Fall Internship - Development and Communications


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2425 Wilson BoulevardSuite 240Arlington, VA 22201


The Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) is now accepting applications for a Fall intern Development Intern to assist the Development Department in communications, development, and event planning.

Position Type: Fall Internship in Arlington, VA - Courthouse Metro area

Desired Start Date: August 2016

Timeframe: 10-15 hours per week for at least three months.

Stipend: Monthly stipend available

Organization Description: The Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) is a Virginia-based 501(c)3 nonprofit that was formed in 1997 to extend the vision of Nobel Peace Laureate George C. Marshall by alleviating suffering and promoting hope, growth and stability in war-torn countries. For many nations, a primary obstacle to achieving sustainable progress is the deadly legacy of landmines, the relics of armed conflicts that often ended long ago. Landmines halt agricultural production, impede economic growth and the return of refugees, instill fear, and kill and maim innocent citizens on a daily basis, injuring or killing at least one person every 40 minutes. Thus, MLI’s primary mission is to establish practical, affordable and sustainable indigenous programs to help severely mine-affected countries rid their land of the horrific scourge of landmines. This includes the development and implementation of the Mine Detection Dog Partnership program (MDDPP) which provides Mine Detection Dogs (MDDs) to accelerate the pace of landmine clearance operations; the Survivors’ Assistance program, which helps those who have been injured by landmines; and the Children Against Mines Program (CHAMPS), which promotes global citizenship and involves American youth in meaningful service-learning projects to help other children around the world.

Job Description: This internship is an excellent opportunity for students and recent graduates who are interested in international non-profits, marketing, communications, and/or fundraising to learn:

  • Communications and development experience
  • Event-management experience
  • Hands-on participation in a small but efficient and busy fundraising department
  • Unique insight into organizational structure and current events and issues related to an international humanitarian nonprofit organization
  • Exposure to a wide range of staff positions and opportunities within a non-profit setting

Key responsibilities/projects:

  • Assist with the preparations for upcoming 2016 Clearing the Path Gala, MLI’s annual fundraising dinner
  • Conduct foundation grant research
  • Assist in outreach to new schools to raise awareness about landmines
  • Search for new online fundraising opportunities
  • Assist with the expansion of MLI’s social media presence
  • Assist with website updates
  • Assist with donor communications, including newsletters and thank you letters
  • Assist the Development team with donor relations
  • Provide general assistance when needed

Qualities we are looking for in an applicant:

  • Excellent writing ability with attention to grammar and style consistency
  • Reliability and positive attitude
  • Ability to prioritize and manage simultaneous tasks
  • Interest in the nonprofit sector
  • Interest in international humanitarian work
  • Experience with social media preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft office programs preferred (especially Word, Excel, and Publisher)

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and 1-2 writing samples to Tycie Horsley, Tycie@marshall-legacy.org


  • Internet Research
  • Administrative Support
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 10-15 hrs per week for at least 3 months
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