Auction Intern

        This is an internship position reporting to the Director of Special Events, Ashley Allen.

  Position duration June 30, 2021-October 31, 2021

       Compensation includes $400 monthly stipend as well as academic credit and volunteer hours, if applicable.



Childhaven is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, inclusion, and recruiting candidates of every race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender or gender identity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status as provided by law.  Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are highly encouraged to apply!


For over 110 years Childhaven has been a leader in serving children, families, and communities that have experienced trauma and adversity. In the past few years, we have been adding services and locations, becoming more community-based, and forming partnerships to increase our impact. In June 2020, Childhaven consolidated with Renton Area Youth and Family Services (RAYS) and Art with Heart, which further expanded our capacity to better serve more children, families, and communities. By combining our legacy of healing-centered care, with the expertise of our new partners, Childhaven is building a continuum of care model that is unlike any other in the Puget Sound Region.

We are proud to be a values-driven organization that serves families from diverse communities. Our values are the compass we use to get us there. They guide us in the way we treat each other, the decisions we make, and the success we achieve. Values are the touchstones to chart and guide our behavior, and reflect our commitment to:


  • TEAMWORK: Relationships come first.
  • EQUITY: There’s infinite value in every human.
  • EXCELLENCE: Constructively dissatisfied with the status quo.
  • DEDICATION: Do more. Do better.
  • RESPECT: Meet people where they are.
  • REFLECTION: Feelings Matter. Stepping back and exploring possibilities.


Going forward, we are embarking on a new and very ambitious strategic impact plan to further strengthen programs, expand impact, and embrace innovation. In the next five years our goals are to double the number of locations and quadruple the number of children and families we are serving - all while developing and strengthening partnerships with other community-based organizations, referral sources, government agencies, and universities. In so doing, we are opening doors to a host of new roles and opportunities within the organization. And that’s where you come in.



You are a passionate, driven, and dedicated individual who is excited by this opportunity to bring your superpowers and diverse mix of skills and experience to advance our work. You share our vision to help ensure that all children are safe and healthy; thriving physically, socially emotionally and educationally; and well nurtured by family and by their community. You too are constructively dissatisfied with the status quo, embrace continuous improvement, and heed the call to better serve more. You are equal parts learner, leader, and mentor… and see around the corners of a challenge, replaying the question of “What if” with a reply of “Why not”.

You proactively break down silos and nurture a cohesive and collaborative team that prioritizes “we” and “ours” over “I” and “my”. You foster an environment of belonging, healing, and relationship-building - and recognize that feelings matter. You take initiative, participate fully, and engage deeply, all while maintaining a sense of humor and having fun. You whole-heartedly embrace diversity, equity, inclusion, and culture. You are curious, courageous, and reflective – and willing to bring your humanity to work.

If this sounds like you – we need to meet - and talk more about the positive impact we could have together.



Childhaven is seeking a dynamic Auction Intern to support us in achieving our mission, vision, goals, and values. This position provides critical support for the Development Team in the planning and execution of the 2021 Childhaven Auction. This support includes but is not limited to: Regularly updating registration, soliciting and procuring auction items, inputting auction item data into Greater Giving (auction software), mailing items to guests pre and post event, delivering and picking up items pre and post event and providing general support on day of the auction, Saturday October 23rd.

Above all, the selected candidate will bring enthusiasm for helping us build and support a passionate and skilled workforce of diverse professionals who make significant positive impacts in the lives of children, families, and communities. This position will be a mix of remote work as well as occasionally in person at our 316 Broadway location in Seattle. This position will report to our Director of Special Events.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Soliciting and procuring auction items
  • Tracking and managing the list of all auction items
  • Mailing items to guests pre and post event
  • Delivering and picking up items pre and post event
  • Providing general support as needed including day of support, in person, at the event on Saturday, October 23rd

What we offer:

  • A mission-driven workforce in a 110-year-old organization committed to continuous quality improvement
  • A monthly stipend of $400
  • School credit or volunteer hours, if applicable, upon request
  • A learning environment with trainings and professional development opportunities.


  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • A good communicator who feels comfortable soliciting for auction items
  • Ability to pick up and deliver items in the Greater Seattle area, as needed (Driver’s license and mode of transportation)


We invite qualified applicants to submit the following:

  1. Cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for this position
  2. Resume


Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.