(article) Development Intern


Texas Folklife | 1708 Houston St. Austin, TX 78756


Texas Folklife Mission
Texas Folklife is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, presenting, and documenting the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State. Since 1984, Texas Folklife has honored the cultural traditions passed down within communities across Texas and explored their importance in contemporary society. 
Texas Folklife promotes, presents and documents the state’s rich cultural legacy through a vibrant mix of exhibitions, performances, community residencies, apprenticeships, and educational programs in Austin and around the state.

Position: Development Intern
Start Date:                          Position open until filed, requires a summer commitment with option to extend
Time Commitment:          Minimum 15 hours per week, preferably two to three times a week in office   (office hours are Mon-Fri 10am-6pm)
Supervisor:                         Charlie Lockwood, Executive Director
Stipend:                               $500 stipend upon successful completion of summer internship

Job Description:
Texas Folklife seeks an organized, strong writer that is interested in learning more about nonprofit fundraising, management and arts administration.  Development Intern assists the Executive Director in development needs including grant writing and reporting, gift processing, database management, and other tasks. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Complete grant applications and reports on behalf of Texas Folklife

Manage organization of grant files and documents

Research and create a database of new funding prospects, including foundation, corporate and government grants

Individual donor cultivation, mailings, online appeals

Data Entry responsibilities such as entering address changes, contributions and other information in Texas Folklife's donor management database

Assisting with special events, attending networking and grant management events

Work with other staff to pursue strategies to grow the membership of Texas Folklife

Assist with day-to-day administrative tasks 

Skills and Experience

Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills

Experience with nonprofit development work

Grant writing and donor management software experience a definite plus

Desire to learn about arts administration, nonprofit fundraising and management

Highly organized and able to manage multiple ongoing projects

Excellent computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office software

Excellent research and communication skills

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Ability to take direction well and work efficiently


To apply: 


Please send resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to:
Executive Director Charlie Lockwood
Texas Folklife | 1708 Houston St. Austin, TX 78756 | 512-441-9255