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Fundraising Intern

Requisition R027087 Market Cincinnati, OH Department SS Corporate - Administration Shift Days/Afternoons Schedule Part-time

Thank you for considering a career at Bon Secours Mercy Health!

The Bon Secours Mercy Health Internship Program is a paid 10-12 week, immersive program that will expose students to the healthcare industry while also giving them the skills and experience needed to build a future career. The program also features additional opportunities for mentorship, networking, career & professional development, community service, job shadowing, and exposure to senior and executive leaders. The intern will work under the direction of Mercy Health leadership by assisting the Foundation/Fundraising team with special projects.

Location: Home Office in Cincinnati, OH (other locations may be available)

Dates: Monday, May 18th, 2020 - Friday, August 7th, 2020

Hours: 40 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks

Foundation – The Foundation team is the fundraising arm for Mercy Health and is responsible for raising money for various projects, program, and capital needs across the entire hospital system. The intern will help reconcile the various foundation data to ensure the foundation is up to date and compliant. The intern will work on data integrity for the Raiser's Edge Fundraising/Donor Database and the Financial Edge Software implementation. Responsibilities include:

Data & Grant Compliance

  • Audit and update the Foundations internal databases (Raiser's Edge and Financial Edge), to ensure accurate demographics
  • Assist with data entry, clean up, and auditing of existing grant records and donor information and within the Raiser's Edge Fundraising & Donor Database
  • Update Raiser's Edge, Financial Edge and Grant making
  • Support fundraising and donor events
  • Assist in table clean-up for outdated table values
  • Create and update policies and procedures
  • Verify reimbursements have been received and updating records


  • Support upcoming capital campaign activities.
  • Assist with fundraising event support                                          
  • Support implementation of various fundraising communication strategies
  • Assist with creating a sustainable fundraising event specific to Clermont Hospital. Assist with other fundraising events as needed in other markets
  • Assist with rolling out the Foundation communication strategy for both Anderson and Clermont Hospital
  • Assist with compiling prospective donor lists for the upcoming capital campaign at Anderson Hospital


  • Currently pursuing a degree in, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Data Science, Data Mining, Finance/Accounting, Economics, Marketing, Communications, Healthcare Administration, or an Analytical/Statistics/Mathematical related degree
  • Preference for Junior/Senior
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong service orientation
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic and sense of accountability
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite – specifically Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be self-motivated, capable of taking initiative, successfully handle and prioritize multiple competing priorities, and effectively manage deadlines
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and have strong rapport with the leaders and colleagues
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong time management and organization skills


Professionalism & Integrity

  • Displays positive attitude and work ethic
  • Adheres to Mission and Mercy Health’s Core Values
  • Exhibits professional behavior, integrity and ethical behavior consistently
  • Accepts personal responsibility


  • Delivers communications, both oral and written, that are timely, clear and concise
  • Applies effective listening skills
  • Demonstrates ability to adjust communication style of the audience

Technical Skills

  • Develops understanding of projects and how tasks relate to the “big picture”
  • Demonstrates ability to research, analyze and conclude on issues
  • Asks the right questions to garner an appropriate level of understanding


  • Demonstrates ability to work well with others and builds positive relationships with team members
  • Represents own interests while working for the good of the team

Focus on Quality & Workload Management

  • Delivers a high-quality work product ensuring its completeness and organization is logical
  • Uses effective time management skills to complete project work within specified deadlines
  • Performs thorough self-reviews of work
  • Meets assigned deadlines while performing assigned tasks
  • Keeps supervisor informed on a routine basis as to the status of various projects, particularly when a delay or problem arises

Personal Effectiveness

  • Takes initiative and is willing to attempt new tasks/responsibilities. Asks questions when unclear of a concept or idea
  • Requests challenging assignments to ensure continuous learning
  • Actively solicits feedback on performance

Other Information:

If you are interested, please feel free to submit your application. Application deadline: Friday, March 6th, 2020. At the conclusion of your application, you will be prompted to complete the Infor Talent Science Assessment. This assessment takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete and must be completed for your application to be considered.

About Bon Secours Mercy Health

Bon Secours Mercy Health is one of the five largest non-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the United Sates. We operate across 2 Countries – U.S. and Ireland and across 7 states – Ohio, Kentucky, New York, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida. With 48 hospital and over 1000 sites of care, BSMH brings in over $8 Billion in net operating revenue a year. Driven by a strong mission, we donate nearly $2 Million a day is community benefits!

Bon Secours Mercy Healthis an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:



SS Corporate - Administration

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Ashland, Kentucky, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

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