Communications and Development Intern


Cause Areas


Thu Mar 01, 2018 09:00 AM - Mon Jul 02, 2018 04:30 PM


1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 125Sacramento, CA 95825


Opening Doors is seeking a Communications & Development Intern to support and expand the organization’s communications, event planning and outreach efforts.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervised by the Communications and Development Associate to support development/fund development activities including 2 fundraising campaigns -Big Day of Giving and End of Year Appeal.
  • Donor Management activities that include donor analysis, data management, periodic reports for Board of Directors, grants and others as needed.
  • Social Media -- follower engagement across several mediums
  • Assist with Donor & Volunteer Newsletters
  • Support timely completion of donor appreciation correspondence Communications
  • Help write content for social media, direct appeals, newsletters campaigns, grant submissions and reports.
  • Assist in advocacy campaigns as needed for local, state and federal education and awareness about agency’s mission and programs
  • Assist Communications and Development Associate in maintaining donor database to ensure accurate and up to date donor information
  • Commit a minimum of 12 hours per week

Knowledge and Skills

  • Interest in the field of non-profit communications and fundraising
  • College graduate or current college student
  • Excellent oral and written communications
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with others
  • High attention to detail


  • Experience in fundraising and/or event planning is a plus, but not required
  • Communications, journalism, liberal arts, or social sciences background

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Include "Communications Intern- [Your name]" in the subject line.


  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Advocacy

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commit a minimum of 12 hours per week

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