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Advocates seeks an intern to work with the Development Department in order to diversify its funding sources and increase funding for international projects and youth civic engagement projects.  The individual will be trained to conduct behind the-scenes and frontline fundraising activities and will help develop the strategy to engage new and lapsed funders in support of Advocates’ mission.

The role of the Development Intern is to contribute to raising the annual revenue goal of the fundraising team by working closely with the Development staff to engage in strategic efforts to mobilize and sustain foundation, corporate and individual support. This position reports to the Associate Director, Development & Systems, with some oversight from the Development Director. Key responsibilities include:

– Conducting prospect research, with a primary focus on foundations. Includes helping to research,
summarize, and organize current foundation prospect guidelines.
– Editing and/or assisting with writing foundation letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and fundraising
appeal letters.
– Drafting and compiling information for updates to funders and donors
– Coordinating various development-related mailings
– Helping secure and steward sponsors to the organization’s annual youth leadership development
– Compiling fundraising data – internal statistics or external fundraising trends.
– Administrative duties – data entry, filing, copy work, etc. – as assigned.

– Motivated, committed undergraduate and graduate students with a desire to learn about adolescent
sexual and reproductive health.
– Excellent writing and research synthesis skills.
– Good working knowledge of Word.

Interns are expected to make a minimum commitment of three months, 10-15 hours per week, but special circumstances will be considered that allow shorter opportunities. Internships are available year-round. Students who receive academic credit for the Internship will receive an expense stipend of $300 per month to cover expenses related to their working at Advocates. Non-Credit interns will receive a stipend equal to the District of Columbia minimum wage ($16.10/hour) for each hour worked. Please note this opportunity is a remote position.

Application Procedure:
Submit a cover letter describing your interests and experiences, resume, and a short three to five-page writing sample to: Renee@advocatesforyouth.org with the subject line “Development Internship Application”.

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