Events and Fundraising Intern

Does the ocean spark joy for you? Are you fascinated by research into marine animals or feel passionate about educating underserved youth? At the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute, we are doing it all – conducting ground-breaking research on the ocean using a platform of genomics; educating underserved youth for careers in biotechnology at the Gloucester Biotechnology Academy; and telling incredible stories to inspire our community of supporters to be curious about the endless opportunities from the ocean.


Join our team for a summer internship where you will work as part of the GMGI Development team to help implement events that will engage and inspire our supporters and also assist in Development operations. In this role you will hone your skills in events management, Development administration, and try your hand at various other fundraising efforts as needed - we want your fresh ideas and creative input! Having just celebrated GMGI’s 10th anniversary in 2023, this internship will play an important role as we build upon our momentum and share broadly our impact and future potential in marine research and education.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Event Logistics

  • Work with Development team to plan and implement top-caliber events for donors and the public
  • Coordinate and execute event set up and tear down
  • Manage event logistics such as invitations, RSVPs, caterers, equipment rental, registration, etc.
  • Organize and prep GMGI materials, handouts, and swag needed for events
  • Track event attendees in database (Salesforce)
  • Other event-related duties as assigned


  • Work with the Development Associate on donation recording, gift acknowledgment, and data entry
  • Assist the Development team in donor prospect research, especially for VIP event guests
  • Work on strategic data management projects to track and quantify the impact of events
  • Other Development Operations duties as assigned


  • Assist GMGI’s Communications Team on specific projects as assigned


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Coursework in event management, hospitality, brand account management, communications, or other related fields
  • Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Adobe
  • Demonstrated success working as a member of a team

Other Requirements:

  • Can manage a workload with changing priorities and diverse functionalities
  • Demonstrates a professional demeanor whether speaking to donors and stakeholders in person, over the phone, via email, or through letters
  • Interest in Ocean Sciences, Workforce Development, or Donor Relations a plus
  • Tenaciously organized and detail-oriented
  • Reliable and timely follow through
  • Strong, self-starting work ethic
  • Must be able to provide own housing and transportation to GMGI
  • Regular working hours with flexibility in attending occasional events in the evenings or early morning
This is a part-time, paid, summer internship, up to 25 hours per week.

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