Development Intern, Minnesota | American Lung Association

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Development Intern, Minnesota

City: St. Paul

State: Minnesota

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Development Intern to join our incredible team in the Upper Midwest Region.  Working alongside members of the Development Team, you will join an outstanding group of professionals dedicated to our mission:  to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education, and advocacy. 

In this role, you will work with American Lung Association staff to implement signature events and engage participants across the state of Minnesota. This is an unpaid internship position requiring a minimum time commitment of at least 10 hours per week and must be eligible for course credit.


  • Gain a basic understanding of the American Lung Association & nonprofit operations
  • Become knowledgeable about Minnesota’s mission-driven programs, Fight For Air Climb, and Oxygen Ball
  • Participate in webinar learning opportunities
  • Gain an understanding of branding guidelines and implementation
  • Create portfolio upon completion of internship
  • Special Events
  • Create & disseminate materials for event promotion
  • Utilize internet & traditional marketing resources for event advertisement, including social media
  • Assist in securing in-kind donations
  • Assist with mailings
  • Assist with data entry
  • Assist with tabling promotional events
  • Assist Development Coordinator & Senior Manager, Development, in event participant troubleshooting
  • Assist with volunteer communication, outreach, recruitment, coaching, and thank-you phone calls


  • Must be working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Non-Profit Management, Marketing, or related field, and eligible to receive course credit for this internship
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Qualified candidates must be enthusiastic, reliable, and interested in developing a career in fundraising
  • Qualified candidates should possess strong writing skills, attention to detail, and have a keen interest in the mission of the American Lung Association
  • Must have the ability to multitask, perform in a team environment, and a demonstrated willingness to learn
  • Ability to work independently
  • Computer Proficiency – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher
  • Comfortable speaking to event participants, volunteers, & sponsors
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (event supplies)
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free workplace; all unpaid interns and volunteers must abstain from tobacco use in any form. 


To apply please send cover letter and resume to (include job title in subject of email):

Jessica Wright
American Lung Association
Email:  [email protected]

The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


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