organization.

This position reports to the Events & Development Manager, Lee Berglund.

Specific duties may include

  • Assist with coordinating all event logistics including guest lists, sponsorship, mailings, marketing, programs, volunteers, staffing, donations, and more.
  • Assist with development office database entry, donor research, outreach, and acknowledgments.
  • Work with staff in other departments on various tasks, as needed.


  • Interest in and/or knowledge of event planning and non-profit development practices.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and perform a wide variety of tasks over the course of the workday.
  • Motivation, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong computer competency; proficiency in Word and Excel (experience with mail merge function a plus).
  • Organizational and general office skills.

Additional Skills Preferred

  • Familiarity with database applications
  • Experience with people with disabilities


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Email Lee Berglund at with questions.