Donor Engagement and Events Intern

Title: Donor Engagement and Events Intern
Department: Development
Status: Non-exempt
Reports to: Donor Engagement and Events Coordinator
Location: Washington, DC Metropolitan Area
Duration: 12 Weeks – May – August 2023 (start and end dates flexible)
Schedule and Compensation: 40 hours per week; $16.10 per hour

General Description:

LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.

For more than 50 years, LCV has grown into a potent political force for protecting our planet and everyone who inhabits it. We have built a powerful national movement with 30 state affiliates, and grassroots and community organizing programs across the country.

The Donor Engagement and Events Intern will play a significant supporting role in executing all of the development team’s events over the course of this internship. LCV’s largest events of the year, the Climate Victory Council Summit and the Capital Dinner, occur in mid-June and will be a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the planning and execution of large-scale fundraising events.

Additionally, the Donor Engagement and Events Intern will learn how to engage top donors and board members via email communication, in-person stewardship, and guest experience at fundraising events. There will also be opportunities to work with other members of the development team and gain experience with donor and prospect research, database management, and event management software.

LCV is seeking a Donor Engagement and Events Intern who will support the Donor Engagement and Events Coordinator in planning and executing large- and small-scale fundraising events, managing gifts and sponsorships associated with these events, managing VIP speakers, and working with our vendors to ensure the best donor experience possible. Special projects include assisting with the annual Climate Victory Council Summit and DC Capital Dinner in June. 

The Donor Engagement and Events Intern will join a Summer 2023 internship cohort that will have access to development opportunities including a Capstone project, informational interviews with staff, and organization-wide training and discussions. Summer interns participate in brown bag lunches with various members of LCV’s senior management team, including President Gene Karpinski.

Intern Will Gain Experience in:

  • Event planning and execution, including project management skills.
  • Maintaining and utilizing event management software, such as Swoogo.
  • Managing a donor database, like Salesforce.
  • Understanding the components of donor and prospect research.
  • Donor stewardship and cultivation via written communications and at in-person events.
  • Helping to ensure that all events and communications encompass LCV’s commitment to racial justice work and anti-racist fundraising – including holding our events to our outlined accessibility guidelines, approaching donor engagement through an anti-racist fundraising lens, and ensuring all events’ agendas reflect LCV’s commitment to racial and environmental justice.


  • Skills: Highly organized; strong attention to detail; excellent written and oral communications skills; strong research skills; exhibits solid judgment; critical thinking skills; able to work independently and as a team; able to handle multiple tasks; self-starter; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite. Experience with events preferred but not required.
  • Cultural Competence: Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating racial justice and equity into the work we do, and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Commitment to environmental protection and mission of LCV. Commitment to anti-racist fundraising required.
  • Working Conditions: Applicants need to be located in and legally authorized to work in the United States. LCV requires all employees working from our offices or participating in in-person meetings or events to be fully up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

LCV offers sick leave, paid holidays, and voting leave to interns.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to with “Donor Engagements and Event Intern” in the subject line by February 12, 2023. No phone calls please. 

LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected status. LCV is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact