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Internship: Development Assistant

KET Division/Work Location

Commonwealth Fund for KET
Lexington, Ky.

Position Details/Eligibility

These unpaid internships are available year-round. Up to six interns are needed each semester. Junior-, senior-, and graduate-level students attending any college or university in Kentucky and the southern Indiana region; and 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 director for mid-level giving, interns will have the chance to spend time with each of the employees of the Commonwealth Fund. Activities interns will participate in may include the following:

  • the planning and organization of direct mail campaigns
  • special events planning
  • website development
  • premium distribution
  • budget and strategy planning
  • information systems planning
  • donor relations
  • database administration

Interns will not be required to do any direct fund-raising, either by mail or through phone solicitation.

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