Development and Events Internship

Location : Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Department : Membership and Development Department
Supervisor : Tiffany Lawrence, Vice President of Membership & Development
Type : Unpaid Internship

Our Mission

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.

Position Summary
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is seeking a Development Intern to assist in the Membership and Development Department. Under general supervision, the Development Intern will assist in multiple functions related to event/meeting facilitation, planning, registration, etc. and will also assist with developing and designing promotional materials and entering information into the donor database.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in event & meeting set-up and execution

Work with vendors/hosts to plan and organize events

Develop Follow-up reports

Assist with events database system

Assist in internal and external document design and production


Has or is working towards a Bachelor’s degree in related field

Proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Excel)

Great organizational skills

Ability to converse and accommodate members and guests

Creative writing and design skills a plus

Physical Demands

Work Environment

To Apply

To apply for this position please submit your resume to:  [email protected]. All resumes should be emailed as a Microsoft Word document, saved as “Last Name_First Name” and should include a short cover letter describing your interest in the position. Please indicate in your email (preferably in the subject line) the position you are applying for along with the term. For example “Development Events Internship_Fall 2017”. 



Fall Term: Applications due fourth week of September 15th