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Internship Announcement: Fall 2014 Semester

Colorado Foundation for Water Education

Internship Announcement

Fall 2014 Semester (September-December)


The Colorado Foundation for Water Education is looking for a part-time intern to assist in the areas of fundraising and communications.

CFWE is the premiere water education organization in Colorado.  We help over 10,000 people a year “speak fluent water” through print, on-line, and experiential learning.  Working for us, you will gain practical non-profit fundraising and communications experience while also learning the ins and outs of water in Colorado.  We will provide an opportunity to attend at least one professional conference, as well as other educational events.  You’ll leave this internship with an improved knowledge of nonprofit operations, a better understanding of Colorado water management, and a new network of professional contacts.

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What Are We Looking For?

The ideal candidate is enrolled in a degree program in the fields of marketing, communications, journalism, fundraising or environmental education or science.  Interest in future employment in natural resources (particularly water) preferred.

Must have strong writing skills, high attention to detail, ability to work independently, and be comfortable cold-calling fundraising prospects on the phone.

Primary Responsibilities


  • Research grant, sponsorship, membership and advertising prospects

  • Membership renewal and thank you tasks

  • Silent auction item procurement

  • Membership database QA/QC


  • Educational resource directory QA/QC

  • Organizing series of guest author blog posts

  • Social media maintenance

  • Researching and writing content for multiple e-newsletters

  • Other on-line content, such as slideshows and videos, as skills and time permit



Schedule is flexible.  Expect the position to average 8 hours per week.  Internship pays $10/hour.

Work will be conducted primarily at CFWE’s Capitol Hill office.  Some tasks can be completed remotely.  

To apply, send your resume and a writing sample to Administrative Assistant Jennifer Geurts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm on Friday, August 29th.