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Intern Opportunity

Development Intern
This is an unpaid internship – but training with CFRE credits will be available to the candidate.

•    Research potential foundation and corporate donors, using internet research tools
•    Maintain and help coordinate donor files and processes
•    Prepare research profiles for development staff and volunteers
•    Attend and participate in development department meetings as needed
•    Updating electronic donor records in fundraising database
•    Assist with special event preparations and staff special events as needed
•    Assist with other donor relations and stewardship activities
•    Additional assignments may include print publications and web-based communications
•    Other tasks as assigned Research potential donors, including individuals and institutions and update the organization's CRM with research
•    Support the writing and editing of grants as needed
•    Develop donor communications utilizing the organization's email marketing system
•    Develop a storytelling database and write vignettes for social media and donor campaigns
•    Support campaign efforts including online and hard copy campaigns
•    Provide editing and writing support as needed
•    Update correspondence in relevant databases
•    Provide general administrative and database support to the development team as needed

Learning Component
•    Research skills
•    Database management skills
•    Donor stewardship and cultivation
•    Grant Cycle Management
•    High level communications skills

Internships are open to college and graduate students or post-graduates. A genuine interest in the work of nonprofit development is required. Other qualifications include:

•    Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
•    Attention to detail
•    Ability to handle confidential material with discretion
•    Excellent communications skills
•    Ability to work as part of a team
•    Ability to commit to a regular work schedule, with flexibility upon occasion
•    Experience with Salesforce development software or other database software preferred, but not required
•    A minimum of 15 hours per week is required. 3-6 month commitment preferred.
•    A general understanding and commitment to our mission and vision.
•    Detail orientation, focused personality
•    Comfortable working in a virtual team environment
•    Computer savvy with knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word, and cloud based systems
•    Genuine desire to learn and grow nonprofit communications, fundraising and operational skills

Note: While the intern can work remotely, preference is to candidates residing in the Southern California region.