Work with The Alliance

Development Intern

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness is seeking an Events Intern for the 2020-2021 academic year at its headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. This position provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity working with a diverse variety of national events from our elite, Palm Beach events, to awareness walks and cocktail receptions. The position is part-time with flexible hours between 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday, with some required nights and weekends. Position requirements include assisting with all aspects of the organization’s special events, with responsibilities including, not limited to, event logistics and execution, vendor and donor relationships, event sponsorship acquisition, and private facility rental and use. The Development Intern will report to the Operations Manager.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the planning, coordination, and execution of all of The Alliance’s major fundraising events, including the well-known Palm Beach Treats & Sweets event, our national walks, conferences, and other cultivation events for the Development Department, as assigned.
  • Data entry for events using our silent auction and event management software.
  • Assist with maintaining and inputting constituent records in The Alliance’s donor management software.
  • Assist with ongoing donor communications and cultivation activities.
  • Attend evening and weekend events/fundraising activities, and assist staff with execution as needed.
  • Research potential funding opportunities, including grant applications and possible sponsorships.
  • Assist with print materials and mailings as needed, all while ensuring conformity to The Alliance’s branding guidelines.
  • Assist with weekly tracking and reporting.
  • General administrative tasks, including answering phones, managing RSVP lists and email accounts, and other items as needed.


  • Enrolled college students pursuing Hospitality, Communications, Business Administration, Marketing, Philanthropy, Nonprofit Administration, or related degree are preferred.
  • Credit hours will be offered.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, social media, and a strong desire to learn event software.
  • At the end of your internship, you will be expected to prepare a report summarizing key findings from an event of your choice and your recommendations for strategic next steps.


Please submit your resume, as well as a cover letter explaining how your prior experience will contribute to your success in this position, and what you hope to gain through this opportunity, via email to Jamie Steffens, Operations Manager, at Please add “Development Internship Application” in the subject line.

The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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