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721 S. Quentin RdSuite 103PalatinePalatine, IL 60067
The Bridge mentor program elevates youth to new heights.


Position Description: The Bridge Youth and Family Services is seeking a current college student, current graduate student, or recent college graduate who is interested in serving as an intern and providing a wide range of database, research, administrative, and general support to The Bridge’s development team.

In return, The Bridge will provide an opportunity for the intern to gain experience in and familiarity with areas such as fundraising, philanthropy, children’s issues, and the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization. The Development Intern will report to the Development Associate and the Director of Development.

Specific Responsibilities: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: * Assist the development staff in entering data into the donor database. * Conduct research on potential donors, strategic partners, and markets. * Prepare reports and presentations for internal and external use. * Draft correspondence, reports, proposals and donor appeals. * Assist the development staff in planning donor events and other activities. * Maintain donor files and other development materials. * Attend department and staff meetings * Assist with mailings, filing, and special projects as needed

Qualifications: Strong writing and research abilities. * Desire to learn more about fundraising and philanthropy. * Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. * Experience with databases is a plus. * Good interpersonal skills and attention to detail. * A demonstrated commitment to The Bridge’s mission and values.

Hours, Start Date and Duration: Flexible within business hours (9:00 am to 5:00 pm). A commitment of 8 - 10 hours per week is required. The internship will start at a mutually agreed upon date and may continue through the academic year depending on mutual interest and satisfactory performance. This is not a paid internship.

How to Apply: To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and one page writing sample by email to aflatley@bridgeyouth.org (please put "Development Intern" in the subject line). The position is available for immediate hire, with applications considered on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible. While the above is a description of the essential functions of the position, other duties may be assigned. The position is based in Palatine, IL. Please visit our website at www.bridgeyouth.org to learn more. The Bridge Youth and Family Services is an equal opportunity employer.


  • Data Entry
  • Internet Research
  • Fundraising
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Administrative Support

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 8-10 hours per week

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