Development and Communications Internship


Cause Areas


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


2425 Wilson BlvdSuite 240Arlington, VA 22201


The Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) is a non-profit organization located in Arlington, VA. MLI’s mission is to help war-torn, landmine affected countries help themselves. We implement three distinct programs to do this: a Mine Detection Dog Partnership Program (MDDPP), which seeks to improve the quantity and quality of Mine Detection Dogs (MDDs) worldwide; the Children Against Mines Program (CHAMPS), which fosters global citizenship and engages American youth & foreign students in the landmine issue; and the Survivors’ Assistance Program, which provides medical assistance & vocational training to mine survivors, especially women and children. MLI has a long and successful track record of implementing our programs in over 13 mine-contaminated countries since our founding in 1997.

MLI is seeking a Development and Communications Intern who can work closely with our Development department for at least 10 hours per week between 10am - 5pm, M-F, for at least 3 months. We are a small nonprofit and are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to assist our development department as we plan for a variety of events and campaigns to celebrate the Marshall Legacy Institute's 20th anniversary in 2017!

Job Description: This internship is an excellent opportunity for students and recent graduates who are interested in international non-profits, marketing, communications, and/or fundraising to learn:

*Communications and development experience
*Event-management experience
*Hands-on participation in a small but efficient and busy fundraising department
*Unique insight into organizational structure and current events and issues related to an international humanitarian nonprofit organization
*Exposure to a wide range of staff positions and opportunities within a non-profit setting

Key responsibilities/projects:

*Conduct foundation grant research
*Assist in outreach to new schools to raise awareness about landmines
*Search for new online fundraising opportunities
*Assist with the expansion of MLI’s social media presence
*Assist with website updates
*Assist with donor communications, including newsletters and thank you letters
*Assist the Development team with donor relations
*Provide general assistance when needed

Qualities we are looking for in an applicant:

*Excellent writing ability with attention to grammar and style consistency
*Reliability and positive attitude
*Ability to prioritize and manage simultaneous tasks
*Interest in the nonprofit sector
*Interest in international humanitarian work
*Experience with social media preferred
*Experience with Microsoft office programs preferred (especially Word, Excel, and Publisher)

Proficiency or fluency in Arabic a plus, but not required.

A stipend may be available after the first 6 weeks of the internship.

To Apply: Please send a resume and 1-2 writing samples to Tycie Horsley,


  • Data Entry
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Organization
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Web Design

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • at least 10 hours per week

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