Foundations Development Internship, Spring 2017

The Office of Sustainability (OS) supports the environmental sustainability mission of UIC, which strives to be a responsible steward of the environment.  The Office of Advancement oversees the cultivation of gifts to the university from companies and individuals.  The Sustainability Development Intern will assist UIC Office of Advancement staff to identify potential funders.  The intern will work in their offices in University Hall and in the OS office.  Intern will gain basic understanding of institutional fundraising, prospect identification, and explore grant writing basics.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Database keyword and other searches
  • Donor/foundation research
  • Preparation of prospect list for campus and departmental sustainability funding

Preferred Skills:

  • Interested in organizational research
  • Excellent writing ability
  • Marketing background helpful
  • Good attention to detail

The Development/Advancement Intern will be a member of the Sustainability Intern Cohort. The Sustainability Internship Program (SIP) is an initiative through the Office of Sustainability that offers hands-on learning experiences that help achieve the UIC Climate Commitments and sustainability within our core functions of teaching, research, and community service. The program consists of weekly seminars and field outings on a range of educational and skill building topics including: environmental and energy sustainability issues, cultural sustainability issues, institutional challenges and change management, campus structure and administration, campus sustainability programs and job readiness. The SIP requirements include: meeting weekly work plan goals, frequent meetings with project supervisor, attendance at weekly seminars and outings, blog posts and a final poster presentation.

This position requires up to 10 hrs/week during the spring term including time in the seminar. Students could receive internship credit hours (student must confirm with their academic advisor).

Undergraduates sophomore+ are encouraged to participate.