Development and Communications Intern


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


10 Hudson StreetAnnapolis, MD 21401


Are you interested in development and communications? Would you like to learn more about fundraising, social media, and public relations in the nonprofit sector? Are you passionate about supporting the needs of the homeless and those at risk of homelessness?

If so, The Light House is looking for someone just like you!

It is the mission of The Light House to rebuild lives with compassion by providing shelter and services to prevent homelessness and empower people as they transition toward employment, housing, and self-sufficiency. Ninety percent of our budget is generated through private donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Our Development and Communications department maintains records of all contributions, stewards donors, and oversees communications.

The Light House is seeking interns in our Development and Communications department. Interns will be trained on record management, generating thank you letters, and communications strategies.

Intern Needs and Characteristics

  • Input gifts, pledges, and information about donors into database

  • Prepare thank you letters for the Executive Director’s signature

  • Spearhead new communication campaign with the support and guidance from members of the Development and Communications team

  • Maintain consistent schedule of 10-20 hours per week during office hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

  • Detail-oriented, focused, and committed to maintaining confidentiality of donor information

  • Familiarity and comfort with computers

  • All ages welcome, must have reliable transportation

  • Enthusiasm for the mission of The Light House is essential

While internships are unpaid, we are happy to assist in applying for school credit. To apply, please send résumé and cover letter to Lauren Tullis, Assistant Director of Development, at . In the cover letter please state (1) why you are interested in this internship opportunity, (2) how it aligns with your dreams for the future, and (3) indicate hours of availability and date available to start.


  • Database Administration
  • Donor Management
  • Internet Research
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • 10 - 20 hours per week for at least 12 weeks
  • Reliable transportation

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