Get Help Now!  (312) 655-7700
  Do You Need Rent, SNAP or Utility Assistance?

Internship Opportunities

You can submit a quick form application to "Apply Online" for an internship opportunity. If you are interested in regular "paid" career opportunities, visit our employment recruitment job board 
< Back to Previous Page
Special Events/Development Intern
Job Title: Special Events/Development Intern
Job Code:
Address: 721 N. LaSalle Street Chicago, Illinois 60654
Emp Type: Intern- Unpaid
Required Education: Others

Description: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is one of the largest private, not-for-profit social service agencies in the Midwest. Annually we assist more than 1 million people in Cook and Lake Counties without regard to religious, ethnic, or economic background.

Interns assist the Development Department in handling the large volume of events, stewardship, and administrative work that flows through the Development Department.  The intern will benefit from learning how a Development Department in a large nonprofit operates. He or she would also gain on-the-job experience in event coordination, research, donor stewardship, and administrative tasks, depending on the student’s skill set and interests.

Reports to: Director of Special Events & Corporate Sponsorships

Number of hours per week:  flexible, minimum 10 hours per week

Special Events/Development Intern Responsibilities:

  • Identify and research potential donors, including corporations, foundations, and individuals;
  • Assist in creating materials needed for donor solicitation, including letters, electronic presentations, and informational packets;
  • Work with the Events team on the management of fundraisers including recruitment activities, donor relationship management, event logistics, on-site event management and event follow up;
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of solicitation and acknowledgment mailings;
  • Represent the Development Department at special events and activities as requested;
  • Support overall operations of the foundation as needed (i.e., making phone calls, copying, scanning, filing, marketing, etc.).



Position Requirements:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential.
  • Excellent internet research skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, preferred. 
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge helpful, but not required.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the mission of Catholic Charities and have a passion for helping the community.
  • Available to work evenings and weekends for events as needed.
  • Ability to get to and from special events.
Attached Document: Not Available
Date Posted: 11/20/2019

Company Information
Company Name: Catholic Charities
Attention: Attention: Hannah Seaver, Administrative Assistant of Special Projects/Events
Contact Email:

  Listing #:   1753   
  Date Created:   11/20/2019
  Last Updated:   11/20/2019
  Date Expired:   3/29/2020
  Print Ad:   False

The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is an equal opportunity employer and consideration for employment is made without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  For purposes of OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) compliance, all initial submissions received through this website will be treated as job seekers.