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Development Intern – On-Site

The Alliance for Eating Disorders

Development Intern – On-Site

West Palm Beach, FL
  • Responsibilities

    Job Description

    The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness is seeking an Events Intern for the 2021-2022 academic year at its headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. This position provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity working with a diverse variety of national events from our elite, Palm Beach events, to awareness walks and cocktail receptions. The position is part-time with flexible hours between 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday, with some required nights and weekends. Position requirements include assisting with all aspects of the organization’s special events, with responsibilities including, not limited to, event logistics and execution, vendor and donor relationships, event sponsorship acquisition, and private facility rental and use. The Development Intern will report to the Development Team.



    • Assist in the planning, coordination, and execution of all of The Alliance’s major fundraising events, including the well-known Palm Beach Treats & Sweets event, our national walks, conferences, and other cultivation events for the Development Department, as assigned.
    • Data entry for events using our silent auction and event management software.


    • Assist with maintaining and inputting constituent records in The Alliance’s donor management software.
    • Assist with ongoing donor communications and cultivation activities.
    • Attend evening and weekend events/fundraising activities and assist staff with execution as needed.
    • Research potential funding opportunities, including grant applications and possible sponsorships.
    • Assist with print materials and mailings as needed, all while ensuring conformity to The Alliance’s branding guidelines.
    • Assist with weekly tracking and reporting.
    • General administrative tasks, including answering phones, managing RSVP lists and email accounts, and other items as needed.


    The intern will learn how to plan a variety of events from idea conception to the event wrap up through assisting with our diverse range of events. The intern will learn the value of exceptional customer service, integrity, dedication, and passion from our organization.

    The intern will learn our donor engagement software and will be responsible for contacting and inputting donor information by set deadlines. The intern will learn how and be expected to create one event website on their own by a set deadline. Our staff will train the intern on our programs to ensure your ability to successfully complete this project. A successful intern will be able to complete all projects with minimal supervision once trained.

  • Qualifications


    • Enrolled college students pursuing Hospitality, Communications, Business Administration, Marketing, Philanthropy, Nonprofit Administration, or related degree are preferred.
    • Credit hours will be provided if applicable.
    • The start and end dates can be flexible.
    • Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, social media, and a strong desire to learn event software.
    • At the end of your internship, you will be expected to prepare a report summarizing key findings from an event of your choice and your recommendations for strategic next steps.


    Additional Information

    _The application deadline is July 23rd The first and second interviews will be scheduled from July 26th. Offer letters and onboarding will be sent the week of August 30th. _

    Be sure to include a cover letter, resume, and school paperwork (if applicable) in the application.

    The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.