Current Opportunities

Development Intern

Position Summary:

Variety – the Children’s Charity is currently seeking a Development Intern to join its Development Team.

You will be responsible for providing administration and fundraising assistance to Fund Development and Events. The focus of this role is to generate revenue by supporting campaigns, programs and sponsorship.

Please note this internship is through the 2019 Canada Summer Job Program.


  • Provide support to the Director of Development, Donor Relations Manager, Corporate Partnership Manager, Events Manager and Community Development Officers in their fundraising initiatives
  • Support the acquisition and renewal process for gift in kind donations for events
  • Works with Manager of Donor Relations on executing recognition and stewardship plans including making thank you calls and hand written thank you notes
  • Documenting activity in Raiser’s Edge ensuring data is entered accurately
  • Ensure that all information related to donor accounts is accurate and up to date in Raiser’s Edge; this includes regular data entry of information to Raiser’s Edge,
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Is between 15-30 years of age.
  • Was registered as a full time student during the preceding academic year.
  • Intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year.
  • Is a student in a secondary, post secondary, vocational or technical program

These qualifications are mandatory and set by the government program.



Daily interaction with the Fund Development Team, Event Team, Marketing Team and all staff.


Maintain and build positive relationships with donors, sponsors, third-party fundraising event organizers, non-profit organizations, service clubs, corporate partners & community leaders. All contact will be executed in a professional manner which will optimize Variety’s appeal, presence, fundraising ability and donor retention in BC.

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