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Internship: Development Assistant

KET Division/Work Location

Commonwealth Fund for KET
Louisville, Ky.

Position Details/Eligibility

These unpaid internships are available year-round. Up to two interns are needed each semester. Junior-, senior-, and graduate-level students attending any college or university in Kentucky and the Southern Indiana region are eligible. Additionally, all Kentucky residents attending a college or university out of state may apply.

10 hours per week (approximately 150 hours per semester) are required, although special arrangements may be made when school requirements differ.


Interns will work on a variety of administrative tasks covering all aspects of KET’s fund-raising initiatives. While reporting to the Louisville Development Officer, interns will have the chance to spend time with employees at the KET Louisville production office and Commonwealth Fund in Lexington. Activities interns will participate in may include the following:

  • donor prospecting, relations, and network development
  • proposal development
  • the planning and organization of direct mail campaigns
  • special events planning

Interns will not be required to do any direct fund-raising, either by mail or through phone solicitation.
The intern may also work with production managers for program development as required. This will provide the intern with a more holistic perspective of the value KET brings to viewers in our 8-state region.
This internship is an opportunity to learn what it is like to run a major fund-raising department for a large statewide public television network. The emphasis will be on understanding efficient fund-raising practices and procedures and the management of a nonprofit organization.


Interested? Fill out our online internship application form.

Or contact:
Jill Fitzpatrick
Human Resources Manager
600 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40502-2296
(859) 258-7030
FAX (859) 258-7766