Summit Advancement: Alumni Internship

Advancement: Alumni

As a branch of the Advancement Department, the Summit Alumni Network serves grads as a connection point to Summit and equips them to engage the culture around them. The Alumni Intern will learn the basics of fundraising strategy and implementation, the value of storytelling in communication pieces, and the ins and outs of running an Alumni program with over 55 years of graduates.

We’re committed to coming alongside our interns and training them in best practices for fundraising, events, social media, email, and day-to-day operations of a non-profit organization with global reach. The Alumni Intern will participate in weekly staff meetings, prayer time, and professional development opportunities. They will walk away from this internship with real work experience.

Reports to: Krystan Clupny, Alumni Director
Location: Summit Headquarters, Manitou Springs, CO
Department: Advancement/Alumni
Hours: 30-35 hours per week
Compensation: Paid/bi-weekly stipend plus meals & housing

Interns work for one or both time frames:

  • May 14th – July 13th
  • July 16th – August 31st
2018 Alumni Internship photo

Intern Responsibilities

As an intern, you will have the opportunity to work with the Alumni Director on various projects like (but not limited to):

  • Writing and editing Alumni communication pieces, including emails and social media posts
  • Tracking email and social media data
  • Managing an annual Alumni Fund campaign, including strategy, researching, copywriting, working with designers, and tracking
  • Assisting with event planning
  • Coordinating with Summit’s Video Department to capture alumni and scholarship stories
  • Introducing students attending Summit’s Student Conferences to the Alumni Network and its offerings


  • A college sophomore or above (must be at least 18 years old by the start date)
  • Studying Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field
  • Passionate about Summit’s vision of “cultivating a rising generation to champion a biblical worldview”
  • Personable and willing to share their Summit experience with strangers
  • Flexible and able to work on a variety of projects
  • Self-motivated and eager to learn
  • Bring a personal laptop, Windows or Mac are acceptable
  • Available to be on-site at Summit headquarters through the entirety of the internship. (We understand that situations may arise during the internship that require our interns to go home for a few days. We will do our best to work with applicants, if necessary.)

Applications for 2019 are now closed. Please send any questions regarding this internship to Krystan Clupny.