• Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Inc.
  • 316 Old Stage Road, Saugerties, NY, USA
  • Feb 14, 2018
Internship Fundraising

Job Description

The Development Department at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary is responsible for the cultivation and stewardship of individuals, corporations and organizations/trusts. Interns in this department are crucial to the organizational advancement of the Sanctuary and our mission. Interns provide general administrative support, assist with grant proposals, complete data entry, prepare communications in support of our donor stewardship and help organize special events. This internship provides a unique opportunity to learn the day-to-day business of fundraising and prepares an intern for a career in not-for-profit and advocacy organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Handle correspondence with funders and engaging with other staff members
  • Assist with social media and communication efforts when applicable
  • Assist with data analysis, reporting and tracking
  • Support fundraising events in developing materials
  • Participating in a specific fundraising project
  • Other tasks and duties as needed


  • Have an understanding of and be able to effectively communicate the philosophy and mission of Catskill Animal Sanctuary
  • Office experience, skills in data entry, written and verbal communications, and internet research
  • Prior experience in fundraising a plus, but not required
  • Be able to follow detailed instructions and meet deadlines
  • Work independently, as well as collaboratively with other interns, volunteers and staff
  • Commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week for at least 2 months
  • Ability to work non-standard office hours that encompass weekends and evenings in preparation of special events or deadlines

Position Availability:

Development and Fundraising internships are available year-round and positions are filled on an ongoing basis as applications are received. Summer positions fill quickly, so apply early.


Please send an email to Tracy Willcox, Intern & Volunteer Coordinator at, including:

  • The position title in the subject line of the email
  • A resume
  • A cover letter telling us why you’d like to intern with Catskill, what you hope to get out of this internship, and anything else you’d like us to know
  • Three professional references

Area of Focus

Animal Rights

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