Development and Special Event Internship

  • Internship
  • Monona, WI
  • Application deadline: 2021-07-25

Aldo Leopold Nature Center

The Aldo Leopold Nature Center is looking for several current students and recent graduates majoring in Community and Nonprofit Leadership, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, or a related field of study to join our Non-Profit Development and Special Event Management internship program!

Help the Aldo Leopold Nature Center fulfill our mission, inspired by Aldo Leopold, famed Wisconsin conservationist and author of A Sand County Almanac and Land Ethic philosophy, to engage and educate current and future generations, empowering them to respect, protect, and enjoy the natural world. Our vision is to address what we believe are the two greatest inextricably connected challenges in today’s world: the health of our children and the health of the planet.


  • Good Microsoft Word and Excel skills.
  • Creative team player with good people, communication and organizational skills.
  • Results orientated, responsible, able to take initiative and exhibit resourcefulness.
  • COVID-19 vaccine, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.


To gain experience and increase your knowledge and skill level in the fields of special event management and non-profit development. Duties may include

Special Events

Assist the Director of Development with our annual fundraising event, Pipers in the Prairie, including volunteer recruitment, management and acknowledgement, creating dynamic event promotional materials, securing in-kind donations and day-of event participation. Interns must be available to volunteer at the Pipers in the Prairie event on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

Prospect Research

Research and discern viability of foundation, corporation, and individual donors for compatibility with ALNC’s mission and focus.

Grant Writing

Assist the Director of Development with grant proposals, including researching new grant opportunities, drafting proposals, and editing grant proposals.

Manage Donors

Manage ALNC’s donor database and donor interactions, including recording and acknowledging donations, assisting with annual appeals, and researching donor solicitation techniques. Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Development.


Supervisor: Kelley Van Egeren, Director of Development
Hours: 10-12 hours/week preferred, Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm
Length of Service: Fall semester 2021, with opportunity to start in Summer 2021 if available
Compensation: Experience, increased knowledge/skill level and reference
Transportation: Vehicle needed, the nearest bus stop is about 3/4 mile from ALNC


Individuals interested in this position are asked to contact:
Luthien Niland, Development Associate
Aldo Leopold Nature Center
330 Femrite Drive, Monona, WI 53716
608-395-9214 / (email preferred)

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