WACOSA’s Development & Communications Manager has an opening for an internship opportunity over the summer months. The intern will also be responsible for assisting with: 
  • Donor list development
  • Researching grants 
  • Contacting donors
  • Benefit Breakfast event planning

Along with WACOSA’s Development & Communications Manager, this intern will assist with carrying out the following tasks: 

  •  Research prospective donors, including civic groups, businesses and individuals
  •  Sort and clean up excel spreadsheets for donor communications
  •  Research grant opportunities for the organization
  •  Contact donors as needed to thank them for their support 
  •  Lead event planning committee to ensure successful benefit breakfast 
  •  Recruit, train and retain planning committee members to accomplish event tasks 
  •  Establish planning committee meeting dates, times and locations 
  •  Lead and facilitate planning committee meetings 
  •  Delegate responsibilities to planning committee members 
  •  Assist where needed with various event planning efforts (this would depend on size of  committee, roles and expertise of committee members, etc.) 
  •  Monitor and coach planning committee member efforts to ensure tasks are completed and goals  are met 
  •  Act as informal spokesperson by promoting event and generating overall community presence 
  •  Plan & lead day of event logistics 
  •  At conclusion of event, hold wrap-up meeting for planning committee to assess event strengths  and opportunities 
  •  Train & support committee chair successor as needed


  •  Commitment to WACOSA’s mission 
  •  Proficient at Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint 
  •  Knowledge of local community (greater Saint Cloud and Sauk Centre area) 
  •  Strong leadership, delegation and communication skills 
  •  Strong time-management skills 
  •  Significant leadership experience in various campus organizations, athletics, work or civic  experience

Applicant Screening Process:

  • Application 
  • Criminal Background Check 
  • Interview 
  • Orientation 
  • Position-specific training

Please contact sschulze@wacosa.org or call Sarah Schulze at (320) 257-5188 for more information.