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Development Intern

Development interns primary function is to assist the Development Department with daily activities.  The Development Intern will report to the Manager of Individual Giving or Manager of Foundation & Corporate Relations and will support the entire development team.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Research potential grant opportunities and corporate sponsorships
  • Drafting grant and sponsorship proposals
  • Conduct donor research and create of individual development plans
  • Generate content for newsletters, social media, blogs, and other channels
  • Draft appeal letters and other donor communication
  • Assist in planning and implementing fundraising events
  • Assist with mailings, filing, and special projects as needed
  • Attend department, board, and donor meetings, as needed
Support database management


  • Must be college sophomore or higher and up to 6 months post graduate with a GPA of 3.0/4.0.
  • Strong writing and research abilities
  • Desire to learn about fundraising and philanthropy
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Patience, punctuality and professionalism
  • Sincere desire to learn and grow, academically and professionally
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Strong listening skills and a friendly, optimistic attitude
  • Practical problem-solving skills and ability to suggest options and alternatives
  • Unimpeachable ethical standards and personal integrity

Fall interns will all start Sunday September 17th

Internship is 12 weeks in duration in which at least 1 project must be completed. A minimum of 16 hours per week is required and interns must be available at least one weekend day.

Ready to apply? Find out how on the main internship page here.

Not sure if the deadline to apply has passed? Check on our Important Dates and Deadlines page here.

All internships are non-paid.