Spring 2017 Intern


Cause Areas


Mon Jan 16, 2017 09:00 AM - Fri May 12, 2017 04:00 PM


1054 31st Street, Suite 540Washington, DC, DC 20007


Internship Description

Date: November 15, 2016

Employment Type: Spring 2017 Internship: Development & Logistics

Location: Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Department: Development/Fundraising

About Luke’s Wings:

Luke’s Wings is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the support of American Heroes who have been wounded in battle. Recognizing the immediate need for families to be with their loved ones at such a difficult time, Luke’s Wings provides families with the means to visit during the injured warrior’s recovery and rehabilitation.

Internship Summary:

Luke’s Wings is seeking an Intern for the Spring 2017 semester who can work a minimum of 14 hours per week. Students will gain first-hand experience with non-profit fundraising including, but not limited to, individual donors, grants, and database management. The position is unpaid, but may be available for course credit. The intern’s essential duties will support the Luke’s Wings team in all aspects and assist with planning of our annual spring fundraising event "Heroes Gala". The internship will provide professional experience for undergraduate and graduate students considering a career in fundraising, data management, marketing, or non-profit organizations.

Key Projects and Responsibilities:

The internship will provide an opporutnity to:

  • Learn basic research and prospecting skills; research topics may have a wide range, and can be adjusted based on interest
  • Receive a general overview of data analytics
  • Improve writing and communication skills
  • Become familiar with research subscription databases
  • Learn about interactions with fundraisers and participation in their strategy sessions
  • Database management, intern will be trained in Salesforce, the database used to track donors
  • Learn the basic principles around preparing a lettter of inquiry and grant proposal submissions
  • Assist with planning annual fundraisers

The internship schedule is flexible, however a successful candidate should expect to commit at least 14 hours per week and a minimum of three months for the internship. An ideal candidate will be able to start in mid January and would close the internship in mid May, however we understand that there may be exams or external reasons that a candidate cannot stay for specified time frame, keep in mind that we are flexible and will work with what is best for you and our needs.


  • Interest in the development side of non-profit work
  • Proficient in Microsoft office
  • Ability to work independently and learn openly
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Available to work on a committed weekly schedule during 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. office hours. Available for minimal evening/weekend work as well.

Interested applicants should email a resume to Darian Gilley at:

Phone: 202-735-5471


  • Veteran Care
  • Transportation
  • Hospice Care
  • Fundraising

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Minimum of 14 hours per week

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