Development Internship - fundraising, events, development


Cause Areas


Thu Jan 05, 2017 - Fri Jun 30, 2017


5111 Santa Fe Street, Suite 219San Diego, CA 92109


*start/end dates flexible, but looking for someone to begin at the beginning of 2017

Words Alive VOLUNTEER Intern Job Description

POSITION: Development Intern
REPORTS TO: Development Director

POSITION SUMMARY: The Development and Communications Coordinator is responsible for providing support to the Development and Communications Department’s day-to-day functions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Development Intern will work on a variety of projects to support the overall fundraising efforts of Words Alive including, grant research and management, donor research, annual campaign support, and donor care.


  • Manage donor database, including gift and pledge processing, cataloging visit records and notes, documenting relationships and donor status, and completing necessary follow up
  • Conduct donor and grant research
  • Manage grants with Development Director and grant writer, including deadlines and reporting requirements


  • Assist monthly e-newsletter to donors and stakeholders, creating content
  • Assist in the creation of campaign and other donor related collateral

Administration and Volunteer Management

  • Attend monthly Development Committee and Communications Committee, compile meeting minutes and send meeting reminders

Commitment: 10-15 hours/week (Monday-Friday, routine schedule preferred). Will work with the intern to accommodate class schedules and for-credit requirements.

Supervisors: Susan Arias (Development Director)


  • Project Management
  • Fundraising
  • Donor Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours/week
  • Volunteer application

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