Development Internship

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A Way with Words is a popular radio show and podcast about language that reaches public radio listeners across the United States and around the world. A Way with Words has been independent since 2007, and has been produced by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Wayword, Inc., since 2009.

We are currently seeking a motivated development intern with an interest in nonprofit fundraising and operations. The development intern will work closely with and report to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) as part of a small team. Tasks may include:

  • researching potential funders, grant opportunities, and sponsors as assigned;
  • administrative support including data entry and preparing mailings;
  • assisting with grant applications and sponsorship requests;
  • preparing for staff and committee meetings;
  • helping with event planning and implementation, including the October 2018 gala fundraiser; and
  • other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent internet research skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Google Docs and the Microsoft Office suite
  • Commitment to Wayword’s mission and interest in working in the nonprofit sector
  • Direct experience with nonprofit fundraising preferred

The minimum duration of the internship will be 12 weeks with a weekly time commitment of between 4-16 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship.

To apply please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and what makes you a good fit, along with a resume, to . No calls, please. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

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Arts & Culture Media & Broadcasting


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4133 Poplar StreetSan Diego, CA 92105



  • Data Entry
  • Executive Admin
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Administrative Support


  • People 55+


  • Four to 16 hours a week

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