Donor Liaison Intern


This is an exciting opportunity for aspiring communication/journalism majors and social activists! Operation BBQ Relief is a non-profit disaster relief organization that provides hot BBQ meals to those affected by disasters and the first responders helping those communities. In 2017 we were recognized by CNN Heroes as one of the top 10 finalist for Hero of the Year. We are looking to grow our marketing team. College students that have a passion to serve in the non-profit world, are creative and want to use their skills to help tell our story in a unique and creative way are perfect candidates for this position.

This summer internship will run (June-August), requiring approximately 10 hours per week with flexible hours. We would prefer the person be in the Kansas City metro area, but for the right candidate, we will consider virtual. For the right person, this could become a paid position.


– Update and maintain a donor list with contact information
– Contact and thank donors based on criteria
– Contact donors from prior years gaining commitment for current year and working to increase their donations over the prior year
– Network and build relationships to attain new donors
– Work with leadership to identify the high net worth donors so they can contact those individuals



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be self-motivated and have good written and verbal skills. The individual must have the ability to problem solve and to seek out creative solutions independently but also understand that program development requires community effort. Excellent writing and verbal skills are a must.


Completed at least two years of full¬time studies at a university or equivalent institution toward the completion of a degree in public affairs, non-profit management, communications, advertising, or similar areas of study. Experience in nonprofit work is desired but not required; however, it is essential to have the understanding that working in the nonprofit world means being flexible and willing to serve in varying capacities.

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Operation BBQ Relief is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.