Development Internship

Development Internship

Deadline for Spring Internship: December 20

RAINN is seeking a qualified intern to work within and contribute to our Development team. The position will be part-time or full-time and is unpaid. Academic credit can be arranged. The internship spans a range of responsibilities in the Development department including managing and cultivating relationships with donors, maintaining records, contributing to research projects, and coordinating with volunteers. The intern position will be focused on assisting the Development Manager with management of our corps of volunteer fundraisers, known as RAINNmakers.

College or Graduate students with emphasis in their studies on English, Communications, Public Relations, Social Work, Gender Studies, Political Science, or Public and/or Non-profit Administration are encouraged to apply

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Development Manager in development of volunteer fundraisers program, including: researching and sharing best practices for fundraising events and campaigns; drafting and posting social media messaging targeting volunteer fundraisers; communicating regularly via email and telephone with volunteer fundraisers
  • Assist in general donor stewardship
  • Communicate with current and prospective donors
  • Help maintain and update donor databases
  • Assist Development staff in organizing day-to-day communications with individual and company donors
  • Assist Development staff in drafting fundraising emails
  • Assist Development staff in event planning and coordination
  • Research projects, prospects, and initiatives for the Development team
  • Draft profiles of prospective donors for Development team
  • Assist Development staff with coordinating submission of fundraising applications to state and federal offices
  • Perform general administrative duties to assist RAINN Development staff, to include general filing and data entry

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with research a plus
  • Experience working with databases a plus, with Salesforce or similar CRM experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Discretion when dealing with sensitive issues and information
  • An understanding of RAINN's programs and interest in its mission

Application Instructions

Please submit your resume and cover letter to, subject line: “YOUR NAME - Intern Resume.” Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Deadline for Fall Internship: August 30

Deadline for Spring Internship: December 20

Deadline for Summer Internship: April 15