Development Internships

More than any other area of arts administration, development internships provide insight into the structure and management of a non-profit arts organization. This department is responsible for generating approximately 40% of the organizational budget. Development Staff work closely with the board of trustees and the marketing and finance departments.

Interns are included in departmental meetings and strategy sessions.

Recommended for those interested in management careers in the non-profit sector or producing.



Support the Executive Director and Development staff through special events, donor cultivation, stewardship, and fundraising. Tasks include, but are not limited to:
  • Research and writing for quarterly newsletter, annual report, and other related publications
  • Research for institutional and individual giving resources
  • Support in-house or offsite mailing procedures
  • Track and process RSVPs for special events
  • Transfer of event materials between event site and storage space
  • Maintain inventories for printed material and event supplies
  • Communications with donors and volunteers
  • Maintain photo archives and scrapbooks of development events
  • Upkeep institutional and individual donor files
  • Data management in Development database
  • Telemarketing and Sales


A creative eye, excellent communication skills (writing, phone, and event presentation), detail oriented, ability to work effectively with volunteers, computer savvy in Microsoft Word and Excel (not required), experience in theatre arts a major plus.


Summer interns work full time and for a minimum of 6 weeks. Fall/Winter/Spring interns may work part time if desired for a minimum of 12 weeks and a commitment to a schedule of at least fifteen hours per week. Specific scheduling is arranged with the Executive Director.

Special Events

Interns are expected to work on large company special events such Opening Night Parties, the annual dinner Auctions, or large patron events.

  • Application Form
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Writing sample


Applications are considered as they are received.

Required materials (listed below) should be submitted online or sent to:

PacRep Internships
P.O. Box 222035
Carmel, CA 93922.

The completed application form
  • A cover letter describing your interest in this program
  • Your resume
  • One or more letters of recommendation from those who have supervised your work
  • Writing samples or portfolios are required for some internships

Please review the detailed information for your area of interest

Email and/or telephone inquiries are welcomed.
Call Stephen Moorer, Executive Director at 831-622-0700 x8104 or send email to


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