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Development Internship

Development Internship

The Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. The San Diego County Chapter is seeking an energetic, independent and motivated individual to fill the role of the Development & Fundraising Intern. This position reports to the Development Manager to assist with specific event planning, donor outreach, and corporate partnership fulfillment.


  • ●  Assist the Development Manager with:
    • ○  Donor thank you’s
    • ○  Corporate Partnership fulfilment
    • ○  Signature event management
  • ●  Attend monthly Events & Fundraising Committee meetings
  • ●  Help identify new donor prospects: individuals, corporations and foundations


    Applicants must have drive and passion for coastal environmental issues and be excited about the opportunity to help Surfrider Foundation San Diego make an impact. Candidates should have some experience with sales, marketing, and/or event planning. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, in addition to organizational skills. He or she must be hard working, self motivated, and be comfortable working remotely. A small level of physical exertion – loading/unloading supplies, setting up outreach booth events, etc. – is required. Candidates must have, or be in the process of obtaining, a college degree.

    Salary, Benefits, & Terms

    This is an unpaid internship.

    Schedule – 10 hours/week with varying hours. Can be flexible around work and school schedules. Ability to work remotely. Need access to your own computer. The applicant should be able to commit to working for three months. Start and end dates are flexible with school schedules.

    To Apply send your resume and cover letter to with “Development Internship” in the subject line