Development Intern

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ORGANIZATION: Gift of Adoption Fund


As the Development Intern, you will be responsible for supporting the Development team with social media, mailings, prospect research, and drafting proposals for foundation funders.

About Us

Since 1996, Gift of Adoption has been awarding grants to complete the adoption of children in vulnerable circumstances - giving them permanent families and a chance to thrive.

Priority is placed on helping children facing what is possibly their only chance at adoption, including children at-risk of separation from siblings, entering foster care, aging-out of an orphanage or with critical medical conditions. We are the largest provider of adoption assistance grants on a nondiscriminatory basis and our grants are paid directly to the adoption providers working on the child's behalf.

The domestic adoptions we support are completed following U.S. State and Federal laws regulating adoption and the children we serve are being adopted by a relative or by a parent who has been identified by the birth family and/or professionals as in the best interest of the child.

The intercountry adoptions we support are completed following the principles set forth in the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children. This means intercountry adoption has been determined to be in the best interest of the child because no relative is able and permanency with a family in the child’s country of origin has not been possible.

What You Will Do

  • Assist with deleting old social media posts in accordance with new publicity standards
  • Assist with getting donor mailings out in a timely manner
  • Assist in researching for new foundation prospects and drafting proposals to foundation funders
  • Other tasks as needed

What You Will Need

  • A positive attitude
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


  • This is a non-compensatory internship with a minimum requirement of 20 total hours throughout the internship period.
  • The Development Intern is expected to work between 2 and 5 hours per week and commit to the role for 4 weeks.
  • The Development Intern will report to the Development Advisor, Stewardship and Foundation Relations.
  • Qualified applicants may send a cover letter and resume to

The charitable organization is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions. The charitable organization will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

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About Gift of Adoption Fund


1200 Shermer Road, Suite 111, Northbrook, IL 60062, US

Mission Statement

Gift of Adoption is a national charitable organization that inspires adoption by providing grants to help fund adoptions-- giving children permanent, loving families and the chance to thrive.


We believe a child without a family is one of life's great tragedies because a child without a permanent home suffers. Orphanages and foster homes do not offer permanent solutions for the millions of children who need families. All children deserve the dignity and love that comes from being a part of a family. Gift of Adoption is committed to creating those families. Gift of Adoption is a national charitable organization that inspires adoption by providing grants to help fund adoptions-- giving children permanent, loving families and the chance to thrive.

Through Gift of Adoption, you can give time and donations to support adoption.

Even if you can't open your home, you can open your heart and transform the life of a child.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Research




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 to 5 hours per week with a commitment of 4 weeks
  • Attention to detail will be very important

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