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2024-25 Phi Mu Foundation Internship Program

Phi Mu Foundation is currently accepting internship applications for the 2024-25 academic year to support fundraising and communication efforts with collegiate chapter philanthropy chairs across the country.

Phi Mu Foundation is committed to the lifetime development of women through the support of the organization’s leadership, scholarship, philanthropic & educational programs, as well as historic preservation.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking motivated and enthusiastic interns who are passionate about philanthropy, fundraising, nonprofit organizations, and development work. As a Phi Mu Foundation intern working remotely, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in these areas and work alongside fundraising professionals on meaningful philanthropic projects.

The majority of your specific responsibilities would be supporting the Foundation’s Collegiate Chapter Fundraising Program with ongoing education and communication with collegiate philanthropy chairs in your designated area. Funds raised through the Foundation’s Collegiate Chapter Fundraising Program benefit the Annual Fund, which helps the Foundation maintain healthy operations while also empowering the Board of Trustees to grant funds for academic scholarships, leadership and educational programs, emergency member assistance and the preservation of our Fraternity’s history.

Specific Program Duties:

  • Attend Phi Mu Foundation philanthropy training in May
    • Learn more about the mission and vision of Phi Mu Foundation, how 501c3 nonprofit organizations operate, the Foundation’s impact on Phi Mu members and the operations behind the Collegiate Chapter Fundraising Program.
  • Attend 2024 Phi Mu National Convention in July in Orlando, Florida
    • Attend Phi Mu National Convention as a Phi Mu Foundation staff member where you will have the opportunity to not only support the Foundation’s activation onsite, but also plan and coordinate events with your fellow interns like the Philanthropy Roundtable and stewardship events with collegiate convention attendees.
  • Onboarding in late July/early August
    • Host a virtual onboarding for Philanthropy Chairs in your designated area where you’re providing education and inspiration about Phi Mu Foundation and encouraging chapters to fundraise for Phi Mu Foundation and Sisters Helping Sisters.
  • Philanthropy and Fundraising Planning
  • Assist in planning and executing Phi Mu Foundation fundraising campaigns, including donor outreach and engagement strategies. More specifically creating a fundraising toolkit for the Collegiate Fundraising Program and developing a regular communications routine with Collegiate Philanthropy Chairs to provide education and inspiration and track fundraising throughout the academic year.
  • Donor Recognition/Stewardship
    • Support donor stewardship efforts, including creating personalized thank-you communications and updates for donors and more specifically developing a recognition program for chapters and philanthropy chairs who fundraise for Phi Mu Foundation.

Requirements and Expectations:

  • Be available to work 20-25 hours per month on average remotely beginning in late May 2024 to early May 2025
  • Be available to travel and work in Orlando, Florida from July 9-14, 2024.
  • Be responsible, professional, flexible, hard‐working, ethical, self-motivated and committed to the mission of Phi Mu Foundation
  • Have a genuinely positive approach to work with a willingness to support other special projects to advance the mission
  • Possess a high level of organizational skills/attention to detail
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills 
  • Computer competency – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or other design software preferred
  • Genuine interest in a nonprofit career ‐ particularly development and fundraising

To Apply:
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position, resume/experience history, and a reference letter from an Executive Committee Member or Chapter Adviser to Foundation Executive Director Kristin Tofanelli at ktofanelli@phimu.org. Application deadline is February 26, 2024.

A $5,000 stipend will be provided based on 20-25 hours worked on average per month, plus travel and lodging expenses for Convention 2024.

2023-25 Foundation Volunteer Interest Survey

We’re excited to announce that the 2023-25 Phi Mu Foundation Volunteer Interest Survey is now open! 

If you are interested in volunteering for Phi Mu Foundation this biennium, please fill out the survey by Friday, June 23. Foundation members will receive extra consideration. If you are a current Phi Mu Foundation volunteer serving on one of these committees, please make sure you also fill out the survey. All current appointments end this summer.

For questions or more information on Foundation volunteer opportunities, please contact Senior Director, Strategic Communications Jessi Horne.

2023-26 Foundation Strategic Plan

We’re excited to announce the Foundation’s 2023-26 Strategic Plan, led by a new vision statement to guide our work: Every Phi Mu supported and empowered through a lifetime of giving and a shared commitment to love, honor and truth. This Strategic Plan highlights our ongoing commitment to investing in the lifetime development of women and supporting the Fraternity’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging efforts.

2023 Annual Meeting

We will host the 2023 Phi Mu Foundation Annual Meeting on in collaboration with the Winter Park-Orlando Alumnae Chapter’s 90th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, May 20 in Orlando, Florida at the Delaney Hotel. Foundation President Janeen Judah (Texas A&M) will be hosting a webinar prior to the Annual Meeting on Monday, May 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET to discuss the Annual Meeting agenda. You can register for the webinar by clicking here.

If you are interested in attending the Winter Park-Orlando Alumnae Chapter celebration and/or the Annual Meeting in Orlando, please email Executive Director Kristin Tofanelli. The deadline to register for the celebration or notify us regarding your attendance to the Annual Meeting is May 1.