Development & Events Intern


The Development and Events intern will assist Clean Wisconsin’s development team with events, donor relations, and membership activities. This intern will focus their efforts on procuring donations for silent-auction baskets, data-entry, assisting with incoming and outgoing mail, and various other tasks related to event-planning and fundraising.

The Clean Wisconsin development department is comprised of three staff members. The successful candidate will work with each member of our highly-skilled development team and will report to the Membership and Outreach Manager.

This position is unpaid, but the intern will build a strong resume and gain valuable non-profit work experience. In addition to Development, the successful candidate will gain valuable experience related to grant management, event planning, and communications.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and know when to ask questions
  • Reliable, highly organized, and superb attention to detail
  • Ability to complete projects
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Adept at creative problem solving and critical thinking
  • Passionate about working for an environmental organization. Learn more about our organization at

Preferred Qualifications

  • Educational background or previous experience in natural sciences, humanities, event planning, communications, design, or related fields
  • Familiar with using Microsoft Office. Advanced skills with Excel, CRM software, or Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator are a plus!


6-15 hours per week, split between at least two days. Must be available during regular business hours, Mon-Fri from 9-5pm, and an occasional weeknight to work events.


Clean Wisconsin’s Downtown Madison Office: 634 W. Main Street, Suite 300, on the bike path and close to major bus lines.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and 2 references (including phone and email contact information) to Multiple positions may be available depending on availability and skill set.